BIRMINGHAM Brummie’s 2015 title winning skipper Tom Perry is back for the defence of their National League crown next season.
The 22-year-old quickly put pen-to-paper with the Brummies for a second successive season after being given permission by his parent club Cradley.
The Midlands based rider joins youngsters Jack Parkinson-Blackburn and Jack Smith as confirmed members of the 2016 septet and team manager Graham Drury has already appointed him club captain once again.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that we’ve got Tom back on board and I’m really looking forward to working with him again,” said Drury.
“He was a pleasure to deal with last season and he was a huge part of the team both on and off track.
“You know what you’re going to get with Tom – a fully committed performance in each and every meeting and someone who is a reliable team member at the top end.
“Tony Mole gave him the captain’s role last season and he was everything you’d want your team captain to be.
“I know this is yet another signing that will please our supporters and I’m really happy with how the team plans are going as of yet.”
Perry is also delighted to be returning and is setting himself and the Brummies some ambitious targets for the 2016 campaign.
He added: “Whether Cradley were running or not, I always wanted to be back with Birmingham next season.
“I’m so happy to be back and I definitely want to do everything I can to make sure we are league Champions again at the end of next season.
“I’d love it if I could end the season as the club No.1 and hopefully we’ll be No.1 in the National League again.
“Me and Graham have been talking more-or-less non-stop since I signed and our team for 2016 could be even more exciting than the 2015 one if everything goes to plan.”