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|Speedway has been held in 3
different locations in Berwick since the initial meeting at the home of Berwick Rangers
Football Club, Shielfeld Park Stadium on 18th May 1968. A crowd in excess of 3000
witnessed that first event, although Berwick suffered a 41-37 defeat at the hands of
Newcastle Colts. The team operated in British League Division 2 for 6 years but became
founder members of the New National League in 1975.
By 1980 the team were made homeless when asked to leave Berwick Rangers Football ground and had to stage fixtures at a variety of venues in the North.
|The team have been Knockout Cup winners on 3 occasions, 1980, 1989 and 1995, and were also Four-Team champions in 2002.|
|The team have been members of the Premier League since 1997 and have enjoyed a prolonged spell up to the present day.|
|The team has always had the nickname of the Bandits, although its amateur team were known quite cutely as The Border Raiders.|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
by Jim Henry & Ian Moultray
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
The Berwick Bandits currently (2019) contest the SGB Championship. Recent successes include the Premier League Fours in 2002 and 2012.
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville's website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection