FORMER Hereford FC commercial manager Chris Ammonds is the new group press officer at Sanctuary Housing in Worcester.

He was involved in the launch of Hereford FC and had a “great 14 months” as the commercial manager at Edgar Street.

The keen cricketer is a former a public relations and communications manager with West Mercia Police.

Ammonds said: "I had a great 14 months as the commercial manager at Edgar Street before deciding to return to being a freelance public relations consultant in June.

“However, a fantastic opportunity presented itself at Sanctuary Group and I took on the role of group press officer based in Worcester."

Well-known Herefordian Martin Brain has succeeded Ammonds as Hereford's new commercial manager.