After all the practice sessions, after the testimonial events and after a long winter of discontent because there was no speedway happening, here we go -- the tapes go up again at Shielfield Park this Saturday night!
Fears that Berwick’s Dixon Building Bandits might be forced into their big opening meeting without new Slovenian signing Matic Voldrih were eased last night, after a successful spot of inter-club co-operation between the speedway club and their Shielfield Park co-tenants Berwick Rangers FC.
The Dixon Building Bandits have launched their VIP Club, offering free or reduced-price deals on a number of varied projects to members. All income from VIP membership goes directly to the speedway organisation's coffers, helping to maintain the club's cashflow in the face of the ever-increasing cost of bringing speedway to their spectators on a Saturday evening.
Gordon Inglis has been appointed Co-ordinator for VIPs, and will be the 'go-to guy' on race-nights on matters concerning the Club.
A very nice offer for members of our VIP Club to consider is the announcement of FREE club transportation from Berwick up to Glasgow's spanking newly-refurbished stadium on Easter Sunday!
"Yes, free" confirmed John Anderson. "Exclusive to members of the VIP Club -- including folk who sign up between now and Easter -- there will be free transportation laid on, from Shielfield Park up to Ashfield and back again after the meeting".
Over the past several seasons, we've been very pleased and extremely proud to have contributed to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund in various ways, but mainly through the annual collection when riders come into the crowd with their buckets, accepting your ever-generous donations to this most-worthy of causes.