Staff and players took a moment before training on Friday morning to pay their respects to former Pools star Michael Maidens.
It is eleven years to the day since Michael tragically lost his life in a car accident at the age of just 20.
The Club subsequently retired his Number 25 shirt and each year we pay tribute to the youngster on the anniversary of his passing.
First Team and Youth Team players were joined by the coaching staff in paying their respects to Michael with a moment of reflection before training on Friday morning.
Fans will get the opportunity to pay their own tribute to him by clapping and singing his name during the 25th minute of our FA Cup tie against Kidsgrove Athletic.
“It’s certainly been made clear to me since I arrived at the Club what a profound effect Michael’s passing had on everyone connected with Pools,” said boss Matthew Bates.
“Whenever I’ve spoken with people who knew Michael they always tell me what a good footballer he was but it also shines through that he was a lovely young man as well.
“We wanted to show our respects as a Club this morning to ensure that everyone knows that, while Michael may not be with us any longer, he will never be forgotten.”