Centurions v Lion Cubs Preview

The Plymouth SWTR Centurions return to action on Tuesday at The Coliseum against the 2019 NDL Champions the Leicester Lions Cubs.

The Cubs have made a strong start to the 2022 NDL season with 2 Home wins from their 3 Matches and will provide formidable opposition for a Centurions side shorn of their No 1 and talisman Dan Gilkes, due to a long term injury and their no 2 rider Henry Atkins who has decided to seek opportunities elsewhere in the Sport.

We await news of the full Centurions 1-7 and will update supporters as soon as it’s available but we can confirm that Richard Andrews, Adam Extance, Connor King, Ben Trigger and Eli Meadows will complete the septet with Team Manager Mattie Bates having booked Westcolour Gladiators star Alfie Bowtell (who rides for Kent in the NDL) as a Guest for Dan Gilkes.

The Lion Cubs are led by the Thompson twins, Dan and Joe who are amongst the very best riders at this level, they have very strong backing from Connor Coles, a former Gladiator in the Clubs earlier NDL spell and steeped in West Country and Exeter Falcons tradition from his legendary grandfather Bob and father Michael, Connor is joined by the under-rated Tom Spencer who is making steady progress each season and Mickie Simpson and Vinnie Joe Foord, two of the next generation of rapidly emerging Speedway talent on the Team GB Youth conveyor belt will be joined by Kai Ward, who has stepped in to replace another prodigious young talent in Max Perry who is currently injured.

ONLINE Tickets are available now via The Club website here

A reminder that you can pay on the night by CASH + CARD at all Speedway Fixtures at Plymouth in 2022.

A POLITE REQUEST has been made by The Club Management and Turnstile / Entry Staff. It would be appreciated if you could please have EXACT CHANGE for Admission and Programme available if at all possible to avoid delays, especially at peak time between 6.15 and 7.00pm. It would also be very much appreciated, that if you are Entering by Car with multiple occupants, if one person in the vehicle; could collect the Money for Admission and any Programmes and the Car Park Fee to hand over to Gate Staff, as to process one overall transfer of Money will be a lot speedier than 2,3,4 or even 5 separate transactions. Your cooperation in this matter to help speed access for all and to avoid queues and to improve the Customer experience for all. THANK YOU

Gates Open 5.30pm

Pre-Match Rider Parade 6.50pm

Tapes Up 7.00pm

There are numerous Food and Drink (Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic) outlets around the Stadium serving locally produced products.

Numerous Toilets / Disabled Toilets and Washing Facilities 

Our new for 2022 Track Shop is doing a roaring trade with NEW lines every week and well worth a visit.

Car Parking onsite £2.00

36 page Colour Programme £3.00

The widely acclaimed GLADIATORS TV will be running for this Fixture for those who cannot make the Match and details can be found here 


A BIG REMINDER that Tickets are also now ON SALE for the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday week Fixture NEXT TUESDAY 31st May in The Championship between the Plymouth WestColour Gladiators and the aptly named Edinburgh Monarchs.

This Match will see the start of the Clubs UNDER 16’s go FREE and Under 16’w Season Pass initiative for ALL Matches after 31st May.

The Match also sees the return of the very popular “Running Races for Children and for FULL details and to ensure you get a Guaranteed Seat and place in the Running race if required, please check out the Full information here:

You can purchase TICKETS ONLINE for the Edinburgh Monarchs Fixture here and early Booking is advised for this exciting BANK HOLIDAY / School Holiday week clash featuring two of the TOP CL Stars in Sam Masters and Josh Pickering – a Match NOT to be missed.

Online Tickets for the WestColour Gladiators v Edinburgh Monarchs are available here.

Image credit: Jon Sproad