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Kidder­minster submit stadium plans

Kidder­min­ster Harriers have submitted new ground proposals to Wyre Forest District Council.

The new purpose-built stadium would be situated at the Centre of Sporting Excellence in Kidder­min­ster, where the academy and first-team currently train.
  
In addition to the new stadium the site will include a large training complex for all of the club's teams and also educational facilities.

Kiddermin­ster chairman Colin Gordon said: "Now is the time for us to be thinking about the future. I fully understand and respect that there is a sentiment around Aggborough Stadium as a footballing venue – it’s played big part in my career both a long time ago and more recently too. But the simple fact of the matter is that we cannot be at the heart of our community if we’re sat in the middle of a housing estate – the local population is growing dramatically and we just aren’t physically in the right position to offer what we believe a football club should offer its community."

He added "On a Saturday afternoon we want the entire area to come and watch an attractive, winning product on the pitch, but from Monday to Friday we want people to come and learn with Kid­der­min­ster Harriers; to be educated and taught and to develop. We want to have artificial pitches that friends and colleagues can use to play football themselves and have the site as a place that acts as a real hub for the community."

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