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|Speedway racing has taken place at three separate venues in the Sittingbourne area of Kent since 1971 when they operated in training events. The first recorded match was at the Old Gun Site on Bonfire night 1972. The Sittingbourne team were known as Iwade and in 1974 they beat Mildenhall by 41 - 37.|
|The team did take part in British League Division 3 in 1994, having previously taken part in Open Events.|
|By 1995 the team was in the Academy League and
joined the Conference League for the 1996 season.
Greyhound racing came to the Central Park Stdium in Sittingbourne in 1997 and it is hoped that this will be a venue for future speedway events.
|The track length has fluctuated between 250 yards and 352 yards in its history.|
|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 undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
Speedway in the South East (Paperback)
by Norman Jacobs ISBN-10: 0752427253
Throughout their time the team have been known as the Colts and the Crusaders.
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