Sheffield Window Centre 'Tigers' 2016

The Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers are a speedway team based in Sheffield, England. They currently race in the British SGB Premiership, and their home meetings take place at Owlerton Stadium. The Tigers traditionally hold their race nights on Thursdays between March and October.[1] The Tigers are sponsored by the , promoted by Damien Bates, Peter Mole and Julie Reading.[2]


Owlerton was a purpose built speedway track built in 1929. It operated for most of the pre-war years and re-opened for a short spell in 1945. The team operated in the Northern League of 1946 and in the National League Division Two between 1947 and 50. It closed part way through 1951 and staged open meetings in 1952. The track re-opened in 1960 and has operated most seasons since then. The team has been known as The Tigers apart from part of 1950 when they were known as The Tars. The Tigers alltime leading point scorer is Sean Wilson with 4246 points and the record appearance maker is Reg Wilson with 470 appearances. Their official track record holder is former captain and No.1 Ricky Ashworth with a time of 59.1 seconds.[3]

Riders confirmed for the 2017 season are Josh Grajczonek, Kyle Howarth, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, , Robert Branford, and .

Sadly due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020 season did not take place.

Club honours

Current season

Kyle Howarth

Previous seasons

Notable former riders

Scotland Bert Harkins


  1. ^ "Potters Will Get Respect". Sheffield Tigers. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. ^ Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
  3. ^ "Hungry Tigers edge first leg of Play-Offs". Sheffield Star. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  4. ^ Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0.

External links