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Monday, May 16, 2016

Ronaldo To Parade At Wembley

Ronaldo At Edgar Street For The HFA County Cup Final - BN Picture
Hereford FC and the Herefordshire Football Association (HFA) are delighted to confirm that the Football Association (FA) has given final confirmation that Hereford FC club mascot, Hereford Prize Bull, Hawkesbury 1 Ronaldo, can be paraded inside Wembley Stadium ahead of the club’s FA Vase Final appearance against Morpeth Town on Sunday 22 May.
This announcement follows a huge amount of detailed preparatory work behind the scenes over a number of weeks, followed by a meeting at Wembley last Thursday, where officials from the two organisations – alongside representatives from Westons Cider - met with Wembley staff to agree and finalise the exact procedure for the day.
It was agreed that Ronaldo will make his way pitch-side at 11.10 am and then parade in front of the Hereford fans for around half an hour before leaving the arena at 11.40am.
Hereford FC and the HFA would like to thank officials at the Football Association and Wembley Stadium itself for agreeing to this unprecedented request, and would also like to thank Westons Cider – Hawkesbury 1 Ronaldo’s owners – for their assistance and the enthusiasm they have shown in helping make this unique appearance take place.
Speaking earlier today, Hereford FC Chairman, Jon Hale, said:
I have to be honest, when this idea was first mooted I was not confident we would succeed with our proposal. Therefore I am absolutely delighted that the FA and Wembley Stadium have agreed to our request and I know seeing ‘Ronaldo’ gracing such a iconic venue will be a proud moment for every Herefordian.
I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in making this happen – it is only going to make what will be a special day even more remarkable.’
Herefordshire Football Association Chief Executive, Jim Lambert, added:
I am delighted that we have been able to facilitate the meeting with the FA to enable Ronaldo to grace this wonderful occasion. I’m sure the Hereford public will appreciate and respect ‘Ronaldo’. A Hereford team at Wembley is a source of pride not only to the Football Club, but to the County as a whole.’