22nd Apr, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: 'Everyone needs to work together, I have no intentions of selling the club' says Bees owner Horton

Shaun Reynolds 20th Apr, 2017 Updated: 21st Apr, 2017

COVENTRY Bees owner Mick Horton has told The Observer he has no intentions of selling the club and admits ‘everyone needs to work together’ if the Bees are to return to competitive speedway racing.

Horton, who took over the running of the Bees from Avtar Sandhu in October 2011, said he wants to do his best to help secure the immediate future of the club.

In a statement provided exclusively to the Coventry Observer he said: “My heart and soul is in Coventry Speedway.

“I desperately want to see the Bees back on track for 2018.

“I am working hard behind the scenes exploring all avenues.

“I am grateful to the ‘Save Coventry Speedway campaign group’ – it just shows how passionate our fans are.

“I feel there is unfinished business I need to address.

“The last 12 months have been very traumatic times for me and my family, my whole family including my grandchildren come to watch the bees every week.

“I want to keep this famous club going and do my very best to help secure the immediate future of the club. We all need to work together.

“My thanks go out to Coun Michael Stokes, Mark Pawsey MP, and Coun Tony Gillias and my fellow promoters for their continued support.

“We must not dwell on the past or continue pointing fingers.

“My wish would be to return to Brandon.

“On that matter, I will say that Brandon Estates have always been honest with me, they had delivered on their promises but much publicised circumstances prevented us completing.”


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