PACES team-up brings football development to Herefordshire youngsters

PACES team-up brings football development to Herefordshire youngsters

PACES and Hereford Lads Club are teaming up to provide youngsters in Hereford the chance for their first steps into football.

The PACES Development Centre runs on Saturday mornings from 9.15am to 10.15am and costs just £3 per session.

About PACES at Hereford Lads Club:

Delivered by high quality, professional coaches, our Saturday morning Development Centre will provide any young child with the chance to take part in weekly sessions at our base on Widemarsh common.

This in time will lead to creating new under 7’s teams and will provide the children and any budding parent coaches the chance to be involved with an FA Charter Standard Club in a safe environment.

The centre will be delivered by PACES, a professional coaching company that has been established by Jamie Pitman and Jim McGettrick.

PACES & Hereford Lads Club Enquiries:

If you’d like more information before booking your child on our development centre courses, please fill out the form below and we’ll be happy to help:

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Terriers win RS Engraving Cup

Terriers win RS Engraving Cup

On Sunday 14th May the Lads Club Terriers U14 team won the inaugural R S Signs & Engraving Cup.

In a hard fought physical game Lads Club came out on top 4-2 against Tenbury Wells.

All the team performed brilliantly , with special mention going to outstanding centre forward Hubert Dejnowiec, who scored all four goals !

Managers Mike Shaw and Steve Nicholas, said ‘ It has been a solid season , especially since Christmas, and this Cup win is the icing on the cake. All the boys have worked very hard and keep improving.

All are friends, all go to Whitecross School, and we look forward eagerly to next season.

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Lads Club Face Hereford FC in Challenge Cup Final

Lads Club Face Hereford FC in Challenge Cup Final

Lads Club beat Westfields 4-2 on penalties in a semi-final game that finished 1-1 after extra time, to send them through to the Edgar Street final of the HFA Challenge Cup against Hereford FC on 1st May.

Congrats, lads.

From Hereford Times “As It Happened…” by Paul Rogers:

Lads Club beat Westfields 4-2 on penalties to complete a famous win at allpay.park

Lads Club will now play Hereford FC in the final

Liam Jones scored the winning penalty after Craig Jones and Sirdic Grant missed for Westfields

In normal time, Kalum Wildig opened the scoring for Lads Club in the 21st minute but Phil Glover dramatically equalised a minute from time

Glover was then sent off for violent conduct.

Read more >

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Inclusive Football | 12-16yrs & 17-25yrs at Point 4 on Wednesdays

Inclusive Football | 12-16yrs & 17-25yrs at Point 4 on Wednesdays

Inclusive Football

Hereford Lad’s Club has been running the Inclusive Football session at the Point 4 on Wednesdays (6.00 – 7.00pm) since September 2014. It is facilitated by F.A. qualified coach Nick Baker and caters for young players (12-16 and 17-25yrs age groups) with a range of disabilities. As the name suggests, the session is about providing an opportunity for the young players regardless of their disability or football aptitude – the focus is on participation, fitness and fun.

Here are some comments from the regular players:

“I like the warm up, jogging, playing a match and taking penalties – and seeing everyone”

“It’s fun football that matches my needs”

“I like being involved in a football team and being valued”

“It has taught me to be a team player”

“It gives a chance to play no matter what your difficulties are, to be involved in a team and feel valued”.

“Inclusive Football is good because we train to build up our skills and have fun with each other!”

For more information or to enquire about a player joining the session, please contact Nick Baker on 07876 569428 or

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Sir Geoff Hurst Visits Hereford Lads Club

Sir Geoff Hurst Visits Hereford Lads Club

England legend Sir Geoff Hurst visited Hereford and met the young football stars of tomorrow. World cup hat-trick hero Hurst, still the only man to score three times in a World Cup final, visited us to promote the FA Community Awards.

“I really enjoy turning up at clubs like this and see the young kids who start from the age of five here start on their road in football,” said Sir Geoff.

“Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the game and clubs like Hereford Lads Club are so important to communities up and down the country.
“They are an excellent club that offers football to players of all abilities.

