Eastbourne Eagles

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Eastbourne Eagles
Eastbourne Eagles Logo, 2020.png
Club information
Track addressArlington Stadium
Arlington
Hailsham
Sussex
BN27 1RN
Nr. Eastbourne
Country Flag of England.svg England
Founded1929
Team manager Trevor Geer and Will Pottinger
Team captain Lewis Kerr
League SGB Championship
Website www.eastbourne-speedway.com
Club facts
ColoursBlue & Yellow
Track size275 metres (301 yd)
Track record time54.9 seconds
Track record date18 April 2008
Track record holder Jason Crump
Chris Holder
Current team
RiderCMA
Flag of England.svg Edward Kennett 8.40
Flag of England.svg Richard Lawson 8.11
Flag of England.svg Lewis Kerr 7.34
Flag of England.svg Tom Brennan 5.90
Flag of England.svg Kyle Newman 5.03
Flag of England.svg Drew Kemp 3.49
Flag of England.svg Jason Edwards 2.00
Total40.27
Major team honours
Premier League champions1995
Elite League Champions 2000
British League Div 2 Champions 1971
National League Champions (Div 2) 1977, 1986, 1987
National League Champions (Div 3) 1947, 2018
Elite League KO Cup Winner1997, 2002, 2008
British League KO Cup Winner 1994
National League KO Cup (Div 2) 1975, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987
National League KO Cup (Div 3) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
National League Gold Cup2015
National Trophy2015

The Eastbourne Eagles are a British speedway team, based near Eastbourne, England, that race in the SGB Championship. The club also runs a second team, called the Eastbourne Seagulls, who compete in the National League.

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History

1976 Eagles Eastbourne Eagles.jpg
1976 Eagles

Speedway was initially introduced to Eastbourne in 1929. [1] They became Elite League Champions in 2000. They were Elite League Knockout Cup winners in 2002 [2] and again in 2008. [3]

As of the 2020 season, the Eagles compete in the British SGB Championship, having competed in the Elite League until 2014 and the National League from 2015 until 2018.

Riders

2019 team

Previous seasons

Extended content

2018 team

2017 team

2016 team

2015 team

  • Flag of New Zealand.svg Bradley Wilson-Dean
  • Flag of England.svg Ben Hopwood
  • Flag of England.svg Marc Owen
  • Flag of Germany.svg Daniel Spiller
  • Flag of England.svg Georgie Wood
  • Flag of England.svg Richard Andrews
  • Flag of England.svg Kelsey Dugard

2014 team

2013 team

2012 team

Notes

  1. Tom Brennan was replaced in the team by Kyle Newman on 21 May 2019.
  2. Ben Morley was replaced in the team by Jason Edwards on 16 July 2019.
  3. Kelsey Dugard was replaced in the team by Ethan Spiller on 27 July 2018.
  4. 1 2 Kelsey Dugard and Connor Coles were replaced in the team by Matt Saul and Jake Knight on 2 June 2017.
  5. Matt Saul was replaced in the team by Charlie Saunders on 3 August 2017.
  6. Mark Baseby was replaced in the team by Josh Bailey on 23 August 2017.

Notable former riders

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References

  1. Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN   0-7524-2210-3
  2. Bamford, Robert (January 2004). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2004. NPI Media Group. ISBN   0-7524-2915-9.
  3. "Eagles seal KO Cup shock". Skysports. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2008.