THE Herefordshire FA have confirmed that chief executive Alan Darfi will be leaving the organisation after four years.

Darfi will leave his role in August to start a new job as Senior Discipline Manager at the central FA.

The Herefordshire FA state that the last four years have been “transformational” for the organisation and placed on record their thanks to Darfi.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have confirmed my departure from the HFA,” said Darfi. “Whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here, the opportunity to take on a senior role at the FA was unfortunately too good to turn down.

“It feels like good timing as we approach our next four-year strategic cycle. The HFA enters this new period strongly, with all FA targets being delivered, meaning we have seen an increase in players, coach development, referees and pitches over the past four years.

“In addition, the HFA now has redeveloped top-of-the-range facilities at the SSAFA County Ground, best-practice safeguarding processes that are nationally recognised, a solid financial base and gold standard governance scheduled to be achieved in December. All of this has been delivered collectively, with the HFA team frequently recognised as delivering excellence.

“Having relocated to Herefordshire for the role, my family feel very settled in the county and we have no desire to move again, so I look forward to keeping in touch with those across the game, particularly our fantastic volunteer workforce, that we are extremely fortunate to have.”

The Herefordshire FA will commence their recruitment process next week, with a deadline of June 7, 2024 to apply. For details, please visit the HFA website.