Panthers boost as sponsor from the ‘season that never was’ is back on board

Peterborough Panthers owner Keith Chapman is celebrating another boost for the club ahead of what he believes will be an unpredictable season.

By Nigel Pearson
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 6:00 am
Michael Tomalin.
Michael Tomalin.

Club sponsors City Auction Group are back on board after their first season of backing the Alwalton side was wiped out by the pandemic.

Their CEO is lifelong Panthers fan Michael Tomalin who has also supported individual riders in the past.

He is also a devoted Posh fan and celebrated like everyone else following their stunning comeback to seal promotion to the Championship last weekend.

“It’s been an amazing week and I’m proud to be a Peterborough sports fan,” Tomalin said. “What Posh did was remarkable and I can’t wait to get back and see them next season.

“I love speedway. It’s a wonderful spectacle and we need more people to come along and see it, For the entertainment package it is, it deserves more support.

“I’m here to help, I’m fully behind club owner Keith Chapman and manager Rob Lyon and I cannot wait to see the bikes blasting around one of the best tracks in the country.

“City Auction Group are proud to have a presence on the team suits and we are proud to be associated with such a famous club.”

Chapman added: “City Auction Group came on board for the season that never was last year and they are with us again. It’s tremendous news and we cannot thank all our sponsors enough.

“Michael spends a lot of time in Belfast, but commutes across to Rockingham for vehicle auctions and he is aiming to be at Peterborough home meetings at every opportunity.

“It will be interesting to see how the season works out. In many ways it could be unpredictable because we don’t know how everything will go until we open the doors for the first time. It’s brilliant for us to have support from City Auction Group and our friends at Crendon.”

Meanwhile Panthers are set to launch ticket sales for the new season next Tuesday, May 11.

All meetings for the time being are set to be all-ticket to satisfy the restricted numbers which the club will need to work on.

The first home meeting is on Monday, May 24 when they face Premiership newcomers Sheffield.

That comes after their first away meeting on Thursday May 20 at Sheffield who are hotly tipped as title contenders.