United in the Community

United in the Community

22 May 2018
New Mini Moos Sessions

For children aged 18 months to 4 years old.
Weekly Fun Football/Multiskill bssed sessions for all abilities!

Central Park
Field Grove View, Hereford HR1 1AW
Every Wednesday from 6th June to Wednesday 11th July
12.00 to 1.00 pm (outdoor)

Widemarsh Children’s Centre
Widemarsh Common, Hereford HR4 9NA
Every Thursday from 7th June to Thursday 12th July
1.15 to 2.15 pm (indoor)

Saxon Hall
Putson Community Centre, Hoarwithy Rd, Hereford HR2 6HE
Every Friday from 8th June to Friday 13th July
11.00 to 12.00 pm (indoor)

£2.50 per session or £12.50 for all six (at same venue)

A different fruit and veg for the children to try each week.

To sign up, or for more information, please contact laura.davies@uitc.uk.com or send a message via our Facebook page.

14 May 2018
UITC Recruitng Part Time Coaches

United In The Community are looking to recruit new part time coaches to help the organisation deliver its Community and Football programme. UITC are looking for coaches to work on a part time basis during the week on an as and when basis, to deliver sessions to third party organisations.

Responsibilities:

  • To support the delivery of the UITC coaching programme to a varied age range within the local community in a disciplined and safe environment.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver training sessions as and when required.
  • Work with third party organisations and other members of staff to ensure sessions are correctly delivered and meets specific requirements.
  • Ensure all qualifications are maintained adhering to FA guidelines.

Essential Qualifications

  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football – with the intention of continued personal development.
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate.
  • FA Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • FA Enhanced CRC Check.
  • Full Driving Licence.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • FA Youth Award Module 1, 2 or 3 (or working towards).
  • Level 2 in Coaching Football.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication at all levels – players, parents and coaching colleagues.
  • Enthusiastic, willing to learn and hard working.
  • Committed to own personal and professional development.
  • Good timekeeping.

Applicants are asked to email their CV with a covering letter to Lee Symonds at leesymonds1979@gmail.com by 31st May 2018. All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of previous coaching experience.

14 May 2018
Ladies Team Lead Coach Required

UITC are looking for a Lead Coach to run their Ladies team next season. The successful candidate will be required to manage the team and ensure it fulfils its footballing obligations for the 2018/19 season.

Job Role: Lead  Football Coach 
To lead or assist in the development and progression of individual players in our Ladies football team.

Responsibilities:

  • To support and aid players playing for the team in a disciplined and safe environment.
  • Work with an assistant coach to plan, prepare and deliver training sessions.
  • Work with players with a varied range of talent to ensure all attending have an enjoyable time playing for the team..
  • To monitor player development, prepare Player Feedback Reports and hold Player Review Meetings if required.
  • Ensure all qualifications are maintained adhering to FA guidelines.

Essential Qualifications

  • FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football – with the intention of continued personal development.
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate.
  • FA Emergency First Aid Certificate.
  • FA Enhanced CRC Check.
  • Full Driving Licence.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • FA Youth Award Module 1, 2 or 3 (or working towards).
  • Level 2 in Coaching Football / UEFA B Certificate.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication at all levels – players, parents and coaching colleagues.
  • Enthusiastic, willing to learn and hard working.
  • Committed to own personal and professional development.
  • Good timekeeping and able to commit to training sessions and matches.

Applicants are asked to email their CV with a covering letter to Lee Symonds at leesymonds1979@gmail.com by 31st May 2018. All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of previous coaching experience.

4 May 2018
UITC Core Mission

United in the Community are pleased to announce that it will be changing its core mission which will be to develop an upgraded, state-of-the-art community and sports facility at its Central Park venue for the benefit young people throughout Hereford City and the community surrounding Central Park.

Over the past months the transition of the Academy to Hereford FC has taken place and this allows UITC opportunities to advance its role as a major stakeholder in the local community.

UITC wish the HFC Academy well for the future and hope that they can produce players the likes of Jarrod Bowen (Hull City), Max Harris (Oxford United), Rhys Davies (Shrewsbury Town), Harry Franklin and George Hayes (Hereford FC), to name a few who have progressed thorough the time UITC were custodians of the Academy.

Hereford FC now has the opportunity to advance community provision under the club's banner as it should, and there is opportunity to support this with National League funding. We are also encouraged to hear that a HFC Board Member will be given responsibility for 'Community'.

The change in UITC's core mission will require additional expertise on the Board of Trustees and the recruitment of new trustees will begin over the summer.

We are though sad to announce, that trustees Ruth Walkden and Robert Ellam are standing down from the Board of Trustees. We thank them both for their significant contribution. Luke Shuttleworth also leaves us for Kidderminster Harriers with our very best wishes.

UITC is extremely proud of what it has achieved since the demise of HUFC. Without the support of so many hardworking staff, volunteers, sponsors and the fans there would have been no girls team, no soccer schools, no primary school provision, no academy or cup run and so many other programmes we run, and we hope that you will support us in our new endeavours.

Keep an eye out for more news in the coming months.

7 April 2018
UITC Office Open Today

Today we are once again opening our Blackfriars office between 1.00 and 2.45 pm and welcome your support once again.

