The 1956 Southern Area League was the third season of the regional third tier/division of speedway racing in the United Kingdom British teams. were no longer competitors with taking their place. had no track and raced all their 'home' fixtures on away tracks.[1]


Rye House Roosters were the champions for the second consecutive season.[2]

Although the Southern Area League continued, it became the second tier division instead of the third tier division. There was not another third division of British speedway until 1996 when the Conference was inaugurated.

Final table

Team PL W D L Pts
Rye House Roosters 12 8 1 3 17
Eastbourne Eagles 12 6 1 5 13
12 4 2 6 10
California Poppies 12 4 0 8 8

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions


  1. ^ "Major League Competitions". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)