THE name of historic Moor Green Football Club which merged to create Solihull Moors is being resurrected by a borough college.
Solihull College & University Centre’s football academy is turning back the clock this season by rebooting Moor Green AFC as the academy’s new team.
Solihull Moors were formed in 2007 following a merger between Solihull Borough and Moor Green football clubs.
The 106-year-old Moor Green played at The Moorlands in Hall Green from 1930 until a devastating arson attack in January 2005 – after which they ceased to exist.
Now the college has re-branded its kit and badge to herald the dawn of a new beginning for the academy and Moor Green AFC.
The college says: “Player development is key and if last season is any marker, then Moor Green AFC is guaranteed to unearth some hidden gems.
“Ethan Sephton and Keziah Martin both trialled at Burnley whilst Dylan Barkers trialled at Leicester.
“Giving players a platform to shine is the primary aim of the academy and propelling them to bigger and better things the ultimate goal.
“Loans are vital to a player’s development and Guiseley, of the National North, have wasted no time in procuring two of the club’s hottest prospects.
“The team are excited to get started and are already back in pre-season training with preparations well underway to make their mark in the coming season!”
More than a century ago, Moor Green was formed by members of a cricket club eager to stay together during the winter months.
The club later enjoyed an improbable run to the First Round of the FA Cup in 1979, and an eventual rise to the top levels of non-league football.
Aston Villa fan favourite Ian Taylor, who began his career as a combative midfielder with Moor Green, played 235 matches and scored 67 goals for the Moors.
Moor Green AFC is looking to build its squad and is asking people to send ‘football CVs’ on to [email protected] for the opportunity of a trial invitation.