Our thanks

Eastbourne Speedway has paid tribute to sponsor Paul Goldsmith for his help in establishing the Eagles as a winning force over the last four years.

Mr Goldsmith, through his IT First company, were the headline sponsors for the first three years after the club moved to the National League.

Last year, another of Mr Goldsmith’s companies – Forman IT – became the headline sponsors as the Eagles completed a league and cup double.

The Eagles won seven trophies while being sponsored by Mr Goldsmith’s companies – one National League title, four KO Cups, one National Trophy and one National League Gold Cup.

On Friday, Mr Goldsmith announced he was standing down as headline sponsor.

Club chairman, Martin Dugard, said: “The help from Paul and Karen Goldsmith, IT First and Forman IT has been invaluable.

“In addition to the extremely welcome financial input to the club, they have provided Eastbourne Speedway with superb business and financial advice.

“They helped shape the club into an organisation that has focused on delivering great results including the league title which everyone so wanted.

“Thank you, Paul and Karen, and your companies, for playing a huge role in the long history of the Eastbourne Eagles.”