Hereford FC Club History

May 28, 2021

 

History of Hereford FC

 

With Hereford United having been wound up on December 19th 2014, the HUST (Hereford United Supporters Trust) decided to launch a phoenix club and the Hereford Football Club name was registered with the Herefordshire County FA just three days later by local businessman Jon Hale. This took place in conjunction with a group of local businesses as well as the trust itself and at this point it was announced that HUST members would decide upon the club crest and kits. The issue of ownership structure was also addressed and the HUST was given a chance to become the biggest single shareholder, no individual or corporate benefactor able to own over 49% of the club. A press release at the time stated that the stake owned by HUST would be ‘much more’ than this amount. 

Hereford FC launched their official website on December 29th 2014.

 

2015/16 season

For the 2015/16 campaign the club played in the Midland Football League and they managed a record 27 wins in a row in this division. They applied for promotion into the Southern Football League and this was subsequently granted.

 

2016/17 season

Hereford FC took their place in the Southern League South & West in 2016/17 and they made their first appearances in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. The club won promotion to the Southern Premier League at the end of the season.

 

2017/18 season

Hereford FC had decent runs in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy this season, however the big news in 2017/18 was a third successive promotion as champions into National League North.

 

2018/19 season

Hereford found the going tough in National League North and having sacked manager Peter Beadle, the club ultimately finished 17th in the division.

 

2019/20

Marc Richards was sacked as head coach with the club having collected just four points from their opening three matches. The season was abandoned with seven matches left to play due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bulls were 16th in the table at this point.

 

Hereford FC currently play in National League North and they finished the 2020/21 campaign in 12th position with 20 points from their 13 games, the season being declared null and void due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions.