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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Midlands West: Balsall Heath Panthers

About the team

Club founded in 1947 by Charlie Humphrey.

Track was on an old bomb site in Balsall Heath Road, Birmingham.

Frederick Leonard Goode became the Clubs General Manager, whose son Ray rode for the team.

In 1948 joined the Birmingham & District League.

Became the Birmingham Lions.


  • Brian Buck
  • Ray Goode
  • Maurice Newby
  • .... Pankhurst