|NEATH WELSH DRAGONS
This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.
|Records show that speedway racing
has taken place in the Neath area of West Glamorgan since 1962. It was a brief, short
lived period of action.
The venue was the Neath Abbey Stadium and the inaugural meeting was held on 28th April 1962.
|The Welsh Dragons began with a victory against Sheffield and the future seemed bright. A crowd in excess of 3000 attended but their joy was short lived.|
|The team entered the Provincial League for its
one and only year in 1962.
The final meet was on 1st September with speedway never to return.
|The track length was 375 yards.|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
Complete History of the British
by Peter Oakes ISBN-10: 0948882077
Throughout their all too brief history the team were known as the Welsh Dragons.
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville’s website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection