WORLD class Australian Bobby McMillan has joined Coventry Cycle Speedway club ahead of the 2015 season.
The Earlsdon-based club have pulled off one of the biggest transfers during the off-season having signed the 22-year-old ahead of the new season which begins in March.
The 2012 Australian National Champion rode for Sheffield last season but has joined Coventry in a bid to develop his career ahead of the World Championships this summer.
The signing is a big coup for Coventry who beat of stiff competition from a host of other clubs for his signature.
McMillan, from Adelaide, will live and work in Coventry and will also help coach the club’s` talented younger riders.
“I moved to the UK to experience a different part of the world, to travel like many young Australians and for the adventure.” said McMillan.
“The UK is the hotbed of Cycle Speedway racing and activity, so where better to go to sample all the amazing range of tracks in my chosen sport.
“With the World Cycle Speedway Championships being held in the Midlands in the summer, together with the third and final International Test match between Great Britain and Australia in Coventry on August 6, I wanted to base myself in the Midlands.
“The club has a real buzz and passion for the sport and some amazing characters. They have been very welcoming, including finding me a well-paid full time contracted position of employment within days of my interest in joining.”