Plymouth Devils

Plymouth Devils’ complete their line-up for 2016

Devils arenaPLYMOUTH Devils have completed their line-up for the 2016 season by adding three new arrivals to four of last season’s side who helped them reach the 2015 Premier League play-offs.

Coming in at the top of the order will be Charlie Gjedde, a former Danish under-21 champion. The other new arrivals are Stefan Nielsen and Ellis Perks, who will begin the season in the reserve positions.

Nielsen, 21, was the British under-19 champion in 2012 and 2013. He rode for Belle Vue and Ipswich last season and spent the 2013 campaign in the West Country as a member of the Somerset side.

Perks, who will be 19 in March, is the son of former referee Robbie Perks and rode for Scunthorpe and Cradley last season after breaking into the sport with Scunthorpe’s National League side in 2014.

The four members of last season’s side retained by the Devils are skipper Kyle Newman, Sam Simota, from the Czech Republic, and young Australians Jack Holder and Todd Kurtz.

Meawnwhile, the Devils’ talented young Australian Jack Holder rounded off the year by winning his second state under-21 title of the season when he secured the Victorian under-21 championship at Albury.

Holder had previously won the New South Wales under-21 title at Kurri Kurri back in November.

Holder qualified direct to the Victorian final with ten points from the qualifying heats, along with Max Fricke, who scored 12 in the heats, and Zaine Kennedy (nine points). Jaimon Lidsey also made it through to the final after beating winning the B Final.

Kennedy was runner-up to Holder in the final followed by Fricke and Lidsey.

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