Herefordshire Football in the Community

Herefordshire Football in the Community was formed in January 2016 by the Herefordshire Football Association in response to the changing expectations of the public to access football in Herefordshire.

There are currently three trustees who are also directors of the company.  The company is not for personal profit and all monies are reinvested back into football in Herefordshire.

 The board of directors consist of Bill Shorten, Steve Wilmott, and James (Jim) Lambert.

What is a Community interest companies (C.I.C.)?

A C.I.C. is a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.

The Herefordshire Football in the Community’s C.I.C main aims is to:

Use the power of football to improve the health, social and wellbeing of residents in Herefordshire.

The company’s activities will provide benefit to residents of Herefordshire ensuring that there is more provision for Children, Young People, and senior citizens.   This will include leadership opportunities, volunteer placements for University students to increase their employability skills, walking football provision (50+), social events and promoting the health, social and wellbeing benefits of sport, particularly football.

The aims are:

To increase the physical, social and mental wellbeing of the community in Herefordshire using football as a vehicle for change. 

This will be achieved by;

  • Providing education to residents in Herefordshire.
  • Providing football opportunities for the residents of Herefordshire.
  • Supporting the education of people in Herefordshire by providing football related courses.
  • Delivering projects of sporting interest to all sectors of the community.
  • Investing in local communities for the benefit of football.
  • Engaging young people into sport by giving them opportunities in leadership, which can enhance transferable and employability skills.

Mission Statement

Using the power of football to support communities by promoting the social, health and wellbeing benefits of football;

  • To support people in Herefordshire to be involved in football.
  • To actively promote the social, health and wellbeing benefits of football.
  • To ensure that pathways are available for life long participation in football.
  • To help reduce social isolation.
  • To ensure that activities are available for all the community.
To invest in facilities and projects that support football activities.