Freddie Williamsborn 12thMarch 1926 in Port Talbot, Wales and it was in Part Talbot that Freddie grew up. Moving to Portsmouth in 1941 to take up an apprenticeship in the dockyard as an engineering fitter apparently leaving his apprenticeship early as there is a record of him being a despatch rider during World War II one assumes a motorcycle dispatch rider because of when he was demobbed at the end of the war he took up grasstrack riding.
In 1947 he joinedWembley LionsSpeedway and remained with them until he retired from speedway in 1956. During this period they won the National League Championship no less than five times no doubt with the assistance of Freddie. During the 1970s he returned to Wembley as the Team Manager.
As a solo performer he qualified for theWorld Speedway Championship Finalson 4 occasions wining on two in 1950 and 1953 becoming the first British rider to win the title twice a feat not repeated until 10 years later when it was again achieved byPeter Craven.
Although a Welsh Williams, Freddie was happy to represent England in a test match series 1949