When we started the project 12 months ago the idea was to give anybody with a learning or physical disability the same chance to play football and belong to a club as anybody in mainstream football. Ever since then, we have gone from strength to strength, we now have a constant 20 - 25 players turning up every Saturday morning at John Henry Newman College, Chelmsley Wood, looking forward to training.
We now also have 4 teams (U13's, U16's and 2 Adult teams - entered into the Birmingham Ability Counts League.
We have a fantastic partnership with SOLO (Solihull Life Opportunities). You can follow us and see more of what we do at @communitymoors on Twitter.
The Ability Count section continues to grow with new members joining each
age group every week.
The U13s are top of their league by some margin (26/01/17) as are the Adult League Team
(aka B Team), the U16s and Adult Premier Elite (aka A Team) have both
seen a recent up turn in results; at their last tournament the Adults
won all 3 matches for the first time ever.
We are able now to give the U16s an opportunity to play with the adults and
can also move players between the two adults team as they progress or recover
Every player attending training now has the opportunity to play in
competitive matches and wear the Solihull Moors match day kit.
The Team app / web site is well used by the players and parents; it is
updated with events, fixtures and scores so everyone knows what's going on.
The Ability Counts section is now run jointly by:
Barry Walker: email@example.com
Scott Langford: firstname.lastname@example.org