King's Lynn Stars confirm Lewis Kerr as captain
King’s Lynn Stars are delighted to announce Lewis Kerr as captain for the 2020 speedway season.
Kerr, 29, has been a club asset since 2010 – when he made his debut for the Young Stars before going on to become the team captain.
He then had a brief spell as the senior Stars skipper in the second half of last season while no.1 Robert Lambert was sidelined through injury.
The Stars management have shown their faith in the Dersingham-based rider by not only giving him the full-time captaincy, but also a two-year contract.
Kerr said: “It is a very proud moment and an honour for me.”
“If someone would have said to me when I first started that I’ll be in the Premiership with King’s Lynn and that I would also be captain, I wouldn’t have believed them.
“Robert has an awful lot on and he is a busy guy so it made sense to everyone that I would take over.
“I am available all the time because I am not flying in and out of different countries, and I am local too which will hopefully be a big benefit for the club.
“I was always the captain when I was a youngster going through my football which I enjoyed, and then I was obviously captain for the Young Stars and I did a good job there too.
“Even when you look at this past season when I was captain it brought the best out of me.
“If some nights don’t go to plan with how I want it to then I need to lead by example in other areas like getting the boys going with setups and things like that.
“It is huge to be given a two-year contract. It is nice to have that security knowing that I am going to be here for the next two seasons with sponsors and things like that.
“I am really excited to be able to make plans going into next year.
“There is also a plan for me to have a testimonial in 2021 which will hopefully be one of the first meetings of the season and I am really excited about that.
“It is crazy to think that I signed as an asset for King’s Lynn ten years ago.”
Stars boss Peter Schroeck said: “Lewi showed last season that he was very capable leading the side while we were without Robert Lambert and we had a good record under his leadership.
“We then decided to give Lewi a chance as the full-time skipper which means that Robert can now focus on his job as our no.1.”