Food provision at Aggborough

It is with heavy heart that the club announces the end of its longstanding commercial partnership with Quality Fayre Caterers…

Aggborough Stadium

It is with heavy heart that the club announces the end of its longstanding commercial partnership with Quality Fayre Caterers, operated by the late Brian Murdoch and his wife Joan, and more recently his daughter, Helen.

The partnership, which has lasted for over 50 years, helped place the Harriers on the map, with their legendary pies regularly topping the charts in the newspaper league polls when the club were fortunate to have a place in the Football League.

Our decision is a result of being unable to agree terms for the forthcoming 2021/22 season. The club understood that terms had been agreed verbally in May, but when the contract was drawn up for signing, it was apparent that there were unresolved issues that could not be agreed upon.

This came to light at too late a stage to arrange an alternate food provision for our home fixture against Cheltenham, with the club only being able to source a single hot food van for the home game against Walsall.

We appreciate fans have been frustrated by the lack of hot food and drink at Aggborough for our first two home fixtures, we simply did not have time to organise a satisfactory complete short-term solution. We had hoped that a deal could still be agreed with the Murdoch family, but earlier this week we received confirmation that they would not be seeking to continue the partnership with the club.

We would like to thank the Murdoch family for the support they have given the club over the years and wish them every success with their future ventures. The support they have provided the club will never be forgotten and hopefully they can still be a part of our future.

The 2021/22 season will therefore see a new food provider at Aggborough, who we hope will receive the full support of our loyal fans. We ask fans to bear with us during this period of transition. It is our aim to be able to provide hot/cold food and drinks to fans in all areas of the ground for the Manchester United XI fixture and beyond, although it may not be possible for us to operate from the kiosks fully for a few of weeks.

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