Date: 2nd February 2017 at 1:50pm
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Solihull Moors youngster Romario Martin has been called up by the St. Kitts & Nevis Under-20s side, as they look to qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup later this year.

The 17-year-old has been starring for the Moors Academy this season and recently spent some time away on loan at Northern Premier League side Barwell. He has also made two appearances for the Moors’ first-team, playing in both Birmingham Senior Cup ties this season.

His form for the Moors Academy has also seen Martin attract interest from the Football League, with the youngster having recently spent two weeks on trial with League Two side Grimsby Town.

Martin will now join up with the Sugar Boyz ahead of their final World Cup qualifiers.

St. Kitts & Nevis are one of 12 countries in the CONCACAF who will play in the finals to compete for one of the four spots to go to the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The competition begins on the 18th of February with the group stage, lasting seven days. If they make it through the group stage, they will then play in the final stages which begin on the 26th of February. The final four will then be finally decided on the 5th of March.

Martin is due to travel to St. Kitts this coming Saturday and will join up with his team before they leave for Costa Rica for a pre-competition training camp on the 6th of February.

We wish Romario all the best in the competition!

In other news, Moors Academy midfielder Callum Coyle has signed a first-team contract with Solihull Moors.

The former Walsall youngster has been impressing for the Moors Academy this season and has now been rewarded with a first-team contract at the club, signing prior to the club’s National League fixture at home to Maidstone United last weekend.

Coyle is another player who had been attracting interest from Football League club and like Romario Martin, had recently spent two weeks on trial with Grimsby Town.

There was more positive news for the Moors Academy last weekend, as duo Marshall Willock and Tyrese Shade both scored for the Birmingham County FA in their 2-0 victory against Staffordshire County FA last Saturday.

A total of six Moors youngsters were in the squad for the Midlands Counties Youth Championship fixture, with Ryan Edwards and Liam Taylor also starting the game alongside Willock and Shade.

It certainly great to see all the positive work being done behind the scenes with the Moors Academy, what are your thoughts on the progress being made by the Moors youngsters?


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