This page gives you details of the Supporters' Associations and clubs associated to Hartlepool United...
HUFC Supporters' Association
Executive Committee Chairman: Noel Brown
Honoury President: Jeff Stelling
Secretary: Pauline McSweenie
The Corner Flag, Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Telephone: 01429 261197
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HUFCSA is the official supporters association for Hartlepool United. Our Honoury President is our most famous supporters, Mr Jeff Stelling, who kindly accepted our invitation in 2002.
The club is run by committee on a voluntary basis and we have our own club, the Corner Flag, which is situated at the Mill House side of the football ground.
Over the years it has built up an excellent reputation and is very highly regarded by traveling away fans who always receive a very warm welcome.
Membership now runs from August to July and is only £5. Members are guaranteed entry into the Corner Flag on a match day, £1 discount on away travel (this also includes any child who travels with you) and priority on tickets for functions held in the Corner Flag.
We aim to take coaches to as many away games as we can. Bookings can be made before/after every home match, or usually a Monday night, between 7 & 8pm. A £10 non-refundable deposit secures your seat (money is returned if we have to cancel). Prices and start times will be announced as we near the date of matches.
We have an excellent relationship with the police who are responsible for traveling fans and liaise regularly with them. Children are welcome, but unfortunately have to pay the same price as an adult as its 'bums on seats' we have to go by rather than age! We do accept older children travelling without an adult. However, we do not accept responsibility for them.
We have a cover charge at the door, but away supporters will be made welcome. Our bar prices are very reasonable, and we offer a good selection of beers and lagers, as well as soft drinks or tea/coffee. Children are welcome.
Win or not, you will also be welcome after the match.
What Else Do We Do?
HUFCSA does not only 'do' football, but we have links with a number of associations. Hartlepool Male Voice Choir and the Harmony Drifters use The Corner Flag to rehearse, as do up and coming bands. Hartlepool Sunday League and the Referees Association also use the club as a meeting venue.
If any local groups need a venue to meet, we may be able to help.
Corner Flag Opening Hours
Opening times vary during the week but we are always open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm, Saturday match days 12pm until 3pm and 5pm until 11pm, Tuesday match days 5.30pm until 7.45pm and 9.30pm until 11pm and Sundays 12noon until 5pm (in season only.)
The upstairs lounge is available for private functions. We ask for a £15 deposit which is refunded on the night of the party/event. If you would like to view the room, either drop down during opening hours, or phone for more details on 01429 261197.
South East Poolies
The South East Poolies Suppporters Branch are now fully up and running having been formed at the start of 2010.
The aim of the branch is to provide a service to Pools fans exiled in the South East of the country for whom a host of benefits will be available if they become a member. So if you're in the South East of England and looking to team up with like-minded Poolies and share your passion for the Club then why not get in touch with them?
Membership of the branch comes with the following benefits:
- Cheap travel to selected home and away games
- Annual weekend trip for home game
- Social Events
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Better communication between exiled fans
- Car-share scheme
- Links with other Supporters Clubs
- Opportunities to have a say in the running of the branch
The cost per season is £10 for adults or £5 for Under 18s, while there is also a Family rate available for two adults and an unlimited amount of children for just £20.
For more information on the South East Poolies visit their website by clicking here or send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Disabled Supporters' Association
Hartlepool United Disabled Supporters Association (HUDSA) was formed in November 2001. The intention was to give people with special needs an opportunity to become an active part of Hartlepool United Football Club, who we have worked very closely with from day one.
In the few years that we have been running the association it has become one of the most proactive groups of its type, regularly holding meetings for its members and initiating activities, including visits to other clubs and meeting other disabled associations.
Over the time of HUDSA's existence we have had a close working relationship with Hartlepool United and long may this continue. As well as this we have also have a good relationship with Newcastle United DSA, Bury DSA, and recently we have met some people from Hereford United DSA.
However the best compliment has been to help Darlington FC set up their own Disabled Supporters Association after they had been impressed with our work at both the football and community level.
Over the last few years we have taken part in a number of fund raising events to enable us to purchase our own adapted mini bus and in 2006 a group walked to Brentford and raised £16,000 for this and coupled with a grant from Awards for All for £10,000 we have been able to fulfill this dream.
HUDSA are actively looking at new and inventive ways to fund raise for a variety of projects and if anyone would like to in anyway please feel free to come along and make suggestions.
If anyone would like to join HUDSA or offer any help towards the group please contact email@example.com