Poole Speedway is prepared to let every child in free to next Monday's meeting - providing they dress up as a pirate.

The club is ready to waive the ?4 entrance fee but will only allow them into the Stadium for nothing if they are suitably attired like a real pirate - and live up to the team's nickname.

It's all part of a promotional drive from track promoters Matt Ford and Mike Golding to encourage children to the track on a special night live on TV as the cameras from Sky Sports will be filming the crunch Elite League clash between Castle Cover Pirates and top of the table Coventry.

And just to make sure the one-off offer doesn't alienate Monday's visitors Coventry, the promotion has also extended this proposal to families travelling from Coventry for their kids to dress up like bees

Co-promoter Ford admitted: "Speedway is renowned as the best family sport in the world and we want to encourage as many children to the track on Monday, particularly as the meeting is going out live on Sky Sports.

"We believe if we can get as many kids dressed up as pirates or in the visiting Bees outfits it will add a touch of glitter and sparkle to proceedings."

Therefore, Ford and the Poole team is urging parents to get their thinking caps on and work on some typically pirate clothing and make up for their children.

Ford added: "Without doubt the Sky cameras will be hunting around the crowd during the meeting and what could be better than seeing your son or daughter in full glory as a pirate or bee live on the telly?

"Any child arriving at the stadium on Monday evening who has made the effort to be a Pirate or Bee will be given free admittance - absolutely 100 per cent. We will make that sacrifice for one night only."

However, the offer does not apply to adults or parents. Ford smiled: "Unfortunately this idea does not extend to adults. I'm not stopping any 'big' people dressing up as crazy pirates or odd-looking bees, but I do assure them they will not get in for nothing. This applies to children only.

"Parents can do their bit by dressing up their kids and make a decent saving at the same time."


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