HARRIERS have secured an extensive partnership with Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers that will see Premier League 2 football played at Aggborough next season.

The deal is a result of hard work by Harriers CEO Neil Male, who has negotiated the start of what will be a varied and meaningful partnership between the neighbouring clubs.

As part of the agreement, Aggborough Stadium will stage a host of matches featuring the next generation of Wolves talent – including televised games on Wolves TV, with scope for more games as the season progresses.

Bosses say the deal has been structured to ensure mutual benefit to both Harriers and Wolves to ensure it is more than an arrangement to play football matches.

The two clubs will work closely together to help develop young talent from both Aggborough and Molineux.

It may see young Wolves players given the opportunity in senior football on loan with Harriers - similar to the loan agreement for Austin Samuels recently.

Announcing the partnership on Monday, Kidderminster Harriers CEO Neil Male said: “This has been a major priority for us and I’m delighted to have things over the line.

“I feel it is important for our supporters to know that this is an agreement that will have massive benefit for us as a football club at all levels.“The biggest pull for us was them wanting to have a partnership that works both ways and helps players, staff and stakeholders both here and for Wolves, rather than just needing a place to play matches.

"They have been a pleasure to deal with and I am excited about the season ahead with them.”

Wolves head of academy Scott Sellars said: “We’ve been impressed with the facilities in place at Kidderminster and the direction of the club, and we’ve quickly established a good working relationship with them.

“Any relationship of this kind is pivotal to the development of our young players and, in addition, it has never been more important for clubs to work together and support each other, and that’s what we’re looking forward to doing with Kidderminster next season.”