We shall be selling our Easter Raffle Tickets, booking Soccer School places and taking bids on a few shirts which include a signed Gareth Southgate England shirt, a shirt signed by a very popular HUFC player, the strawberry blonde, Simon Travis and a shirt Trent McClenahan wore when he represented Australia in the Olympics. We shall be taking bids on these items until 2.00 pm on 7th April.

We also have various items of surplus office furniture and football programmes for sale. We are delighted to be joined by HUST, who will be signing up new members, selling 50/50 tickets and various HUST items including tankards and calendars. Please come and join us all for a chat and a coffee. We look forward to seeing you.

23 March 2018
Co-op Members Can Help Support UITC’s Young Leaders Award Programme

UITC are pleased to anounce that they have been selected by the Co-op to be one of their local organisations that their members can help support by the simple use of their members card.

How do Co-op members support UITC?
Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund, which is shared between UITC and other causes supported by the Co-op.

UITC will also receive an equal share of the money they raise from sales of carrier bags.

Members in the local community will be able to choose to support UITC by logging in at coop.co.uk/membership and selecting the Young Leaders programme.

Members will need to register their card by creating an account following the helpful set up prompts.

How will UITC use the donated funds?

The monies that UITC receive will help us run a 12 week course for Year 6 pupils and develop leadership traits that will allow them to bring about positive change. By equipping and encouraging young people to take a more active role in their local community the project will help stimulate positive change that is owned and led by the community. It will contribute to people realising they have the knowledge and skills to make positive change happen for themselves, and empower them to come together to create solutions for the whole community.

22 March 2018
UITC Easter Raffle


Tickets cost £1 each and are available from our office in Blackfriars Street between 1.00 and 2.45 pm before Hereford FC’s home games against Gosport Borough (24 March), Royston Town (31 March) and Chesham United (7 April).

  • First prize - £50
  • Second prize - £25
  • Third prize - bottle of champagne
  • Fourth prize - bottles of HUST cider

If you would like to purchase a ticket but are unable to get to the office then please email us for details of how you can purchase tickets via Paypal. If you can help support this raffle by selling tickets to family and friends then please let us know and we will arrange to send raffle tickets to you. (All ticket stubs to be handed into the office by 6 April.)

The raffle will be drawn on 9 April and all proceeds will go to help UITC continue its community programme and help enhance new intiatives.

16 February 2018
Joint UITC and HUST Press Release

The trustees at UITC are very pleased to welcome Russell Cheasley on to the Board of UITC. Ruth Walkden (Chair) said "Its great to welcome Russell onto the Board of Trustees as a representative of HUST and his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm will help UITC become sustainable in the coming months and years."

Russell Cheasley said "It is an honour to represent HUST on the UITC Board. HUST has long links with UITC and they provide wonderful links to the wider community which is one of the core aims of HUST. UITC are progressing plans to deliver more of their excellent services into the community of Herefordshire and HUST want to support them in this as best we can."

Richard Tomkins, Chair of Hereford United Supporters Trust added "I know Russell will do a good job collaborating with UITC and wish them well."

8 February 2018
UITC Update

Following the announcement in December 2017, that United In The Community (UITC) were handing over the running of the Football Academy to Hereford FC, and were looking to cease operations in May 2018, the UITC trustees are continuing to look at all avenues to continue with the Community programme it currently delivers and expand into new areas.

UITC are looking to develop their role within the community and are therefore looking to rent out the facilities at their Central Park venue for private use. The facility would make an ideal venue for those involved in sports therapy to run their business from, organisations looking for a small meeting room with outdoor space requirement and also for local community groups to hold sports based activities. Trustees will be on hand to take enquiries and arrange follow up appointments at the venue.

There will also be the opportunity for anyone who feel they can volunteer some of their time to UITC, to register their details and explain what help they can give to the organisation. UITC have a number of projects that they would like to undertake, and whilst trustees and other members of staff dedicate a vast amount of time to the organisation, an extra pair of hands or two, would be very much appreciated.

The UITC office in Blackfriars Street, will be open from 12noon to 3pm this Saturday for further information to be given on the facilities that can be hired out at Central Park and for volunteers to come forward. Those popping in will be welcome to enjoy a free cup of coffee. Bookings can also be made on our forthcoming February half-term soccer schools. For each booking made at the office on Saturday, the parent / guardian of the child being booked onto the course, will receive a free entry into the HUST 50/50 draw that will take place at half time of the Biggleswade Town game.

Supporters will also have the option to support UITC by purchasing a HFC 2018 calendar which are being sold by HUST. HUST will donate a percentage of the money raised from calendars purchased via UITC.

Supporters will also have the option to make offers for a number of items that will be on sale. Items will include a number of Hereford United player shirts that were donated to UITC.

1 January 2018
Hereford United Supporters Trust 2018 Calendar 

UITC have a limited supply of Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST) calendars, and proceeds will be split between UITC and HUST.

Each calendar costs £9.99, plus a £3.00 delivery charge if you don't weant to collect it in person.

Calendar details

  • 12 individual player photographs representing each month 
  • A4 opens to A3, wire binding across the centre when open - to allow to hang flat 

All calendars will be available for collection or delivery week ending 5th January 2018. (Collection can be made from the UITC offices in Blackfriars Street between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday.)

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Board of Trustees - Mr Lee Symonds (Chair), Mrs. Caroline Preedy (Vice Chair), Russell Cheasley
Company Registration Number - 06772188
Charity Registration Number - 1127857

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