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.
The Berwick Bandits' management have continued their week of construction for the 2018 season, starting in March next year, by adding a third Bandit to the register, and it's a name sure to delight everyone connected to Berwick with Leicester-born David Howe putting pen to paper over the weekend.
Hot on the heels of the Berwick Bandits' first signing for 2018, Aaron Summers came a special birthday gift for their 2017 skipper, Kevin Doolan, as he was revealed as the second signing for next season's SGB Championship campaign, which gets under way in March next year.
As the polar blast bears down on North Northumberland, the management of the Berwick Bandits are enjoying an early Summer as they welcome Aaron "Spud" Summers to the club as their first SGB Championship signing for the 2018 season.
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!