Hereford United Supporters’ Trust are seeking to appoint a HUST member to the Board of Hereford FC to fulfil the role of a HUST Nominated Director (HND) for the next three years. The successful candidate will join two other HND’s already on the Club Board to become a full and active Director of the Football Club.
HUST notes and welcomes the appointment of Rob Crawford to the HFC Board and looks forward to building and developing a good working relationship with both him and the entirety of The Board of HFC. Robs CV speaks for itself and we are sure that he will prove to be a great asset.
The Board of HUST took the decision NOT to rush into a Nominated Director appointment after the resignation of Mick Merrick and would wait until we could ascertain the required skill sets. Now that this is resolved, HUST is pleased to be able to report that the process of selecting a Nominated Director, to fill the remaining vacancy on the HFC Board, is starting this weekend. The process is due for completion by Mid-February.
The Prize Bull ‘500 Club’ Annual Draw at Christmas was drawn at Edgar Street during the home clash with Kidderminster Harriers when a total prize pool of over £1,500 was up for grabs.
It’s great to see Hereford supporters from right across the country winning, so why not enter or, if you are already in the draw, why not consider taking out another entry. The ‘Annual Draw’ incorporating the regular weekly and monthly draws for December was broadcast ‘live’ on Radio Hereford FC.
Congratulations to the winners:
£1000 136 Andrew Smith from Stourbridge
£250 155 Stephen Crook from Oldbury
£100 041 Humphrey Willetts from Bath
£75 217 Dean Tisdale from Leominster
£50 232 David Spiers from West Hampstead
£25 219 Milton Kent from Milton Keynes
Signed Hereford FC shirt 210 Paul Fletcher from Banstead
Aerial Photograph of Edgar Street 011 JW Mokler from Hereford
Mike Symons, The Hereford Beast, Limited Edition Poster 077 Alan Leighton from London
Cash prizes will be paid directly to supporters as per the normal procedures for the Prize Bull ‘500 Club’ draws, and remember it is possible to win more than one prize per draw!
Why not join the Prize Bull 500 Club today?
YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT – TO WIN IT…
A very Happy and Healthy New Year to Bulls fans at home and abroad.
As we enter 2020 we recognise that there were a few ups and downs this past year in 2019 but it is important to remember our Club is still here. This time in January 2015 we were unable to say that.
As always, and especially today we take the opportunity to thank Kidderminster Harriers for the assistance they gave us during those dark days.
From a supporters’ point of view there were some notable events and milestones this past year.
Edgar Street – Our Home
The Supporters’ Trust applied for, and were successful, in gaining the renewal of Edgar Street Football Ground as an Asset of Community Value. The new ACV period now runs for 5 years from February 2019 til February 2024. It is eligible for renewal every 5 years. We believed we had an even stronger case than we did 5 years previous and we’re pleased to say that Herefordshire Council agreed with us.
HUST Stake-holding in our Football Club
As we commence the New Year, a further cheque for £10,000 was handed to Andrew Graham, Chair of HFC, at the recent home match v. Leamington FC on 28th December 2019, which brings the Trust’s shareholding in the club to £210,000 (a 42% stake which we hold for all supporters).
Joanie Roberts, Chair of HUST said “Every match, we go again… It may not be pretty, it may not be exciting to watch, it may be testing patience… BUT for all that, We DO HAVE A CLUB to support. 5 years ago the gates were locked.. We have the power now to keep them open for good!
Lest WE Forget… “Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall”
Our Club needs our support, not only to see this season out but looking ahead to next season too and the one after that and the one after that… We are on a journey that has a few bumps in the road, some bigger than others!! We are the HFC #FootyFamily and stick together through thick and thin…
On behalf of the supporters around the globe, I would like to say goodbye to Mike Symons, another Hereford Legend who has served the Club and Bulls fans with passion, dignity and is the last of the original players from 2015. We wish Mike well in his new Club.
So 2020 sees us moving into a new decade with a lot of ground to cover and some hard work ahead. Nobody said owning and running a Football Club would be easy! We are a Community, family Club, so let’s all pull together and stay #ForeverUnited. Happy New Year and may 2020 be a positive start to the next chapter in Hereford FC history book”
SEASON’S GREETINGS TO ALL AT EDGAR STREET
HUST would like to extend season’s greetings to everyone at Edgar Street.
We’re approaching a crucial period over Christmas and New Year, where all league results show each team is capable of beating another, whatever their league position! With three home games coming up, we would like to endorse Club Chairman, Andrew Graham’s request in the Hereford Times, for supporters to stand by the team. When Edgar Street comes alive it spurs the team on and can make the difference. Here’s hoping for some exciting games!
In case you missed it, you can read the interview here: Hereford FC chairman urges fans to help change fortunes
Enter our 50/50 ONLINE CHRISTMAS TRIPLE MATCH DAY DRAWS at Edgar Street
A chance to enter the 50/50 draws for each of the “Christmas Triple” matches across the festive period.
