Niklas returns once again to dominate opposition Ds !

The signing you have been waiting for !!!

Your T.C. Cars Solihull Barons are more than delighted to bring back fan favourite Niklas Ottosson for his seventh season at Hobs Moat. Arguably the most exciting player in the entire league, Ottosson plays the full length of the ice with a flair and pace which can, at times, prove impossible for the opposition to counter.

A highlight reel goal for Niklas (J&K Davies)

“I’m pleased to be back with the Barons for another season. This is going to be my 7th season with the club and hopefully there’s more excitement to come. I have had a good chat with Bowley and things are looking good for the upcoming season. I’m really excited to see what we can do on the ice. We’re definitely going for silverware and hopefully we can preform even better then we did last season.

“Hope all the fans can join us down the rink soon and we can get this season underway!

”Keep safe

”#91

With the return of Ottosson, he and Soar renewed their partnership (S Crampton)

For Callum Bowley, the return of the dynamic Swede is massive :

“I couldn’t be more happier with having Nik back on board for next season. He’s a huge signing for us, his attitude and performances are top quality and there for everyone to witness. He’s a brilliant hockey player, a fantastic character and most importantly a good person. Offensively he’s one of the best in the league, he has great hands, great vision and will play a big part in leading our offence next season. When he’s on the puck, he’s always a big threat and makes life very difficult for opposition defences. He’s very good on the power play, penalty kill and in 5 on 5 situations, and he is very capable of producing game changing moments which can make the difference sometimes. He’s a very unselfish player and willing to do what it takes for the team to win which is a great asset for us. He’s a big fan favourite and I’m sure everyone associated with the club can’t wait to see him step out on the ice next season.

A tremendous re-signing by the Barons we are sure you must agree ! Stay following us for more player announcemets and news soon.

Andy Whitehouse set to mark a decade with the Barons

The TC Cars Solihull Barons will once more have the services of the versatile and ever dependable Andy Whitehouse to call on for 2020-21. For Whitehouse, this will see him notch up a decade as a senior Baron and further cement his place as second behind Phil Lee in all time games played for Solihull.

Andy Whitehouse takes it up along the boards (S Crampton)

Andy was pleased to confirm his return to the Barons and excited about the possibility of a run towards some trophies :

“Hello everyone!

”Hope you are all well and staying safe. Hopefully we will be able to bring a bit of ‘normality’ for you all when the season gets going.

”When Bowley asked me to come back for another year it was a no brainier. This season will be my 10th with the Barons and after a disappointing season last year I’m ready to get back to it.

”This season we are aiming for some silverware and I think it’s doable with the team Bowley is building. It’s always a great laugh with the lads and appreciate all the loyal fans that support us every year.

”It was a shame to see Dangie take a step back from hockey he stepped up to coach us and it was a fun few seasons with him coaching. So I’d just like to say thank you and wish him luck with his next chapter. However, I’m excited for the new season and the changes that we’ve seen over the world’s longest off-season.

“Stay safe and hopefully see you all soon!

Andy Whitehouse wins the face-off (S Crampton)

Coach Callum Bowley was very happy to add an extra piece to the jigsaw and have Andy back with the Barons :

“Having Andy back in the lineup for next season is great news for the club. He’s a smart player, very reliable and strong in his defensive zone and has great patience on the puck. There were times last season when he had to slot into defence to cover for injuries and he didn’t look out of place, so to have that versatility to his game is a great asset for us. He will be returning for his 10th season and I look forward to having him back in the lineup. 

Stay following us for more announcements soon as we build the new season’s squad.

Sport England award to help the Solihull Barons during current COVID-19 pandemic

The Cup Winning team (S Crampton)

The Solihull Barons have been awarded £676.08 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards end of season costs during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.

The grant will allow the Solihull Barons to cover Covid disrupted end of season expenditure while allowing the team to prepare for a return to play when the time comes.

Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s Chief Executive, said:

“As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and physical activity happen in this country to not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future. The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.

“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to the Solihull Barons to help it through these extremely challenging times.”

About the Sport England Community Emergency Fund

Part of Sport England’s overall £195m support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through COVID-19, the £20m Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing crisis.
Awards will be between £300 and £10,000, and in in exceptional circumstances we’ll consider awards of more than £10,000. The types of organisations eligible include local sports clubs forced to close at short notice but who are facing ongoing costs around maintenance and utility bills, and voluntary and community sector organisations who deliver or enable sport and physical activity.
This £20 million fund of National Lottery money is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as funds targeted at small businesses.
Further information on the Community Emergency Fund – including seeing if your organisation is eligible and the application process – can be found via https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund.

About National Lottery

National Lottery players raise £30m every week for good causes, funding arts, heritage, sports, voluntary and charity projects around the UK. For more information on good causes in your area go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

About Sport England

Sport England is a public body and invests up to £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport.
It wants everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. That’s why a lot of its work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active – like women, disabled people and people on lower incomes.
www.sportengland.org