Solihull Moors F.C.

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Solihull Moors
Full name Solihull Moors Football Club
Nickname(s) The Moors
Founded 2007
Ground The Autotech Stadium,
Ground Capacity 3,050 (280 seated)
Chairman Nigel Collins
Manager Marcus Bignot
League Conference North
2013–14 Conference North, 8th

Solihull Moors F.C. is an English football club, founded in 2007 by the merger of Moor Green and Solihull Borough.

The club plays its games at Damson Park, Solihull and competes in the Conference North.


On 10 July 2007, the club was formally announced as being merged and details of the new club logo and kits for the forthcoming season were released.[1]

In one of their first games Solihull Moors beat Birmingham City reserves. This fixture happened annually as part of an agreement which allows Birmingham to play their reserve games at Solihull's ground.

In November 2007 the club announced a partnership with National Division One rugby union club Pertemps Bees. The deal will see the two clubs share the Damson Park facilities as well as the formation of community and coaching projects for Solihull. This was finally made official in 2010.[2]

On Monday 7 February 2011, Moors manager Bob Faulkner died of cancer aged 60, after almost 25 years of managing Moor Green and Solihull Moors combined.[3] Michael Moore, his assistant and also former Solihull Borough manager, was the initial replacement, however he resigned on 21 June 2011 to take up the full time position of assistant manager at Mansfield Town.

Marcus Bignot was announced as the new manager of Solihull Moors on 27 June 2011. The ex-Crewe, Bristol Rovers, QPR, and Millwall defender was announced as his replacement a week later. He inherited a youthful squad that lacked experience and having won no preseason friendlies, lost the first seven games of the season. Using his connections in the game, Marcus brought in several new players and immediately results started to improve, so much so that by January the possibility of the playoffs seemed achievable. However, it proved impossible to maintain the momentum and by the end of the season the club finished just above the drop zone.


The club ground is situated on Damson Parkway, about one mile north of Solihull town centre. The ground has two seated stands. The main stand lies on the western side of the ground and is connected to the clubhouse. The stand itself has seating at the bottom and a balcony above where members can sit. The other seated area is situated on the southern side behind the goal and is shared with a standing area. This side houses the main turnstiles and can be split to be segregated between home and away supporters if demand requires. The north and east sides of the ground are hard standing areas.

With effect from July 2013 the ground is known as "The Autotech Stadium" for sponsorship reasons.[4] The Autotech Stadium also welcomed Birmingham City Ladies for the first time in the 2014-15 FA Women's Super League season, who also competed in the UEFA Women's Champions League.


Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Tony Breedon
England GK Darren Acton
England DF Luke Connelly
England DF Rob Elvins
England DF Jordan Gough
England DF Tom Kemp
England DF Dominic Langdon
England DF Michael Nottingham
England DF Stuart Pierpoint
England DF Keenah Rosser
England DF Michael Blackwood
England MF Ryan Beswick
No. Position Player
England MF Mathew Birley
United States MF Jay Denny
England MF Junior English (captain)
England MF Reece Fleet
England MF Joel Grandison
England MF Lewis Hayden
England MF Peter Till
England FW Omar Bogle
Jamaica FW Darren Byfield
England FW Darryl Knights
England FW Owen Story
England FW Aron Wint


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