ONE OF Coventry’s most successful female sporting competitors reaped the rewards of hard work by scooping a bronze medal in the British Junior Cycle Speedway League.
Sammi Marsh returned to her best form on Saturday (September 17) in Suffolk for the final round of the competition which has toured the length and breadth of the UK during an eight round series.
The 15-year-old, who attends Ash Green School, mounted the podium at Great Blakenham, Ipswich, after fending off some of the toughest competition the UK has to offer.
After reaching the World Women’s Final at Wednesfield last season, Sammi is riding on the crest of a wave and has only missed a couple of training sessions this year through holiday absence.
Her latest performance cements the Coventry resident’s place as one of the leading girl riders nationally in her age group over the past three years.
It’s not only Sammi who has cashed in on cycle speedway, her brother Josh is a regular racer for the first team while father Lee is the first team manager and mum Karen deals with the club’s admin off-track.
After taking up the sport in 2012, Sammi now has plans to take her talent around the world by entering the World Championships in Adelaide next November.
She said: “Cycle speedway is a superb sport and I couldn’t ask for a better club to train with.
“I have no regrets about taking up the sport and Coventry now has a group of girl racers all gunning for success.
“Hopefully my ambition to race in Adelaide can become a reality and I’d like to aim for my second world final on the bounce.”