Newcastle Diamonds

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Newcastle Diamonds
Newcastlediamonds.png
Club information
Track addressNewcastle Stadium
Fossway
Byker
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 2XJ
Country Flag of England.svg England
Founded1929
Team manager Flag of England.svg Steve Pate
Team captain Flag of England.svg James Wright
League SGB Championship
Website newcastle-speedway.co.uk
Club facts
ColoursBlack & White
Track size300 metres (330 yd)
Track record time61.0 seconds
Track record date24 October 2010
Track record holder Flag of Denmark.svg Kenni Larsen
Current team
RiderCMA
Flag of England.svg Ben Barker 7.07
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Wethers 7.03
Flag of England.svg Max Clegg 4.98
Flag of England.svg Connor Mountain 4.95
Flag of England.svg Adam Roynon 4.00
Flag of England.svg James Wright 4.00
Flag of England.svg Archie Freeman1*
Total32.03
Major team honours
Provincial League Champions1964
National League Champions 1976, 1982, 1983
Premier League Champions 2001
National League Knockout Cup Winners1976, 1982
Premier League Knockout Cup Winners 2010
Premier Trophy Winners 2010
Premier League Playoff Winners 2010
Premier Shield Winners 2011
Supernational Winners1982, 1983
Gold Cup Winners1991, 1992
National League Fours 1976, 1982, 1983
New National League Best Pairs Winners 1975
Northern Cup1938
English Speedway Trophy1939

Newcastle Diamonds are a motorcycle speedway team who race in the SGB Championship, every Sunday night during the season (March–October) from their home at the Newcastle Stadium on the Fossway, Byker. The Stadium, previously known as Brough Park, is primarily used for greyhound racing with the speedway track built in the centre.

Contents

Facilities

The stadium has a large grandstand located on the home straight and a fully licensed bar which is located on the first floor of the grandstand providing unrestricted views of the stadium.

History

Early history

The club were inaugural members of the 1929 Speedway English Dirt Track League finishing in fourth place and then raced a single season of Northern League in 1930. The club did not race league speedway again until 1938 when they joined the National League. [1] In 1946 the team raced as Newcastle Brough and in 1949 as Newcastle Magpies. from 1952 to 1960 the team did not race in the league. [2]

1960–1990

Newcastle returned in 1961 competing in the Provincial League and later won their first major trophy, winning the 1964 Provincial Speedway League, led by Ivan Mauger who would go on to become six times World Champion. In 1967, Ole Olsen made his British debut for Newcastle and would later be a three times World Champion. [3] After competing in the British League from 1965 to 1970 the team missed four seasons (1971–1974) before returning in 1975. The following season they won the double of National League title and Knockout Cup. [4] Another double of league and cup came their way during the 1982 National League season and one year later they won their third National League title. After missing 1985 they were renamed the Newcastle Federation Specials for the 1986 season.

1991-2009

In 1992, rider Wayne Garratt died in hospital after crashing at the track, the fourth person to do so since 1946, including Chris Prime in 1978. Newcastle won their fifthe league title during the 2001 Premier League speedway season.

2010-2019

The 2010 season was a very successful campaign for the Diamonds. Although the Edinburgh Monarchs dominated the League, it was the Diamonds that took most silverware of the season by winning the Premier League Play-Offs (Against Sheffield Tigers), the Premier Trophy (against Birmingham Brummies) and the Premier League KOC (against Edinburgh Monarchs). The Diamonds also found success in the Super7even events, when the Dane Kenni Larsen won the Premier League Riders Championship to add a fourth honour to the club's successful season. Fellow Dane Rene Bach encountered further success away from the club by helping Denmark to win the under 21 world cup with a 15-point maximum, and by winning the Danish Under 21s Championship. In recognition of their achievements the team was awarded the prestigious 'Team of the Year' award by Sports North-East, shortly before the 2011 campaign commenced, ahead of the Championship League winning football side Newcastle United. [5] Robert Lambert, who rode for the Diamonds during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, was crowned both British Under 21 and European Under 19 Champion in 2017. He, alongside Steve Worrall (who rode for the Diamonds in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) represented Great Britain in the World Team Cup during the 2017 season. GB won event one at King's Lynn where both Lambert and Worrall scored 13 points each, helping the team to qualify for the World Team Cup Final in Leszno, Poland.

