With the 2017 Speedway season rapidly approaching, Scott Courtney, co-promoter of the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope Wooler) is looking towards mid-summer when the club get the chance to honour one of the most popular Bandits of them all.
Courtney explained: "Not everyone has the right to call themselves a "Bandits' Legend", but our long serving skipper Kev Doolan most certainly does, and at the height of summer, on the evening of Saturday August the 5th he will celebrate his well deserved testimonial with us all at Shielfield Park!
As the winter of great change continues at the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope Wooler), the new managerial team have confirmed that the season opening "50th Season Spectacular" meeting will be the last opportunity to witness a master at work!
Having taken up announcing duties at Berwick Speedway back in 1972, Dick Barrie has made the decision to hand over the microphone and step into retirement from meeting presentation duties after the massive season's opener on March 18th.
Three of your 2017 Berwick Bandits will take their place in the season opening Ben Fund Bonanza at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium, Glasgow, on Sunday 12th of March @ 2pm.
This is a great opportunity to see our skipper Kevin Doolan, our new No.1 Lewis Bridger and the ultra popular Claus Vissing cut their first competitive laps of the 2017 season.
Last week the club were unfortunately faced with the news that Luke Chessell has decided to take a break from the sport and has sighted financial strain and a general disillusionment with the sport as his reasons.
All seven riders who will represent Berwick Bandits in 2017 are now in place!
The promotion have confirmed the signing of their last two riders for the club’s 50th season in 2017. Both have worn Black-and-Gold previously as Co-promoter Scott Courtney told fans that they have their 'Great Dane' Claus Vissing coming back, joined by cheerful and enthusiastic Austrian favourite from last season, Dany Gappmaier.
Berwick’s speedway Bandits yesterday announced the names of two more riders signed up to wearing Black and Gold in 2017.
“It is with great pleasure I can announce we are two important steps closer to completing our line-up,” said promoter Scott Courtney, who has been working hard to recruit new blood for the border side alongside his colleagues Gary Havelock and (Scott’s brother) Jamie Courtney.