It’s official: The Tudors are on their way up to the Conference South

Hemel Hempstead Town FC club crest
Hemel Hempstead Town FC club crest

It has been confirmed that Hemel Hempstead Town will be competing in the South Division of the Conference during the 2014/15 campaign.

It had been unclear as to whether the Tudors would play in the Conference North or South, but the issue has finally been resolved – much to the relief of the club and the fans.

Mike Appleby, leagues and clubs manager of the football services division said: “Further to my recent email, I am writing to confirm that, at a meeting of the FA Leagues Committee held earlier today, Hemel Hempstead Town FC were allocated to Football Conference South (Step 2),following promotion from Step 3, for season 2014/2015.”

This means that the Tudors will take on clubs including Sutton United, Bromley, Ebbsfleet United, Havant & Waterlooville, Bath City, Concord Rangers and Eastbourne Borough during the next campaign.

Meanwhile, the Tudors ended their championship-winning 2012/14 season at the end of year presentation evening.

Ex-Arsenal and England man Brian Talbot and former Luton star Mick Harford were on hand to present the trophies.

The winners for the first team were: Players’ Player - Danny Talbot; Manager’s Player - Kieran Murphy; Manager’s Young Player - Kyle Connolly; Club Record Clean Sheets - Laurie Walker; Supporters’ Player and Club Record Goalscorer - Ben Mackey; Most Improved Player - Ollie Thorne.

Ladies’ awards went to: Players’ Player - Gemma Darvill; Manager’s Player - Suzanne Read; Most Improved Player - Cassey Crowley