2017 RYE HOUSE ROCKETS
   
BRANFORD, Robert Peter
DATE OF BIRTH: 23 November 1993, Adelaide, South Australia.
BRITISH CAREER: (2010) Buxton; (2011) Redcar, Buxton; (2012) Berwick, Redcar, Buxton (2013) Leicester, Coventry II; (2015) Swindon, Edinburgh, Rye House II; (2016) Rye House, Rye House II; (2017) Rye House, Sheffield.
MAJOR HONOURS: British Under-21 Champion: 2013; Victorian Under-21 Champion: 2014.
CLUB HONOURS: National Trophy winner: Buxton [2010]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2010 [Buxton]; League Championship winner: 2010 [Buxton], 2015 [Edinburgh]; League Cup winner: 2015 [Edinburgh]; Four-Team Championship winner: 2015 [Edinburgh], 2016 [Rye House II].
RIDER LINKS: Son of Darrell Branford (born: 9 September 1964, Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia).
  HARRIS, Christopher (Chris) Calvin
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 November 1982, Truro, Cornwall.
BRITISH CAREER: (1998) St Austell; (1999-2000) Exeter; (2001) Trelawny; (2002-03) Trelawny, Peterborough; (2004-10) Coventry; (2011) Belle Vue; (2012) Coventry; (2013) Birmingham; (2014-16) Coventry; (2017) Rye House.
MAJOR HONOURS: British Champion: 2007, 2009, 2010.
CLUB HONOURS: League Championship winner: 1998 [St Austell], 2000 [Exeter], 2005 [Coventry], 2007 [Coventry], 2010 [Coventry]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 1998 [St Austell], 2006 [Coventry], 2007 [Coventry]; Premier Trophy winner: 2002 [Trelawny]; Elite Shield winner: 2006 [Coventry]; Craven Shield winner: 2007, 2008 [both Coventry]; Pairs Championship winner: 2008, 2010 [both Coventry].
GRAND PRIX RECORD: 103 GPs ridden, 9 GP finals, 1 GP win, 608 GP points.
GRAND PRIX HIGHLIGHT: British GP Champion: 2007.
WORLD CUP RECORD: 23 meetings, 228.5 points, 1 Bronze medal.
 KENNETT, Edward (Eddie) David
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 August 1986, Hastings, Sussex.
BRITISH CAREER: (2001) Rye House, Mildenhall; (2002-03) Rye House, Rye House II, Eastbourne; (2004) Eastbourne; (2005) Rye House, Poole; (2006) Rye House, Eastbourne; (2007) Poole; (2008) Eastbourne; (2009-11) Coventry; (2012) Coventry; (2013) Swindon, Berwick; (2014) Birmingham, Rye House: (2015-16) Lakeside, Rye House; (2017) Rye House.
MAJOR HONOURS: British Under-21 Champion: 2005, 2007.
CLUB HONOURS: League Championship winner: 2005 [Rye House], 2010 [Coventry]; Premier Trophy winner: 2005 [Rye House]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2008 [Eastbourne].
GRAND PRIX RECORD: 3 GPs ridden, 0 GP finals, 0 GP wins, 9 GP points.
WORLD CUP RECORD: 7 meetings, 30 points.
RIDER LINKS: Son of Dave Kennett (born: 18 April 1952, Farnborough, Kent). Nephew of Gordon Kennett (born: 2 September 1953, Bromley, Kent) and Barney Kennett (15 March 1955, Orpington, Kent).
         
   
NICHOLLS, Scott Karl
DATE OF BIRTH: 16 May 1978, Ipswich, Suffolk.
BRITISH CAREER: (1994) Peterborough; (1995-98) Ipswich; (1999-2000) Poole; (2001-04) Ipswich; (2005-07) Coventry; (2008) Eastbourne; (2009) Coventry, Ipswich; (2010) Ipswich; (2011) Swindon; (2012-13) Coventry); (2014-16) Belle Vue; (2017) Rye House.
MAJOR HONOURS: British Under-21 Champion: 1998, 1999; British Champion: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012; Czech Golden Helmet Champion: 2005.
CLUB HONOURS: League Championship winner: 1998 [Ipswich], 2005 [Coventry], 2007 [Coventry]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 1998 [Ipswich], 2006 [Coventry], 2007 [Coventry], 2008 [Eastbourne]; Craven Shield winner: 1998 [Ipswich], 2007 [Coventry]; Elite Shield winner: 2006 [Coventry].
GRAND PRIX RECORD: 82 GPs ridden, 9 GP finals, 0 GP wins, 631 GP points.
WORLD CUP RECORD: 19 meetings, 192 points, 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal.
RIDER LINKS: Brother of Shaun Nicholls (born: 30 November 1971, Ipswich, Suffolk).
 PERKS, Ellis George
DATE OF BIRTH: 18 March 1997, Worcester, Worcestershire.
BRITISH CAREER: (2014) Scunthorpe II; (2015) Scunthorpe, Cradley; (2016) Plymouth, Eastbourne; (2017) Rye House, Redcar, Buxton.
CLUB HONOURS: Knock-Out Cup winners: 2016 [Eastbourne].
RIDER LINKS: Great nephew of Dave Perks (born: 16 December 1951, Halesowen, Worcestershire). Son of former referee Robbie Perks (born: 24 October 1968, Halesowen, West Midlands).
  ROBSON, Stuart Anthony
DATE OF BIRTH: 8 November 1976, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
BRITISH CAREER: (1993-94) Newcastle, Edinburgh; (1995) Coventry; (1996) Coventry, Middlesbrough; (1997) Hull; (1998-2002) Coventry; (2003) Coventry, Newcastle; (2004) Coventry; (2005-07) Rye House; (2009-10) Lakeside; (2011) Newcastle, Lakeside; (2012) Lakeside, Newcastle; (2013) Coventry, Newcastle; (2014) Newcastle; (2015) Coventry, Redcar; (2016-17) Rye House.
CLUB HONOURS: Craven Shield winner: 2000 [Coventry]; League Championship winner: 2005 [Rye House]; Premier Trophy winner: 2005 [Rye House]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2009 [Lakeside], 2012 [Newcastle]; Premier Shield winner: 2011 [Newcastle].
RIDER LINKS: Son of John Robson (born: 12 February 1950, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear). Brother of Scott Robson (born: 15 August 1971, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear).
         
       
WATT, David (Davey) John
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 January 1978, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
BRITISH CAREER: (2001) Isle of Wight; (2002) Newcastle; (2003) King’s Lynn, Poole; (2004) Rye House, Poole, Eastbourne; (2005) Eastbourne; (2006) Oxford; (2007) Eastbourne; (2008) Poole; (2009) Eastbourne; (2010-11) Poole; (2012-14) Lakeside; (2015) Poole; (2016) Leicester, Poole; (2017) Rye House.
MAJOR HONOUR: Queensland State Champion: 2005.
CLUB HONOURS: Young Shield winner: 2001 [Isle of Wight]; League Championship winner: 2003 [Poole], 2004 [Poole], 2008 [Poole], 2011 [Poole], 2015 [Poole]; Elite Shield winner: 2009 [Eastbourne], 2015 [Poole], 2016 [Poole]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2010 [Poole], 2011 [Poole].
GRAND PRIX RECORD: 4 GPs ridden, 0 GP finals, 0 GP wins, 19 GP points.
WORLD CUP RECORD: 15 meetings, 88 points, 3 Silver medals, 1 Bronze medal.