Poole Speedway are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long-term club servant Gordon Day, who passed away on May 14th after a short non-Coronavirus related illness.

Club owner Matt Ford expressed his condolences to Gordon's widow Barbara and the extended Day family and paid tribute to the great work Gordon did for the club. "Gordon was the first person who knew that was I intending to purchase the club, we used to work together on certain things when, as a sponsor, I was helping riders and I made the sincere commitment to Gordon that he would be an integral member of the backroom staff that all clubs need once I had bought it. I truly believe that in Gordon we had something extremely unique. I don’t think there could be anyone who had such an extensive history of the club. Mike Golding and I appointed Gordon as club statistician and more latterly club historian but his involvement with Poole Speedway goes well beyond that. He managed our PR for a number of seasons and was a superb ambassador for the club, especially on our Press and Practice days.

"I genuinely feel that Gordon is irreplaceable and the sad fact is that there will be parts of our club history that we may never now realise. Gordon will have taken so much information with him. I extend my sympathies to Barbara at this extremely sad time."

The family have advised that due to current circumstances the funeral service will be a totally private affair but they do intend to hold a celebration of Gordon's life at a later date. 

Apart from his love for his family and speedway Gordon, a former cycle speedway ride, had an extensive range of interests with music and gardening high on the list. It has been announced that a tree will be planted in his memory.

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