The Eagles have introduced a simpler and far more transparent 50/50 Draw to replace the TeamBuilder prize draw, as explained in the first edition of our new magazine, Flying High.
The aim is for at least 100 participants each month – The cost will be £10 per month for one number, and you can buy as many shares and numbers as you wish.
50% of the total fund each month, which will be announced before each draw, will be allocated in Prize Money and 50% will go to the Club to fund a new Air Fence, further information on which is detailed below.
If the total pot is £1000 – 50% will be in the Prize Pot of which 60% will be First Prize and there will be 2 further prizes of 25% and 15%.
As an example, if the total pot is £1000 there will be a Prize Pot of £500 (50%) – 1st Prize is £300 / 2nd is £125 / and 3rd is £75. The remaining 50% (£500) will go to the “Air Fence Fund”
The draw will be made at the beginning of each month (either via the Eagles website, or at the Stadium at a live match) and will be conducted using a computerised “Random Draw Generator” for full transparency.
How to take part
There are some numbers already allocated to ex-TeamBuilder members who subscribe by standing order. Their ongoing support is very much appreciated.
The process for new 50/50 Members is very simple.
If you want to reserve a number for the current draw simply notify us an available number on this Facebook thread (please note to ensure you can enter into the draw, you MUST answer on the Official Facebook thread and NOT one that is shared elsewhere).
We will add your name to the list. Once we have 100 names / numbers or more the DRAW will be CLOSED, or the draw will be closed at midnight on the 30/11.
We will then advise everyone via email, of how to Pay (Paypal using any Debit or Credit Card or Fastpay Bank Transfer). Please do NOT attempt to pay until you receive that e-mail.
You will be confirmed in the DRAW once payment is received.
The draw will be done by Automated Number generation. If a number is drawn that is not allocated – we will re-generate until we have 3 confirmed Winners.
The first Draw will take place on Tuesday the 1st December.
The Eagles Air fence Fund
All club funds (the 50% NOT in the Prize Pot) will be automatically passed to a new “AIR FENCE FUND”.
The current Air Fence is nearing to the date at which it will have to be upgraded. We believe that the safety of riders and indeed supporters is of paramount importance. We aim therefore to have a completely NEW Air-Fence installed in the winter of 2021 / 2022 ready for the 2022 season.
Technology has moved on and we now have the option to consider a conventional Air Fence (cost will be approximately £25,000) or a more modern and probably longer lasting “Foam Fence” (cost is around £45,000).
There are significant “time savings” that a Foam Fence may assist with. It currently takes 3 people approximately 5-6 hours to put up and take down the existing fence (Air Bags and Boards) and a Foam Fence (on the bends) would probably cut this time by at least 50%, probably more.
It is the intention and probability that Eastbourne Eagles Limited – The company that operates Speedway at Arlington – will have to find the full cost of the new fence.
It will almost certainly be required to be in place by 2022 to ensure SCB / BSPL safety compliance and Track Inspection criteria. We aim to have a fence that is FIM compliant opening up the opportunity for FIM Events, if they are allocated to us at any time in the future.
The other advantage for us purchasing the new Air fence is that it will also become a long-term tangible asset for the next generation of Speedway at Arlington Stadium.
Image Credits: Mike Hinves & Tiffani Graveling Photography