Bandits ready for action!


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)

Returning to Shielfield Park from the 2018 squad were Aaron Summers and fellow British-based Aussie, Kevin Doolan along side fellow returnees, Austrian Dany Gappmaier, another Australian, Jye Etheridge and Dane Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen, joined on track by a Bandit from a few years ago, Argentinian Coty Garcia making a welcome return to the Bandits and 16-year-old Berwick-born sensation, Leon Flint, who after a fine spell in the amateur leagues, and winning junior British Titles, makes his first excursion into the world of the professional leagues with his home town track.

Berwick co-promoter Jamie Courtney was suitably impressed with what he had seen, saying: "The guys were all going well out there tonight, and I think the decision to put this seven together looks to be sound decision as when they get into a match situation, with their already solid team-bond shining though, we're already a team-force to be reckoned with.

"They all looked sharp off the mark and were putting in some major effort into their laps and they all want to win Saturday's Bordernapolis, as do the other nine guys we've invited, so it should be a great night's entertainment to kick the season off before we hit the team action next week against those Diamonds from Newcastle!"

The 2019 Bordernapolis is scheduled for a 7pm start time with the gates open at 6pm and admission set at Adults £17, Concessions £13, Kids £1, while the good news is that season passes ARE valid for this event.

Bordernapolis 2019 Line-up:

1 Aaron Summers
2 Kevin Doolan
3 Dany Gappmaier
4 Jye Etheridge
5 Nikolaj Busk Jakobson
6 Coty Garcia
7 Leon Flint
8 Luke Ruddick
9 James Sarjeant
10 Danny Ayres
11 Matthew Weathers
12 Nico Covatti
13 Josh Mcdonald
14 Kyle Bickley
15 Theo Pijper
16 Ty Proctor