Southampton Saints

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Southampton Saints
Club information
Track address Banister Court Stadium
Southampton
Hampshire
Country England
Founded 1928
Closed 1963
Team manager Bert Croucher
Team captain Dick Bradley
Club facts
Colours Red and White stripes
Track size 333 yards (304 m)
Major team honours
National League Champions 1962
Provincial League Champions 1936
Provincial Trophy Winners 1936
Div 3 National Trophy Winners 1948

Southampton Saints were a speedway team which operated from 1928 until their closure in 1963. Their track was located at Banister Court Stadium in Southampton, Hampshire.

Southampton were one of the founder members of the first speedway league in 1929. They were National League runners up in 1961 and National League champions in 1962. The club closed in 1963 when the promoter, Charles Knott, sold the stadium to developers.[1][2]

Notable riders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hopes that speedway will one day return to city". Southern Daily Echo. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Happy memories of Southampton speedway in print". ThisIsHampshire.net. 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-14.