Harriers in threat to sue former directors

Harriers in threat to sue former directors

Harriers in threat to sue former directors

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KIDDERMINSTER Harriers are threatening to sue two of the club’s directors over money the club claim they are owed.

The Aggborough outfit released a statement this week saying they were seeking advice from their solicitors regarding board members, believed to be Kath and Ernie Lane.

The pair, who have been major club benefactors, pumping in an estimated £200,000, resigned last week.

Harriers want to reclaim money which they believe was contractually owed to them to cover a shortfall last season.

The club used some of the funds from the run to the FA Cup fourth round to cover the gap.

While the situation has created a short-term cash-flow problem during the summer, Harriers are keen to stress they are not in debt and their finances remain sound.

A Harriers statement said: “Events over the last month mean that money which was contractually committed to the club by other directors to cover the trading performance in the 2013-14 season has not been forthcoming, despite written assurances to the contrary.

“Recent events with other clubs this summer have illustrated how difficult it can be to run a lower league football club.

“It is essential that the directors can rely on funding commitments made.

“Therefore, notwithstanding any historical financial contributions, the failure to meet these most recent, and to date unfulfilled commitments, which the directors had relied on in pushing for promotion last season, has caused unexpected financial challenges.

“Legal advice has been sought in this respect.

“The club remains very positive about the forthcoming season.

“The directors are keen to achieve a speedy resolution in this matter.”

Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust have invested £21,500 in return for shares to help the Aggborough club in the short-term.

On the pitch, Harriers play their fifth friendly of pre-season at Hednesford Town today (3pm).

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