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Help Dave Brown Take Back His Crown

25 March 2015

Dave Brown wants to reclaim his Groundsman of the Year title in 2015/16 - and is asking for Pools fans to help him make sure the Victoria Park playing surface is back to its best next term.

The Club recently launched a unique scheme aimed at boosting the coffers for Dave ahead of this summer’s pitch makeover, allowing fans to Sponsor A Square of The Vic’s hallowed turf for just £10.

Every close season the Club undertakes a large amount of work on the pitch as well the ongoing costs for maintenance throughout the campaign.

This summer marks a particularly expensive project with the drainage requiring some attention and it means that the overall cost of what needs doing will total around £30,000 – a significant increase on previous years.

Now fans are being given the chance to donate towards that – with their money going directly in to Dave’s quest to reclaim the Groundsman of the Year title he’s won on three different occasions.

“It’s going to be a big summer for the pitch and there’ll be a lot of work going in to it,” explained Dave, who scooped the prestigious award in 2002/03, 2003/04, 2006/07 as well as being nominated in four further seasons.

“Over the years the owners have put a significant amount of money in to ensure the playing surface at The Vic is among the best in the country and hopefully now the fans can help give us an extra boost.

“I know that Pools fans have been proud of the pitch and we always get comments from visiting teams and supporters – together we can make sure we’re the envy of the country again next term.”

Your £10 for sponsoring a square of the pitch can help provide Dave with:

• Half a bag of fertiliser (Dave needs around 150 bags per season)
• A seventh of a bag of grass seed (Dave needs around 30 bags per season)
• Quarter of a tonne of top dressing sand (Dave needs 60 tonnes per season)

As well as helping Dave, your tenner will also see your name listed on the Club’s Official Website for the entirety of the 2015/16 season, mentioned in a Match Programme and bag you a certificate to mark your support for the initiative.

If you would like to donate more then we have several higher-level sponsorship areas remaining too at only £50:

Corner 1 (CK/Town End Corner)
Corner 2 (Town End/Niramax Corner)
Corner 3 (Smith & Graham/CK Corner)

By sponsoring one of these spots you’ll not only receive all of the above recognition but you’ll also get to hear your name read out over the tannoy when a goal is scored from that corner spot!

Click here to download a Pitch Sponsorship Application Form.

Email completed forms to , post to Sponsor A Square, Hartlepool United, Victoria Park, Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BZ or simply drop them in to main reception at the Club.

Application forms are also available in the Club’s Ticket Office. you require any further information then contact Becky on 01429 272 584 (Option 4) or email

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