The HSST Interim Board are delighted to
read the press release regarding the possibility of the Heathens returning to
Monmore Green in 2016.
We sincerely hope this possible good news will be confirmed soon.
The TRUST look forward to the possibility of supporting our Promotion in it’s
AIM of securing a permanent home for The Heathens back home in the Black
HEATHENS SPEEDWAY SUPPORTERS
Last night our members were asked to vote on what they felt was the best course of action for the TRUST to take given the uncertain future of the Club.
As a result of the vote the TRUST will not be actively pursuing the possible purchase of Cradley Heath Speedway immediately. But, we will continue to work tirelessly to secure the long term future of our Club. If no one purchases the Club immediately we want to put ourselves in a po...sition where we are able to do so ASAP. To do this we will need the support of all Cradley fans. The Aims of the TRUST remain the same, which is to find a permanent home for Cradley Heath Speedway back in the Black Country.
Thank you to all our members for attending last night. A more detailed account will be sent out to our membership within the next 24 hours.
HEATHENS SPEEDWAY SUPPORTERS
TRUST IS NOW A REALITY
The interim Board of Heathens speedway
supporters Trust are delighted to announce the Financial Conduct Authority has
approved the application to register the organisation. Cradley Heath speedway
Supporters Society Ltd (T/A Heathens Speedway Supporters Trust) is now a reality
and can begin activity including raising funds towards its aims.
We will release further information in
due course to ensure fans are fully informed.
Efforts now turn to the official launch event at the Ex Servicemans Club, Spring
Meadow, Old Hill on September 19th which will be an all day and evening event,
please look out for further details in local media.
If anyone wishes to contact us regarding
Trust matters or sponsorship please do so via our e-mail:
See Supporters Direct website:-
Heathens supporters will be
putting their speedway knowledge on the line this evening when HSSC host
'A Question of Speedway' at Cradley Heath Liberal Club.
personalities are now expected to be in attendance for the event, which
takes place at 8.30pm following the supporters club AGM. Alan Grahame,
Adam Roynon, Colin Pratt, Bruce Cribb, Will Pottinger and Mark Robinson
are all confirmed.
Entrance is £2 for
non-members or free for HSSC members who are attending the prior
A QUESTION OF SPEEDWAY
Cradley Speedway fans have the
chance to put their knowledge to the test later this month when the Heathens
Supporters Club present ‘A Question of Speedway’.
Based on the popular TV show, A Question of Sport, the speedway-version of the
quiz will be held at Cradley Heath Liberal Club on Wednesday 18 February.
Several former Heathens riders are expected to be in attendance or taking part,
with names soon to be confirmed.
The event will follow the HSSC AGM, which takes place earlier in the evening,
and all existing members should have received notification of this meeting by
now. Admission to the quiz will be free to all HSSC members. Any other
supporters wishing to attend ‘A Question of Speedway’ should arrive from 8pm for
an 8:30pm start. Admission is £2 for non-members, which will include membership
of the supporters club for the forthcoming year.
ENERGY BOOST FOR HEATHENS
Heathens Speedway Supporters Club
has linked up with Co-operative Energy in a fundraising deal which could also
save supporters money on home fuel bills.
The energy company have launched a new tariff called ‘Fair and Square March
2016’ with potential savings for Cradley supporters on gas and electricity
A free £5 voucher, redeemable in any co-operative store or other business, is
available for any supporter getting a quote for gas and electricity from Co-op
Energy. If you decide to switch your gas and electricity provider, you will
receive a further £25 worth of vouchers with the supporters club also
The supporters club are forging ahead with plans to become speedway’s first
Supporters Trust and are keen to create links with local business and community
groups. The Co-operative, whose call centre is based in the Black Country in
Walsall, are equally keen to support and help local people get the best deal.
To compare your current energy costs, visit
www.cooperativeenergy.coop/sports or quote ‘sports’ when calling to switch.
HEATHENS PROPOSE FIRST SPEEDWAY SUPPORTERS
Cradley Heathens fans are putting forward
proposals to form the first ever Supporters Trust in the sport of speedway
in a bid to help the famous club.
With plans now in place to keep the Cradley
team racing on track in 2015, using Perry Barr as a home venue, the renowned
Heathens fans have been galvanised into trying to secure the long term
future of the club. Following several recent preliminary meetings, the
current Cradley Heath supporters groups have agreed to merge into one
organisation in order to strengthen all future backing.
The ultimate intention is to form a
Supporters’ Trust, along the lines of many football and rugby clubs, under
the umbrella administration of ‘Supporters Direct’. Individual trusts exist
as formal, democratic and not-for-profit organisations of fans who attempt
to strengthen the influence and assistance of the running of the club they
support. Around 150 supporters’ trusts are now in operation in the UK, the
majority of which are affiliated to football clubs, while the Heathens
proposal would see the Black Country fans form the first ever of its kind in
An open public meeting has now been
arranged for Tuesday 9th
December (7:30pm) at Cradley Heath Liberal Club
where all fans are invited to hear from the Trust
Steering Committee. A question and answer session will take place as
well as a vote on the proposals.
HEATHENS SUPPORTERS TRUSTING IN FUTURE
|Cradley’s supporters club, HSSC (Heathens
Speedway Supporters Club), last night outlined new proposals to
resurrect the organisation after a year off, with ambitious plans in
both the long and short term.
An EGM was held at Cradley Heath Liberal Club where the existing HSSC
committee were joined by an additional working party of fans to discuss
strategies for moving the club forward. Chairman, Andy Minshall,
explained the reasons why the hard-working committee had felt the need
for a sabbatical during 2014, before adding that the shock news about
losing the use of Monmore Green stadium for racing had galvanised
supporters once again. Prior to last night’s meeting of HSSC members,
initial discussions were held with the Heathens promotion and management
to seek approval and support. A willingness to work together was
established which has opened the door for the next stage of meetings.
The main points are as follows:
|Short Term Aims:
- Support the management and make 2015 a success at Perry Barr
- Assist and ensure that Perry Barr is ready for the 2015 season
- Assist on racenights (should it be required) for example turnstyle
operatives, programme sellers,
- Continue to help promote the club at various external events
- Continue to organise fund-raising activities including the 50/50
- Assist with organisation of coach travel to Perry Barr and away venues
Long Term Aims:
- A further goal
was the proposal to turn HSSC into a supporters trust, following in the
footsteps of several high-profile football supporters clubs. It is
believed that such a move would create greater recognition and improve
the chance of supporting the club towards the return to a permanent home
in the local area. The committee and working party acknowledged that a
lot of work would be ahead to make such a dream into a reality and that
the first steps would be to gain the backing of all fans in order to
make the project a success. Every Heathens fan can play a part in
helping to make it happen. There are various requirements and conditions
of Supporters Direct to be met in order to gain Trust status. This may
then allow funds to be raised which could be used for a share of a piece
of land, ensuring the club has a secure long term legacy for years to
- The club also wish to emphasise the crucial work of supporting the
local community, including the Ollie Ommer Club for kids.
Concluding the meeting, a unanimous vote was held which supported the
working party and current committee in continuing the outlined
proposals. A further behind closed-doors meeting will now be held next
Tuesday where all interested parties are invited to discuss the next
An open meeting will then be held for all supporters will be held at
Cradley Heath Liberal Club on 9th December at 7:30pm and all fans are
encouraged to attend on this night. This will provide an opportunity for
further explanation of how a Trust is organised and the club emphasise
the belief that this idea will work if everyone plays their part in
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