During our First Round FA Cup tie against Crawley Town on Saturday 9th November, a number of incidents occurred in the home supporters’ sections of Keys Park which were ultimately reported to the Football Association.
Hednesford Town Football Club will not tolerate this sort of behaviour at any of our games as it is completely in contravention of our ground regulations.
Subsequently, three persons were ejected from the ground and later arrested by officers from Staffordshire Police.
Club banning orders will be issued to persons responsible for illegal acts such as entering the field of play, throwing of missiles onto the playing area and the possession and/or activation of banned items such as flares, smoke bombs or fireworks.
In addition, any offenders found guilty in a court of law of such offences can expect to receive a banning order from all football games at regulated football stadiums for a period of three years.
Since our promotion into the Skrill Conference North, Keys Park is now a regulated stadium and any of the offences previously described taking place there now fall within the banning order criteria.
Hednesford Town Football Club are working very closely with Staffordshire Police to identify and bring to justice a number of offenders in order to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all visitors to Keys Park Stadium.
The Football Club would urge any supporters who might be able to provide details of those persons who attend games with the sole purpose of causing disruption to the game, and bringing shame to the club, to come forward and provide details to the club.
Any person providing such information can rest assured that it will be treated in the strictest confidence.