9th Dec, 2016

National Finals away Solihull Moors' Under-16 disability side

Solihull Editorial 10th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL Moors’ Under-16 disability team are preparing for the biggest match of their lives after making it through to the National Final.

Moors won four out of their five matches in the region play-offs, which included victories over Doncaster Rovers, Coventry City, Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

They now travel to Sheffield March 20 to compete against national sides in a very exciting attempt to reach Wembley where the winning teams play before the FA Cup Final at the end of the season.

Before Saturday’s game against Gainsborough Trinity, the team were introduced to fans following a proud lap of honour which was led by disability manager George Quinney, who himself has autism, and he is asssisted by the club’s disability officer Dan Lanni.

Moors maintains three disability teams and provides weekly coaching on Saturday mornings.

There are now 80 players involved, including some with cerebral palsy, downs syndrome and severe learning difficulties.