Hereford FC officials yesterday met with Ross Cook, Corporate Director at Herefordshire Council for further discussions over a lease extension, and liaise over plans for the Blackfriars Street End of the football ground.

The football club has been invited to submit a proposal for a Club & Community facility at the Blackfriars End, which would provide additional revenue streams in years to come for Hereford FC to be invested back into the club. 

Additionally, the Council are open to conversations about other areas of the ground that could, one day, be in need of upgrade or refurbishment.

Hereford FC welcome this open dialogue and appetite from Herefordshire Council to work with, and help the football club, whilst improving the aesthetics of certain areas and provide better facilities and opportunities for the local community.

Hereford FC Chairman Jon Hale commented:

“We understand how frustrating it has been for supporters to see the lack of action over the defunct end, with many years of false dawns. 

“We now have a genuine mutual appetite to get things done with officers from Herefordshire Council and we fully intend to jump on the opportunity to help drive the project forward. 

“I think the Council are to be applauded for their willingness to work with Hereford FC for the benefit of the club and community.”