Astley & Tyldesley to join the British Premier League in 2007!

Terrific news is that Astley & Tyldesley will be members of the British Premier League in 2007! The British Cycle Speedway Commission accepted Astley & Tyldesley's application to join the enlarged league, at the Commission meeting in Birmingham on Saturday. A & T's application went through a rigorous vetting procedure, to see that they met the criteria necessary to compete in British cycle speedway's top league competition. A & T, along with fellow newcomers, Coventry and Sheffield, will line-up in the Premier League, along with the existing eight clubs - Bury, Horspath (Oxford), Leicester, Norwich, Poole, Sandwell, Southampton, Wednesfield (Wolverhampton).

A jubilant A & T Club Chairman, Mike Hack, said "This is terrific news for the club. We've worked hard for this over the past 17 years, developing the club and facilities, rising up through the leagues, to make it through to the sport's top league. We've improved as a team during each of the last six seasons, and we are looking to maintain that improvement now that we are in the Premier League."

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