Newcastle Diamonds Speedway

"Newcastle Diamonds are a motorcycle speedway team who compete in the British Premier League. The club has a reputation of importing young foreign talent and have given starts to the British careers of six times World Champion Ivan Mauger, three times World Champion Ole Olsen, 1974 World Champion Anders Michanek and three time World Champion Nicki Pedersen. Former Speedway Grand Prix rider's Kenneth Bjerre and Bjarne Pedersen also started their British careers with the Diamonds.

The Brough Park stadium is primarily used for greyhound racing with the speedway track built in the centre. In 1992 rider Wayne Garratt died in hospital after crashing at the track, the fourth person to do so since 1946, including Chris Prime in 1978"