On 16 September 2018, Newcastle Diamonds legend Stuart Robson announced his retirement from the sport. He first rode for the Diamonds at the age of 16 in 1993. Newcastle Diamonds' celebrated their 90th anniversary season in 2019.

2006 season

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Team

Released.
Injured.

2007 season

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Team

Also Rode:

  • Flag of Scotland.svg Ross Brady

2008 season

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Team

Also Rode:

2009 season

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2009 team and statistics

Also rode:

  • Flag of Denmark.svg Casper Wortmann (Released)
  • Flag of England.svg Steve Boxall (Released)
  • Flag of England.svg Craig Branney (Released)

80th anniversary series In 2009 to commemorate the Diamonds 80th anniversary a series of 50 cigarette cards were produced by the club. Riders included:

2010 season

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Season overview: triple championsPerformance in national competitions

CompetitionResultNotes
Premier League Runners UpFinished second on 58 points. Won away at Glasgow (37-53), Newport (44-46), Redcar (40-50), Sheffield (43-47), Somerset (42-48), Stoke (42-48). Picked up one point from King's Lynn (51-45) and Workington (47-43). Won all home matches apart from Edinburgh, which they lost by 41-51.
Premier Trophy ChampionsOnly lost one match in the entire competition - Glasgow at home (43-47). Unbeaten away. Finished top of the Northern Group on 20 points. Defeated King's Lynn Stars 103-81 in the Semi-Final, and the Birmingham Brummies 104-80 in the Final to win the trophy.
Knockout Cup ChampionsBeat Scunthorpe 100-80 in Round 1, Redcar 100-80 in the Quarter Finals, Birmingham 96-85 in the Semi Finals, and Edinburgh 91-88 in the Final.
Premier League Playoffs ChampionsDefeated Birmingham 92-90 in the Semi Finals, and Sheffield 101-89 in the Final. Went on to lose to the Ipswich Witches in the promotion / relegation battle 110-76.
Premier League Riders Championship ChampionsRepresented by Kenni Larsen and Rene Bach who was awarded a wildcard spot for been the highest averaged rider, after all clubs were allocated one place. Larsen won the competition with a total of 16 points, and Bach finished 4th with 13. Scorers: Larsen (3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3), Bach (3, 3, 3, 3, 1, 0 ).
Premier League Pairs Quarter FinalistsRepresented by Mark Lemon and Kenni Larsen. Eliminated on 20 points, the same as Somerset who advanced to the semi final, as they had previously won the Somerset vs Newcastle Heat 6-3. Scorers: Larsen (4, EF, 3, 3), Lemon (3, 3, 0, 4).
Premier League Fours Semi FinalistsRepresented by Mark Lemon, Kenni Larsen, Rene Bach, Jason King, and reserve Dakota North. Finished third in Group A. Scorers: Larsen (3, 1) Lemon (3, 3) Bach (EF, EF) King (1, 1) North (DNR).

2010 team and statisticsGreensheet averages The following averages take into account league and trophy matches only, excluding playoffs, semi-finals, and finals. These averages are used for team building purposes and riding order.

RiderMHARP20092010+/-
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenni Larsen 2815131293128.109.67+1.57
Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Sneddon 3417171421874.955.27+0.28
Flag of England.svg Jason King 2913161221777.085.80-1.28
Flag of Denmark.svg Rene Bach 3016141443257.029.03+2.01
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Lemon3317161593578.098.98+0.89
Flag of Scotland.svg Adam McKinna21111080503.373.00-0.37
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dakota North3217151591853.004.65+1.65
Also Rode
Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Andersen 271215123723.003.00-

Note: British riders have 2.5% reduction on their 2010 averages.
Also Rode:
Released., Cruz Roja.svg Injured.

All match averages The following averages take into account all matches including Knockout Cup and Playoffs.

