Eastbourne Eagles

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Eastbourne Eagles
Eastbourne Eagles Logo, 2019.jpg
Club information
Track addressArlington Stadium
Arlington
Hailsham
Sussex
BN27 1RN
Nr. Eastbourne
CountryEngland England
Founded1929
Team managerTrevor Geer and Will Pottinger
Team captainEdward Kennett
LeagueSGB Championship
Websitewww.eastbourne-speedway.com
Club facts
ColoursBlue & Yellow
Track size275 metres (301 yd)
Track record time54.9 seconds
Track record date18 April 2008
Track record holderJason Crump
Chris Holder
Current team
Rider CMA
England Edward Kennett 8.62
England Richard Lawson 8.32
England Lewis Kerr 7.53
England Kyle Newman 5.16
England Georgie Wood 3.77
England Alfie Bowtell 3.10
England Jason Edwards 2.00
Total 38.5
Major team honours
Premier League champions1995
Elite League Champions2000
British League Div 2 Champions1971
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 Winner1994
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 who compete in the British SGB Championship, having competed in the Elite League until 2014 and the National League from 2015 until 2018. They became Elite League Champions in 2000. They were also Elite League Knockout Cup winners in 2002[1] and again in 2008.[2] Speedway was initially introduced to Eastbourne in 1929.[3]

Riders[edit]

2012 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi 7.56
2 Sweden Simon Gustafsson 6.44
3 Finland Timo Lahti 6.22
4 England Lewis Bridger 6.11
5 Australia Cameron Woodward 5.80
6 Czech Republic Lukáš Dryml 5.71
7 Russia Denis Gizatullin 4.48

2013 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 Denmark Bjarne Pedersen 8.12
2 Australia Cameron Woodward 6.34
3 Czech Republic Lukáš Dryml 5.70
4 Sweden Kim Nilsson 5.18
5 Sweden Simon Gustafsson 5.17
6 Denmark Mikkel Michelsen 5.00
7 Finland Timo Lahti 4.80

2014 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 Denmark Bjarne Pedersen 7.38
2 Australia Cameron Woodward 6.32
3 Finland Joonas Kylmäkorpi 6.33
4 Denmark Mikkel Michelsen 6.02
5 Finland Timo Lahti 5.45
6 England Lewis Blackbird 3.00
7 England Danny Halsey 3.00

2015 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 New Zealand Bradley Wilson-Dean 9.83
2 England Ben Hopwood 8.00
3 England Marc Owen 7.25
4 Germany Daniel Spiller 6.63
5 England Georgie Wood 5.90
6 England Richard Andrews 5.18
7 England Kelsey Dugard 4.49

2016 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 England Adam Ellis 10.98
2 England Jake Knight 8.53
3 England Ellis Perks 8.25
4 England Georgie Wood 7.62
5 England Gary Cottham 4.70
6 England Charley Powell 4.05
7 England Luke Harris 3.95

2017 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 England Josh Bailey 8.87
2 England Jake Knight 8.83
3 England Georgie Wood 7.61
4 England Tom Brennan 7.21
5 England Charley Powell 5.62
6 England Mattie Bates 5.18
7 England Charlie Saunders 3.00
Also Rode England Kelsey Dugard [a] 3.50
England Connor Coles [a] 6.75
England Matt Saul [b] 3.00
England Mark Baseby [c] 8.65

2018 Team[edit]

No. Rider Average
1 England Georgie Wood 9.28
2 England Mark Baseby 8.79
3 England Tom Brennan 8.41
4 England Jason Edwards 6.73
5 Germany Ethan Spiller 5.30
6 England Charley Powell 5.00
7 England Charlie Brooks 4.53
Also Rode England Kelsey Dugard [d] 3.35

Notable former riders[edit]

1976 Eagles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelsey Dugard and Connor Coles were replaced in the team by Matt Saul and Jake Knight on 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ Matt Saul was replaced in the team by Charlie Saunders on 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ Mark Baseby was replaced in the team by Josh Bailey on 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ Kelsey Dugard was replaced in the team by Ethan Spiller on 27 July 2018.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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