Berwick's Scott Courtney has reported back from the sport's AGM full of enthusiasm and positivity with a bright future ahead for the sport in the UK.
Courtney said: "it was a very productive few days work, hard work, but extremely positive as the sport has come together to make sure our future is on the up. The measures brought in are only to the good and we cannot wait to get team building underway at Berwick for what is sure to be a top class 2018!"
All the information you need to know for this weekend’s end of season party!
Venue: Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel.
Tickets: £15, available from Castlegate Interiors @ 85 Castlegate TD15 1LF, a limited amount of tickets will be available on the door but you are advised to purchase and collect them from Castlegate Interiors to avoid disappointment.
Start time: 7pm.
Dress code: Formal, smart/casual, fancy dress, you choose!
1st: Sheffield Tigers
2nd: Redcar Bears
= 3rd: Scunthorpe and Glasgow
The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler), who ended their season several weeks ago had the well rested Kevin Doolan and David Howe out in their corner in Group B of Sunday's SGB Championship Pairs at Sheffield's Owlerton Stadium, the winners and runners-up going to meet the top two from Group A in the semi finals.
Glasgow , to their credit, covered their track on Saturday knowing bad weather was on the way but as Sunday morning dawned it rapidly became apparent that the SGB Championship Riders' Championship would have to be postponed due to constant heavy rain forecast throughout the day which would ruin any attempt to race once the covers were removed.
The restaging date has been set for Ashfield Stadium, Glasgow, on Saturday October 14th at 7.00pm start time.
As can be seen in the above Colin Poole pic, the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) the 2017 season was sent off in good - old traditional speedway style with flour and eggs somehow ending all over the riders and management - and Roy Clarke, the unfortunate centre green mic-man who ended with a whole bucket of chalk dust deposited over his head, but even he - despite looking like a Yeti - agreed "That's how proper speedway closes a season!" and the fans agreed as a superb season - with poor results - but an excellent atmosphere and sense of belief