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Wednesday 16th April 2014
Newsletter Issue 54
Issue 54 of our newsletter is now available to download.

In this issue we have news, scores and photos from Monday's win over Leicester, plus a preview of Fridays home meeting against Wolverhampton and a round-up of all the latest news.

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Wednesday 16th April 2014
Kings Lynn 52 Belle Vue 38
The Aces have lost their Elite League Meeting away at Kings Lynn tonight 52-38.

Aces Scores: 

Belle Vue: Matej Zagar 12, Scott Nicholls 7+1, Michael Palm Toft 6, Richie Worrall 6, Craig Cook 4+1, Ben Reade 2+1, Stefan Nielsen 1 (withdrew).

The full scoresheet will follow

Tuesday 15th April 2014
Aces Easter Preview
Belle Vue have little time to relish the taste of their victory over Leicester last night as they prepare to wrap up what has been a busy two-week spell in the next few days.

The Rentruck Aces made the best start possible to their home campaign against the Lions with a 56-35 victory, complete with 3 Elite League points, which proved comforting after the disappointments at Swindon and Eastbourne.

Slovenian spearhead Matej Zagar, along with British trio Craig Cook, Scott Nicholls and Richie Worrall, lead the way for the home side with some exceptional displays, and what followed was a solid 1-7 performance that saw every man earn his fair share of the points.

Team manager Jason Attwood was particularly thrilled to see the younger members of his team getting stuck into the action and causing all sorts of problems for the visitors, for which they seemed to have no answer.

He observed, "It was our first home match and I think there was a feeling that Leicester might catch us on the hop as a result, which was probably a bit of my concern as well, but all the lads rode well and did themselves and the fans proud.

"Michael Palm Toft especially put on a really great performance; out of all the guys he's probably in one of the toughest positions. But he came in and scored extremely well, and it was great to see him claim his first heat win as a Belle Vue Ace in his last ride.

"And the reserves were out there giving it their all as well. Apart from that injury in his second ride, which looked nasty at first, Stef really came back and showed true spirit out there and Ben Reade was on the pace all night as well."

The Rentruck Aces head south to the Norfolk Arena on Wednesday, April 16th, where they will take on the Kings Lynn Stars, before heading home to Manchester on Good Friday for their traditional Easter clash against Wolverhampton.

The Wolves, skippered by 2013 World Champion Tai Woffinden, will be on the prowl for their fourth win out of four but a full strength Aces contingent, intent on maintaining Kirkmanshulme Lane as their fortress, will be lying in wait for them.

Belle Vue captain Craig Cook maintains his side are undaunted by the impending visit of their Midlands rivals as he declared his side had only just begun to prove what they are capable of.

He said, "I see real strength and potential in this team, and I couldn't fault the lads for anything last night. Matej of course is world class, Scott is coming on very strong already and Richie is just making things look so easy.

"The reserves really held their own in the face of some difficult opposition and Michael did an absolutely grand job. He was solid all evening and definitely shouldn't be underestimated after he's ridden so well.

"Wolves will put up a pretty strong fight with the world champion in their team, but it's our home track they'll be riding and we know it better than anyone.

"At the end of the day, every opponent is there to be beaten and all of our lads are up for the challenge. We're a solid side with a top five that's tip-top so if anything, Wolves really should be afraid of us on Friday."


Team Line-Ups

Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces:
Matej Zagar, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Richie Worrall, Craig Cook (C), Stefan Nielsen, Ben Reade
Team Manager: Jason Attwood

Wolverhampton 'Parrys International' Wolves:
Tai Woffinden (C), Jacob Thorssell, Ty Proctor, Ricky Wells, Piotr Pawlicki, Ashley Morris, Tom Perry (G)
Team Manager: Peter Adams


Monday 14th April 2014
Aces Tame Lions
Belle Vue made short work of their opponents tonight, defeating Leicester 56-35 in their first home meeting of 2014.

The Rentruck Aces dominated from Heat 1, from the moment the tapes went up, and never once let their lead slip in favour of the visitors.

The Lions failed to capitalise on their two tactical rides, scoring just 4 points from both, and all but exhausted their options for a comeback as the powerful home side continued to dish out one 5-1 after another.

For team manager Jason Attwood, a solid 1-7 performance and a victory on home turf against his former club couldn't have been a better start.

He said, "It was important, especially after the last two away meetings, for us to come away with all 3 points tonight. It was our first home match and I think there was a feeling that Leicester might catch us on the hop as a result, which was probably a bit of my concern as well.

"But we managed to put that to bed quickly and it was nice for us to be leading from the word go. I’ve always said confidence is a massive thing in speedway; confidence is winning and winning is confidence, and all the lads rode well tonight and did themselves and the fans proud."

Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces:
Scott Nicholls 11+2, Matej Zagar 10+1, Craig Cook 9+2, Stefan Nielsen 8+1, MIchael Palm Toft 7+1, Richie Worrall 7, Ben Reade 4+1.

Leicester 'Rapid Solicitors' Lions:
Jason Doyle 11, Tom Perry 6+1, Mads Korneliussen 6, Simon Stead 6, Patrick Hougaard 3, Max Clegg 2, Peter Ljung 1

The full scoresheet will follow.

Sunday 13th April 2014
Cook and Worrall in GP Qualifiers
Craig Cook and Richie Worrall have both been nominated to represent Great Britain in the qualifying rounds for the 2015 Speedway Grand Prix series.

