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Stellar Monarchs Academy Build Wall of Support for Second Half of Season – Be Part of It! | News Centre | Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway

Stellar Monarchs Academy Build Wall of Support for Second Half of Season – Be Part of It! | News Centre | Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway

As Stellar Monarchs Academy approach the mid point of their season, Co-Promoter John Campbell looks over the campaign so far with the Club looking to build a wall of support for NDL racing – and you can be part of it!

Ahead of the 2023 season the Club rebranded its National Development League activity, bringing the side much closer to the main Monarchs team. This produced an encouraging start to the season with resurgent performances at this level.

With the season approaching the half way mark, Stellar Monarchs Academy Co-Promoter John Campbell reflected on the season so far, “The season started brightly with much enthusiasm and some excellent displays which was fantastic to see.

“We have had a couple of bumps in the road recently but now have an excellent number 1 with Max Clegg leading our strong heat leaders into an important second half of the season.

“The bulk of our away matches are still ahead of us so there are many opportunities to pick up more points and bonus points to push on to see if we can clinch a play off spot.”

Off the track there have been some challenges in the season to date as Campbell explained, “With our Academy home matches we appear to have had an unfortunate run with rain floating around the area and other factors which have held crowd levels for National League racing below a sustainable level.

“Our Academy team is an important component of our overall MSA rider development structure as it completes a full pathway from kids on 50cc bikes right through to competitive racing. This is what it is all about and it is crucial that young riders can see these opportunities.”

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This Friday Stellar Monarchs Academy take on Berwick Bullets at Armadale Stadium, Campbell continued, “Friday is set to be a great match and one which I am looking for the team to put in a very strong performance which we can then carry into Saturday’s return fixture at Berwick.

“The racing at Academy matches so far this season has been terrific and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t been to see the team in action, or hasn’t been for a while, to come along on Friday to see what you are missing.”

The Club are looking to build a wall of support to assist with sustaining racing at NDL level, Campbell described, “We very much enjoy staging NDL racing at Armadale Stadium though it does have its challenges. Many of the costs of staging matches are the same as at Championship level however the crowds are not quite where we hoped they would be.

“I am grateful to all who have attended Academy fixtures at Armadale so far and to our Title Partner Stellar Omada and all of our sponsors for their wonderful support. Many costs, such as medical provision, are essential but are substantial so we are looking for a little bit more assistance if possible as is often the case at grassroots level sport.

“We are putting together a wall where fans can show their support to keep the wheels turning on NDL racing. This will be displayed in the match magazine for each Stellar Monarchs Academy home fixture and also on a page on our website for the rest of this season . For £20 you can have your name or a short message included in the wall to display your support.

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“The target is to get 100 ‘bricks’ in the wall which would be a massive boost. Thank you to everyone for your support and I look forward to seeing you at Armadale Stadium on Friday.”

You can purchase your ‘brick’ for £20 here:

Buy a brick

Bricks purchased by 9pm on Monday 26th June will be included in this Friday’s match magazine. Bricks purchased after this time will still be displayed on the website page and in future Academy match magazines.

Once you make your purchase if you wish for your brick to be in a different name or contain text different to your name up to a limit of 30 characters please email this to [email protected]. Should you wish for the name to be as used in the purchase process then there is no need to email.

The online wall of support will be available to view from 1st July.

  • June 25, 2023