Martin to manage Eagles after boss Geer steps down

Glenn Martin
Glenn Martin

Glenn Martin has been appointed team manager of the Eastbourne Eagles.

Martin takes the helm as the club prepares for its first season in the National League, he steps up having been assistant team manager to Trevor Geer for a number of years.

Martin said, “With the Elite League, I knew the riders and I knew the tracks. It is going to be a learning curve for me as it is for Martin (club chairman) and Connor Dugard.

“We will work together and get on with the job and give it our best shot.The team they are putting together looks good. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Geer, who was also co-promoter for the Eagles in the Elite League, explained his decision to step aside.

He said: “I need more time for my own work. It was almost full-time being co-promoter and team manager. I enjoyed every minute of my time. I did it because of the love for it not because I was paid to do it.

“I will help out if they need it, of course.”

Geer said it was a shame Eastbourne could not continue in the Elite League but admitted the financial losses were unsustainable. He added, “Bob Dugard was good to keep it going for as long as he did.” “I wish Glenn and the Eagles all the very best.”

Club owner Bob Dugard said, “Trevor Geer has done so much for the club over the years that it would be impossible to write it all down.

“He has given and given again and it has involved his family as well. He has done all these things without reward. What he has done for Eastbourne Speedway is truly remarkable.”