“All football starts at grassroots, most of the players we see at the top end now in the Premier League and the national side would have started at four or five years of age at clubs like this.
“If you take away these facilities and the people involved, grassroots football would be in a sorry state.”
“It is absolutely vital to the progress of our top players.
“There is no question that the greater number of players we have at this level, the greater they will be at the top end.”
“Our voting starts now for the FA Community Awards, sponsored by McDonald’s, and we want everyone to vote for their heroes, whether it be a league or a club, a coach, someone may have served as a chairman or served teas forever.”“You see people around here, like the coaches and players, the chairman of the club, are all an important aspect of giving young kids an opportunity to play football in a fun and safe environment.
Many of Lads Club’s young players had their photograph taken with Hurst and got his autograph, while the England legend also oversaw some of their training sessions.
Indie-Mae Allen Allen, who plays for the under-10 Pumas side, was one player who had her photo taken with him.
“It was nice to meet him and really good,” said Indie-Mae, who is a midfielder/striker for her team.
Hereford Lads Club chairman Wayne Sheehan said it was a proud day for the club and that the club were honoured to welcome Sir Geoff the former West Ham and England star.
“To welcome Sir Geoff Hurst to our club was an amazing experience and one that the parents and players haven’t stopped talking about,” said Wayne.
“His achievements in football are outstanding and we are thrilled that he took the time to visit us.
“We are lucky to be blessed with dedicated volunteers who put in so much time into supporting the club, it would be very rewarding experience if we were to be nominated and successful.”
Lads Club was formed in 1925 and currently has 14 boy and 15 girl teams, as well as two adult sides.
“Football at grassroots level has been a bit tough these last few years, so getting parents involved in clubs is essential,” added Wayne.
“So the more we can get things like this, the better.”
Football development officer Jason Watkins added that the club are heavily involved in the community.
“We go into schools and get ourselves involved in the community as much as we can,” he said.
“As we are a charity, we hold fundraising events here as well.
“It’s nice to see all the children see Geoff Hurst. When you explain to him who he is and what he’s achieved, their eyes light up and want to meet him.

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Hereford Lads Club re-launch Inclusive Football

Hereford Lads Club re-launch Inclusive Football

Disability Football Sessions for Herefordshire Youngsters

Hereford Lads Club are delighted to announce the re-launch of Inclusive Football. These sessions provide opportunities for structured football training for boys and girls of secondary school age on a weekly basis with qualified coaches. There are also possible opportunities to compete against similar teams in Worcestershire and Shropshire in a Three Counties League.

Hereford Lad’s Club has raised over £4,000 to help develop the sessions, used to provide a kit for the participants and booking a regular training session at the Point 4 centre.

But the Herefordshire Team need more players! Currently, a core of half a dozen or so young people, of varying disabilities, meet in their Hereford Lad’s Club kit every Wednesday evening during term time to practice their skills, run through exercises and drills and enjoy each other’s company.

As the name suggests, the Inclusive Football sessions are for young people who enjoy football regardless of their skill levels or their additional needs.

Hereford Lad’s Club Welfare Officer, Jamie Wright, who has helped develop the sessions said, “The club has always believed in promoting sport to children and young adults of all abilities. These sessions will allow both the parents and players to be part of the ‘community spirit’ of the club – every child deserves the right to play sport in a safe and caring environment. We’re looking to promote the sessions within local schools and specialists centres where children and young adult with disabilities attend.”

Jamie is available for further comment on: 07736197206

Inclusive Football member Louis Baker said, “I like the football sessions because I like scoring goals and having fun with my friends. I think my football is getting better and I really like being part of a team. I think the new kit is great! I hope some more players will come and join the team.”

The sessions run every Wednesday in term time from 6.00pm – 7.00pm at The Point 4.


Photo attached: Inclusive Football players in their Lads Club kit

Hereford Lads Club is a registered charity (Charity No. 520956), founded in 1925 & based in the City of Hereford, England. Hereford Lads Club offers boys and girls football coaching & development from Under 6 to Under 18 and fields Men’s teams in Herefordshire & West Midlands Football Leagues. Youth teams play in the Herefordshire Junior and Herefordshire Girls leagues and all teams play their home matches at Widemarsh Common in Hereford.

