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A NUMBER of speedway clubs who employ migrant riders (non EU) were asked to attend a meeting with UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) this week.This meeting was a result of a number of regular compliance visits to individual clubs as the employers.There are administrative issues which all parties are keen to resolve before the start of the 2015 British Speedway season.The UKVI have offered to hold an operational workshop for club officials to assist them in this complex process.In the meantime, the BSPA (British Speedway Promoters' Assocaition) and UKVI remain committed to work towards a satisfactory outcome.British Speedway Chairman Alex Harkess said: “The UKVI have assured us they will work with us with the aim of ensuring all eligible riders are able to compete in the 2015 season.”

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RYE House have confirmed approval has been granted for their revised line-up to compete in the Premier League this season.The Rockets re-declared their team earlier this month to include Robin Aspegren after the rejection of a working visa application for Tyson Nelson – and Rockets chief Len Silver is now optimistic over the campaign ahead.Silver said: “We have never been so close to the 42.50 limit, and with most of the riders quite capable of scoring above their average, the prospects for the new season look encouraging. “Our fans can also look forward to a fixture-packed season following the re-introduction of the Raiders, run this time around by my son, Andrew. So, with a number of stadium improvements to add to the plusses, I am sure the supporters will make Rye House their regular Saturday night venue. I personally can't wait to get started.”


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