HEREFORD United Supporters’ Trust are encouraging fans to support their matchday 50/50 draw with funds raised going 'exclusively' towards the Hereford FC playing budget next season.

Previously money donated by the Trust (HUST) has been available to spend as the club sees fit.

"HUST will, of course, continue to receive shares for the investment," said Trust chairman Richard Tomkins

"We think this a real win-win situation offering supporters a chance to directly support the playing budget while at the same time contributing towards the Trust’s target of a 50 per cent share of ownership.

"It’s good news and we hope it is something that supporters will really get behind next season.”

HUST has also welcomed the £20 reduction in season ticket prices for concessions next term.

“You can never please everybody when setting ticket prices,” added Tomkins.

“Whilst the Trust would have welcomed a larger concession in match day prices for seniors, in general we believe the pricing structure for the new season offers fair prices to supporters while providing a strong and sustainable financial basis to continue with the progress the club has made over the last few seasons.

"We appreciate the hard work all the club directors carry out and encourage supporters to purchase their season tickets early.”

Meanwhile HUST are currently looking to appoint a nominated director onto the Hereford FC board of directors.

Tomkins added: "Last year we were pleased to be able to recruit three HUST members to assist in running the football club and represent supporters’ views on the board.

"2018 was the first year we recruited to the roles of HUST Nominated Directors (HND) so we appointed our HNDs on staggered terms of office as part of an implementation plan so that from this year forward one HND role is put out for recruitment each year.

"This year’s successful applicant will be appointed for a three-year term of office up to May 2022.

"We are looking for one HUST member to fulfil the role of volunteer director on the club's board. Working behind the scenes to look after and grow our volunteer base and to assist in delivering the HUST vision for our football club. I’d encourage any HUST member interested in the position to read the recruitment pack and put themselves forward. This is a voluntary role but if requested we will make sure you are well supported by the HUST Board and wider membership so we can all pull together to drive our club forward."

HUST Vice-Chair (Community), Joanie Roberts, added: "The volunteer director is a really important area for the club to focus on in the next few years, as it seeks to develop its model of sustainability at more competitive levels."