17th Sep, 2019

Major board changes at Solihull Moors

Craig Gibbons 22nd Aug, 2018 Updated: 22nd Aug, 2018

SOLIHULL Moors have announced several new investors and directors have joined the club to take it forward in a bid to achieve the ‘ultimate ambition’ of playing in the Football League.

Darryl Eales and Calvin Barnett lead the group of new board members.

Also joining the board is Cheryl Cooper who has worked with Eales for 20 years.

Mark Fogarty, who has played a major role in developing Community Moors and more recently the Moors Academy, will also be joining the board as sporting director.

The club confirmed they had rejected other offers investment while it waited for the new team to be in a position to proceed.

An extended board of directors is now in place with Eales taking up the position of chairman and Barnett appointed as chief executive, taking over responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day management of the club and implementation of its strategy moving forward.

As part of this re-organisation, Trevor Stevens will step down from the board and take on the role as lifetime president in recognition of the contribution he has made and will continue to make.

Moors chiefs believe the new board and shareholding structure with new investors will put the club in a sustainable and stable position for the foreseeable future and will enable it to consolidate its recent progress.

It then wants to move forward towards achieving its ultimate ambition of Football League status with further development across all aspects of the club, particularly Youth and Community.

New chairman Eales said: “I am delighted and privileged to be chairman of Solihull Moors.

“I would like to thank Trevor Stevens, Mike Turl, Simon Hawker, Mike Seabrook and many other unsung heroes who have overseen the development of the club both on the pitch and equally as importantly in the community.

“It is a club with a wonderful heart and I look forward to working with everyone to build an even stronger base from which we can pursue our aspiration to bring League football to Damson Park.

“I fondly remember watching Moor Green with my Dad when we lived in Robin Hood Lane.

“Solihull Moors is, at heart, a family and community based club – albeit with ambition too.

“I look forward to meeting many of the fans, staff and partners of the club in the near future.”

New chief executive Barnett added the prospect of working with Moors was too good of an opportunity to miss.

“Having met many of the people now in the club I am so impressed, and to me it is one of the most community driven clubs out there,” he said.

“That sense of community, covering all aspects of the football club was a key aspect in my involvement.

“All the new directors have worked together in the past across a number of projects both in sports, finance and other sectors.

“We are excited to give the club the extra push it deserves without disrupting any of the great work everyone has achieved to date.”

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