1893 Herefordshire Football Association formed on October 14th
at meeting held at the Mansion House, Widemarsh Street and attended by
representatives of clubs throughout the County. It was agreed to affiliate to
the Birmingham and District Football Association.
The following officers were elected: President- Mr Tom
Carver, Chairman- Rev Leigh Spencer, Hon. Secretary- Mr H H Babstock.
17 Clubs initially affiliated: Hereford, Hereford Thistle, Hereford
Early Closers, Hereford Journal, Tenbury, Peterchurch, Builth, Leominster, Builth Juniors, Kington, Berwick Rangers, Presteigne Town, Silver
Stars, Ledbury United, Bircher, Ludlow, Rhyader.
1894 Membership increased to 30 by the election of Ledbury
Victoria, Hereford Red Rose and Hereford St Peters.
Hereford beat Builth 1-0 to become the first winners of the
HFA Senior County Challenge Cup under the jurisdiction of the Association, and
Leominster Town defeated Worcester Excelsior 5-2 in the final of the HFA Junior Cup.
The Senior County Challenge Cup was inaugurated eight years
earlier when Hereford also won the trophy, beating Ludlow 3-0 in the final.
1895 Hereford beat Hereford Thistle 1-0 to become the first
winners of the HFA Charity Bowl.
1899 Herefordshire Football League formed at a meeting at No
5 Hotel, Widemarsh Street, Hereford on August 15th. There had been a League in 1891 for 1 season, won by Silver Stars.
1900 Herefordshire Football Association granted disciplinary
powers by the Birmingham and District FA to enable the Associations Executive
Committee to deal directly with any offences reported within the County
1903 Herefordshire Thursday League set up for players that worked on a Saturday