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What a season …. So far !!

What a season …. So far !!

Congratulations to the u10 Tigers, u10 Pumas and u12 Tigers on your success at the regional futsal finals in Birmingham on Sunday. You were all magnificent. The u12 Tigers now progress to the National Finals !!


Also a big well done to all the teams that played in the Pegasus tournament on Saturday and a special congratulations to the u12 Vixens as they came away as winners of u12 tournament – a fantastic result.


A great start to the tournament season after the best ever season the girls section at Lads Club has ever had.


U10 Pumas League Champions
U10 Tigers League runners up
U10 Pumas League Cup Winners
U10 Vixens Shield Runners up
U10 Pumas Futsal Champions
U10 Tigers Futsal runners up

U12 Tigers League Champions
U12 Tigers League Cup winners
U12 Belles League runners up
U12 Belles Shield winner
U12 Tigers Futsal Champions

U14 Vixens League Champions

U16 Girls League runners up
U16 Girls League Cup runners up

Keep up the good work girls !!
Presentation night this coming Saturday 24th May from 6.00pm – please try to attend !

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Match report: Sunday 20th April Hereford LC Ladies v Evesham United Ladies

Match report: Sunday 20th April Hereford LC Ladies v Evesham United Ladies

After our away encounter against Evesham Ladies we knew this was going to be a hard game and although Evesham are currently top of the table they need every point from their last few remaining games to secure the league title. Lads Club ladies were a little nervous but were ready give to give 100% effort, but with only 1 substitute we knew we were going to have to dig deep. From the kick off we showed determination and battled for everything. Evesham were first to score but we weren’t giving up that easily. Within 5 minutes we’d levelled the score with a superbly taken goal from Dani Ward. This gave our girls a real boost of confidence and the first half finished 1 a piece.

The whistle blew for the 2nd half and once again Lads Club were up for a win, the game was hard but our ladies weren’t going to give up. We sustained pressure on the Evesham goal and after winning a corner a lovely header from Roxanne Payne sent the ball into the back of the net – 2-1 Lads Club. As expected we had no time to relax as Evesham pressed for an equaliser but Lads Club weren’t going to give up this lead. Eventually the referee blew the final whistle and we’d beaten the league leaders.

The player of the match was Olivia Jenkins followed closely by Sarah Reed who had a superb game in goal. Our ladies gave their all in this game, they all dug deep and played some excellent football. We were the better team on the day and deserved to win – a real team to be proud of.

Well Done Ladies

Hereford Lads Club Ladies were in high spirits right from kick off after their 10-1 win over AFC Worcester Olympic last Sunday. Although we only had the bare 12 players for this important game, we showed great resilience and flare. Lads Club started well but Evesham caught us on the counter attack and scored 15 minutes into first half, but within 5 minutes Danie Ward from Lads Club Ladies equalised to bring score to 1-1 at half time. Both teams came out fighting in the second half with numerous chances being created at both ends. A great team performance created the second goal –  from a corner, Roxy Payne’s powerful header put Lads Club 2-1 up and with 5 minutes remaining the pressure was on…. At full time the game finished Hereford Lads Club Ladies 2 – top of the table Evesham United Ladies 1.

The game was played in excellent spirit producing great football from both teams.

Clive Powis.



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Lads Club Ladies – recruiting now for the 2014/15 season

Lads Club Ladies – recruiting now for the 2014/15 season

Come and join this inspirational team – youth, passion and team dedication = success

Lads Club Ladies LOVE football…


Lads Club girls are looking for the next generation of girl football stars. If you like playing football, want to meet new friends, learn new skills and keep fit, please get in contact with Jamie Wright 07736197206

We are looking for –
5-8 year olds to play in our u8 friendly teams (years 1, 2 & 3)
8-10 year olds to play in our u10 team (years 4 & 5)
11-12 year olds to play in our u12 teams (years 5 & 6)

Training takes place each Tuesday evening on Widemarsh Common from 6.00pm – 7.00pm


See you at training, J

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