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National Development League Racing to Continue in 2023

NEWS Friday 6th January 2023, 2:00pm

by PR Team

National Development League racing will continue at Armadale Stadium in 2023 for the third successive year providing excitement and entertainment for supporters of youth speedway.

Speedway riders striving to reach the top need the appropriate pathway to advance their progress. Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway are proud to confirm that National Development League racing will continue at Armadale Stadium in 2023 - a vital step on this pathway.

Co-Promoter John Campbell said, "In recent years we have renewed our drive to develop new speedway riders by providing them appropriate opportunities to build their careers. This is hugely important to the future of the Club and the sport."

National Development League racing returned for the first time since 2005 to Armadale Stadium for the 2021 season with the Armadale Devils. This formed an important part of the Monarchs Speedway Academy plan to provide opportunities for young people to get involved in speedway racing and go all the way to the top.

Monarchs Speedway Academy has continued to go from strength to strength but the Devils have not had it all plain sailing, Campbell continued, "It is no secret that the Armadale Devils have faced their challenges in the past two seasons both in terms of rider availability and financially.

"Following the recent National Development League AGM we took the option to delay confirmation of our continued participation so that we may assess our activity at this level to ensure that it is fulfilling its role within our Academy structure to the full.

"In this assessment we have identified some areas for improvement that we will adjust going forward and also identified that to fully deliver our development activities that further funding will need to be attracted.

"It is crucially important that we do continue to operate a team at this level so that the Academy offers a complete pathway. As such, we are delighted to be racing in the National Development League in 2023 and will build a team that can compete well."

Further news of the Club's participation in the National Development League will follow in the weeks ahead. If you can support the Club's activities in this area either operationally or financially then please contact