King’s Lynn Young Stars are thrilled to welcome 17-year-old Nathan Greaves to the club after securing his services for the 2016 National League season.
Greaves missed the final part of the last season through injury, but with a host of honours to his name already in his short career, team manager Dale Allitt jumped at the chance to bring the Sheffield-born racer to the Adrian Flux Arena.
Allitt (pictured) said: “Nathan is a winner. He proved that when he was with Cradley so to be able to bring him into the Young Stars team is a massive boost. I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do for the team and hopefully his winning mentality will put us on a good path to success.
“Although he is coming back from a serious injury, Nathan had track time towards the end of the season and he feels good on the bike. I believe he will be a key rider for us next year.”
Greaves, a former British Under 16s Champion, is excited to be joining the Norfolk side for next year and he admits that he is excited by a fresh challenge.
Said Greaves: “Coming back from such a big injury I feel I need a fresh start with King’s Lynn. The plan is to have a good year in the National League and with Sheffield in the Premier, then I can move up a level.
“I really enjoyed my time at Cradley and I can’t thank the fans enough. They were all very good to me, but now is the time for a fresh challenge.
“This year wasn’t that great and definitely not a confidence booster, but that is one of the reasons why I wanted to join King’s Lynn. I feel like I can build my confidence back up and have a good year, I am really looking forward to it.
“Dale is a good influence and I am looking forward to working with him next year. He didn’t put pressure on me to sign, I joined because I want to be at the club and be part of a successful team.
“The track is one of my favourites and that was another reason for me wanting to join the Young Stars. Every time I’ve ridden the track I have enjoyed it.”
“About a month after breaking my leg I sat at home doing nothing and I was a bit worried because I’ve never had an injury like this. I didn’t know how I would come back, or if I could still do it. Thankfully I have had three or four practices now and I got back into it straight away. I’m hoping to get another practice before the end of the year and again in the new year before the season starts. I will be ready to go.”
Nathan Greaves Fact File
D.O.B: 24 February 1998, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
British Career: (2013) Dudley; (2014) Swindon, Cradley; (2015) Workington, Cradley; (2016) Sheffield Tigers, King’s Lynn Young Stars.
Personal Honours: British 250cc Champion: 2011, 2012; British 500cc Champion: 2012, 2013.
Club Honours: League Championship winner: 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley]; National Shield winner: 2013 [Dudley]; Four-Team Championship winner: 2014 [Cradley].