UNDER 16s go FREE at The Coliseum!

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee week, which is a School Bank Holiday week, Plymouth Gladiators Speedway have announced the start of an “Under 16 GO FREE” scheme that will also see the launch of an UNDER 16 Free Season Pass and the return of the popular Childrens Running Races at all Westcolour Gladiators and SWTR Centurions Fixtures from Tuesday 31st May, for the visit of the very aptly named Edinburgh Monarchs.

The scheme will see FREE ENTRY to any Child Under 16 on the date of any specific Match, on ENTRY the Parent/Guardian will be handed a FREE 2022 Season Pass for any Children in their Group (max 4 Children) and all Under 16’s must be accompanied by at least ONE paying Adult to gain Entry.

Any Children aged 11-15 who have purchased Season Tickets will be given a pro-rata Refund in the Form of a Track Shop Voucher. 

The popular Interval “Running Race” will return for the Fixture on Tuesday 31st May and will be held at ALL Plymouth Speedway Fixtures going forwards with a “new twist”. The first child passing the finish line Under 7 and Under 12 (but over 7) will be invited with a Parent/Guardian to join the Team on the Centre Green after Racing for a special Photo. The Running Races will be subject to weather conditions and any Curfew concerns on a Match by Match basis, but will be held whenever practical and possible.

The FREE SEASON UNDER 16 PASS will also incorporate a 10% OFF Discount at the Track Shop on selected Goods. 

Those who BOOK ONLINE in advance will be given priority for the Children’s Races; where numbers may be limited due to time and Health & Safety concerns; and each ¬£FREE Childrens details should be added on the FREE TICKET Online Booking System by the responsible Adults + Guardians. FREE Under 16 Access can also be gained by CASH / CARD payment on the night, but priority is given to ONLINE Bookings in advance..

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the FREE UNDER 16 Match / Season Pass launch Tickets for the Match on Tuesday 31st May will go ON SALE on Wednesday 18th May (a week earlier than usual) as a big Crowd is anticipated as it’s a very special Bank Holiday and School Holiday week.. 

We look forward to seeing as many under 16’s as possible at this and ALL Fixtures from 31st May.

If you are an Organiser of any Youth based Group, School / Dance / Junior Sports Team, Scouts or any similar organisation and want to Organise a Block Booking of more than 4 Children aged Under 16, please contact us in the first instance at admin@plymouth-speedway.com and one of our Community Team will Contact you to discuss a Booking at a Fixture of your choice and outline some other Group Booking benefits. (Please use the admin@plymouth-speedway address and not any form of Social Media as this will ensure a prompt response)

The Fixtures currently available for a Block Booking are as follows-:

Tuesday June 7th  – Westcolour Gladiators v Birmingham CL

Tuesday June 14th – Opponent TBC

Tuesday June 21st – Westcolour Gladiators v Newcastle CL

Tuesday June 28th – Westcolour Gladiators v Glasgow CL

Tuesday July 5th – SWTR Centurions v Mildenhall NDL

Tuesday July 12th – Westcolour Gladiators v Birmingham CLST

Tuesday July 19th – Westcolour Gladiators v Poole CLST

Tuesday July 26th – Westcolour Gladiators v Oxford CLST

Tuesday August 2nd – Opponent TBC

Tuesday August 9th – SWTR Centurions v Berwick NDL

Tuesday August 16th – Westcolour Gladiators v Redcar CL

Tuesday August 23rd – SWTR Centurions v Armadale NDL  

Club Director and Promoter Mark Phillips said 

“We’ve been happy with Crowd levels in 2022 so far taking into account the UK’s Cost of living crisis. However, we have noted a fall off of the number of Children attending Matches and whilst we understand that Tuesday nights are not as convenient as our old Friday Night NDL Fixtures, we have no option but to race on a Tuesday if we are to complete in the Championship as there is already a Full Quota of Friday night tracks.

With the Edinburgh Fixture being in a very special week for the Country we thought it the ideal time to launch this scheme and with the longer nights, term time running down and the Main School Holidays on the horizon, we’d love to see The coliseum packed with young supporters once again.

We’ll reintroduce the very popular Running races once again and will also be launching a Community Scheme linked to the FREE Under 16 initiative, so we’d welcome as many Schools, Scouts, Junior Sports Teams or Cultural / Community Groups to join us in the coming weeks. Our Administration Team can offer FREE Entry to any uNder 16 and bespoke and Reduced packages for any Adults / Guardians / Organisers who attend as Parents, Guardians and Supervisors.

Families can obtain TICKETS ONLINE for all Matches from the 31st but must name all FREE CHILDREN on the Online booking system so that they have priority for the Running Races, you can also Pay by Cash or Card on the night, and any interested Groups of 10 or more with NO maximum figure, can Contact us via e-mail at admin@plymouth-speedway.com We can then send you full details and tailor a bespoke package for you.

The Plymouth Westcolour Gladiators are flying high in the League at the moment and deserve maximum support and we are sure that everyone in the Southwest can be as proud of our Ocean City Speedway Team as Plymouth and Exeter are of our fantastic Soccer and Rugby Clubs”  

Image credit: Jon Sproad