In her Hereford Times column this week, Hereford Racecourse Chief Executive Rebecca Davies said: "We were pleased earlier this week to announce a new partnership with Hereford Football Club to raise awareness and funds for the Hereford FC Academy next year.

Hereford Football Club won its first promotion on its journey back to the Football League in 2016 coinciding with Hereford Racecourse’s reopening.

Both sports grounds have worked closely together since then and the Hereford FC Academy Raceday on Monday, February 11 will raise awareness and funds for their Youth Academy which nurtures and develops young football stars of the future, something that will be crucial during the club’s progress in the future.

There will be a real football feel to the raceday, with a jockey vs footballer penalty shoot out before racing, the winner receiving their height in Westons Cider.

Hereford FC players will also be on hand throughout the day to meet with fans and racegoers, who can also try their own hand at a penalty shootout.

Hereford FC Season Ticket Holders will gain free admission on the day, available in advance only, and those wishing to take hospitality can enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the Hereford FC Restaurant overlooking the finishing straight for £60 plus VAT per person with all proceeds donated towards the Hereford FC Academy.

We are thrilled to be working so closely with Hereford FC, we have both had our challenges in the past but together we are helping the City enjoy a sporting resurgence.

General Manager of Hereford FC, James Watts, said: “This is a great opportunity for Hereford FC to promote the good work that is being done by our newly formed Academy. "In the last 12 months we have helped develop players from the age of 12 and we have created a very strong women’s team which shows how crucial the new Academy structure is.

"Additional funding will help us develop players from a younger age and this partnership with Hereford Racecourse is an ideal opportunity to raise the necessary funds to progress whilst offering our fans an alternative day during the football season.”

Hereford FC season ticket holders must apply for their complimentary ticket no later than Monday, February 4, by emailing with details of their stand or seat number.

To book places in the Hereford FC Restaurant please contact Martin Brain at