Bees presence on track for 2017 season described as 'great boost to the area' by MP - The Rugby Observer

Bees presence on track for 2017 season described as 'great boost to the area' by MP

SUPPORT was shown to Coventry Stadium in Parliament last week as Mark Pawsey MP attended the annual Parliamentary Speedway reception in Westminster.

Hundreds of representatives from clubs across the country attended the event which has been hosted in the capital for the past four years.

The reception celebrated the success of the sport and a number of accolades were also presented to those involved in the sport for their achievements throughout the year.

Also in attendance was Binley Councillor and former Coventry Bees racer Coun Tony Gillias and current Bees owner Mick Horton – who earlier this year negotiated a one-year deal to bring speedway back into the borough for another season.

Mr Pawsey said: “It was great to see speedway being supported in parliament by so many MPs, many of whom have tracks in their constituency which are vital community assets.

“I was very pleased to be able to join Mick Horton and Coun Gillias at the reception to show my support for our local team and their home at Brandon Stadium.”

“Speedway is a real community sport and it is not unusual to see three generations of families watching the racing from the terraces.

“The news earlier this year that Coventry Bees would be able to remain at Brandon Stadium for the coming season is a great boost for the area.”


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