It was a special moment when you got to pull on the shirt for your school for the first time.
But which team was it and what position did you play? Were you a flying winger, a goal scoring centre forward or a top-class defender who wouldn’t let anything get past them.
To give you some inspiration, we have chosen these retro photos from the Hartlepool Mail archives of school teams in the area.
See if you can spot someone you know.
1. Super St Helen's
The St Helen's Primary School girls team was pictured in 2005 when they had these strips donated by Specsavers in town, with Ian Walker from the firm joining the team for this photo.
2. Magnificent at Manor School
Back to 2007. Can you spot someone you know among these Manor School footballers?
3. A team line-up at St Cuthbert's
St Cuthberts Girls Football team with their new strip in 2007. Who do you recognise in this photo?
4. A spotlight on Owton Manor Primary
Here's a scene from 2008 and it shows the Owton Manor Primary School team on the day they received new kit from the Football Foundation.