PANTHERS OWNER ‘DID MY BIT’

Thursday November 21, 2019
PETERBOROUGH owner Keith Chapman will have more time to devote to club business after standing down as chairman of British Speedway.

Chapman spent four years at the helm and played a major part in keeping several clubs in business – including Panthers.

But he feels his time is done at the top table of the sport and Scunthorpe’s Rob Godfrey is the new man driving the sport forward.

Norfolk businessman Chapman took over Peterborough last winter and had a tough first season with a catalogue of injuries and other off-track issues.

But he says the time is right to look forward for everyone at the Showground club.

"I just felt the time was right for me to step aside, I feel I have done my bit for the sport,” he said.

"It's such a demanding role. I take pride in playing a major part in keeping some clubs going, I had to get heavily involved to secure the future of both Belle Vue and Leicester and they have good people in charge now.

"I also felt Peterborough had potential and it remains a fantastic venue so I was pleased to get involved there.

"Next season we need to step things up a level with Peterborough and become more active in the local area in terms of promoting the club, we need to make that next step.

"Last season was a lot of hard work in our first year there, but it's one of my favourite tracks in the country and I was pleased to take it back into the top level of the sport. I have good people around me at Peterborough, they have a great Supporters Club like King's Lynn and a loyal fanbase which we need to build on.

"I will also have more time to spend with my family which is very important to me. I put my heart and soul into everything I do and that includes when I was chairman. I'll miss my 6am trips to Rugby for BSPA meetings sharing the car with Colin Pratt!"

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