In Edition Two of this season’s Read Moor bi-weekly round-up, there’s the latest news from five different sections at the football club.

And as well as progression on the field of play, there are also key updates off it, and we want you to know about them!

The football will come shortly but first, we begin with the improvements made to enhance your experience within the main building of the club…

Events & Hospitality

The Trevor Stevens Suite has received a makeover!

With new flooring, bench seating re-upholstered and the walls freshly painted, one of Moors’ popular function rooms is now open for business once again.

Accommodating up to 150 people, the self-contained suite has its own bar, dance floor and toilets solely for your guests to use.

It’s perfect for any occasion – birthday parties, weddings, Christmas parties and baby showers to name a few!

We’d love to host you and your guests, so for more information or to book an event in the Trevor Stevens Suite, please contact events@solihullmoorsfc.co.uk

A huge thank you to the team of staff who worked tirelessly to complete the refurbishment, and what a job they have done!

Commercial

Going, going, gone! Time for the bidding to commence with this season’s player sponsorship auction now LIVE.

Given how successful the auction format was last season, Moors have decided to once again dust off their gavel and encourage fans to get bidding!

Bids start at £200 per player for the home shirt and £125 for the away, as for the final price, well that’s entirely up to you.

Click the following link https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/solihullmoorsplayerauction2021 and away you go, it is that simple!

But it’s not just the playing staff. Moors boss Neal Ardley and his coaching team are also up for grabs starting from £200 for season-long sponsorship.

A live leaderboard will keep you abreast of the action all the way through the auction which will run for two weeks and end at 6pm on Monday 4 October.

Included in the package is the following:

  • See your name/company logo displayed on our website, and in the official match day programme.
  • Receive your players’ match worn signed shirt or a shirt signed by the squad if sponsoring a member of the coaching staff.
  • A photo opportunity with your player/coach at the end of the season.
  • Personalised player/coach video.

An exciting campaign lies ahead, football is back, and the players need your support. The waiting is over, now it’s time to show that we are moor than eleven!

Elite Academy

The Elite Academy lads are really beginning to bed into and enjoy life at the Moors.

There was a big win for the young Alliance group last Wednesday - a 1-0 victory against a tough Boldmere outfit delighted the coaching staff, as Kye Billingham was the match-winner. With Moors fielding a group of 16-year-olds against an Under 19 team, the three points felt even more impressive.

The Academy North opener, home against Notts County, this afternoon is another tough test, but the players were in a positive mood heading into the game.

Tomorrow’s action sees a trip to face Kenilworth Sporting in the Floodlit Cup, so we wish the team the very best of luck in their quest to progress.

Be sure to follow @smfc_eliteacademy on Instagram for all the latest news and results surrounding the Elite Academy.

And it’s the big one next week…

The club will be providing in-depth coverage of Monday (27th September) night’s FA Youth Cup tie at home to Evesham United.

Mike Fowler’s side are preparing to step out onto the SportNation.bet Stadium pitch in the second round qualifying tie.

Kick-off is at 7pm and you can be there – ticket prices are just £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.

There have been some magical adventures in recent years in this competition, with more memories set to be made under the lights on Monday.

Women

With no game for the first team, all eyes were on Dan Kembery’s development side on Sunday.

And it turned out to be a weekend to remember for the team, who got their season up and running with a mammoth victory.

In their third game of the season, Moors earned their first three points of the campaign thanks to a 7-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers Belles development side.

Goals from Charlotte Leedham (x3), Eboni Fowkes (x2) added by further goals from Zoe Creaney and Caitlin Hirst put the gloss on a what was an outstanding performance from each and every individual in their ruthless display.

The first team return to the Abacus Lighting Community Arena on Sunday afternoon, with Peterborough United the visitors in the FA Women’s National League.

Youth & Junior

It was a magnificent start to the weekend for our Youth’s as the Under 18 girls ensured that they maintained their 100% start to the season with a superb comeback win away at Inkberrow Eagles.

After being 3-1 down with just 15 minutes to go in the encounter, Ant Hasker’s side fought back from a seemingly impossible position to turn the game on its head and win 5-3, making it six points from six to start the 2021/22 season.

MORE Y&J: It was an excellent weekend for our Under 12’s, who secured back-to-back wins to start life in competition football – the team have already scored 14 goals as they sit joint-top of the tree in division eight.

Elsewhere, it has been quite a remarkable start to life in Division One for our Under 14’s, as they rose to the summit of the table with successive victories to start the season in fine fettle as they cast one eye on promotion to the highest division possible.

In other news, it has been a phenomenal weekend for our Under 16’s of Division Two, as they climbed to the top of the table with their first home win of the season and in doing so, put six past their opponents (Kings Heath Warriors) in an early tussle between the top two.

MIDWEEK FLOODLIT LEAGUE: It was just the start Jordan Murphy’s Under 19’s side were looking for in their opening game of the season, as the hosts produced an eye-catching display by putting seven past Bedworth United and earning their first three points of the season.

A hat-trick from Connor Bagshaw, a brace from Sam Jamieson topped by goals from James Rose and Dontay Byron-Morgan got their 2021/22 season off to a flyer!

ADULTS + VETS: Our Adult Saturday side progressed through to the second round of the B&DFL Intermediate Cup courtesy of a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Claverdon Football Club.

It was also a superb start to the season for our Solihull Moors Over 45’s (Yellow) side as they sit third after an opening day 4-1 victory over Arden Forest Over 45’s.