STOURBRIDGE'S warm-up programme in preparation for the new season has now been finalised, with several notable matches lined up.
There will be two home games at the War Memorial Ground, including the visit of Birmingham City's Under-23 squad, a fixture agreed as part of the deal which saw Dan Scarr join the Sky Bet Championship outfit in January, whilst Southern League Premier Division Redditch United will also provide Amblecote opposition.
The Glassboys will kick off pre-season on Saturday, July 8 with a fixture against Premier League West Bromwich Albion's Under-23 squad, to be played at the Baggies' training ground. More details on arrangements for this match will be announced shortly.
There will be away games at Stourport Swifts, Alvechurch and Sporting Khalsa (who play at Willenhall Town's former Noose Lane home), whilst the final pre-season match on Saturday, August 5 brings an intriguing meeting with Hereford FC at Edgar Street. The Bulls have risen to the Southern League Premier Division on the back of winning both the Midland League and the Southern League South & West Division in consecutive seasons since they were formed out of the ashes of Hereford United, and are no doubt aiming for a hat-trick of title triumphs this season.
The Glassboys have opted not to enter the 2017/18 Worcestershire Senior Cup, which will again be held in pre-season.
Details of admission prices for the two home matches will be confirmed in due course by the club, as well as any important information relating to the other games.
The Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division season kicks off on Saturday 12th August and fixtures are expected to be released by the League in mid-July.
STOURBRIDGE FC - FULL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2017/18: Saturday 8th July – West Bromwich Albion U/23 Development Squad (Away - at WBA Training Ground) - noon.
Saturday 15th July – Possible friendly TBC, but most likely a free Saturday – squad training.
Tuesday 18th July – BIRMINGHAM CITY U/23 Development Squad (HOME) - 7.30 pm.
Saturday 22nd July – Stourport Swifts (Away) - 3.00 pm.
Tuesday 25th July - REDDITCH UNITED (HOME) - 7.45 pm.
Saturday 29th July – Alvechurch (Away) - 3.00 pm.
Tuesday 1st August – Sporting Khalsa (Away) - 7.45 pm.
Saturday 5th August – Hereford (Away) - 3.00 pm.