CLUB STATEMENT

Tuesday October 10, 2017
WE are approaching the end of a hectic season, one which has placed great demand on both the business and private lives of the club management.

Every effort has been made to promote both Leicester and Sheffield in a positive, professional manner.

It must be pointed out that Leicester were on the brink of closure before we were able to negotiate a satisfactory arrangement with British Speedway Chairman Keith Chapman to take over the club.

Similarly at Sheffield four years ago, had we not taken over as part of a consortium at the time the sport would have been lost to the city.
We are proud and honoured to have played our part in keeping the sport alive at both clubs.

Every hour of every day has been spent channeling our efforts into positive promotion and increasing crowd levels at both clubs despite a torrent of negativity around the sport.

This has been at great expense both financially and privately, with valuable family time in our private lives sacrificed for the benefit of Leicester and Sheffield Speedway clubs.

However, over the last 24 hours we have had to deal with shocking abuse via email and direct messages on social media and we are not prepared to put up with this.

We understand the delicate situation we have been in with the promotion / relegation issue and we have put together both teams in an attempt to provide the best sporting spectacle possible.

The foul language, abuse and shocking allegations made against us are not acceptable and we will now take stock of the season in a much different light.

We would remind the trolls and keyboard warriors to be extremely careful what you wish for. Without us, two clubs would have been defunct.

Club Management - Leicester Lions and Sheffield Tigers Speedway.



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