Draw Tickets can be Purchased Online

After a couple of requests in the last day we have set up the capability to buy tickets for the Pre-season Draw online. This will allow supporters who will not be at any of the events this week to buy tickets. This is using our GoCardless partner to set up a ONE OFF payment by Direct Debit, we will not be authorised to take payments for anything else. You can currently buy 1, 2, 5 or 10 tickets using this method. If you would like to buy a different amount either make multiple payments or email the mailbox and we can set up a different amount for you.

To save on postage we will not be sending tickets out that are bought online unless you specifically request it and pay for postage, we hope you understand and trust us to enter the tickets on your behalf. We will email you the ticket numbers allocated to you and after the draw will email a list of all the winning tickets.

 

Edinburgh Speedway Launches this Weekend

On Friday after a long winter we will see bikes roar at Armadale for the first time in 2017, the Press and Practice day is the first time all 7 riders will be together on track as they finalise preparations for the new season. Always an exciting time of the year when the supporters get the first insight into what kind of team we will have. As usual the promotion have put together 7 riders with good potential to improve so we can hope for an exciting season.

The night before we have the 2017 Season Launch Live at the Cairn Hotel in Bathgate where fans will meet and hear from the riders and the management. A new initiative from the club and it should be a big turn out and a great night as we all look forward to Friday 31st March and the 2017 Scottish Open.

The Monarchs Fans Trust will be at both events where we will be selling tickets for the 2017 PRE-SEASON DRAW. The club have put up some fantastic prizes, first prize is a night in hospitality for 20 people worth £780. Second prize is a 2017 Edinburgh Monarchs season ticket with further prizes of hospitality and admission tickets. Tickets are £1 each and the prizes will be drawn at the Saltire Birthday Bash on Saturday afternoon.

We will also have polo shirts for sale and a number of committee members will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about the Trust.

Trust representatives will also be at the Saltire Motorcycle Birthday Bash on Saturday to help the club promote speedway and spread the word of the Edinburgh Monarchs pop along and see us.

2017 Season Launch Live – Thursday 23rd March 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) at the Cairn Hotel, Bathgate,  Blackburn Rd, West Lothian EH48 2EL see http://www.edinburghmonarchs.co/event/2017-season-launch-live for tickets.

Press and Practice – Friday 24th March 2.00pm at Armadale Stadium

Saltire’s 11th Birthday Bash – Saltire Motorcycles, 553 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 3XX see https://www.saltiremotorcycles.com/saltires-11th-birthday-bash/ for more details.

Pre-Season Draw

The Monarchs Fans Trust are holding a PRE-SEASON DRAW this week as the 2017 starts in earnest for Edinburgh Speedway. The club have put up some fantastic prizes including hospitality for 20 people worth £780 and an Edinburgh Speedway season ticket, great prizes for any Monarchs Fan.

Fans Trust representatives will be at the Season Launch Live at the Cairn Hotel on Thursday, the Press and Practice on Friday afternoon at Armadale Stadium and at the Saltire Motorcycle 11th Birthday bash all day Saturday.

Tickets cost £1 and the prizes will be drawn after 4pm Saturday afternoon at Saltire Motorcycles

Away Video Night

The Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway away video night takes place tonight (Friday 3rd March) in the Thomas Morton Hall in Leith. Mike Hunter has prepared lots of footage of our meetings on the road in 2016 for what is always a good night and we might get first sight of some of the 2017 team. It looks to be another exciting year for the Monarchs and it will be great to hear some of the plans.

There will be members of the Monarchs Fans Trust committee in attendance if you have any questions or need any more information. We will have a limited number of polo shorts available for sale on the evening, they are £15 each please come and say hello.

Sam’s back

At another thoroughly entertaining video night Sam Masters was announced as the 4th signing for the Monarchs in 2017, great news which was very well received by the hall. A very good crowd was there watching highlights of the home matches of 2016. Dave Harley spokesman for the Trust spoke during the interval thanking all members for enabling donations that total over £40,000 to be made to the club since February 2015. Dave also thanked everyone who had contributed to the raffle which was very successful and raised over £2,000. Johnny Beskow won the £500 first prize, unfortunately he couldn’t be there on Friday but Peter Fernie accepted the cheque on his behalf. We have recently received a number of polo shirts that are available to buy, modeled by April Beveridge and Dave Harley below. They cost £15 each if you would like to buy one then send an email to the mailbox.

