Stead's night gets a boost from Chris Holder, Darcy Ward and Ryan Sullivan
6:08pm Sunday 29th July 2012 in Sport
SIMON STEAD’S Testimonial Meeting in August has got a whole lot more difficult to win with the addition of three world class Aussies to the line-up.
Poole Pirates duo, Chris Holder and Darcy Ward will now join Steady at the Abbey on August 16, as will Ryan Sullivan.
Sullivan, Stead’s former colleague at Peterborough, has not ridden in Britain since 2008.
He now plies his trade solely in Poland and Sweden, where he has been one of the top riders for the last decade.
Steady said: “Ryan is a legend and made a massive impression at clubs like Poole and Peterborough.
“He has been one of the top riders in the world for years now, you only have to look at his reputation in Europe to see that. I know he very rarely rides in Britain so it’s great that he’ll be there.
“Chris and Darcy are 100 per cent excitement every time they ride and it’s great that they will be there.
“I know them both quite well and they’re great lads. Once I asked them to ride they had no hesitation in accepting and they’ll both be up there on the night I’m sure.
“It's going to be an awesome meeting.”
Sullivan, Holder and Ward join Rory Schlein, Matej Zagar, Nicolai Klindt, Oliver Allen, Joe Screen, Tai Woffinden and Stead in the star-studded line-up.
SWINDON have confirmed details of their reduced-admission offer to help supporters attend two home matches in four days in early August.
The title-chasing Robins face league leaders Poole at the Abbey Stadium on August 6 and then take on Birmingham on August 9.
A joint-programme will be produced to cover both meetings, included in which will be a voucher which supporters can cut out having attended the Poole fixture on the Monday.
When presenting this voucher along with their re-admission ticket at the turnstiles on the Thursday, adults can gain entry to the Birmingham match for just £10, with concessions reduced to £5.
Children aged between 11-15 will be admitted free to the Birmingham match on production of the Poole re-admission ticket, and all U11s are free when accompanied by an adult. No programme vouchers are required for children.