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Phil Morris
Phil Morris
Personal information
Nationality  United Kingdom
Date of birth 10 September 1975
Place of birth    Newport, Wales
Current club information
British league Stoke Potters
Career history
Reading Racers

Stoke Potters
Getingarna (SWE)
Norpseed (SWE)
Poole Pirates
Lejonen (SWE)
Newcastle Diamonds
Arena Essex Hammers
Belle Vue Aces
Newport Wasps
Birmingham Brummies
Lakeside Hammers
1991-1996, 1998-2004,
2007
1997
2001
2002
2004
2004
2005
2005
2006
2007
2007-2008
2009
Individual honours
None
Team honours
Elite League Champion
Elite League Fours Champion
Inter League Cup Winner
Premier League KO Cup Winner
Premier League Pairs Champion
1992, 2004
1993
1992
1998
2004

Phillip (Phil) William Morris (born 10 September 1975 in Newport, Wales)[1] is a motorcycle speedway rider who rides for the Stoke Potters in the British Premier League.

Career

Morris was signed on a full transfer by Birmingham Brummies in 2008. Prior to this, he spent many years riding for the Reading Racers where he was rewarded for his loyalty with a testimonial in 2000. He finished third in the 2002 Premier League Riders' Championship and won the Premier League Pairs Championship alongside Danny Bird for Reading in 2004. Morris has suffered a number of injuries in his career. In 2008, he suffered serious internal injuries in a crash at Mildenhall in early April and on his return to action in May he suffered a dislocated shoulder at Rye House. In 2009, Morris signed to ride for the Stoke Potters in the Premier League he started the season well with some good performances, but following a couple of heavy falls, his scoring slumped and he was axed from the side and went onto to join Workington Comets where again he struggled for points. He also doubled-up with the Lakeside Hammers in the Elite League where he seemed more confident than in the Premier League and he produced a number of good performances for the Hammers.

Sadly he took a heavy fall at Workington in August and re-occurance of his shoulder injuries, on the advice of medics Phil was forced to retire from speedway in September 2009.

Phil will not be lost to the sport though as he will be part of the management team of the 2010 Great Britain under 21 team.

Personal life

Outside of speedway, Morris has appeared on a number of UK television game shows including The Weakest Link, he was voted off in the second round. Brainbox Challenge where he won several hundred pounds, Eggheads his team lost, Dick and Dom's Are you Smarter than a ten year old where he won £25000 and The Colour Of Money which saw him win £63000.[2]

He is now a successful business in South Wales, running a retail based business. He is married with one daughter.

He also enjoys rugby, swimming and athletics.[3] and is a member of the leading tribute band Boyozone.

References

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