The first signings from outside the remains of last seasons squad signed up for the coming season today. The first to sign for one year was Kyle Hadley and a hour later came the news that Duane Courtney had signed up for a similar period of time.
Both lads have played in all of the four friendlies so far with Hadley scoring twice in the opening 14-0 rout at Bromyard.
At 22yrs Hadley has been playing the local circuit for quite a while now and started his career at Lye Town before joining neighbours Stourbridge Town two years later. He gained promotion with them but then cruelly broke his leg in one of the opening games of the following season and spent the remainder of the season in plaster.
Now fully recovered he has taken the chance to further his progression with this move to Aggborough. The right winger will be hoping that he can emulate the high standard set by the former occupant of the right wing, Martin Brittain.
Courtney comes to us from Yates former club Burnley via Welsh side TNS. He also played for Telford Utd during the Harriers assistant manager, Neil Howarth, time there.
He signed for Burnley from them for £25,000 in 2004 but he only made a few appearances for the Lancashire club before moving on to TNS in 2006. The right sided full back says that he has only come to Aggborough for one thing and that's promotion.
Hopefully his wish will come true.