Supporters, Riders, Sponsors and Volunteers turned out in good numbers for the Fans Forum at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium last night to hear from the Warriors co-promoters Martin Widman (in the room) and Barry Bishop (via video link).
There was plenty of interaction between management and fans and here is a brief summary of the key discussion / information points:
The club are delighted to be able to renew and extend the sponsorship arrangements with Wightlink with further initiatives under discussion.
Other sponsorship take up is good with one or two new opportunities to be publicised shortly.
Admission prices including season tickets are to be held at 2018 level.
Press and Practice date to be confirmed once the Championship fixtures for Eastbourne have been finalised. Warrior’s management feel it essential to have their doubling up riders Ben Morley and Georgie Wood available to meet local press and sponsors.
First meeting will be Thursday 11 April - Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy.
Second meeting on Tuesday 16 April will be ‘something special’ with details to be announced very soon.
Full fixture list imminent.
Few if any rule changes for 2019.
Wightlink Wizards to continue next season in the Southern Development League and whenever possible their races to be integrated with the main fixture.
My First Skid goes from strength to strength providing anyone of any age or standard with opportunity to ride a speedway bike in safe surroundings and in turn provides the club with additional income.
The club is hugely indebted to the magnificent work done by all the volunteers – opportunities still exist for more helpers and the management will be pleased to have a chat with anyone who thinks they can assist.
The new National Supporters Group announced last November is now recruiting and the club would like somebody to represent the IOW. There is a tight deadline for this unpaid role that will give a voice at speedway’s top table. If you are interested or need more information please email the club and a member of the management will be in touch.