24th Nov, 2020

Promotion hopefuls United in the hunt for sponsorship

Ben Tyler 19th Oct, 2020

AN APPEAL has been put out by an ambitious local football club to attract sponsorship that will help support them through to the completion of the 2020/21 season.

Solihull United, managed by Sam Manoochehri and with a well-known face in Marcus Bignot serving as the club’s director of football, are flying high in Division Two of the Midland Football League – based at Step Seven of the non-league system and Step 11 of the English football pyramid – with an unbeaten record of seven wins and a draw from their eight games played so far.

While the club were denied promotion to Division One of the MFL last time out, having been well clear of the rest of the pack prior to the sudden cancellation of the season in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the signs are there to suggest that the Young Lions are continuing where they left off this term.

Although the team are functioning at full capability on the pitch, support is still needed off the pitch to help the club financially in order to see through the season without any difficulties.

At a time when football in the area is thriving – with seven clubs from the Solihull borough participating in the Midland Football League, and National League promotion-chasers Solihull Moors flying high – the potential for investment appears to be endless.

And with a backroom and boardroom team in place at Solihull United which all previously have experience in working with the Moors, that same unit is building upward momentum at the Division Two club which, they hope, will result in promotion this term and a continuation of the footballing philosophy of developing young players going forward.

The club have a history of taking in both local talents and players released from clubs from the leagues above, developing their skillset to perform in the first team and increase their footballing profile.

Current first-team star Cameron Ebbutt, for example, previously served for League One Bristol Rovers, while ex-United defender Ethan Sephton earned a move to Derby County’s under-23’s in January – now plying his trade with Southern League Premier Central outfit Alvechurch at Step Three of non-league.

United are grateful for any offers of sponsorship or support to the club, and ask any interested parties to contact secretary Tim Delaney at sufc.sec@gmail.com, or on 07827 963212.

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