2023 AGM Tonight

The ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust will be held tonight, Friday 10th November 2023 at 7:30pm.  The meeting will take place via a Video Conference online using the Zoom platform.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. All members should have received an email with the official invite and the conference details. If you have not received the email then please CONTACT US or speak to a committee member who will get the information to you.

2023 Monarchs Fans Trust AGM

The ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust will be held on Friday 10th November 2023 at 7:30pm.  The meeting will take place via a Video Conference online using the Zoom platform.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. All members should have received an email with the official invite and the conference details. If you have not received the email then please CONTACT US or speak to a committee member who will get the information to you.

Greer Robson has intimated her intention to step down from the Association Board, we thank Greer for all her hard work over the years on the Board, her input will be greatly missed.  If anyone would like to volunteer to join the Association Board we would love to hear from you, if you would like to join or just get more involved then please reply to this email or speak to a committee member.  If you have anything you want added to the agenda then let us know as well.

Hopefully see a good turn out on Friday 10th.

2023 Summer Draw Winners

The Monarchs Fans Trust ran a very successful 2023 Summer Draw, raising approximately £1,300 for the Trust a fantastic total after the presentation of the £500 first prize, won by Craig and April Beveridge’s dog Buddy. Thanks to everyone that has bought or sold tickets, this was a tremendous success and we cannot do it without your support. Full details of all prize winners are in the table below, not all prizes have been claimed yet so please check the number and name to find out of you are a winner. Please Contact Us via email or speak to a Fans Trust committee member at our stand next to the club shop on the 4th bend on Friday before the next meeting.

Also a massive thank you very much to all our sponsors and partners that donated a prize, I’m sure all the businesses would love to see speedway supporters using their services.

The winners were drawn at Armadale Stadium on Friday 8th September between the Stellar Monarchs wins against Plymouth and Birmingham. Full list of prizes and winners are below.

PrizeDescriptionDonated by:Winning Ticket NoWinner
1£500Monarchs Fans Trust00927Buddy Beveridge
2Shieldhill Castle – Overnight Stay including a bottle of BubblyColin Frame00083S Newsome
32 Hospitality ticket for a Hearts 2023/24 matchScott Wilson00085S Newsome
4Hair and Makeup Session VoucherJKM Hair and Beauty (Broxburn)00510W Murray
5£75 Meal for 2 VoucherThe Piper’s Rest, Hunter Square Edinburgh00385Dougie Muir
6£60 VoucherCraig Davidson Hair00443McGroarty
7Family ticket for Dynamic EarthDynamic Earth01367Alex Gilroy
8Hospitality Night – Table for 4 PersonsEdinburgh Speedway01405Ryan Vaas
92 Hour Ten-pin Bowling or Skittle Challenge for up to 20 guestsMurrayfield Indoor Sports Club00091A Patinson
10Family Ticket to Adventure PlayparkConnifox Adventure Park00070Emily Singleton
11Car MOT VoucherPumpherston Auto Centre01417Douglas Millar
12Pair of Hoodies, any size any colour with EmbroiderySandy Davidson Ltd01404Ron Elcombe
13A Weekend Dog Home Boarding(Fri-Mon)Harley’s Home from Home00598Jo Barnes

If you have any questions about the draw or require any more information please also get in touch be emailing the mailbox or using the CONTACT US page of the website.

Summer Draw Closes This Friday

The Monarchs Fans Trust Summer Draw will close this Friday (25th August) and the winners will be drawn between the Stellar Monarchs matches against Poole and Birmingham. All sold tickets must be handed into the Fans Trust table on Friday night before the first race of the double header. If your tickets are not in the draw then you cannot win.

You can also still buy tickets on Friday night up until that first race scheduled to be at 7pm. The Committee and Volunteers of the Trust will be in their usual place on the 4th bend beside the club shop so please come and see us before the meeting starts.

First prize is £500 and there are 12 other fantastic prizes to be won as well. Full details can be found on the Draw page. All results will be posted on this webpage over the weekend.

Thank you very much to all our sponsors, friends and partners that have donated prizes: Shieldhill Castle Hotel and Colin Frame, Scott Wilson and Hearts FC, JKM Hair and Beauty (Broxburn), Piper’s Rest, Craig Davidson Hair, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Speedway, Murrayfield Indoor Sports Club, Pumpherston Auto Centre, Sandy Davidson Ltd and Harley’s Home from Home.

2023 Summer Draw

Tonight (Friday 9th June) the Monarchs Fans Trust are pleased to announce that we are running a 2023 Summer Draw with a fantastic £500 cash prize for the winner. Lots more prizes will be announced soon

The prizes are intentionally not related to speedway so that fans can sell tickets to friends, family, work colleagues and others outside the speedway circle. Committee members will have tickets for sale and distribution at every home meeting between now and the draw. Our previous draws have been very successful and we hope with your help to raise funds for the Trust.

