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|Speedway racing has taken place at
2 venues in the Eastbourne area since 1929, although one has predominantly been used as a
training ground. The first event at the Arlington Stadium took place on 5th August 1929
and proved to be a success for Len Ashdown.
After a prolonged period in the Southern League from 1954 until 1957 they returned to the Open scene. There was a brief period from 1966-68 when no racing took place in the area, but they then began climbing the league structure to reach their current lofty position.
|They have been Knockout Cup Winners on 9 occasions between 1975 and 2002, and have won the Premiership in both 1995 and 1996|
|Operating initially in Open race competition, they joined National League Division 3 in 1947; were in British League Division 2 from 1969-74; Division One from 1991-94 before gaining promotion to the Premier League in 1995. Since 1997 they have been Elite League members.|
|The team has almost always been known as the Eagles, although in 1991 they had a year of being the Dons, and in 1996 Starlets.|
|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 www.elite-eagles.com
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
75 Years of
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
The Eastbourne Eagles currently (2019) contest the SGB Championship. Recent successes include the National League Trophy in 2015, and consecutive wins in the National League Knockout Cup from 2015 to 2018.
|More detailed information is available
from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
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