Hereford FC has today confirmed that three supporters – all of whom are male – have been banned from attending matches at Edgar Street for the rest of the 2016/17 season.
Club officials have worked closely with West Mercia Police’s Harm Reduction and Anti-Social Behaviour Unit before serving these Banning Orders, which will be enforced from Monday 7 November 2016 until Friday 30 June 2017.
Each individual has been contacted in writing and notified of the reasons for the decision. As part of a new police initiative, police officers may also decide to speak to those involved – with one interview already known to have taken place.
Two of the bans relate to incidents at the FA Trophy tie at Salisbury on Saturday 8 October, while the other is as a result of problems at the home game against Paulton Rovers in Southern League Division One South & West on Tuesday 11 October.
Hereford FC club officials would like to state categorically that they have taken no pleasure in making the decisions to hand out these Banning Orders, but do feel they have a duty to act to protect the reputation of the club and ensure that the actions of a small number of individuals do not have a detrimental impact on the football experiences enjoyed by the overwhelming majority of the club’s fantastic supporters.