Hammers extend Seagulls Sponsorship

The Hammers are delighted to confirm that the club has extended its sponsorship with Eastbourne Speedway, to include their recently launched National Development League team, which will run with the same Seagulls name as the more junior MSDL level team.

With both teams partnered by the “Save Thurrock Hammers Speedway” campaign, Eastbourne director, Ian Jordan, said:

“The Seagulls branding of the NDL team will both further support and publicise the Thurrock Hammers campaign and also act as a clear indication of our determination and plan to be at the forefront of the development of young British riders, from youth to junior, to development and then hopefully to the Club’s flagship Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles professional Championship-level team.

Eastbourne have begun revealing the names of the NDL team which has begun today with Jake Knight being named No 1.

Hammers Director Ian Smalley commented,

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with the Seagulls. The NDL provides another platform to spread the message of our campaign to return speedway to Thurrock.

Along with providing new opportunities to engage with additional clubs and riders across the NDL, it also maintains our ethos of helping to provide track time and support for younger riders.

There are plans also to reintroduce NDL / Junior level “second-half racing” with four or five additional individual races planned after Championship League meetings at Arlington; with a season-long competition featuring some of the Club and sport’s brightest young prospects, in “Junior Dash” races.