In his monthly 'From the Boardroom' column for the Hereford Times, Bulls chairman Jon Hale says how the club is making strides after the Covid-19 pandemic:

LIFE at Hereford FC is always a great challenge and we are blessed with a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who want to help us move forward.

Without them, we would not operate in the efficient way we do.

It has taken a strong, positive mind by everyone at the club to have the belief in us surviving the whole Covid-19 pandemic, and moving on from it.


We are not there yet, of course, as the threat is still with us but we are making great strides.

On the pitch, our start to the season has been a little disappointing, I think we would all agree on that.

Josh Gowling is not afraid to be honest and frank about that.

Saturday’s FA Cup game followed a similar pattern in that we dominated large parts of the game, played some fantastic football but couldn’t score in those moments we were right on top of Solihull.

Josh has built a very good squad, and whilst the injury situation has been excruciating, there are signs that this team can push on once the shackles are off and we learn how to score goals.

It has been extremely pleasing to see our new Community Under 18s kick off their league season, and their results have been encouraging under the stewardship of Jamie Edmonds.

Having the bars and events operation now in-house is a major step forward for the club, as we can now have the freedom to host what we want when we want and move to a more flexible approach to opening our facilities up for hire and community use.

The infrastructure of the administration side of the business, headed up by general manager Jamie Griffiths, is also now in place covering office duties, media, hospitality, commercial, secretarial and community and this will stand us in very good stead as we continue to build.

We have also launched a Fan Engagement Programme, through which we aim to engage with fans near and far to improve the offering we make as club. The connection between our fans and the heart of the club is absolutely imperative and we know there have been shortfalls in that relationship in the past.

There have been some huge challenges thrown at the club none more devastating than Covid.

Now we recognise the opportunity to move Hereford FC on.