The Berwick Bandits have proudly held their place as the most popular spectator sport in the Borders and North Northumberland since the club was established in 1968 by Danny and Liz Taylor.
Professional Speedway racing has brought thrills and spills, created heroes and villains and brought joy and entertainment to the good people of Berwick and surrounding areas for over 50 years.
Berwick Bandits have had an exceptional list of characters and superstars represent the club over the years and heroes such as the Templeton brothers, Graham Jones, Jack Millen, Wayne Brown, Steve McDermott, Rob Grant, Bruce Cribb, Mark & Sean Courtney, Kelvin Tatum, Jimmy Nilsen, David Meldrum, Scott Lamb, The three Czechs Rymel, Makovsky & Franc, Sebastien Alden, Ricky Ashworth & most recently Kevin Doolan are amongst hundreds of stars that have thrilled the crowds and blazed a trail behind them that only the term “legacy” correctly sums up.
A host of visionaries have guided the club through trials and tribulations since 1968 and most recently Berwick natives Scott & Jamie Courtney have successfully kept the Bandits dream alive alongside former rider Gary Flint, Steven Dews and the volunteers that work countless hours to ensure Speedway exists in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
In 2021 the Berwick Bullets were added to the Shielfield Park family, joining the National Development League and finishing runners-up to Mildenhall in their debut season.
above their weight and the homegrown, family feel of the club plays a big part in making Saturday nights at Shielfield Park Stadium a very special place to be!
Berwick Speedway Promotions Ltd
Northumberland TD15 2EF
Founded: 1968 by Danny & Liz Taylor
Team Manager: Gary Flint
Bandits’ team captain: Leon Flint
Colours: Black & Yellow
Track Size: 380 metres
Track Record: 62.9 seconds – Dan Bewley (21.10.2020 British Under 21 Final)
Bullets’ coach: Kevin Little
Team captain: Greg Blair
Official Track Photographer: Taz McDougall – https://www.facebook.com/Tazmcdphotos
Promoters: Gary Flint, Steven Dews
The current capacity of Shielfield Park is 4,099, of which 1,366 are seated in the Main Stand. Opposite the Main Stand is a small covered terrace, nicknamed the “Ducket”. Both of the ends are turfed adding spectacular viewing areas for speedway.
The stadium gates open at 6:00pm, with a parade of the riders at 6:50pm and the racing itself commences at 7:00pm.