Trophy laden Eagles grateful for support in first National League season

Eastbourne Eagles
Eastbourne Eagles

Treble cup-winning Eastbourne Speedway are saying thank you to the people who helped make the IT First Eagles’ first season in the National League such a success.

In a series of meetings throughout October, the team won the National Trophy, the Gold Cup and capped in by landing the KO Cup in a tense two-legged match against Cradley.

Earlier the Eagles had secured second place in the league.

Speaking on behalf of the promotion, club director, Connor Dugard said:

“We say a very big thank you to everyone who has been a part of the new era that is Eastbourne Speedway.

“Firstly we thank our headline sponsor, IT First.

“They have helped me personally and taught me many new traits within business and how to work within business; so thank you to Karen, Paul and Abbie Goldsmith, for not only helping the club but helping me this year.

“They have also helped bring in some large partner sponsors in GAP solutions - a big thanks to Greg and Lisa as well as Doug Saunders from Amplicon in helping the club and Richard Andrews.

“We also thank all our associate sponsors from race suit sponsors to programme and heat advertising.

“I cannot thank the 100 Club members enough for all your help throughout the years. I hope you were lucky to win some prizes this year.

“Thank you to Alex Raby and Steve Crow for putting on a fine show.

A big thank you to all the people behind the scenes the track staff especially Roy, Darren and Neil and the air fence crew; medical services and ground staff; the press team of Paul Watson and Kevin Ling; to Barry Cross for the fantastic programme designs and AP Media for their work on the club website.

“Of, course, our thanks go to the mighty treble-winning seven - and the riders that helped get us there. “It’s been brilliant!

“And lastly a very big thank you to the fans. If it wasn’t for you guys turning up to support this great club, it wouldn’t happen.

“Now for some time off and to start preparing for 2016.

“To answer a few questions posed in the media. I don’t know what the points limit will be next year. Unfortunately it seems almost certain the Super 7 will have to be broken up.

“If the points limit is 38, I need to lose ten points from somewhere whilst finding adequate replacement for those riders.

“I’ve got a lot of thinking to do but I will do my best to make the correct decisions.”