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|Black Horse FC
was founded in the spring of 1961 in the ‘snug’ of the Black Horse pub in Mount Pleasant, Redditch.
The team entered the newly formed Sunday Section of the Redditch League. Sunday football up to this period of time had not been allowed.
The first season saw the club successful in winning the Charity Cup, Two members of that winning team, Dave James & Tony Brogan, are still active members of the club to this day
Home fixtures were staged at the Council owned Abbey Stadium situated to the north of the town. In 1966 the Club secured facilities at the Roman Catholic school of St Bedes in Studley Road. By this time a second eleven had been formed which also competed in the same league. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of running two teams, it was abandoned in 1968.
|1969 saw a major step forward for the
club when it amalgamated with the saturday, Midland Combination club, Alcester Town. Here Black Horse kept their own identity but shared ground and facilities. One memorable
committee meeting at this time was held at Ragley Hall, in the presence of the Marquis of Hertford.
The football pitch was on land owned by the Marquis, and the renewal of lease was discussed and agreed upon. This partnership with Alcester Town continued until 1988.
During this period the club was proud to see one of their prolific goal scorers, Percy Freeman, progress into the Football League, and play for West Bromwich Albion.
1988 saw the return a little closer to ‘home’ by agreeing to hire ground and facilities from Studley BKL, (now known as Studley F C).
In 2007-08 the club moved to Studley Sports and Social Club and this is now the present HQ of Black Horse.
Since 1961 many trophies have been added to that first one including the Birmingham Sunday Cup in 2006-07.
When the inaugural meeting took place in that little room at the BLACK HORSE so long ago, little did they know they were to provide so much pleasure and enjoyment in the future, for so many people.