Craig will take part in the qualifying round held at Berwick on 7th June, whilst Richie travels to Abensberg, Germany on 9th June.

Other British riders in the qualifying rounds are Chris Harris, who also rides in the round held at Berwick, and Danny King, who travels to Slovenia. Richard Lawson will be a reserve at Berwick.

Thursday 10th April 2014
Aces in Major Stadium Boost
Belle Vue Speedway was dealt a major boost on Tuesday after Manchester City Council gave the final plans for the Belle Vue Sports Village, which includes National Speedway Stadium, their full approval at a meeting of the Executive.
 
Progress on the Rentruck Aces’ new home hit some major hurdles in recent months, but David Gordon and Chris Morton are confident that these have now been cleared.
 
Councillors unanimously agreed to proposals put forward in the latest project update that indicates work on the new stadium will begin in the not too distant future.
 
Belle Vue boss David Gordon described the day’s achievement as making ‘significant progress’, and was visibly delighted with the news.
 
He said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be in the position we are now with the new stadium. The last few months have proved to be a challenging experience but we are absolutely delighted with the progress that has been made; this is a big step forward to achieving our goal.
 
“We have worked tirelessly with Manchester City Council over the last few months to overcome some major issues which presented themselves, and the final approval of the plans is a sign that everyone’s hard work and determination has paid off.
 
“We understand the lack of news has been frustrating for supporters, and on behalf of Chris and myself I would like to thank everyone for sticking by us through this lengthy process.”

 
Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, added: “Historically, Belle Vue has been a hub for leisure in the city and these proposals represent a revival of the area’s reputation as a destination for leisure, sports and health and fitness – as well as an exciting future for Belle Vue Aces.

“In an economic climate where leisure funding is under pressure, this development underlines Manchester’s commitment to ensure access to top quality facilities for local people across the city – reiterating East Manchester’s reputation as a world renowned sporting centre and continuing the transformation of this part of the city.”
 
It is likely the Council will now move to stage a public consultation before moving forward with the development once planning permission is approved.

Friday 4th April 2014
2014 Junior Vue Membership
The 2014 Junior Vue Membership Form is now available to download.

Junior Vue also has a new co-ordinator this year with Gill Barker taking over from Karen and Bethany.

Click here to go to the Junior Vue page where you can read Gill's introduction and download the membership form.


Thursday 3rd April 2014
Opportunity for the ultimate speedway fan
Belle Vue Speedway are delighted to announce a brand new sponsorship opportunity for 2014.

You only have to browse eBAY on a regular basis to see that the market for speedway memorabilia is increasing on a rocket-like trajectory. Race jackets for example are now seen as a gilt edged investment, given the prices they are commanding, and the value being placed upon them by avid collectors in the sport.

With this in mind, the promotion here at Belle Vue would like to offer the fans an opportunity to own an exclusive package of memorabilia and the opportunity to have their name in lights inside the 2014 match programme. The package has been carefully crafted by the promotion to offer the maximum value to the individuals concerned, and will contain the following items :

* Unique one-off Belle Vue 2014 race jacket with the race number of your favourite rider. The jacket will be signed and personalised as required

* Photo opportunity with the rider concerned presenting the body colour at a match of your choice

* One pair of match worn goggles signed by your favourite rider

* One pair of riders gloves signed by your favourite rider

* Pits tour behind the scenes at Belle Vue at a match of your choice – 4 people total

* Watch races from the unique perspective of the centre green at a match of your choice – 4 people total

* Your name or business name featured inside of the BelleVue programme as an equipment sponsor for 2014

This package is unique and unavailable on the open market. We have 7 such packages available that correspond to each of the Belle Vue riders.

We anticipate great demand for each of these packages and we don’t expect these to remain on the shelf for a long period of time. We also expect that some will be more popular than others and with this in mind we will be operating an email/letter offer system.

We ask that any individuals who are interested in becoming an equipment sponsor send an email or letter into the club with the name of the rider they wish to sponsor and the bid they wish to make to be the title sponsor. We are looking for bids above £400.00 which we see as tremendous value given the package that has been put together.

The 2014 body colour will not be available to anyone else during the course of the year. For those businesses who wish to take advantage of the offer – we will prepare an invoice if required.

Please send your email bids to info@bellevueaces.co, or your mail bids to Highland House, Europa Triangle, John Gilbert Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1FP.

Please clearly state the rider name and also your full contact details. We will then respond back to the highest bid offers with full confirmation before the end of April 2014.

This is a tremendous opportunity and one which will not be repeated!

Tuesday 1st April 2014
Away Meeting Coaches
Coach travel is being offered to the following Aces away meetings:-

10th April - Swindon
12th April - Eastbourne
16th April - Kings Lynn
22nd April - Wolverhampton
3rd May - Leicester.

Please note that the coach will only run if there are sufficient numbers wanting to travel, so if you are interested in going to any of the above meetings, please contact Ron Shaw via phone on 0161 456 0469   or e-mail  ron@eurorider.co.uk  for more details. 

Tuesday 26th November 2013
2014 Season Tickets Available
2014 Season Tickets are now available.

Prices are as follows:- Adults £298, Concessions £225, Child 12-16 £90. (prices are for minimum 18 meetings and include a £3 programme)

**Special Rentruck Offer: Free Season Ticket for related Child 12-16 when 2 Adult Season Tickets are purchased** (offer limited to first 10 applications)

Click here for all prices and to download the application form.

2013 Season tickets holders will receive their renewal form via email or through the post.

General admission prices for 2014 are unchanged from last season.