RiderMRPTSBPTOTCMA
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenni Larsen H241153001031010.78
A2210122372309.11
462165231754010.00
Flag of Scotland.svg Derek SneddonH26112158331916.82
A25108103181214.48
51220261513125.67
Flag of England.svg Jason King H1773130221528.33
A208398121105.30
37156228342626.72
Flag of Denmark.svg Rene Bach H251172822130310.36
A2210521282208.38
47222494295239.42
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark LemonH231112821529710.70
A2311021382218.04
46221495235189.38
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dakota NorthH23111155231786.41
A22114114121264.42
45225269353045.40
Flag of Scotland.svg Adam McKinnaH17765914733.84
A16643210422.63
3814091241153.29
Also Rode
Flag of Denmark.svg Anders AndersenH730213243.20
A833133161.94
1563346402.54

Number of maximums

RiderH/FH/PA/FA/PTOTNear Maxima
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenni Larsen 842146 (3H, 3A)
Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Sneddon 110
Flag of England.svg Jason King 110
Flag of Denmark.svg Rene Bach 2683 (3H)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Lemon2231816 (14H, 2A)
Flag of Scotland.svg Adam McKinna00
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dakota North110
Also Rode
Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Andersen00

H/F: Full Home, H/P Paid Home, A/F Full Away, P/A Paid Away.Near Maximum: When the rider only dropped a single point from their rides.

Fastest times The following are the riders fastest times around the Brough Park track.

RiderTDate
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenni Larsen 61.024/10/10
Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Sneddon 63.522/08/10
Flag of England.svg Jason King 62.905/04/10
Flag of Denmark.svg Rene Bach 61.924/10/10
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Lemon62.513/06/10
Flag of Scotland.svg Adam McKinna66.321/03/10
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dakota North63.730/08/10
Also Rode
Flag of Denmark.svg Anders Andersen65.120/06/10
Fastest Visitor
Flag of Scotland.svg Andrew Tully61.508/08/10

Note: Kenni Larsen set the current track record as 61.0 on 24/10/10.

2011 season

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Season overviewPerformance in national competitions

CompetitionResultNotes
Premier League 12th46 points.
Knockout Cup Semi FinalistsBeat Rye House (89-77) in Round 1. Beat Somerset (97-83) in Quarter Final. Lost to Glasgow (93-87) in the Semi Final.
Premier Shield ChampionsInaugural champions, defeating the previous seasons league winners, Edinburgh Monarchs 94-89 on aggregate.
Premier League Riders Championship 11thRepresented by Mark Lemon (1, 1, 0, 2, 1) = 5.
Premier League Pairs Quarter FinalistsRepresented by Derek Sneddon (for Mark Lemon Cruz Roja.svg ) and Stuart Robson. Eliminated on 17 points, finished 3rd in Group A. Scorers: Sneddon (3, 0, 0, 0), Robson (2, 4, 4, 4).
Premier League Fours Qualified / WithdrewQualified for the competition, however had to withdraw due to rider injuries.

2011 team and statistics

RiderMHARP20112010+/-
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Lemon Cruz Roja.svg 9.18
Flag of Scotland.svg Derek Sneddon 5.47
Flag of England.svg Joe Haines5.30
Flag of Denmark.svg Rene Bach 8.75
Flag of Denmark.svg Claes Nedermark6.26
Flag of England.svg Kyle Newman4.02
Flag of England.svg Richie Worrall3.22
Also Rode
Flag of England.svg Stuart Robson Cruz Roja.svg 8.85
Flag of England.svg Jason King Cruz Roja.svg 5.07
Flag of Slovenia.svg Matej Ferjan7.00
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lubos Tomicek 4.70

Note: British riders have 2.5% reduction on their 2010 averages.
Also Rode:
Released., Cruz Roja.svg Injured., Ferjan died on 22 May 2011. [6]

