Complin is new captain

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LEE Complin has been named as the new captain of Berwick Bandits for the 2011 season.

The gritty Yorkshireman, who is starting his second season with the Border club, was unveiled as the new skipper at the annual launch party at Berwick Holiday Centre on Saturday. He is pictured receiving his new look race jacket from team manager Ian Rae. (Picture by Colin Poole).

Complin, who is 26, had a mixed first year at Berwick. He broke his arm in two places on his debut last March and did not race again for the next three months.

On his return, it took him a while to settle back into the sport again, but by the end of 2010 he was starting to show the form everyone knew he was capable of and he ended the year on a high by winning the club’s Bordernapolis individual event.

Manager Rae said: “When we assembled the side for this year Lee was always a potential captain as far as we were concerned. He is very enthusiastic about the team and we are hoping that enthusiasm will rub off on the other riders.

“Some might think Lee an unusual choice as captain, but he became a father during the winter and hopefully that will help him have a more mature outlook on things.”