Disabled Supporters’ Association

Hartlepool United Disabled Supporters’ Association (HUDSA) was formed back in 2001 and has gone from strength to strength since then, now boasting over 150 members.

Its aim is to give a voice to people with disabilities and to help those people access a greater matchday experience both at home and away.

Since their inception they have worked closely with the Club on many disability issues as well as social issues and continue to have direct dialogue with the hierarchy at Victoria Park.

HUDSA host a weekly disco at Hartlepool Catholic Club on Marlowe Road, every Wednesday between 6pm and 8.30 at which all are welcome.

They also have two adapted caravans which are used for respite care, short breaks and holidays – the caravans are based at Primrose Valley and Lakeland near to Grange over Sands and rental can be arranged using the contact details below.

In June 2018 it was announced that HUDSA had been given the prestigious Queen’s Award for voluntary service, in light of their work with some of the region’s most vulnerable people.

Neil Appleyard and Darran Hutchinson from the Association were invited to a special garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the award which is testament to their incredible efforts over the years.

Contact Details
Telephone: 0774 773 5247
Email: neilappleyard@hotmail.com