2011 fixtures / results

DateMatchCompRes.PTop ScorerNotes / Guests / Injuries
Team Change: Signed Lubos Tomicek for King Cruz Roja.svg
19 March Berwick Bandits vs Newcastle DiamondsTTW43-50-M. Lemon 15 (5)
20 MarchNewcastle Diamonds vs Berwick Bandits TTW49-44-M. Lemon 14 (5)Won Tyne/Tweed Trophy, Agg. 94-92
25 March Edinburgh Monarchs vs Newcastle DiamondsPS44-46-S. Robson 13 (5)
27 MarchNewcastle Diamonds vs Redcar Bears CHAL45-44-S. Robson 13+1 (5)
1 Apr Scunthorpe Scorpions vs Newcastle DiamondsPL47-421M. Lemon 12 (5)
S. Robson 11+1 (5)
2 April Rye House Rockets vs Newcastle DiamondsPL44-463M. Lemon 12 (5)
3 AprilNewcastle Diamonds vs Edinburgh Monarchs PS48-45-S. Robson 14 (5)Won Premier Shield, Agg. 94-89.
10 AprilNewcastle Diamonds vs Rye House Rockets PL50-433M. Lemon 13 (5)Bach Cruz Roja.svg Broken tibia and fibula in right leg, [7] possible further injuries to ribs and collarbone. [8]
Newman Cruz Roja.svg Wrist. [9]
14 April Redcar Bears vs Newcastle DiamondsCHAL57-33-M. Lemon 13 (6)r/r for Bach returned 6 points.
Adam McKinna for Newman - 1 point.
16 April Leicester Lions v Newcastle DiamondsPL52-430S. Robson 12+1 (5)Kevin Doolan for Bach - 11 points.
17 AprilNewcastle Diamonds v Leicester Lions PL50-403M. Lemon 15 (5)Andrew Tully for Bach - 6+3 points.
Adam McKinna for Newman (World U21s) - 1+1 points.
Team Change: Matej Ferjan for Bach Cruz Roja.svg . [10]
Team Change: Claes Nedermark for Tomicek (released). [11]
24 April Glasgow Tigers v Newcastle DiamondsPL50-430M. Lemon 14 (5)Worrall Cruz Roja.svg . Withdrew after 1 ride.
25 AprilNewcastle Diamonds v Glasgow Tigers PL41-490R. Worrall 10+4 (7)Lemon Cruz Roja.svg . Double break in collarbone. [12]
29 April Somerset Rebels v Newcastle DiamondsPL53-430S. Robson 11+2 (5)Sergey Darkin for Lemon - 6+1 points.
1 MayNewcastle Diamonds v Sheffield Tigers PL49-442S. Robson 18 (5)Kevin Doolan for Lemon - 9+1 points.
14 May Rye House Rockets v Newcastle DiamondsPLKOC39-39-S. Robson 11 (4)Leigh Lanham for Lemon - 9 points.
Ferjan r/r (Hungarian Championship) - 4 points.
Abandoned after Heat 13 (rain).
15 MayNewcastle Diamonds v Rye House Rockets PLKOC50-38-S. Robson 10+3 (5)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 8+1 points.
Team Change: Jason King for Ferjan (died).
29 MayNewcastle Diamonds v Redcar Bears PL42-470S. Robson 11 (5)Mark Lemon returned from injury. Jason King returned for his first match since August 2010.
5 JuneNewcastle Diamonds v Somerset Rebels PL48-452S. Robson 14 (5)
16 June Sheffield Tigers v Newcastle DiamondsPL52-390S. Robson 11+1 (5)Lee Complin for Lemon - 7+1 points.
19 JuneNewcastle Diamonds v Plymouth Devils PL52-403C. Nedermark 11+2 (5)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 6 points.
23 June Ipswich Witches v Newcastle DiamondsPL47-441S. Robson 17 (5)Leigh Lanham for Lemon - 8 points.
1 July Edinburgh Monarchs v Newcastle DiamondsPL53-390S. Robson 13 (5)James Grieves for Lemon - 9 points.
2 July Workington Comets v Newcastle DiamondsPL51-420K. Newman 17+1 (7)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 10 points.
Robson Cruz Roja.svg withdrew after one ride.
3 JulyNewcastle Diamonds v Scunthorpe Scorpions PL49-452C. Nedermark 14 (6)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 12+1 points.
r/r for Robson - 9 points.
7 July Redcar Bears v Newcastle DiamondsPL59-340D. Howe 15 (6)David Howe for Lemon - 15 points.
r/r for Robson - 10 points.
King Cruz Roja.svg .
10 JulyNewcastle Diamonds v Edinburgh Monarchs PL52-433J. Lyons 15 (5)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 15 points.
Aaron Summers for Robson - 11+1 points.
r/r for King - 7 points.
16 July Newport Wasps v Newcastle DiamondsPL48-421S. Robson 10+1 (5)Cory Gathercole for Lemon - 7 points.
r/r for King - 7+2 points.
22 July Somerset Rebels v Newcastle DiamondsPLKOC46-44-K. Newman 15+2 (7)David Howe for Lemon - 3+1 points.
r/r for King - 7+2 points.
24 JulyNewcastle Diamonds V Somerset Rebels PLKOC53-37-K. Newman 15+2 (7)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 4+2 points.
r/r for King - 9+2 points.
Sneddon Cruz Roja.svg - withdrew after 2 rides.
30 July Berwick Bandits v Newcastle DiamondsPL49-431J. Lyons 14 (5)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 14 points.
Thomas Jorgensen for Sneddon - 2 points
r/r for King - 4 points.
31 JulyNewcastle Diamonds v Workington Comets PL54-393K. Newman 12+2 (7)Jason Lyons for Lemon - 10+1 points.
Jan Graversen for Sneddon - 4+1 points
r/r for King - 6 points.
Robson Cruz Roja.svg - punctured lung and broken ribs. [13]
Nedermark Cruz Roja.svg - knees. [13]
Entire top five of the team injured.
Team Change: Rene Bach to return from injury
Team Change: Joe Haines signed for King. [14]

