Solihull Moors are thrilled to announce that our very own Paul Cobb has been crowned as the winner of April’s Vanarama National League Volunteer of the Month award.
Paul was introduced to the Moors back in February 2018 and was recently honoured by the Solihull Moors Foundation as their ‘Hero of the Week’, recognising all of the sterling work he undertakes.
Moors wanted to go one step further and nominated Paul for the Vanarama Volunteer of the Month award. There are over 200 volunteers across the club and foundation – Paul is one of those and epitomises the club’s community ethos and its values.
He was an instrumental figure in getting the Birmingham County Over 45’s League up and running in September 2018 and is now the Vice Chairman of the League.
Paul has taken over all Moors related Over 45’s work and runs our Monday Night Stay & Play sessions. It is absolutely booming with over 30 players attending week-on-week and a waiting list to join.
Paul is also an avid charity donator, who loves to give back wherever he can.
He was heavily involved in the Easter Egg donations to Solihull Hospital and Helping Hands, as Moors provided more than 500 Easter Eggs to those less fortunate.
Paul also supplies food banks and is a very passionate person whose morals are exactly what you want from a decent human being.
Recently, Paul also helped a fellow Moors Over 45’s player who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He couldn’t afford the whole amount for the treatment, so Paul raised around £1,000 to help towards the costs and the player is now attending sessions once more.
On behalf of everyone here at Solihull Moors, we would like to thank Paul for his incredible ongoing contribution to the club and congratulate him on being a worthy winner of the award.
Paul said: “I’m amazed and it’s absolutely fantastic. I can’t thank the Moors enough and especially Ant and Claire Hasker.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those two and the lads who play football with me on a Monday night – the over 35’s and over 45’s. It’s going really well, so happy days!”
Head of Youth & Junior, Ant Hasker, added: “Paul has gradually grown into a true ‘Solihull Moors person’ in the last three years.
“He is a genuinely nice guy who prides himself on helping others, and especially to those who are less fortunate. He is a constant charity champion and is a total asset to Solihull Moors Football Club.”