WESTFIELDS and Hereford were both rewarded for their achievements during last year at the annual Herefordshire Football Association dinner.

The Bulls won the treble in their inaugural season as well as reaching Wembley in the FA Vase Final, while Westfields got to the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

"They provided excitement and pleasure to so many people and, in doing so they revitalised the game locally and brought the county to the nation's attention," said HFA chairman Bill Shorten.

"I remember going to Leicester and seeing Hereford United lose to Hillingdon Borough in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy and I remember the utter dismay and I wondered if I would ever get close to that situation again. But Hereford FC did just that.

"It was a magnificent day out and we had the first ever live mascot for the game and the biggest crowd from Hereford.

"I think I met more people from Hereford walking around the stadium than I meet in town.

"And Westfields went on and on in the FA Cup and reached the first time in their history.

"I remember switching on the television to watch the draw and seeing Andy Morris on the panel.

"The actual day when a television crew spent a day at allpay.park was fantastic."

Westfields manager Sean Edwards was also honoured for his contribution to football in Herefordshire.

"Sean has been involved in the local game for many years," added Shorten.

"I remember him starting off at Lads Club as an aspiring player and from there he moved to Hereford United on an FA apprentice scheme.

"Unfortunately, a serious ligament injury ended his player career and I'm sure if he had the medical advances we have now, he would have gone on to have a very successful playing career.

"At Westfields, he took over as manager in 2000 and since then, he has led the club to their most successful part of their history."

HFA stalwart Trevor Jones was also presented with a prize, as was Ken Hooper, who joined the Herefordshire Junior League committee in 1990 before becoming chairman in 2009.

"Ken has always championed the underdog and has been driven by the belief that as many players as possible should be given the opportunity to enjoy and play the game with the pursuit of cups and trophies being of less importance," said Shorten.

"He has left a legacy because of his devotion to the game."

Shorten also thanked departing staff members Roger Goodwin and Tom Mason for their work at the HFA.

Goodwin has left his post as football strategy manager following five years' service, while Mason, who joined on an FA pilot scheme, has left to take up a coaching appointment at the Worcestershire FA.

Goodwin said he believes the HFA is in a 'good place'.

"From my perspective, they have certainly helped me along the way in developing the game locally and I know I have left behind a really good team," he said.