Having played for the club when they last had a ground of their own, Moseley head coach Ian Smith understands the significance of their impending move to Billesley Common.

As his side closed the Bournbrook chapter of their recent history with an entertaining 29-25 win over Waterloo, the former Scotland flanker emphasised the impact that moving to a new facility could have.

Moseley will play home matches as chief tenants at a Birmingham City Councilowned ground and kickstart the future with a Minis and Junior Festival on Sunday.

Smith, who played 26 times in the Red and Black in 1997 when they were still at The Reddings, last night stated his belief that their new home could bring out the best in his players.

He said: "We just want to get in there. We can get a proper base and get the offfield preparations up to speed. It will make mine and everybody else's job a lot easier.

"We can treat the players much better than they are being treated at the moment, which I feel is important. It's not the big things that matter, it's the little things like meals and showers after training and proper kit to use every session.

"They will feel more special, will appreciate what they are a part of and that the club are behind them which will give them a responsibility to perform."

Moseley have flourished under Smith this year, being assured of third in National Two with a match to play.

His reign has resulted in young players like Ollie Thomas, Nathan Bressington and Adam Caves playing some of the best rugby of their careers. He knows how important it will be to re-sign such key performers.

He said: "There are players we need to keep. if only to say 'we are Moseley and we can keep our best few players'. For a few years now, Moseley have been known as a development side but, if the product at the top is not doing well, then these players are going to be filtered off to the higher clubs.

"That is something we have got to work on, making sure that there is a product that they want to stay for and we can all go forward.

"We have got some tremendous talents, right down to the second team, a lot of whom are very unfortunate not to be playing.

"We need to keep them all, even the second-team guys, because they will come back into the reckoning at the start of next season; what's gone on this year will be finished. Whoever has worked the hardest will get the nod, so we need to retain them."