Edinburgh Monarchs have added a third Australian rider to their team for 2019 with the capture of former Ipswich and Wolverhampton star Cameron Heeps.
The 23-year-old, who hails from Perth, joins fellow countrymen Josh Pickering and Justin Sedgmen in the squad so far. Although Ipswich-based Heeps faces a lengthy weekly journey for home matches at Armadale, he said: “I have enjoyed coming to Edinburgh. It’s a good track and having it as my home track it should make the long haul worthwhile.
“I’m based in Ipswich and bought a house there last year with my girlfriend. It’s not the end of the world – being an Aussie, we sometimes had to face trips of thirty hours, so I can deal with eight hours.”
“I had spoken with Edinburgh once or twice before about a move but things did not work out. Obviously, they have this year and I’m looking forward to it.”
Heeps is confident his machinery will be competitive for 2019, saying: “I’ll be using some of last year’s machinery but I’ve got a couple of sponsors who will help me make some changes and if everything works out it should be good for me next season.
“I’m also talking to a couple of Premiership clubs about a spot for 2019.”