Bandits set to carry on racing at Shielfield

Berwick Speedway fans received the news they had been hoping for last week when the Bandits confirmed they intend to carry on racing into 2016.

The future of the club had been placed in some doubt earlier this year when the owners stressed they needed a ‘makeover or takeover’ to survive.

They said they needed financial help to keep the Bandits on track, or at the very least more outside assistance. An official statement issued by promoter John Anderson said: “On behalf of the company currently promoting speedway here, I am pleased to announce that, with the backing of members of the general community, who have come together to support our Bandits in their hour of need, we can say there is now every intention to take the speedway club forward into a second half-century of existence.

“I’ve been overawed by the support of the local community. This is the nature of love for the Bandits and the warmth of the general Borders community towards having speedway continue here has really blown me away.

“If all goes well when the set-up for next season is decided at this month’s AGM it should be ‘all systems go’ for next year and beyond.”