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Kidderminster Harriers FC put up for sale

Thu 7th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Kidderminster Harriers Football Club Limited has today been officially put up for sale by Chairman Barry Norgrove.

Norgrove has stated that the club now needs a fresh injection of cash to enable to it go forward, and has himself offered to step down from his role as Chairman to accommodate a potential takeover.

Speaking on Wednesday, he said: "I have been here for ten years and have done all I possibly can, and we have had some success along the way.

"But I just feel now that, with my own business struggling, and with the tragic loss of one of our Directors earlier this year in Gordon Howard, I am not in a position to take Kidderminster Harriers forward in the way I would like.

"We need fresh investment to get where we want to be at the higher end of the table and I just do not have the finances to do that and I feel I am holding the club back.

"We're looking for somebody or a group to come in and buy the club, and I am willing to take a step back to help that happen if that is what's required.

"I want absolutely nothing for myself here - just for people to come in and work, as I have, as hard as possible for the progress of the club.

"We aren't in any massive debt or danger at this moment but we do now need a change to help carry things on because it is a struggle. We are at a stage now where every club needs a financial backer.

"I have always had the club at heart - my father was here before me and I have been here for a decade, and I hope the supporters can appreciate that.

"We have some hardcore fans who back the team at home and away and I have to do this for them, as well as all of the local businesses and individuals who have helped us financially over my years at the club - my thanks go to each and every one of those people."

The Chairman stated that he is currently working to explore channels for potential new investment but he has urged anyone with an interest in helping the club to make contact immediately.

He added: "There are people out there looking for football clubs - I know that for a fact.

"I have made this decision and it is final - I really do hope that we can find the right person or people to help push us on."




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