Newcastle promoters Alan Hedley (left) and George English (right). Picture credit: Steve Brock

Newcastle promoters Alan Hedley (left) and George English (right).
Picture credit: Steve Brock

The future of Speedway on Tyneside has been secured for at least five more years after a deal was reached between the Newcastle speedway promotion and Brough Park owners William Hill.

Following months of in-depth discussions between the promoters at Newcastle Speedway and the owners of Brough Park Stadium a new five year tenancy deal has been agreed.

The news was announced by promoters George English and Alan Hedley at the start of the Diamonds final meeting of the season against Rye House.

Next season will become Newcastle’s 19th successive season,making it the longest unbroken spell of racing the club has seen since it was founded in 1929.

The news has already been gratefully received by speedway fans and riders alike around the country with Edinburgh Monarch racer Craig Cook tweeting: “Awesome news for Newcastle Speedway, one of my favourite tracks.”

Newcastle Team Manager and Promoter English said: “It is a big moment for everyone here at Newcastle speedway to be able to get this five year agreement. There has been tense discussions between both parties with different interests, but we have to thank William Hill for working with us and being accommodating to us.

“The future of Newcastle speedway is looking healthy at the moment which is great for the area. The city is recognized as having a speedway team so it is important to keep that going.

“We thank for fans for their continued support over the past season and look forward to building a team over the winter that can challenge for silverware in 2016.”



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