Wednesday April 13, 2022
Swindon Speedway have been saddened to hear of the passing of two prominent and popular members of the Robins family.

Roger Nettlefold was the long term time-keeper at the Abbey Stadium holding the stopwatch at meetings for over four decades. Roger also recorded race times at Oxford, Reading and Milton Keynes.

Dave Eaton was a sports reporter for the Swindon Advertiser newspaper, formerly the Evening Advertiser. Dave had a passion for many sports but speedway and the Robins were a very big love of his, and become a huge part of his life.

Co-promoter Lee Kilby said: “It's incredibly sad news that we've lost both Roger and Dave. Both were really wonderful men who gave much of their lives to assisting, supporting and promoting the Robins. When I think about growing up at the Abbey both Roger and Dave were always there - part of the fabric of the club."

Everyone connected with the club would like to send sincere condolences to the families of Roger and Dave.

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