Hackney Kestrels

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Hackney Kestrels
Club information
Track address Hackney Wick Stadium
Waterden Road
Country England
Founded 1984
Closed 1990
Team captain Barry Thomas
Club facts
Colours Blue, White and Red
Track size 345 yards (315 m)
Major team honours
National League Champions 1988
National League KO Cup 1984, 1988

The Hackney Kestrels were a Speedway team which operated from 1984 until their closure in 1990 when the Crayford Kestrels transferred the promotion to Hackney.[1]

In 1988 the Kestrels won the League Championship, winning twenty-six of their thirty league matches. The Kestrels also won the Knockout Cup, beating the Wimbledon Dons on aggregate in the final.[2][3]

Notable riders[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ Fenn, C.(2003). Hackney Speedway, Friday at Eight. ISBN 0-7524-2737-7
  3. ^ Jacobs, N. Speedway in London. ISBN 0-7524-2221-9