Bandits power to home Championship Shield victory over Newcastle

Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) 52
Newcastle "Boiler Technical Services" Diamonds 38
SGB Championship Shield (Borders Group)

Race day update

It’s Race Day once again in Berwick upon Tweed and the Diamonds of Newcastle provide the opposition for tonight’s SGB Championship Shield match! 

The weather has been less than ideal this morning but the track is in good condition and with no more rain forecast we are in for a cracker of a local derby. 

Gates open at 6pm and Heat 1 is scheduled for 7pm!

Championship Shield weekender with Newcastle

The Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) launch themselves into official action in the Championship Shield (Borders Group) with the Newcastle Diamonds - battling each other twice this weekend, home and away.

New Bandits Sponsor looks for support

In an unusual request from a new Bandits Sponsor and Speedway fan Newcastle based businessman John Courtney who had considered standing for election as North of Tyne (NoT) Mayor has withdrawn his candidacy to support fellow independent, John McCabe and is now looking for your support.

Skipper Kev roars to spectacular Bordernapolis win

1st Kevin Doolan (Berwick)
2nd Aaron Summers (Berwick)
3rd Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen (Berwick)
4th Matthew Wethers (Newcastle)

(Photo Credit: TazMcD Photography)
Berwick Bandits opened their 2019 season last night at Shielfield Park with their annual individual championship - the Bordernapolis starring 16 top riders including the seven Bandits.

Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd" Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) Press and Practice a great success as all eyes look to Saturday!

The 2019 Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd" Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) speedway season is tantalisingly close with the 2019 Bordernapolis set for seven on Saturday night, but the border fans got their first glimpse of the new squad on Thursday night's practice session. (team pic: TazMcD Photography)

Berwick Bandits Grand Season Opener - Bordernapolis 2019! 

The 2019 Speedway season is just around the corner and it’s all systems go for the Berwick Bandits! 

The club opens its doors on its fifty-second season with a bang this Saturday night with riders from all over the country set to do battle for the 2019 Bordernapolis title. 

The annual individual event will be run under the standard Speedway Grand Prix rules which give the top eight qualifying riders, from the 20 qualifying heats, a chance to progress through to the semi-finals and with the successful top two from each going on to a “Winner takes all” grand final. 


It is with great delight that we can now announce the 2019 Berwick Bandits title and “powered by” sponsors.

Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd make the step up from the “powered by” to title sponsor for the 2019 season.

The successful one stop shop for vehicles and machinery based in Wooler is owned and ran by the Hope family who themselves successfully ran the club for a number of years and brought Speedway back to Shielfield Park in 1996.


All 2019 season passes will be available for collection from the new box office at the stadium entrance on Press & Practice evening.

An email was sent to everyone who purchased a season pass with this information but we appreciate emails may have gone into spam folders so we want to make sure you are all aware of the procedure.

Anybody who has any special requests regarding the collection of your season passes please contact the club at sales@berwickbandits.co


Come along to the Black & Gold tonight at 7.30pm and support Berwick upon Tweed’s very own Leon Flint as he looks forward to his first season of professional racing as a Berwick Bandit!

Leon will be joined by captain Kev Doolan and Mitchell Davey. All details are in the link below ....