Crest of Kidderminster Harriers Football Club

Kidderminster Harriers

Vanarama National League

Kidderminster Harriers Football Club, nicknamed “The Kiddy,” is a non-league football club based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Aggborough their home ground.

At the time of writing, Phil Brown is the current manager with experience at Hartlepool United and Southend United among his past roles.

A photo of Kidderminster Harriers
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History

Kidderminster Harriers, established in 1886, has a notable history in English football. Initially involved in athletics and rugby, the club merged with Kidderminster Olympic in 1890 under the Harriers banner. They achieved success in the Birmingham League and later the Southern League. A pioneering club, they hosted the first floodlit FA Cup games in 1951-52.

The Harriers gained prominence in non-league football, culminating in promotion to the Football League in 2000 under Jan Molby. They spent five seasons there before returning to non-league play. Recent years have seen fluctuating fortunes, including relegation to the National League North in 2016, but under the management of Russ Penn, they secured a memorable promotion in the 2022-23 season, highlighted by a strong FA Cup run.

Staff

Current management and coaching staff

Alumni

Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid