Thank You for Your Support in 2021!

NEWS Friday 5th November 2021, 7:30pm

by PR Team

As the curtain falls on another season, What The Fork Monarchs promotion wish to thank everyone for their fantastic support.

What The Fork Monarchs enjoyed a productive season on track, clinching a Play Off place and progressing to the Semi Final. In the Knock Out Cup, the team went all the way to the Final after a thrilling Semi Final clash against Glasgow Tigers before claiming a silver medal against the powerful Poole Pirates in the Final.

What The Fork Monarchs Co-Promoter, John Campbell said, "It has been a good season for the Monarchs with a very solid Championship campaign and a thrilling Cup run. I wish to thank all of our wonderful supporters and partners, especially our Title Partner What The Fork, for their tremendous support throughout the year. The steadfast backing and enthusiasm of our fans is a huge part of what makes our Club so special. Our supporters are simply the best around.

"I also wish to thank all of our staff and volunteers, without whom we simply could not put on our evening of entertainment every Friday at Armadale Stadium."

On track, the team enjoyed somewhat of a rollercoaster of a season, Campbell continued, "Throughout the season the team battled hard and this pushed us on into the Play Offs and all the way to the Cup Final. In the last week of the season we didn't hit the heights that we have become accustomed to but we will be back looking to go all the way next time.

"Thank you to all of the riders who represented us in 2021, they were a joy to work with and have represented the Monarchs proudly. Congratulation to Poole Pirates on lifting the league title."

Many feel that one of the greatest achievements in 2021 was the return of speedway with supporters following a difficult 2020 due to Covid. Campbell said, "The early weeks of the 2021 season were difficult for the Club, operating with significant capacity limitations due to Covid. However, it was fantastic to have fans back on the terraces in ever increasing numbers throughout the season."

Other high points of the season included the off-track success stories that the Club have enjoyed, Campbell enthused, "Much work and planning was done before the season started in order to deliver some significant new projects for the Club. Most notably the Monarchs Speedway Academy and EMTV:Live streaming of all matches at Armadale in 2021.

"Both projects have been excellent and really are still in their infancy. The Academy already has exciting young talent showing skill in speedway. These riders will continue to progress, and so will the Academy with plans in place to grow in 2022.

"EMTV:Live has been a real lifeline for the Club, boosting the finances which is always vital but especially so in those early weeks with capacity limits in place at the Stadium. Well done to all who brought these projects to life.

"Armadale Stellar Devils also enjoyed a productive season, re-establishing National Development League racing in Scotland. This is a vital step on our Academy pathway as it offers the opportunity for riders to test themselves in full scale competitive racing. My thanks to Devils Title Partner Stellar Omada, the riders, team manager Alan Budzynski, and all who supported the Devils this season."

On the back of this, there is much optimism and excitement for the future. Campbell agreed, "As always at Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway, we strive to be at the forefront of everything - both on-track and off-track. We will continue to develop, to improve, and to strive towards our ultimate aim to be the best. We are excited to continue to share this journey with our supporters."

Monarchs are always looking to hear the views of supporters and will launch the annual Supporters Survey within the next week. Keep an eye on the official website and submit your response to make sure your voice is heard.