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Monarchs ambitious plans for Academy PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Wednesday, 07 April 2021

john campbell.pngEDINBURGH have announced the creation of the Monarchs Speedway Academy as they look to encourage new Scottish riders and offer a pathway to professional racing.

The club plan to establish two reduced-size tracks, the second of which will be installed on the centre-green at Armadale Stadium, with initial funding to be supported by an auction hosted by the Monarchs 100 group

Riders can then progress through different classes of machinery, before moving into league racing initially at junior level.

Co-promoter John Campbell (pictured) said: “We are delighted to be taking these first steps into developing the next generation of Scottish speedway riders. 

“The ultimate aim is to have a rider progress from the entry level inflatable track, all the way through to the Monarchs team in due course.

“New riders can get involved at the level most appropriate to them and progress from there. The beauty of the system is that there will always be a next step for riders to develop.  

“Previously we had no platform to enter the sport at youth level. With the Monarchs Speedway Academy, local kids can get involved and dream of going all the way to Scottish Champion and beyond.”

The Monarch have retained the backing of main team sponsors What The Fork ahead of the new Championship campaign. 

The Scottish-based company supports the local takeaway and restaurant sector and have launched their food ordering app in the last year whilst extending the number of available providers. 

They were due to back the Monarchs for the first time in the cancelled 2020 season, and that arrangement is now set to continue. 

Co-promoter Alex Harkess said: “What The Fork are a fantastic new company that are making a positive difference in the industry.

“It is fantastic to have them as our title partner, and we are proud to be the What The Fork Monarchs. 

“This is a very tangible partnership for our supporters as they can download the app and get started with using What The Fork for food ordering straightaway.” 




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