HINTON are looking forward to a successful season in 2007-8 after re-shuffles at the head of the club and in various management teams.

Bob Semple, after many years as club chairman, has stepped down to concentrate on managing the club under-12 side and has been succeeded by Paul Chapman.

Former first-team boss Chapman thanked Semple for his commitment and professionalism and hoped that he could continue the job of building Hinton into one of the driving forces of local football.

"We had an excellent attendance at this year's annual meeting and the future really looks exciting at Hinton with the new appointments at senior team level and the wonderful expansion of junior football at the club," said Chapman.

"We now have 18 teams at junior level from the age of five upwards with more FA qualified coaches then ever before.

"We also have plans to extend the facilities at Broomy Hill, including a new grandstand and club house extension, but this will require further support and sponsorship from the people and businesses of Hereford."

After last season's mid-table finish in West Midlands League Division 1, a new management team of Les Powell, Shaun Reynolds and Neil Priddy has been brought in to try to improve fortunes while club head coach Graham Goodfellow will manage the club's Hereford Times Herefordshire League Premier Division team with assistance from Gordon Robinson and physio Dale Pritchard.

Robinson will also assist Trudi Driscol with running the Hinton Ladies side in the Kidderminster Ladies League while the club's under-18 side will be managed by Terry Preece, assisted by Ben Toye.

Off the field, Taylor Lane Timber Frame will continue their long sponsorship of the club and will be joined by JDR Estates who have agreed to become major supporters.

Pre-season training has already begun for the ladies side at 6pm on Tuesdays with the under-18 side already training at Broomy Hill on Wednesdays at 6pm.

Pre-season training starts for the West Midlands and Herefordshire League sides on Tuesday, July 3 at 7pm at Broomy Hill when all are welcome to join in.