Kidderminster Harriers and Hereford FC have announced that the upcoming friendly between the two sides (Tuesday 26th July) is to be a contest for the first ever Steve Millington Memorial Trophy.
As part of a flourishing relationship between the two rival teams, the friendly match will see the winning team presented with the trophy in memory of Steve, a former KHIST Chairman, and the part he played in aiding Hereford fans in their time of need a few years ago.
It is hoped that Tuesday’s game will be the first of an annual meeting between the two teams at least for the forseeable future, with a ‘return’ game scheduled for Edgar Street in around twelve months’ time.
Harriers’ Managing Director Dave Pountney, also a former KHIST Chairman, commented: “I’m sure the two teams will share a footballing rivalry forever more – that’s not something we want to change.
“But it was felt that the relationship between the two sets of fans has changed over the last few years and that this should be celebrated.
“I will always remember being with Steve and attending initial meetings with Hereford fans and discussing the formation of their Trust and how we could help.
“The sight of hundreds of Hereford fans at Aggborough for our game against Welling live on BT Sport is something many of us will never forget and that, in many respects, is part of Steve’s legacy.”
Bulls Chairman Jon Hale added: “This is a fantastic idea and one I’m sure both sets of supporters will embrace.
“Some things are more important than what happens in 90 minutes on the pitch and this is a celebration of not only the life of someone like Steve but also the camaraderie of football fans as a whole.
“We will never forget how Kidderminster held out their hand to help us.”
Kick off at Aggborough between Harriers and Hereford is 7:45pm. Admission is £10 adults, £5 concessions and £1 U16s.