Hereford FC is pleased to be working with Fans for Diversity for the 2018/2019 season promoting equality and inclusion within football. The partnership is aimed at encouraging diversity amongst football fans at Hereford FC games at Edgar Street.
By working with Fans for Diversity, Hereford FC can reach out to all the local communities to work towards increasing the clubs fanbase as it aims for Football League status. Hereford FC is fully committed to engaging with all of its fan groups, so everyone is equally invested in what we are trying to achieve as a football club.
Hereford FC General Manager James Watts said “The Fans for Diversity campaign is something that can really benefit Hereford FC and we have already discussed a three-year plan on making Hereford FC games inclusive for all. We have received a lot of positive feedback for our work around our Disabled supporters and we are now looking at other target areas for development”.
FSF Diversity and Campaigns Manager, and former Hereford United loanee, Anwar Uddin said “we want to work with football fans to help improve the matchday experience, we want football fans all over the country to come and enjoy football, and actually get people in cities to tap into their local sides.
“There are so many teams that have an amazing fan base, but they are situated in cities or towns with people who are supporting Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’ve got a local team on your doorstep, go and support your local team.
“We’re trying to make every stadium inclusive, we want everyone to feel comfortable and happy to go and watch football.
“Everyone talks very fondly about the atmosphere here at Edgar Street, it’s fantastic that we’re starting to see more black, Asian and LGBT people coming to watch football, and just enjoying it and not actually worrying that they are a minority, it’s just about supporting your team.
“It’s about trying to encourage more people to sample what it’s like to watch a match here at Edgar Street, and hopefully we can do that and get more people in the stadium and get more people watching local football.”