Note: Top scorer in italics, indicates a full or paid maximum.
Fixtures: TTW: Tyne/Tweed Trophy, CHAL: Challenge, PS: Premier Shield, PL: Premier League
Coloring: Green: Won, Red: Lost, Yellow: Draw, Blue: Lost, but still gained league points (PL matches only)

2018 season

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Personnel

  • George English, Andrew Dalby & Martin Phillips (club owners)
  • George English & Martin Phillips (club promoters)
  • Boiler Technical Services (team sponsor)

Performance in national competitions

CompetitionResultNotes
Tyne/Tweed TrophyWonNewcastle 102 Berwick 78
Championship Four Team TournamentOut in group stage10th in Qualifiers, 7 points
Championship Pairsn/aDid not qualify
Championship (League) 8th out of 11
Championship Shield (Cup)Out in group stage3rd in Group 9 points from 6 meetings
Championship Knock Out CupOut in quarter final
Championship Riders ChampionshipOut in qualifying stageTero Aarnio Represented Newcastle

9 Points

Team and statistics Averages below are green sheet averages based on BSPA (as at 1 October 2018):

RiderFinal 2018 AveStarting 2018 Average+/-
Flag of England.svg Stuart Robson 6.437.02-
Flag of Sweden.svg Ludvig Lindgren 6.477.21-
Flag of England.svg Ashley Morris 5.584.88+
Flag of Finland.svg Tero Aarnio 6.835.02+
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Matej Kus 5.637.64-
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Wethers5.785.65+
Flag of England.svg Carl Wilkinson 3.964.97-
Also Rode
Flag of England.svg Lewis Rose 6.256.49-
FormRiders Form over their last 6 matches
RiderMRPBGS Ave.CMAIst2nd3rd4thREx.
1Tero Aarnio6325937.387.757174112
2 Stuart Robson 6284626.576.866812200
3Ludvig Lindgren6284135.866.29873640
4Matej Kus6253625.766.08585610
5Matthew Wethers63752115.626.817815511
6Ashley Morris6293074.145.102612621
7Carl Wilkinson6312042.583.1022101061

2019 season

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The full team was confirmed on 22 December 2018 with only Matthew Wethers retained from the 2018 season. Thomas Jorgensen joined the Diamonds following 2018 with neighbours and rivals Redcar Bears. Danny Phillips was on loan from the Diamonds at Scunthorpe during 2018. Max Clegg travelled south from Edinburgh Monarchs, while Steve Worrall and Simon Lambert were late additions to the team from Workington. Finally, Lasse Bjerre, younger brother of Newcastle legend Kenneth Bjerre who started his British career with the Diamonds in the early 2000s before going on to star in the Speedway Grand Prix series, was on the team.

Personnel

  • George English, Andrew Dalby & Martin Phillips (club owners)
  • George English & Martin Phillips (club promoters)
  • Technical Services (team sponsor)

Team and statistics Averages below are based on BSPA (as at March 2019):

RiderMHARPCurrent 2019 Ave2019 Starting Ave+/-
Flag of England.svg Steve Worrall7.97
Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Jorgensen7.66
Flag of Denmark.svg Lasse Bjerre7.08
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Wethers5.78
Flag of England.svg Simon Lambert4.18
Flag of England.svg Max Clegg3.17
Flag of England.svg Danny Phillips2.00

‡ Released, Cruz Roja.svg Injured

2020 season

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The 2020 SGB Championship season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Newcastle entered a junior team, named the Newcastle Gems to compete in the National Development League National Trophy competition.

