Council bosses have held talks with new Pools chairman

Victoria Park, the home of Hartlepool United Football Club.
Victoria Park, the home of Hartlepool United Football Club.

Council bosses have held positive talks with new Pools boss

Civic leaders have described their first meeting with Hartlepool United’s new owners JPNG Global since they took control at Victoria Park as “extremely positive” and “an excellent start to forging a healthy working relationship”.

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the leader of Hartlepool Council and council colleagues welcomed the new chairman Gary Coxall and director Peter Goldberg to the Civic Centre for a meeting this week.

Coun Akers-Belcher, said: “We met the new chairman Gary Coxall and director Peter Goldberg earlier this week. It was a very positive meeting and an excellent start to forging a healthy working relationship.

“The new owners have a very clear view of how they want to take the football club forward and they recognise the importance of embracing fans and the local community in achieving their goals.

“We have emphasised to the new owners that Hartlepool Council has always fully appreciated the benefits of having a successful football league club and this is a view we still hold.

“This is a new era for Hartlepool United and we wish them every success both on and off the field.”

New Chairman Gary Coxall added: “We’re very keen to have a positive relationship with the council and found them to be very approachable and very receptive to us as new owners of the club.

“With the council on our side, we feel there is a fantastic future for the Football Club and we look forward to developing a strong working relationship with them.”