A busy weekend on the Island next week, but nothing to do with speedway! In fact one of the major reasons that speedway survives on the Island is their ‘Premier Clubhouse’ which is available for the public to hire out for functions all through the year which brings an income in for the club.
The Wightlink Islanders commercial manager Roy Spearman said, “I am organising a Wedding & Party Fair at Smallbrook on Sunday 23rd October 2011 from 11.00am to 4.00pm for the club. Although not strictly speedway, if this project succeeds it’ll get the Premier booked out for most of next year for weddings and parties which can only help the clubs finances in the long run!”
Making the residents of the Island aware of the facilities available at Smallbrook is no mean feat, in fact many people are unaware that speedway exists which is a major problem all over the UK. “It’s quite amazing the number of people I’ve spoken to who didn’t know we hire the hall and bar for parties, etc.” added Spearman.
On Tuesday 18th October there is a Fun Quiz Night at the Clubhouse, start time 8.00pm, entrance fee £2 per person. Then the day before the Wedding & Party Fair the Wightlink Islanders hold their End of Season Presentation Night at the Clubhouse on Saturday 22nd October, start time 7.30pm until 11.30pm with entrance fee of £6 per adult; £4 for 5-15 years; under 5′s are free.
With the Islanders season now over, several of the riders are still keeping active in the last weeks of the season with Paul Starke and Rob Smith due to take part in the Bernie Klatt Memorial meeting at Mildenhall, Starke also rode at Somerset last Friday for Weymouth in a second half challenge against Exeter and Gary Cottham was booked to ride for Plymouth at Workington which ended up being called off.