This is an opportunity for fans, who are not able to attend a home game, to join in the Matchday Draw, with the results announced at Half Time on Radio Hereford FC.
Over the last season 2018/19 we paid out £21,675 in prize money of which £2,430 was paid to online subscribers. The average prize money payed out per game was £797 (£411 first prize).
In April 2019, HUST was pleased to announce that the Club advised us, funds from the 50/50 draw will be used exclusively towards the playing budget in this coming 2019/20 season. HUST will, of course, continue to receive shares for the investment. We think this a real win-win situation offering supporters a chance to directly support the playing budget while, at the same time, contributing towards the Trust’s target of 50% share ownership.
The target is to get to £289,000 by 31st March 2020 and HUST own 50% of the HFC Share capital – only £99K to go…
How the Online Matchday 50/50 Draw Works
- It is available for all home League, FA Cup and FA Trophy Games for the 2019/19 Season
- As the gates will be smaller this option will not be available for Pre Season Friendlies or Herefordshire Cup games
- We do not include away league games because we would urge fans to support the Away Team fundraising.
- The online draw will close at 5pm local time on the day before a home game. For example 5pm on the Friday before a Saturday game.
- Entries after the deadline will be carried forward to start at the next home game
- Participants will be notified by Email of their Matchday Ticket number for the next home game. Should a game be postponed then the tickets will carry over to the next home game that is played
- The Winning Tickets will be announced at half time over Radio Hereford FC and on the scoreboard – plus HUST FB & Twitter accounts
- HUST will notify Online winners by Email, there will be no need to make a claim. So even if you cannot listen to Radio Hereford FC you can still participate.
- The prize money will be paid through Paypal within ten working days of the game.
In order to participate you will need:-
- To be able to make a payment through Paypal in order to buy your Matchday Draw Tickets. This is easy to do and can be done using a debit or credit card. You just need a valid Email address and your Paypal account is created. Having a Paypal account enables us to contact you by Email to confirm you have winning ticket and pay your prize money. There is a small cost of using Paypal which we have had included in the online ticket price.
- To choose the number of matches you wish to enter for.
Full Season – 28 Match Option Explained…
- If you subscribe for the 28 matches AFTER the 1st Home Match then your entry for Match 2 will be doubled up
- Subscribe for 28 match option AFTER the 2nd Home Match then your entry for Match 3 will be tripled
- Subscribe for 28 Match Option AFTER the 3rd Home Match then your entry for Match 4 will be quadrupled
- Subscribe for the 28 Match Option AFTER the 4th Home Match then you will have 5 entries for Match 5 … and so on…
This means there is currently NO closing date for this 28 Match Option.
It covers 28 games in the season– That is 21 League games plus a nominal 7 home games in the FA Cup and FA Trophy (we will include the Vanarama League Cup if HFC are playing in it) – We do not include friendlies or HFA Cup games in total.
If there are less than 28 home league and cup games in the season, then the remaining tickets will be issued for the last home league game of the season.
If there are more than 28 home league and cup games in the season, then the subscribers will get “free” bonus entries for the extra games.
This is a very good value option for those who wish to subscribe to every game.