Video Night Tonight

The Edinburgh Speedway home match video night takes place tonight (Friday 9th December) in the Thomas Morton Hall, Ferry Road from 7.30pm. Fans Trust committee members will be present and available to answer any questions before the start, during the interval and at the end of the night. Come along and have a chat. Hopefully see a full house as we all get a small speedway fix to keep us going until next season.

And the winner is…..

At the conclusion of last night’s AGM the End of Season Draw was made and Trust member Johnny Beskow was the name on the first ticket out the bucket to win the first prize of £500. Rumour has it he may use the money to buy a 2017 season ticket but no matter whatever he does with the cash we congratulate him on the win. A staggering 2,449 raffle tickets were sold raising a fantastic amount for the Trust, thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who donated prizes, the full list of all winners are below.

Despite the freezing temperatures there was a very healthy turn out at the AGM, we thank everyone for attending. Chairman Scott Somerville talked through the activities the Trust have been up to in 2016 and detailed the audited accounts. He also projected the finances for the next year and publicised the plans that we hope to take forward to the club to help make 2017 a great year. Alex Harkess was in attendance and took the opportunity to thank the committee and members of the Trust, he confirmed it has been an incredibly difficult year for the club and that without the contribution of the Trust and the other fundraising activities it is unlikely the Monarchs would be running next year. The committee will remain unchanged for next year and the Board report produced on the night will be sent out to all members in the next week.

Raffle Prize WInners

Prize Donated by Winning Ticket No Winner
£500 01757 John Beskow
3 month Gym Membership for 2 people Capital Hotel 01659 Kay Allan
Hospitality night for 2 Edinburgh Speedway 02232 D McAndrew
Signed Hibs Football Hibernian FC 02245 Colin McAndrew
Signed Hearts Football Mike Hunter 01130 Stewart Wilson
Mercedes Goodie Bag Bell Van & Trucks 01800 Dylan Higgins
£50 voucher for Trike Tours Scotland Trike Tours 00381 Kath Russell
Jam and Marmalade Hamper Craigies Farm 01236 M Morag
Bottle of Whiskey Scott Girdwood 02001 A McDonald
2 Bottles of Wine Anonymous 02731 Alison Moody
Monarchs Meerkat Cochrane Family 00681 Robert Donnelly

AGM and End of Season Draw This Friday

On Friday 25th November the Monarchs Fans Trust will hold its second Annual General Meeting in the bar at Armadale Stadium from 7.30pm. We will review the last year, summarise the various activities the Trust has been involved in and present the current financial situation. The plans and suggestions for 2017 will also be discussed as we try to build on the successes of the Trust. All members are welcome to attend and we hope to see many of you there, this is your chance to get involved, express your opinions and influence how we move forward. The membership is the most important part of the Trust and we hope you can help us build a positive future.

At the end of the meeting we will make the draw to find out the prize winners for the End of Season raffle, including the £500 first prize. Full details of the draw and other prizes can be found here. There is still time to enter the raffle, if you have any sold tickets please return them to us by the start of the meeting. If you have tickets to return and not able to attend please contact a committee member or the mailbox as soon as possible so we can arrange to collect. You have to be in in it to win it.

See you Friday.

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End of Season Draw Update

Ticket sales for the end of season draw have been excellent, we thank everyone who has bought and sold tickets so far. The draw will be made at our AGM at Armadale Stadium on Friday 25th November. Details of the AGM have been sent out to Trust members and more info will appear in the website as it approaches.

We have also had donations of 3 more prizes: a £50 voucher for Trike TOurs Scotland, a bottle of whisky and 2 bottles of red wine. The first prize is £500 and more details can be found here. Thank you to everyone who has donated prizes, a picture of the prizes can be seen below.

2016 End of Season Draw Raffle Prizes

2016 End of Season Draw Raffle Prizes

Committee member April Beveridge, who has done a sterling job organising the draw, will be at the Monarchs Dinner Dance tonight where you can hand in any tickets you have or pick up more if you are interested. There will be a number of other committee members present and they will all be happy to help as well.

The deadline on the draw tickets says 18th November however in order to make it easier to collect all tickets we will accept tickets on the night of the AGM. Please return all sold and unsold tickets by this time. If you are unable to make the meeting then please email the mailbox info@monarchsfanstrust.co.uk and we will make arrangements to collect them from you.