THE Isle of Wight Wightlink Warriors speedway team is looking to increase its network of volunteers ahead of the new season. 

The Smallbrook Stadium-based team in Ryde has a variety of positions available to speedway enthusiasts with a few spare hours to spare each week.

With the new season looming in April, an open meeting for existing volunteers and those interested in becoming involved in local speedway as a volunteer is set to take place at Smallbrook's Premier Lounge on Saturday, March 14, at 7pm.

Isle of Wight Speedway's volunteer co-ordinator, Sandra Hinchliffe, said: "Our Island speedway side has built up an award-winning reputation for offering spectators first class service, facilities and presentation, with much of the success built on the hard work and dedication of our volunteer helpers.

"We are therefore determined to maintain our reputation, so it would be an enormous help if we could recruit a few new faces to join up with our existing crew.

"Activity at Smallbrook Stadium is growing all the time, and while we are primarily looking for more help on speedway race nights, other opportunities do present themselves for those who can help.

"Our open evening will allow our regular volunteers and possible new recruits to go through the various roles on offer and do some ‘skills matching’.

"Everybody has a talent to share, so whether that is front of house, carpentry, DIY or gardening, I’m sure we will be able to find a fit.

"We truly are a very friendly bunch, so please come along and join us for a chat and some refreshments."

If you are unable to come along on the night, but would like more information, please drop Sandra an email to: