About Hereford Lads Club

The Hereford Lads Club was founded in 1925 for under privileged boys by Mr J Mackay with the aim of providing young boys with the means to become men through sport, emphasising gentlemanly conduct and good sportsmanship, and originally catered for gymnastics and boxing before developing junior football teams.

In January 1940 Hereford Lads Club was destroyed by fire and sadly all early records were lost.  Thankfully the club was rebuilt on its present site overlooking Widemarsh Common after the land was generously donated by Mr W R Bufton together with donations from many local businessmen. In the 1960s and 1970s Hereford Lads Club blossomed and was attended by as many as 170 young people per night, creating a great community spirit.

Today we have a thriving junior football section, with boys and girls from U8 up to U18.  Our Sunday football development group has boys and girls up to the age of 8

We have boys’ teams ranging from U7s to U16s in the Herefordshire Junior League; we plan to enter an U18s team in the Cheltenham Floodlit League from September 2023 and our five girls’ teams from U8s to U12s play in the Herefordshire Girls League. We have three senior men’s teams.

The first team play in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, the reserves team in the Herefordshire Football League Division One and the Colts in the Herefordshire Football League Division Two.

All our managers, coaches and officials are volunteers who are fully qualified, and DBS checked.  We work hard to provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills in sport.