KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have banned eight people after instances of anti-social behaviour at games - which includes the use of pyrotechnics.

The club has announced they have issued stadium banning orders on individuals purporting to be club supporters who have “sought to damage the club’s good reputation with antisocial behaviour at matches”.

In a statement, Kidderminster Harriers said: “The club’s progress over the last couple of seasons has understandably led to an increase in our fanbase – to the point where our home attendances are the highest of any side in National League North this season.

“While we are proud of that fantastic support – which has continued throughout 2023-23 – it is regrettable that a very small number of individuals have sought to damage the club’s good reputation with antisocial behaviour at matches, particularly away from home. This has included the use of pyrotechnics, which is a criminal offence”.

The banning orders have been issued following “extensive” work alongside West Mercia Police. The club has also thanked the vast majority of Harriers fans who support the club “the right way.”

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The club added: “The banned individuals have been contacted and notified that their presence is no longer welcome at Aggborough. This is a message we repeat to anyone intent on spoiling the atmosphere and enjoyment of other supporters at matches, behaviour which leaves the club open to disciplinary action by The Football Association. Simply put – stay at home.

“The bans have been put in place by our Safety and Security team as a result of our extensive work alongside our local police, who have provided us with excellent support.

“To the vast, vast majority of Kidderminster Harriers fans who support the team the right way – thank you for your incredible commitment. We’re continuing our work to ensure Aggborough is a safe and enjoyable place to watch football”.