Hartlepool United rename stand at Victoria Park in honour of Jeff Stelling charity walk organisation

Hartlepool United's first team squad line up in front of the renamed Prostate Cancer UK Stand at Victoria Park.
Hartlepool United's first team squad line up in front of the renamed Prostate Cancer UK Stand at Victoria Park.

Hartlepool United have renamed a stand at Victoria Park in honour of famous fan Jeff Stelling’s hugely successful charity walk to Wembley.

Sky Sport’s presenter Jeff epic Men United March saw more than £2million raised for Prostate Cancer UK.

Pools will play in competitive action in front of the new Prostate Cancer UK Stand this weekend when they host Colchester United in League Two.

The iconic Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ logo will once again appear on the numbers of every English Football League (EFL) player in 2016/17.

The charity has been affiliated with the EFL since 2012 with the two organisations working together to raise awareness of a disease that affects one in eight men in the UK, and raised over £2million to date towards vital research.

And for the third successive season, the official logo of Prostate Cancer UK will be worn by more than 60,000 times on players’ shirts in the Sky Bet EFL next season, following an agreement between the EFL and its’ Official Charity Partner.

“I’m bursting with pride to be a supporter of Hartlepool United after their efforts during the recent Men United March,” admitted Jeff.

“Their send-off on Day One was fantastic and what other club would send their team out to intercept the walk on a wet and windy Easter Sunday.

“It gave me and (former club chief executive) Russ Green an amazing boost, and the news that the club plan to rename the Town End as the Prostate Cancer UK Stand is another wonderful gesture.”