Swelling the match attendance to over 3,000 against Tiverton recently were 25 players from the Twyford Spartans Ability Counts team who travelled up from Devon. HUST chairman, Richard Tomkins, met them at the Richmond Place Club (see picture).
Jeff Rawlings, Twyford’s Lead Coach, was impressed by the community spirit being fostered by HUST.
“I have to say that We ALL enjoyed our trip to Hereford very much. Everybody we met were extremely accommodating which made our experience a pleasure.
“As a volunteer led non-profit making group our aim is always to try to enrich the experiences for those who may not have the same opportunities as you and I, as most people take these experiences for granted.
“Our time in Hereford, at The Point4, the Richmond Place Club and Hereford FC certainly contributed to another fantastic life experience for ALL our members. Please pass on our gratitude to all parties and thank you for showing an interest in our social inclusion programme”.
The Spartans played three matches at The Point 4 that morning against Hereford MIND teams, with the visitors giving a good account of themselves with results of 3-0, 0-0 and 2-2. Jeff said “We’d like to thank everybody in Hereford who have looked after us so well. Our players will talk about this day out for a long time”.
The visitors went on to Edgar Street in the afternoon. HUST chairman Richard Tomkins says, “It’s great to welcome visitors to Edgar Street. It always makes for a good atmosphere. The Spartans’ visit reinforces the true community spirit we have at HFC these days.”