Hereford United Suspended From All Football Activity
Having failed to comply with a deadline to answer questions from the Independent Regulatory Commission, the Football Association have today suspended Hereford United “from all football activity” with immediate effect.
Both the football club and Alan McCarthy, Officer of Hereford United FC, had been ordered to fully and correctly comply with their obligations under the Owners’ and Directors’ Test Regulations by 4pm on Thursday 4 December 2014.
The club had initially submitted documents, but Hereford were later requested to submit further documentation by the deadline of Monday, 8 December. They have failed to met that deadline, which has also resulted in the suspension of Mr McCarthy.
A statement from the FA reads: “Having failed to provide the requested further documentation by the deadline, both Hereford United and Mr McCarthy shall remain suspended until such time as the order of the Independent Regulatory Commission has been complied with to the satisfaction of the Commission”
“The FA understands the importance of football clubs to their local communities and will continue to work with all relevant parties to ensure senior football returns to Hereford at the earliest opportunity.”
The Bulls were relegated from the Football League in 2012. In June 2014 the Football Conference expelled them from the league following non-payment of debts. They currently sit 15th in the Southern Premier Division and are due to visit Dunstable Town on Saturday.