Sheffield Tigers' latest signing Adam Ellis targets second title in a row

New Sheffield signing Adam Ellis is ready to fight to retain Premiership gold.

By Nigel Pearson
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 6:52 am
New Sheffield Tigers signing Adam Ellis. Pic: aylor Lanning
New Sheffield Tigers signing Adam Ellis. Pic: aylor Lanning

The French born Brit has joined the Tru Plant Tigers from reigning Champions Swindon – who won’t be racing in 2021.

He played a pivotal part, alongside fellow winter transfer Troy Batchelor, in their success as he enjoyed another progressive campaign on track.

It was a second gold medal in three years for Ellis, who is now eager to add another to his CV.

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And he feels his and Sheffield’s similar winning mentality could prove to be the perfect match as the Owlerton outfit prepare for their eagerly awaited step-up to Britain’s top division.

“Obviously it’s their first year in the top league and they’re keen to do well - they’ve shown that with the side they’ve put together,” Ellis said.“They’ve built a team that can fight for the title and wherever you race you want to be fighting to win the league.“It would be nice to win the league again after winning it in 2019 and with Batch being there as well I think we can help Sheffield have a good chance.“Once you’ve gone through that feeling of winning the league, of course you always want to feel it again sooner rather than later.“Sheffield won the Championship not so long back and a few of the other boys in the team know what it’s like to win things as well.“So I think that could be important for us and hopefully we can use that to our advantage.

“I’m really pleased to be racing in the UK with Sheffield - I didn’t really see where else I could fit in at first and I was just going to focus on my racing abroad.

“I had a few calls from a couple of clubs, but Steady (Simon Stead – Sheffield team manager) was very persistent shall we say.

“It was frustrating at first, but you could tell he was genuinely excited and you do kind of want to be wanted don’t you?“They’ve brought me in to do a job and I want to perform to the best of my ability week in week out for them.”