Top Aussie set for grand finale

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SHANE Parker will officially bring the curtain down on his last season as a rider with a special event at Owlerton tomorrow.

The hugely popular Australian, who has spent just one season as a Sheffield rider, is heading home to start a new life with his family after a glittering UK career spanning over 20 years.

But he will be guest of honour at a farewell party in the stadium Panorama Room tomorrow night where he will say his farewells and mix with his loyal supporters.

Parker said: “It’s been an amazing season and I must admit joining Sheffield is something I should have done a lot sooner.

“There is a lot of sadness about the fact that my career has ended but the time is right and we are heading back to Australia to start a new life.

“The Sheffield fans have been brilliant to me and I can’t thank them enough for the way they’ve taken me to their hearts. I think they could see throughout the season that I was always giving it my best and I feel I did a pretty good job for the team.

“I’m looking forward to Thursday night and hopefully we will have a great party and see the season off in style.”

Tickets are priced at £12 for an evening with Parker which includes live music from The Magoos who appeared at the British Grand Prix in the summe.

Food is also included in the price.

Tickets can be bought via paypal at hoggartd@aol.com to include name, address and contact number.