With only a few games left to go this season I would like to once again thank our loyal supporters who have backed us win, lose or draw this season. Myself, the board, management and players will never take your loyalty for granted and I hope you will agree on reflection (with a few bumps in the road) it has been a great season in many ways. I hope we now finish the season with strong performances before the players take a much needed rest and the club can drive through the summer months making the necessary improvements within the stadium.
I can confirm I have arranged our pre-season schedule for home fixtures at the Suit Direct Stadium and while I cannot reveal the names of who we will play, I can confirm we have 3 exciting pre-season home fixtures booked in for July.
Saturday was great to welcome some very special guests, Mr and Mrs Schpilchuk and their two young children who have fled from the Ukraine during the terrible invasion from Russia and will be settling, I am pleased to say in the local area. We as a club will do everything we can to support them in their new life here in Hartlepool. Mr and Mrs Schpilchuk have relatives in the area and today we also would like to extend a warm welcome to them. Knowing the supporters that you are I have absolutely no doubt our football community will embrace them with love and support moving forward as they settle here and they join our ever growing number of supporters.
Finally I would like to give a special thank you to our supporters groups, HUST, Hart of our Club 1908, NWC, Hartlepool United Disabled Supporters Association, South East Poolies (who are here today), and Hartlepool United Supporters Association. Thanks for everything you do for our club.