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Bees made to wait on Moors move

THE playing squad have done all they can but now Birmingham & Solihull Bees face an anxious wait to discover their fate for next season.

THE playing squad have done all they can but now Birmingham & Solihull Bees face an anxious wait to discover their fate for next season.

On Saturday the Bees beat Redruth 31-7 to win National League Two, but promotion has not been guaranteed.

They now need Solihull Council to give their consent to the planning application that would allow them to sell their Sharmans Cross Road site for residential development and move in with Solihull Moors Football Club at Damson Parkway.

Jo Kilby, Public Relations Manager at the Bees said it would be an “absolute crying shame” if the team were denied the chance to ply their trade in the new Championship because of faltering facilities at their current home.

She said: “It is a huge opportunity to launch ourselves and we need this move.”

However, Geoff Cooke, Chief Executive of First Division Rugby, has given the champions hope.

“In the present situation I cannot see any reason why Birmingham & Solihull will not be a Championship team next year,” he said.

“Sharmans Cross Road has hosted second tier rugby before and there are no specific minimum standards or criteria at present.”

The application will go before the council at the start of next month.

 

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