The winners will be drawn at Armadale Stadium in August, with the final date to be confirmed. We also hope to have the ability to sell tickets for the draw online, once that is set up we will confirm. Good luck.

Fans Trust AGM Tonight

The eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust will be held tonight, Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm.  All members should have been sent an official invitation email with information on joining and the agenda. It was resent last night, check your spam if you didn’t get it or use the CONTACT US form or email the mailbox and we will make sure you get the details.

Yes we are aware England v Wales and Iran v USA games are on at the same time but it’ll give you an excuse to mute the commentators and listen to us talk speedway, the Fans Trust and the Edinburgh Monarchs.

Fans Trust AGM on 29th November

The eight Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust (Trust) will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2022 at 7:30pm.  The meeting will take place via a Video Conference online using the Zoom platform.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The formal notice of the AGM has been sent to all members this afternoon, if you have not recieved it then please CONTACT US.

Fans Trust Update

Just a short update to say that the minutes from the 2021 Monarchs Fans Trust AGM were sent out to all members last night. If you are a member and have not received an email please get in CONTACT so we can make sure our records are up to date and you get all future correspondence.

Through 2021 the Trust made contributions totalling £8,100 to Edinburgh Speedway, thank you to all our members for making this possible.  We know how vital this is to the future of speedway in the east of Scotland and the Edinburgh Monarchs.  We also thank everyone for continuing to support the Trust throughout the calendar year as we continue to receive monthly subscriptions over the winter.  This helps the Trust finances to be in a relatively healthy position today but as British Speedway and society struggles to recover from the effects of 2 years of Covid we know there are challenging times ahead.  As usual the Trust committee will work with the Club to tackle these challenges and push everyone forward to hopefully a brighter future on and off track.  If you would like to get more involved or help with any Trust initiatives please let us know. 

Following on from the exciting announcement of the 2022 Edinburgh Monarchs and the racesuit opportunities the countdown has now started for the new speedway season.  Hopefully the latest Covid restrictions will be long gone before the first meeting in April and we can look forward to some exciting racing and everyone getting back a lot closer to normal this year. 

If you have any questions on the AGM minutes or anything else Trust related please let us know. 

Fans Trust AGM Tomorrow

The seventh Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Monarchs Fans Trust will be held tomorrow night (Friday 26th November 2021) at 7:30pm.  The meeting will take place via a Video Conference online using the Zoom platform. 

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An invitation with all the details of the meeting including how to connect has been sent to all members, if you did not receive an email then please CONTACT US as soon as possible and we will send the details.

All members are welcome to attend.  To join the meeting a PC, Tablet or Smartphone and an Internet connection is required to hear and see the presenters and the presentation.  It is recommended to download and install the Zoom client before the meeting, visit www.zoom.us or click the relevant option: PC Zoom Client, Apple devices, or Android devices.  If you already have Zoom installed it is worth checking for updates ahead of the meeting so you don’t experience any problems or delays on the night itself.

Hopefully see as many of you as possible tonight. 

Let’s Focus On The Future

The Monarchs Fans Trust committee and Club representatives have been meeting weekly throughout Lockdown.  The discussions have been wide a varied and served as a little morale boost whilst everyone navigates their way through the current COVID situation.

As you will all be aware the Club and Trust are keen to keep improving; every aspect of the Edinburgh Monarchs race night experience, the approach to retaining current supporters, attracting new supporters, anything else that will ensure the survival of the Club.

With the above in mind a Monarchs Supporters Focus Group is being set up.  The group itself, will have a couple of Monarchs Fans Trust committee members on it, but its aim is to attract any Club supporter (not just Trust members) that feels they can positively contribute.

Whilst there will be a couple of hot topics to prompt initial discussion, we would really welcome any new idea that you may have or perhaps even a new twist to an old idea.  No idea will be ignored.  The Club has also indicated that they would like to use this group as a sounding board for some of the exciting new ideas it has that are currently in development.

The first meeting will take place on Monday 15th February 19:00 UK time via Zoom, and monthly thereafter on the third Monday of each month.

It would be fantastic to welcome you into the group and should you wish to join please CONTACT US or speak to a committee member and we will forward you a Zoom link.

We appreciate not everyone will be comfortable with using Zoom, so will happily get you up and running in the days prior to the first meeting.  Should you require assistance please just ask we will be happy to help.

Please do not hesitate to join and share your idea (if you already have an idea in mind please forward it via email so that we can give it suitable air time), it may just be the one that makes a huge positive difference to the Club’s future.  Plus, participating may help as a distraction from those COVID blues.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article, looking forward to hearing from you and hearing new ideas.