Unfortunately since our protest Harriers themselves have fallen victim to the pressures of football finance which ultimately saw them relegated from the Conference Premier into Conference North last season. However, thanks to the intervention of people who care about the club and KHIST the future seems much rosier and HUST and all football fans can only wish them luck in trying to get Harriers back into the Conference Premier and in a sustainable and more secure financial footing. A club at the centre of its community and the people proud to support it – sounds familiar!
I think the last few years for both clubs shows that the local community are behind them, whether they go to games or not, but we all must make efforts to engage with them as it is imperative they understand that to continue to have clubs within their community they need to support it in whichever way they can. Support doesn’t have to mean going to games, but becoming Trust members, buying lottery tickets, merchandise, even sponsorship no matter how little they can contribute it can all add up to creating the community club they can be proud of.
I must thank Geoff Coles KHIST Chairman & KHFC Board Representative, Dave Williams KHIST 2020 Lottery Co-ordinator & KHFC Board Representative and Kidderminster Harriers FC Board for their hospitality at the game. Hopefully HUST and HFC will be able to repay this next season at Edgar Street.