Kevin Doolan and Pete Simmons remain at Ipswich Witches

Kevin Doolan
Doolan was named Ipswich captain in his debut season at the club

Ipswich Witches have re-signed team manager Pete Simmons and captain Kevin Doolan for the 2012 season.

Simmons took charge of the Witches in 2008, while Australian Doolan, 30, was signed last winter and went on to average 7.19 in the Premier League.

They join youngster Cameron Heeps in committing to Ipswich next season.

"We are in a good position to move forward and team planning is already at an advanced stage," Simmons told the club websiteexternal-link.

"I am especially pleased to see Kevin back as captain for next year."

Doolan added: "The signing of Cameron Heeps is an excellent start as he looks to have a very bright future in the sport and it will be great to be involved in the early stages of his career.

"If Pete gets the other riders as planned we should definitely have a team that could seriously challenge for honours next year."