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New shirt sponsors for Pools!

16 July 2021

Club News

New shirt sponsors for Pools!

16 July 2021

Published by Alexander Chandy

We are delighted to

announce that Orangebox Training Solutions will be the club's new front of home

shirt sponsor for the first season back in the English Football League.

Pools chairman Raj

Singh and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited Tranquillity House at

Hartlepool Marina today to mark the official opening of Orangebox's new


There was cause for

double celebration because of a new partnership between the two that will

benefit both parties – meaning Orangebox's logo will be on the new home kit for

the 2021-22 campaign.

Hartlepool are proud

to have reached an agreement with the town-based training provider,

highlighting how the club is keen to build up stronger relationships with local


Mr Singh, the Pools chairman, said: “I am

delighted that we have been able to create this new partnership with Orangebox

Training Solutions that secures them as the new main sponsor on our home kit.

“It is always great

to work with local businesses throughout the town that share the same passion

for the club and the community as we do.

“We want the

football club to be central to the community, and that includes the business


“Much like

Hartlepool United, Orangebox is a growing, ambitious organisation and I would

like to thank Simon Corbett (CEO) and everyone at Orangebox for their

commitment and sharing our vision.

“I would also like to wish them the best of luck

as they move into their new office just around the corner from Victoria Park!”

It is a pivotal year

for both Orangebox and Hartlepool following the former's move to Tranquility

House and the club's return to the EFL after last month's dramatic play-off

final win in the National League.  

Hartlepool manager Dave Challinor said:

“It's a fantastic

time to get involved with the club as we move back into the EFL and it is great

to see we have been able to reach this agreement with Orangebox, especially as

they are now only a stone throw away from the ground.

“I've seen the Orangebox logo on the new kit and

it looks brilliant – it's always an exciting time of the year for fans when

kits are released so I am looking forward to seeing their reaction in the next

few weeks.”

The new home kit will be launched in the coming

weeks before Hartlepool kickstart the League Two season against Crawley at

Victoria Park on Saturday, August 7.

Orangebox will now be regulars in the directors'

box and Simon Corbett, its chief executive officer, is excited to have struck

such a deal with his hometown club.

Mr Corbett said: “I'm a proud Hartlepool

businessman, and a very keen football fan having played and managed local

football for many years, including trials and playing youth team games at

Hartlepool United.

“I launched my business ‘Orangebox Training'

five and a half years ago, starting from scratch, without staff or clients

working extremely hard to build a brand and create a national/international

training company.  

“It's a dream to be able to work with Pools and

give something back to the town, it makes me extremely proud.

“I'm really excited to announce this partnership

and wish my dad, who loved his football, was still around to see my logo on the

front of this fantastic new kit.”

Tranquility House is now home to Orangebox and

the top two floors of the impressive building consist of the company's offices

and training rooms.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, said: “Orangebox

is an amazing Hartlepool company and it's great to see them move to a new

bigger and better HQ.

“The news that Orangebox will be Pools' new

shirt sponsor for next season following their promotion back to the Football

League is also fantastic.

“Both Orangebox and Pools are going from

strength-to-strength, but I can do without another nail-biting penalty shootout

for a while.”

Orangebox has trained more than 20,000 people

since it was formed in 2016 and delivers a range of courses to the unemployed,

from warehousing and lean manufacturing across the north to health and social

care in Bedfordshire and beyond. Mr Corbett's Dynamic Deliveries course, which

improves communication and presentation techniques, is the flagship of

Orangebox Training Solutions.

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