New lease agreed for United in the Community

Herefordshire Council has agreed a new 25-year lease for Victoria Park with United in the Community, the independent charitable arm and official player pathway into Hereford FC.

This follows ongoing investment at the facility since the current trustees took control of the organisation last year.

Victoria Park is used during the week for Under 18s training and matches in addition to Academy matches that take place on weekends. It is also used for soccer schools during the school holidays.

Hereford FC are expected to train at the facility in preparation for the FA Vase Final on May 22nd ahead of a re-seeding which is being done by contractors Highground.

Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member contracts and assets, said: "We applaud the significant progress made by UITC Trustees in the past year. They have worked hard to improve the facility at Victoria Park. UITC is doing a tremendous job in reaching young people throughout the County with their various activities and I look forward to seeing a few more academy players progress into the Hereford FC first team."

Published: 4th May 2016