Edinburgh Monarchs ditch sponsors Border Roofing

Eddie and Norma McKenna of Border Roofing were sponsors and directors at Monarchs

Eddie and Norma McKenna of Border Roofing were sponsors and directors at Monarchs

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Edinburgh Monarchs have dumped their team sponsors Border Roofing, who have backed the Capital speedway outfit for the last two seasons.

Monarchs bosses have told company owners Eddie and Norma McKenna that they felt their sponsorship had run its course.

Monarchs chairman Alex Harkess said: “Both parties mutually agreed it was time to move on and that’s all I wish to say on the matter.”

The severing of ties with Border Roofing comes amid rumours that previous long-time sponsors Scotwaste are considering supporting Monarchs again. Harkess said: “I don’t know anything about that, although we have always remained good friends with Scotwaste.”

Given the losses Monarchs made this season, their decision to ditch Border Roofing, who ploughed a five-figure sum into the club, might be seen as surprising. Asked if Monarchs had anyone else waiting in the wings to take over, Harkess replied: “I’m fairly confident we will have new sponsorship in place before the start of next season.”