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Play On The Pitch 2017

7 April 2017

Pools will once again hold its annual Play on the Pitch event at Victoria Park on Thursday 11th May.

The event will kick off at 6.30pm and will once again see two teams of supporters compete in a 90-minute game on The Northern Gas and Power Stadium pitch. 

And we’ve got an extra special twist to this year’s game as we see two former Poolies go head-to-head in the dugouts. 

Antony Sweeney will take charge of the home team this year, with Ian McGuckin stepping up to lead the away eleven. 

With both managers full of enthusiasm, it looks set to be a competitive clash this year!

When the 90 minutes are up, the teams will return to the dressing room for a quick change before heading up to the Maidens Restaurant for a post-match meal and a debrief from both managers. 

All team members will receive a match DVD and team photo after the game, while the Man of the Match will also receive a prize on the night. 

Bidding for each position in both teams begins at just £75, but again we’re offering supporters the chance to guarantee their position for £125.  

By guaranteeing a payment of £125 for your chosen position, it is yours for the game – providing yours is the first bid for that place. 

However, if you would prefer to try and grab a spot in one of the teams for a lower cost then all shirts will initially be up for auction starting at the usual £75. 

Both teams (Home and Away) are numbered 1 – 11, with all outfield playing shirts large and short-sleeved. The home GK shirt is black and the away GK shirt is bright yellow – both are large. 
Any special requests for alternative shirt sizes may incur additional costs. 

This ultimate Pools package will include:

* Full kit for each player, including name and number
* Full ninety-minute game on The Vic
* Team Photo
* DVD of the game
* Post-match meal
* Post match analysis with the two Managers

Fans wishing to take part in the game can bid for one of the shirt numbers and the highest bidder* at the deadline of 5pm on Friday 14th April will be handed that shirt.

Email your bid to media@hartlepoolunited.co.uk, giving details of your name, address, age, contact telephone number and chosen team/position along with amount you wish to bid. 

Once you've submitted your bid you will receive an email confirmation, plus another email if your bid has been beaten.

If you have any questions then contact Mark or Becky in the Media Department on 01429 272 584 (Option 4).

*Fans wishing to bid should be of appropriate fitness to participate in full ninety-minute game and also over the age of 16.

Positions Available for both teams:

1 - GK
2 - RB
3 - LB
4 - CM
5 - CB
6 - CB
7 - RW
8 - CM
9 - CF
10 - CF
11 - LW


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