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SWINDON co-promoter Alun Rossiter is pleased with decisions taken at the sport’s AGM over the weekend.Rossiter, who will also remain in charge of Great Britain next season, is now set to work on his club’s team-building for the 2015 Elite League campaign.He said: “I’m very happy with the AGM, there were many positive things to come out of it and it’s now a case of planning ahead for next season. You can’t re-invent the wheel and none of us were expecting to do that, but I think we’ve made some sensible changes which should improve the product.“And looking further ahead, I think it’s a massive step forward to be holding next year’s AGM in October. “That is going to make things so much easier with talking to riders, we’ll know exactly what we’re doing and we’ll have a fixture list in place so much earlier so we can properly plan ahead.”

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IPSWICH co-promoter Chris Louis has described the weekend BSPA AGM as “the most positive meeting that I have been involved in.”The Witches boss admits he was in cautious mood heading into the conference but is now excited about the year ahead as he starts work on the 2015 line-up at Foxhall.Louis said: “The unfortunate side is Eastbourne moving into the lower tier, but at least they remain in the sport and it will be a massive boost to the National League to have a club with such a strong history of nurturing young British riders. Peterborough are also working extremely hard to remain in the sport and have been handed a short extension to declare their intent to run in 2015. “With the Elite League strengthening one of the Fast Track Reserve positions, a committee working on youth development and a stronger National League, it means that the Premier League should be able to implement a hugely successful Fast Track system of their own in the near future, to bridge the gap between National and Elite Speedway. Add to that a restriction of two years for riders to have the opportunity to double-up between leagues and we are making steady, but very positive moves in the right direction. “A few minor rule changes are mainly the result of listening to the most important people involved in our sport, the fans, and I believe they are all very positive. I believe fans of all three leagues up and down the country can look forward to an exciting season of racing ahead, safe in the knowledge that the sport is once again moving forwards. “I am looking forward to concluding our team plans for 2015, it truly is exciting times for the sport in this country.”

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CRADLEY have made their first signing ahead of the 2015 season having snapped up talented youngster Michael Neale.On the same evening they announced they would remain in the National League at Perry Barr next season, the club unveiled Neale – who has spent this year working for Heathens regular Max Clegg.Neale said: “I've been Max Clegg's mechanic this year and it's really overwhelming to be with the Heathens next season.“For them to approach me to sign for 2015 is a massive deal for me, and I can’t wait to get started now.“I jumped at the chance because Cradley is such a prestigious name and I just want to do the club proud in 2015.”


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