Woolley raring to go as he signs up for third season with Buxton Hitmen

Tom Woolley in action for Buxton.
Tom Woolley in action for Buxton.

Buxton Hitmen have confirmed Tom Woolley will return for a third season at Hi-Edge.

Woolley was unveiled as the club’s fourth rider signing for next year, earlier this week.

The Burton-based rider says he is happy to have committed to the club and is looking forward to the 2015 National League campaign.

“It’s great to be back at Buxton and it’s shaping up to be a really exciting year,” he said.

“Last season the team spirit was something else and hopefully it will be the same again.”

The reliable Woolley rode through the pain barrier at times last season.

He was involved in a smash whilst riding for Leicester in the National Trophy earlier in the year.

That collision resulted in him riding with a broken scaphoid for much of the campaign.

This had an impact on his final average and his artificially low figure could prove to be a vital cog in the Hitmen middle order.

The 21-year-old was keen to stress he is raring to go in 2015.

He added: “I don’t set myself targets but I am aiming to improve my average and help the team out.

“With a bit of luck I think it’s going to be a good year and I’m so glad to be back.”

Team Boss Jayne Moss was delighted to include Woolley in her plans for next season.

She said: “Tom is a very willing rider and is a great guy to manage.

“I know he will be vital to us putting out a competitive team and the continuity is great for team spirit.”

Buxton now have four riders signed up for 2015. Woolley joins Paul Bowen, Tony Atkin and Adam Extance as confirmed starters for next year.