LONG-SERVING Redditch & South Warwickshire Combination outfit Black Horse have submitted a formal application to join the Bromsgrove & District League for the 2016/17 season.
Black Horse, who were founded in 1961 and founder members of the Redditch Combination, look set to end a trophy-glittered 55-year spell with the league.
During that period, Black Horse claimed 17 Premier League titles, 16 Terry Cups, 11 Keith Turner Cups, 3 BSA Cups, ten Worcestershire Premier Sunday Cups and one Birmingham Sunday Cup.
In what could be their final season in the Redditch Combination, John Edwards’ side narrowly missed out on an 18th Premier Division title to Austin Ex Apprentices while also reaching the quarter-finals of the national FA Sunday Cup.
Edwards said: “We can’t wait to to play in the Bromsgrove League. We’ve got a very good history and we are looking forward to giving it a real good go.
“It’s going to be a strong league and as a well established Sunday side, hopefully we can show some class.
“As much as we’re looking forward to joining, I’m sure sides in the Bromsgrove League are looking forward to playing us as we are there to be shot at.
“We’d like to thank the Redditch League for everything they have done for us and we have enjoyed every moment of it.”
Black Horse will not be formally accepted into the league until the Bromsgrove League’s AGM on Tuesday. During this meeting they will also find out which division they will be placed in.
An official statement from the Bromsgrove League said: “The Bromsgrove League are overjoyed that a club with the success and tradition of Black Horse wish to be part of our league.
“This is a great sign of the fantastic strides the league has made over the last few years, that it can now attract clubs with the stature of Black Horse.”