Pools sales through 3,000 barrier

Sven Graham with  the 3,000th season ticket at Victoria Park
Sven Graham with the 3,000th season ticket at Victoria Park

A POOLS fan has snapped up the club’s 3,000th season ticket - giving the chance for a fellow supporter to scoop a big cash prize.

Sven Graham, 36, was the lucky buyer to purchase the £155 ticket number 3,000 as he popped in to Victoria Park to pledge his support for 2012/13.

Originally from Hartlepool but now living in Norton, Sven has been a season ticket holder for 19 seasons and is looking forward to returning to The Vic with his family in the new campaign.

“I come with my dad Terry, my son Jamie and my uncle Keith so it’s a real family affair every matchday,” he said.

“It was a brilliant offer last season and I was a bit concerned that we wouldn’t be able to do anything similar this year so when I heard the details I was really chuffed.

“I think this will be a busy week of sales with people getting paid at this stage of the month so hopefully we can really crack on and get a healthy end total.

“I’m looking forward to the new season with the signings we’ve made. I think we could have an excellent player in Jonathan Franks who can chip in with quite a few goals

“Neale Cooper didn’t get much of a chance to stamp his mark on things last season so hopefully this year we’ll see more of that and it will be exciting to watch.”

Now that sales have reached 3,038, it means the Season Ticket Jackpot has clicked in providing a first prize of £5,000, a second prize of £3,000 and a third prize of £2,000.

Winners in the scheme will be pulled from a random draw in which every adult season ticket bought will now be entered.