THE Herefordshire County League has joined the non-league pyramid.

The Herefordshire FA have announced that as of the start of the 2021/22 season the Herefordshire FA (HFA) County League Premier Division will hold feeder league status, sitting at step-seven of the non-league's national league system.

The change offers the opportunity for the winners of the Herefordshire Premier League to be promoted into step six and will also create funding opportunities for clubs through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, which can help teams meet ground grading requirements.

HFA chief executive Alan Darfi said: “We are delighted that the county league has been awarded feeder league status and huge credit should go to the secretary Ben Archer and chair Colin Taylor.

"This provides a fantastic opportunity for county league clubs to be a part of the National League system, providing access to step-six and beyond.

"It reduces the travel constraints which may have prevented teams from pursuing these opportunities in the past and allows clubs greater access to funding to improve their facilities.”

Clubs with any queries, or interested in applying to join the county league should email