NO NATIONAL LEAGUE  SPEEDWAY FOR THE HEATHENS IN 2020
 

CRADLEY Heathens can confirm they will not be in league racing next season.
Discussions over the structure of the 2020 National League will continue into December but the club have confirmed they will not be at the tapes following the AGM.
The aim is to ultimately return the third tier to a junior development league.
Club director Chris Van Straaten represented the club and withdrew Heathens from participation in 2020. [Read more]

RIP - ALF SWINGEWOOD

We are sad to pass on the news that the former director of Cradley Heathens passed away peacefully on 3rd November 2019.  Alf was 87 years old. He was a former director of Black Country Commercials.  He became a director of Cradley Speedway along with Les Pottinger, Sven Heiding and Tim Rowe to try and save Dudley Wood from closure in 1995.
His funeral was held at Rowley Regis Crematorium on 20th November 2019


2019 GOLDEN HAMMER


CRADLEY captain Max Clegg finally won the prestigious Golden Hammer event on an emotional night at Monmore.  After finishing on the rostrum three times in the past four years, the Yorkshireman had been left frustrated by a series of close calls.  But he entered his name into the record books alongside the likes of home favourites Steve Worrall and Lewis Blackbird in the modern era to send the Heathens faithful home with a smile on their faces.
Clegg stormed to a 15-point maximum in the qualifying heats, before blocking the run of former team-mate Tom Perry in the opening bends of the Grand Final to take the chequered flag.   [Read More]
 

We are very proud and honoured to have a display of Heathens History in Cradley Heath Library

If you are passing by please pop in and show your support
(Opposite Cradley Heath Sports and Social Club in Upper High Street)

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1960's SLIDESHOW
Longtime Heathens fan Colin Jewes has sent us a link to a slideshow that he has created.
It has some photo's that have previously been unpublished and John Summerfield has given permission for these to be used.
The slideshow follows the story of the Heathens all through the 60's with the story of the Heathens with a musical background.
It's AD free and you can 'click' to make it full size. Enjoy!
                  Heathens 1960
 

CLUB HISTORY 2018 REVIEW 

Limited dates from Monmore Green, so Cradley could not race in the National League in 2018.  However to keep the Heathens name alive the management decided to race the five team Northern section of the National Trophy.
The difficult circumstances with riders not being tied to just the Heathens club for just 10 matches would always cause difficulties.  Cradley were allowed to cherry pick riders from other clubs.
 

SIGN THE PETITION  YOUR SUPPORT IS STILL NEEDED - CLICK HERE TO SIGN!
The petition urging Dudley Council to Bring Back Cradley Speedway is still valid. Thousands of signatures have now been recorded urging the council to support the return of the club. Paper and online versions remain active and anyone wishing to sign or collect further signatures is still encouraged to do so. Click here to sign the online petition or download the paper version

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
 

   

 

   
                   
     

   

 

 

   

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