Berwick Speedway have confirmed that following the recent Promoters’ annual general meeting it is ‘all systems go’ as far as the club is concerned.
Contact has already been made with several riders with a view to signing them for the 2014 season and director George Hepburn said they are hopeful the first of these will be announced shortly.
But one rider who will not be returning to Shielfield will be last season’s reserve Nicki Barrett after the Dane announced on Facebook that he has not been offered a contract by the Bandits.
Berwick, who will once again be sponsored by New Holland Agriculture, have also been drawn in the Northern Group of the League Cup with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Workington, whilst in the KO Cup they have been drawn against Sheffield. The winners will go on to meet Edinburgh in the second round.
The club hopes to stage a practice session at Shielfield on Saturday, March 22, with their first home meeting scheduled for a week later on the 29th against Redcar.
The team’s first away meeting will also be against Redcar, on March 27, which will be in support of the Tigers’ safety fence fund.
“We are one of only a handful of PL clubs with a fence,” said Hepburn, “so we are happy to support this venture.”
Adult admission prices will rise by £1 to £14, with all other admission prices remaining the same. Season tickets, covering 17 home PL and League Cup meetings, will cost £199 for adults and £149 for senior citizens.