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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Thomas Armstrong signs up to support Workington Comets

Workington Comets will again have Thomas Armstrong as their main sponsor next season after owner Laura Morgan agreed terms with former owner Keith Denham.

Denham, managing director of Thomas Armstrong, sold the speedway club to Morgan at the end of the season but vowed to help out the new promotion in any way he could and has kept that promise by agreeing to be the team’s main sponsor.

It is another boost for the club who have also just announced a new ticket which will allow fans to watch both Comets and Workington Town play for £20 when they are both at home on the same weekend.

On the sponsorship deal Morgan said: “I never doubted Keith would not support us again and he still has advice to give us.

“That sponsorship is invaluable especially when it is to do with machinery if we need some on a Saturday.”

The Companion Ticket will make a saving of £8 compared with the cost of buying Comets and Town tickets separately.

The ticket will initially run on a trial basis to see what the demand is and be sold through the Workington Comets online ticket office the week before the fixtures.

Details of which weekends the ticket will apply will be announced when the speedway fixtures are released in February.

Morgan said: “We had plenty of discussions with the rugby club looking at more ways of reducing admission prices.

“They are the same as we are in trying to get more people through the turnstiles.

“We are willing to try anything to do this and it is about building relations with the rugby club and helping each other out.”

New signing Mason Campton is getting in plenty of practice in Australia ahead of next season.

He has been in constant contact with Comets management and had new bikes delivered this week and is taking part in a team meeting at Brisbane tomorrow.

On Boxing Day he will ride in a meeting organised for all the Australians that race in the UK at his home track at Kurri Kurri created and owned by his father Peter.

Early in the new year he will look to qualify for the Australian Championships and if successful will see him compete in the three rounds at Gilman on January 5, Undera on January 9 and Kurri Kurri on January 12.

Following that he will also be competing in the Australian under 21 championship on January 19 at his home track.

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