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Broughton back for book date

Former Harriers striker, Drewe Broughton, is to return to Aggborough Stadium with his new book…



Former Harriers striker Drewe Broughton has penned a new book

FORMER Harriers striker Drewe Broughton is set to return to Aggborough in December as he continues promotion of his new book.

‘And Then What..?’ is a frank account of Drewe’s playing days over 17 years with 22 clubs, including a three-year stint here at Harriers in which he made over 100 appearances, scoring 24 goals.

But it also offers a fascinating, topical insight into his current work today helping to mentor professionals through the high and lows of the game.

As a former England youngster tipped for the top, Drewe, 40, admits his career was dogged and undermined by soul searching and self-doubt. It culminated in the big centre-forward going into rehab for addictions and an emotional breakdown after retiring.

Nowadays Drewe is putting his experiences to good use helping the next generation of players cope with the pressures and pitfalls of football.

In the last year alone several, including Michael Carrick and David Cotterill, have publicly spoken about mental health battles. Drewe believes it is the tip of an epidemic in the game which chews up and spits out talent when it is no longer useful or profitable.

“…I’m really looking forward to coming back to Kidderminster…” Drewe Broughton

He has strong opinions he will share after seven years of guiding some of the nation’s best young footballers.

We’re delighted to say that Drewe will be coming to Aggborough with copies of his book for the 22nd December home game against Curzon Ashton. He’ll be the club’s guest in the Aggborough Suite where he’ll meet fans and discuss not only his ongoing projects, but also his own time as a Harrier at what was an historic time for the club in the Football League.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Kidderminster as it’s a place that has a lot of fond memories for me,” said Drewe of his upcoming visit.

“It will be good to come back and take in the game and chat with some of the supporters who were really good to me during my time there and share with them some of what I’ve learnt in the years since.

“I’m really positive about the book and how it’s been received and can’t wait to come to Kidderminster and talk about it.”

FANS interested in booking hospitality packages for the Harriers v Curzon Ashton match and a chance to meet with Drewe can contact Helen on 01562 823 931 or e-mail info@harriers.co.uk.

For more information on Drewe’s book or his other projects contact info@drewebroughton.com


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