Moving quickly to reorganise their 2015 squad in the aftermath of the confusion caused by yesterday's shock decision by the UKVI agency, Bandits have tonight recruited 23-year-old former moto-cross rider Luke Crang to fill the number 7 slot in their 2015 team.
The annual Hall of Fame event was held at the Black and Gold on Saturday night with four former riders and current promoter Dennis McCleary recognised for their services to the club.
With the season a little over two months away, the Hall of Fame has become somewhat of a curtain-raiser and as fans begin to whet their appetites ahead of the upcoming campaign, it was no surprise to see that the event was a sell-out with ex-Sheffield promoter and BSPA management member David Hoggart proving to be an excellent host throughout.
The pre-season meeting for Bandits track-staffers (with any interested newcomers who would like to volunteer their services being more than welcome) will be held in the Black & Gold on Saturday February 14th at 7pm .
Berwick’s speedway Bandits expressed themselves ‘delighted’ to have retained three stars for their new season (beginning in March) with a trio of overseas riders, popular at Shielfield Park in 2014 returning to wear black-and-gold again in 2015.
Promoter Ryan Anderson announced the signings -- or rather, re-signings -- and said: “Claus Vissing, Kevin Doolan and Alex Edberg will all be back in the line up next season".
Berwick Bandits’ chairman John Anderson and co-promoter Dennis McCleary attended the BSPA (British Speedway Promoters’ Association) AGM at Kenilworth over last weekend and have reported on proceedings, and in what way decisions might affect the border club.
Dennis commented “In an ideal world we would have liked to see some way of cost cutting across the board, but this is not proving easy”.
Berwick Speedway’s Promoter and Chairman John Anderson will head to this week’s BSPA AGM (the BSPA are the British Speedway Promoters’ Association) with an ‘open mind’ – waiting to see how decisions pan out before committing to team building plans and other decisions which will affect the Shielfield Park club for 2015.
Speaking on Monday, Mr Anderson said “There has been a lot of pre-AGM discussion and various clubs and promotions have ideas on plans for next season. However, until the hard and fast decisions are made at annual conference we are a bit in limbo.
BREAKING NEWS from the Berwick Bandits Speedway Club has stated with the early postponement of events in Glasgow today they supporters have been informed they will be having an End of Season get together after all.
The hurriedly arranged event will take place TODAY at the Berwick Rugby Club between the hours of 3-6pm for which the Bandits would like to thank the rugby club greatly for their co-operation.
It will be free entry with revelers being asked if they would be kind enough to bring a raffle prize & buy raffle ticket.