Guiseley AFC – Saturday 21st December 2019
Leamington FC – Saturday 28th December 2019
Kidderminster Harriers – Wednesday 1st January 2020
We will notify you when you win… No need to make a claim!
Entry CLOSES at 5pm on Friday 20th December 2019 (the evening before the 1st of the 3 matches)
**THIS IS NOT AN ACCUMULATOR DRAW – The tickets are entered into each match separately
How the Online Matchday 50/50 Draw Works
- It is available for all home League, FA Cup and FA Trophy Games for the 2017/18 Season
- As the gates will be smaller we will not be available for Pre Season Friendlies of Herefordshire Cup games
- We do not include away league games because we would urge fans to support the away team fundraising.
- The online draw will close at 5pm local time on the day before a home game. For example 5pm on the Friday before a Saturday game.
- Entries after the deadline will be carried forward to start at the next home game
- Participants will be notified by Email of their Matchday Ticket number for the next home game. Should a game be postponed then the tickets will carry over to the next home game that is played
- The Winning Tickets will be announced at half time over Radio Hereford FC and on the scoreboard.
- HUST will notify Online winners by Email there will be no need to make a claim. So even if you cannot listen to Radio Hereford FC you can still participate.
- The prize money will be paid through Paypal within ten working days of the game.
In order to participate you will need:-
- To be able to make a payment through Paypal in order to buy your Matchday Draw Tickets. This is easy to do and can be done using a debit or credit card. You just need a valid Email address and your Paypal account is created. Having a Paypal account enables us to contact you by Email to confirm you have winning ticket and pay your prize money. There is a small cost of using Paypal which we have had included in online the ticket price.
HUST is offering Supporter Coach Travel as no alternative organised travel is available for this match.
26 Seater Coach travel on Saturday 23rd November 2019 – FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
- Leave Edgar Street at 8am
- Comfort Break on Out & Inbound journeys
- Arrive at Kings Lynn Football Club at approx 1pm
** There will be no 2 hour food stop on this trip.
Cost per seat £30
Purchase secures your seat.
Please bring your ticket confirmation with you on the day and arrive at least 10 minutes before departure.
Thank you for your continued support and see you there!
Click to purchase your ticket: HERE
HUST Board Appointments 2019-20
The new HUST board has met and commenced work on its 2019-20 portfolios. Breaking new ground, the Trust board has appointed Joanie Roberts as Chair, with Peter Sell as Vice-Chair.
Joanie says “It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to the Trust and Club during the next transitional phase. I thank my fellow board members for expressing their confidence. We are delighted to have strengthened the HUST Board and can now move forward with some key projects. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard Tomkins, retiring Chair, for his tireless work in steering HUST since taking over from Chris Williams in 2016. It has been a pleasure to work alongside him, as Vice Chair, for the past 12 months, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge. He is a committed Bulls fan and true gentleman. We are privileged to have Richard represent HUST and Hereford supporters, on the Football Supporters’ Association National Council, where he will continue to be an Ambassador for us.”
Other board roles agreed, thus far, include Supporters Groups Liaison – Mike Sessarego; FSA Liaison – Richard Tomkins; Treasurer – Tony Taylor; Treasury assistance – Jamie Howard; Fundraising & PR – Joanie Roberts; PR assistance – Richard Howard; Secretary – David Evans and Membership Secretary -Sarah Hudd.
As ever, the Trust board will be supported by a network of members and will form working groups on major projects such as fundraising, for example.
HUST notes George Webb’s decision to stand down from the HFC board at the upcoming Club AGM. We would like to thank George for his considerable contribution to Hereford FC from its very foundation, alongside his drive in bringing in significant commercial income to the Club.
Words cannot express the immense dedication that George has put in to ensure all supporters can watch the Black & White at Edgar Street.
We know that George will continue to be a supporter and that he will be able to enjoy his football from his favourite part of the ground.
The HUST Prize Bull 500 Club Draw for the month of October was announced live on Radio Hereford FC at half-time during the away match at Darlington on Saturday.
Congratulations to the winners as follows:
£100 153 Stephen Crook from Oldbury
£75 136 Andrew Smith from Stourbridge
£25 024 Colin Ellis from Leominster
£25 122 Matthew Quinn from Hereford
£25 185 David Phelps from Caerphilly
£25 212 James Godsall from Ross on Wye
£25 057 Rob Payne from Hereford
£10 041 Humphrey Willetts from Bath
£10 033 David Quartermain from Hereford
£10 154 Stephen Crook from Oldbury
£10 108 Andrew Duggan from Sutton St Nicholas
£10 121 Peter Clifton from Leicester
Don’t forget we are building up towards the major annual Prize Bull 500 Club Draw over the festive period with a £2,000 prize fund up for grabs!
You can join the Prize Bull 500 Club Draw at any time and, if you already have one lucky number, why not double your chances with another entry.
Back the Bulls – Join TODAY.