Berwick Bandits thanks their fans

HAVING successfully presented Tuesday’s night’s first-ever live televised speedway from Shielfield Park, Berwick’s ‘New Holland’ Bandits promotion and management have placed a fulsome ‘thank-you’ to all concerned on the club’s website.

“Although the match result didn’t go as we might have wished, there is no doubt that a feeling of pride and honour had swept through the stadium, enveloping everyone.” said commercial manager Phil Newton.

“That was in the main down to our tremendous supporters, who not only attended in great numbers but also in great spirits.”

There was a party atmosphere throughout the stadium and this was picked up on by Sky Sports broadcasters, who delighted in their welcome.

“We thank everyone for their continued support, but it doesn’t stop there” said Newton.

“As a group, the management of the Bandits have been re-energised and focused by the superb response to this event. It is our hope this can be a platform to push on with making the reputation of Berwick Speedway – worldwide – synonymous with a slick, professional and entertaining speedway show.”

He invited regular fans to encourage ‘speedway virgins’ or lapsed followers to come along to the club’s next event – on Saturday, June 8th at 7pm – at to let the management know in advance by calling 01289 307707, to allow their first visit to be truly memorable.

“Fans can also sign up to our e-newsletter which is packed with the latest news and views from Shielfield Park. This is totally free and will be delivered regularly, direct to their inboxes. It will carry exclusive offers relating to the Bandits.

The subscription form is on our home page at”.

In addition to his paying customers, Newton also publicly thanked everyone who contributed in so many small ways to such a successful meeting in front of the Sky Sports HD cameras.

“Newcastle, of course, for being part of the show, and we congratulate them on a great win against our battling Bandits.

“The Sky team whom were a pleasure to work alongside. They let us get on with putting ‘our show’ on, and caused no disruption or interruption to our presentation, merely saying: ‘you do your show, and we’ll film it’ - So easy!

“Our own track staff, and Berwick Rangers’ guys too – the sun shone on Shielfield Park, and it looked just great in HD! Our main sponsors, New Holland Agriculture helped turn the stadium into the ‘New Holland Arena’ for the night, and their tractors and promotional items enhanced our setting as they boosted the profile of New Holland with images shown around the world.

“Simply, we say thanks – and are already planning for the Ipswich visit on June 8th.”