Archie Freeman is the Newcastle Diamonds mascot
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Young biker Archie Freeman is hooked on speedway

BBC Look North is focusing on sports stars of the future for its latest series of Sportskids.

Archie Freeman, seven, from Newcastle, wants to be a speedway rider.

His father took him to see the Newcastle Diamonds speedway team two years ago and he has been hooked ever since.

With the help of the team's trainer, Archie has become a capable rider and the Diamonds have made him their first official mascot, which means he gets to ride before every home meeting for his team.

BBC Look North's Stephanie Cleasby joined him on the track to find out more.

  • 26 Oct 2012
  • From the section Tees