WORCESTER Raiders have announced their 2021 pre-season schedule, with a Sixways clash against local rivals Malvern Town included in the eight-game list.

Raiders start with a trip to Bromyard Town at the end of this month, followed by a charity game with Dads Reunited at Sixways before they face the Hillsiders at home on Wednesday, 7 July.

Raiders, who will play in the Hellenic League next season, also have a game with Cyrmu Premier side Penybont, again at Sixways, before the season proper kicks-off.

Raiders' chairman Steve Harris says he can't wait for the team to get back together ahead of football returning.

"I think the Managers have selected a fair balance of matches for us this pre season in order to test the players, with some higher and lower ranking teams," he said.

"We played Malvern twice last season and games with them were very close. They have always been very welcoming and it will be great to have them at Sixways.

"Penybont is an intriguing match. I’ve been trying to organise for a while now with my Welsh connections, they recently missed out on Europa League qualification in their last game of the season, this will be our toughest test but a great experience for the players.

"Dads reunited is a charity aimed at supporting fathers though the courts to help see there children. Their team will be made up of ex pros and celebrities which will be announced soon but Sixways have been amazing and accommodating, with all gate money going to the charity.

"Training will be in full swing next week and it will be great to have everyone back for the season ahead."

Full pre-season schedule:

Saturday 26th June - Bromyard Town 3pm (Away)

Sunday 4th July - Dads Reunited 3:30pm (Home)

Wednesday 7th July - Malvern Town 7:45pm (Home)

Friday 16th July - Lye Town 7:45pm (Home)

Wednesday 21st July - Earlswood Town 7:45pm (Home)

Saturday 24th July - Dudley Town 3:00pm (Away)

Tuesday 27th July - Penybont F.C 7:45pm (Home)

Saturday 31st July - Tividale FC 3.00pm (Away)