Kidderminster Harriers to get £13k Premier League cash

Kidderminster Harriers will receive a £13,636 boost as part of the Premier League’s pledge to provide financial assistance to English football’s pyramid.

Harriers will receive £13k
Harriers will receive £13k

Top-flight clubs agreed earlier this month to advance payments totalling £125million to clubs in the EFL and National League during the coronavirus pandemic. Harriers and their compatriots in the National League North division will all receive £13,636 from the pot. But while the money is welcomed and will help ease the immediate pressure on cashflow, what happens next is less clear with the windfall merely an advancement on funds clubs would have received next season.

Harriers are still waiting to learn from the National League what, if any, long-term assistance may be made available.

The club also face a possible delay before learning precisely how their season will be resolved, with the National League poised to vote on how to conclude the campaign.

Somewhat complex voting rules mean that while the 24 clubs in the Premier Division get a vote each, just four votes apiece are allocated to the National League North and South divisions.

Clubs in the North Division are understood to have met last week and agreed unanimously to vote to end the season.

But votes do not have to officially be returned until early May and a delay is possible with some clubs in the Premier Division already criticising the process. The vote on whether or not to end the season isto be followed by another to determine whether promotion or relegation should apply.

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