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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Youth Teams For 2016/17

Youth Teams for 2016 / 17 season (Updated Information)

United in the Community, the official player pathway of Hereford FC, is delighted announce that an Under 19s team has been accepted into The National League U19 Alliance for the 2016/17 season, subject to approval from the Member Clubs at the League's AGM on Thursday 23rd June.

The National League U19 Alliance will replace the current "Football Conference Youth Alliance".

This new name will bring the competition into line with its parent competition The National League with the rebrand having received the assent of The National League itself and the Football Association.

Commenting on the news, Nick Vaughan, Chairman of United of the Community, said:

"Our education and football scholarship programme has been going 5 years now with Course Leader Adam Jones achieving some excellent results with the students who have since gone onto University. As the club hopefully climbs the football pyramid over the coming seasons it is very important we are able to offer our students the very best level of competitive football in addition to good quality teaching"

He added: "I would like to thank the National League for accepting our application. This is a credit to everyone who helped to keep the Under 18s going during extremely difficult circumstances when the old club folded last year. I hope our students find will find the prospect of better football and rekindling our old rivalry with Kidderminster Harriers an exciting one."

Founded in 2000 the league allows semi-professional and professional teams to combine football training with education of a national standard through a Football Club & Education Provider partnership. The objective of the is to provide a high quality experience for 16-19 year olds both on the pitch and through nationally recognised educational qualifications.

Entry into the National League Under 19s Alliance is predominantly for players enrolled on the UITC education course.

The Midland Floodlit Youth League is for any players wishing to represent Hereford FC Under 18s; this also includes any of the students representing the club in the Under 19s Alliance.

**The next open trial now will take place on Wednesday, 1st June, 4pm to 6pm at Belmont Abbey NOT as previously advertised**

The trial will be led by Jamie Pitman supported by Adam Jones and Liam Brewer. To apply for the course and / or register for the trial, please email: no later than Friday, May 27th.

Success - % of  UITC learners who achieved BTEC Extended Sports Diploma:

2013 / 14        – 95.8%
2014 / 15        – 95.8%
(UK average    – 95%)

The course timetable together with training provision and coaching for both youth teams will be confirmed during the close season.