Whether you want to see Bangers or greyhound racing, here’s where you can find local sport over the next seven days

Greyhound racing .
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Greyhound racing . Picture: James Bass8 - Credit: James Bass

There is plenty of great sport on offer in Suffolk, and much of it only costs a few pounds.

Other clubs offer free entry to their fixtures, meaning you can enjoy top quality local sport for the just the price of your half-time pie.

Take a look at some of the sporting events we’ve picked out for this weekend and next week, with the majority costing less than £20.

Speedway: Ipswich Witches v Somerset Rebels

We might be looking quite far forward, but with good reason.


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The Witches are in play-off semi-final action next Thursday as they look to maintain their challenge for the Premier League title.

They overcame Edinburgh Monarchs in the quarter-finals and will already have raced the away leg against Somerset (scheduled for tonight).

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The winner books their place in the league final, against either the Sheffield Tigers or the Glasgow Tigers.

Venue: Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5TL. Tickets: Adult £16, concession (60+) and student £13, junior (6-15) £4, five and under free. Date: 7.30pm, October 13.

Rugby Union: Ipswich v Romford

If you’re a fan of the egg-shaped ball game then you might like to pay a visit to Humber Doucy Lane this weekend.

Ipswich play in the London 2 North East league and sit fifth of 12 sides after a single-point victory over Holt in their last match.

Up from the London area this weekend are Romford, one place below Ipswich but on the same number of points – the teams are separated only by points difference.

Venue: Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3PZ. Tickets: Free. Date: 3pm, October 8.

Motorsport: 2016 Unlimited National Bangers World Championship

Billed as the National Bangers event you cannot miss, there will be drivers taking part from across England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and The Netherlands.

As well as the showpiece race itself there are other events taking place to provide a full evening of entertainment.

So with all that, there’s a chance to see more than 200 cars on the track over the course of the night.

Venue: Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5TL. Tickets (on the gate): General admission £35, 65+ £25, 5-14-year-old £20, Family (two adults, three children) £80. Date: 5pm, October 8.

Greyhounds: Racing at Great Yarmouth

Just a short hop over the border into Norfolk and you can spend an enjoyable evening ‘at the dogs’.

If you’ve not been before you may well be surprised at the entertainment on offer, even if you chose not to bet and just try and pick the winner amongst your friends.

If you fancy making an evening of it there is an on-site restaurant from which you can watch the action. If you can’t make it this week, there’s racing every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (at different start times).

Venue: Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE. Tickets: Adult £8, senior citizens £6.50, under 16 free. Date: 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm), October 8.

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