2021 season

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Personnel

  • Robert Grant Jnr (club owner)
  • Robert Grant Jnr & Dave Tattum (club promoters)
  • Grant's Event Catering (team sponsor)

Team and statistics Averages below are based on BSPA (as at July 2021):

RiderMHARPCurrent 2021 Ave
Flag of England.svg Ben Barker 7.07
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Wethers 7.03
Flag of England.svg Max Clegg 4.98
Flag of England.svg Connor Mountain 4.95
Flag of England.svg Adam Roynon 4.00
Flag of England.svg James Wright 4.00
Flag of England.svg Archie Freeman1*

Season summary

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Year and leaguePositionNotes
1929 Speedway English Dirt Track League 4th
1930 Speedway Northern League 9th
1938 Speedway National League Division Two 6th
1939 Speedway National League Division Two 1st++when league was suspended
1946 Speedway Northern League 5th
1947 Speedway National League Division Two 5th
1948 Speedway National League Division Two 7th
1949 Speedway National League Division Two 10th
1950 Speedway National League Division Two 13th
1951 Speedway National League Division Two 16th
1961 Provincial Speedway League 11th
1962 Provincial Speedway League 9th
1963 Provincial Speedway League 6th
1964 Provincial Speedway League 1stchampions
1965 British League season 12th
1966 British League season 5th
1967 British League season 10th
1968 British League season 5th
1969 British League season 13th
1970 British League season 17th
1975 New National League season 2nd
1976 National League season 1stchampions & Knockout Cup winners
1977 National League season 6th
1978 National League season 2nd
1979 National League season 6th
1980 National League season 2nd
1981 National League season 3rd
1982 National League season 1stchampions & Knockout Cup winners
1983 National League season 1stchampions
1984 British League season 16th
1986 National League season 19th
1987 National League season 11th
1989 National League season 15th
1990 National League season 12th
1991 British League Division Two season 3rd
1992 British League Division Two season 4th
1993 British League Division Two season 6th
1994 British League Division Two season 7th
1997 Premier League speedway season 4th
1998 Premier League speedway season 10th
1999 Premier League speedway season 5th
2000 Premier League speedway season 8th
2001 Premier League speedway season 1stchampions
2002 Premier League speedway season 2nd
2003 Premier League speedway season 11th
2004 Premier League speedway season 15th
2005 Premier League speedway season 8th
2006 Premier League speedway season 9th
2007 Premier League speedway season 10th
2008 Premier League speedway season 14th
2009 Premier League speedway season 3rd
2010 Premier League speedway season 2ndPO Champions & Knockout Cup
2011 Premier League speedway season 12th
2012 Premier League speedway season 1stPO elimination & Knockout Cup
2013 Premier League speedway season 3rd
2014 Premier League speedway season 8th
2015 Premier League speedway season 9th
2016 Premier League speedway season 3rd
SGB Championship 2017 7th
SGB Championship 2018 8th
SGB Championship 2019 10th
SGB Championship 2021 tbc

Season summary (juniors)

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Year and leaguePositionNotes
2002 Speedway Conference League 8thGems
2003 Speedway Conference League 7thGems
2004 Speedway Conference League 11thGems
2021 National Development League speedway season N/Awithdrew, results expunged

Club honours

Team honours

19 Titles

Individual honours

Regional honour

Notable Newcastle riders

Highest averaged rider

Rider of the Year

As nominated by supporters:

Hall of fame riders/managers

There are currently three inductees in the Diamonds hall of fame: [16]

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Kyle Newman is an English speedway rider.

References

  1. "BRITISH LEAGUE TABLES - PRE-WAR ERA (1929-1939)". Official British Speedway website. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  2. "Year by Year". Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  3. Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN   0-7524-2402-5
  4. Rogers, Martin (1978). The Illustrated History of Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. p. 129. ISBN   0-904584-45-3.
  5. 1 2 http://www.worldspeedway.com/artman/publish/article_14972.shtml
  6. "MATEJ FERJAN - British Speedway Official Website".
  7. "Double fracture horror for starlet Rene Bach". 12 April 2011.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. "Injured Kyle Newman out of big final". 14 April 2011.
  10. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. http://www.newcastlediamonds.co/news/110425b.html
  13. 1 2 http://www.newcastlediamonds.co/news/110803.html
  14. http://newcastlediamonds.co/news/110805.html
  15. Bamford, R.(2004). Speedway Yearbook 2004. ISBN   0-7524-2955-8
  16. "Diamonds complete a magnificent trophy treble". November 2010.