There are some new faces in the Bandits camp and some familiar faces in transition for the 2018 season at Shielfield Park!
Jamie Courtney joins Scott Courtney and Dennis McCleary as co promoter while Scott will also resumes his 2016 role as Bandits' team manager with Gary Flint embracing the assistant team managers position.
Gary Havelock steps down from Berwick Speedway duties.
Steven Dews will become race night co-ordinator, ensuring the event runs smoothly throughout the evening in all areas of the stadium.
ALL existing staff and anybody that is interested in becoming part of the action in 2018 is invited along to the Black and Gold Club on Friday the 9th of March at 7:30pm to register for the upcoming season.
We welcome anyone who can volunteer their time to become part of the crew on a Saturday night and we are looking to add to our already existing fantastic team.
Volunteers gain free entry on Saturday nights and the racing can be enjoyed and experienced from all areas that require staff.
Your Berwick Bandits promotion can tonight confirm some very exciting news!
The 2018 season will be filmed in its entirety from all angles and a full length movie will be produced!
The movie will follow the Bandits throughout the season, providing an all access, behind the scenes insight into all of the trials and tribulations that the club and the riders themselves will endure in 2018!
Scott Courtney said last night: "I’m delighted to confirm that we have secured a deal to produce a feature length film about all things Berwick Speedway.
With the 2018 Speedway season just around the corner, Berwick Speedway can proudly announce that major improvements to the clubs youth system have been made.
The all conquering Border Raiders will now be known as the Berwick Bandits Academy and structural innovations are well underway to ensure Berwick Speedway can provide its young riders with all of the opportunities necessary to make their way within the sport.
With the 2018 season looming large on the horizon, the next chapter of the Berwick Bandits' long history gets under way with the traditional Tweed/Tyne Trophy with the first leg at Shielfield Park on Saturday March 31st at the usual 7.00pm, followed with a 6.30pm second leg at Brough Park as the Bandits try to wrestle the trophy back from the Newcastle Diamonds who won the silverware last year, not least because of a blistering draw in last years' first leg.
The active and progressive management of the Berwick Bandits have completed their team building for the 2018 SGB Championship speedway season, starting next Spring, with the signing of the reigning Austrian National Champion and Bandits' cult hero, Dany Gappmaier and 23-year-old Swedish star John Lindman (Pictured above in the Nicole Henderson shot)
Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen’s Berwick Bandits debut dramatically ended in pain and tears in 2017, crashing out heavily in that very first match, but his all-action, Devil-may-care attitude was what the Shielfield Park fans wanted to see and that's exactly why the forward-thinking Bandits management team have made the move to bring the exciting Dane back to the Borders for the 2018 season.
The management of the Berwick Bandits have officially announced the return of their 2017 rider and fans-voted rider of the year with eager delight as full Berwick Bandits' club asset Jye Etheridge became the fourth rider to sign up for the 2018 season, starting in Spring.
Australian Etheridge was one of the most significant SGB Championship improvers in recent memory and established himself as a threat to anyone in the League on any track as his calculated match average rocketed skywards by an incredible 3.86 points from 1.20 in 2016 to 5.06 in 2017.