AGM Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s Monarchs Fans Trust Annual General Meeting on a cold night at Armadale stadium. Full details of the AGM including the board report and minutes will be sent out to all members when available.

The Trust would like to thank the Cochrane family for taking the time to open the stadium for us and allowing us to use the bar. John Campbell and Alex Harkess gave us an insight into the BSPA AGM and an update on the club, we look forward to potential team announcements at next weeks video night.

Finally thanks to all our members and everyone who has contributed to the Fans Trust over the last year, every penny is crucial to keeping the Monarchs going forward and sustaining speedway in the east of Scotland.

Monarchs Fans Trust AGM

The fifth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust will be held at Armadale Stadium, 2 Bathgate Road, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 2PE on Friday 22nd November 2019 at 7:30pm.

If you have any questions about the invitation or the AGM, if you have any agenda points you would like raised or would like to get more involved or join the committee please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Official Invitations have been sent to all members. If you are a member and have not received your invitation then please let us know by speaking to a committee member, emailing us or using the CONTACT page of this website.

Summer Draw Winners

The winners of the 2019 Monarchs Fans Trust Summer Draw were pulled out of the hat at Armadale Stadium on Friday 12th July during the Staggs Bar Monarchs match against Newcastle Diamonds.

The draw was a huge success and whilst we have still to finalise the numbers it has been our most successful draw to date and has raised approximately £2,000 for the Trust, when the final number is known it will be announced. This can only be done with the help and generosity of our wonderful supporters who have bought and sold tickets over the last few months. Tickets have been sold far and wide with Kenneth Lindell from Sweden the winner of the £500 first prize. We thank everyone who has helped us achieve this especially all the people and companies that donated the prizes.

Full list of winners is below.

PrizeDescriptionDonated by:Winning Ticket NoWinner
1£500 01679Kenneth Lindell
2Blu-ray/DVD PlayerApril and Craig Beveridge01811John Campbell
32 Hospitality ticket for a Hearts 2019/20 matchScott Wilson00338Donna Findlay
4CBT Motorbike VoucherSaltire Motorcycles00129Iain Morrison
5£50 VoucherBurgers and Beers Grillhouse01102Jim McDonald
6£50 VoucherCraig Davidson Hair01163Dot McManus
7Family ticket for Dynamic EarthDynamic Earth01316John Vass
8Used and personally presented Crash HelmetJoel Anderson02244Jess Esson
9Signed FootballHibernian FC02796Dean Robertson
10Bottle of Malt WhiskyLen Jones00846Malcolm Gavin
11Bottle of PortDavid King00768Colan McClung
12Prosecco and ChocolatesApril and Craig Beveridge02036Jim Caled
13Hospitality for 2 at a 2019 Monarchs MeetingEdinburgh Speedway00336Donna Findlay

If you would like to claim a prize or require any more information please get in touch be emailing the mailbox or using the CONTACT US page of the website or speak to a committee member on a Friday evening.

Summer Draw this Friday

The Monarchs Fans Trust 2019 Summer Draw takes place this Friday (12th July) with the prizes to be drawn over the course of the meeting with the Newcastle Diamonds.  The results will be published on this website and social media as soon as possible.  We will accept tickets up to the start of the meeting so if you have raffle books that you have taken away to sell please ensure they are returned to a committee member at our usual spot on the 4th bend.  It will be the last opportunity to buy an extra ticket or two so make sure you are in with a chance of taking home £500 or one of the other top prizes. 

Online sales are also available up until 5pm on Friday, they can be purchased here.

All prizes are available to collect this evening after the meeting.  Speak to a committee member in the bar or at the old merchandising hut. The full list of prizes are below:

  • £500 Cash
  • Blu-ray/DVD Player
  • Scott Wilson has donated 2 tickets to hospitality to a Hearts FC 2019-20 match
  • Saltire Motorcycles have donated a CBT Motorbike Voucher
  • £50 voucher for Burgers and Beers Grillhouse (192a High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh)
  • £50 voucher for Craig Davidson Hair (200 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh)
  • Family ticket for Dynamic Earth
  • A crash helmet used and personally presented by Monarchs own Joel Anderson
  • Signed Football from Hibernian Football Club
  • Bottle of Malt Whisky donated by Len Jones
  • Bottle of Port donated by Dave King
  • Prosecco and Chocolates donated by April and Craig Beveridge
  • Hospitality for 2 to an Edinburgh Monarchs 2019 match.

We are expecting this to be our must successful draw to date so thank you to everyone that has bought and sold tickets, the generosity and support of the Edinburgh Monarchs fans never ceases to amaze us.  A special thanks to everyone that has donated prizes, it is very much appreciated and the draw is not possible without those organisations and individuals.  Finally, good luck to everyone that has entered the draw.

Ron MacNeill

Everyone involved with the Monarchs Fans Trust were shocked and saddened to hear that photographer Ron MacNeill passed away yesterday. He has been fantastic to Edinburgh Speedway over the years and a true friend to the Trust. The majority of photographs on our website were taken by Ron, we can only thank him for his contribution. A great gentleman who will be sadly missed, our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this sad time.

Cinder to Shale open 23rd June

From Cinder to Shale arguably the best collection of Speedway bikes and paraphernalia in the world will be open to the public on Sunday 23rd June from 10am – 4pm. It is a must see for all speedway enthusiasts on Edgefield Road, Loanhead (EH20 9TB) .

One of the many classic speedway bikes stunningly restored at Cinder to Shale

Sign Up Tonight

Tonight (Friday 24th may) is the Fans Trust night at the speedway, we attempted to run this last month so hopefully we get better weather tonight.

If anyone signs up for the Monarchs Fans Trust tonight at the Speedway you will be invited to watch a couple of races from the centre green during the meeting. This is a fantastic experience right in the middle of the action where you get a real feeling of how fast a speedway bike can go. Add to that the pressure of the first Scottish derby of the season it is not to be missed.

All the details for how to join online can be found on our JOIN US page.

On Friday night we will have standing order forms and a PC set up to help people join. All you need are your bank account details and your address and our committee members will be there to help you.

100th member Sam Boon meets members of the committee – photo courtesy of Jack Cupido

Draw Update

Ticket sales for the 2019 Monarchs Fans Trust Summer Draw are going well so thank you to everyone that has bought and sold tickets so far. There is still plenty time to get your hands on tickets as the draw will be made on Friday 12th July.

We have had a number of new prizes added recently. The first prize is £500 cash, full prize list below.

Tickets cost £1 and can be bought online or at Armadale Stadium every Friday night, just look out for Fans Trust committee members on bend 4 before the meeting and in the bar after the meeting.