On the ball by showing pride

HOLIDAYING Jeff Dickson helped kick on our Proud to be a Poolie campaign.

The highlight of the 39-year-old’s trip to Barcelona was a visit to the city’s Camp Nou football stadium.

Jeff, from Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, was blown away by the 99,000-seater stadium of the Spanish champions, which he admitted was a bit of a contrast to Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park.

Jeff, who works in the control room at Corus, said: “The stadium was unbelievable, really special. I was joking saying it’s the only way I’ll get to see the ground because I can’t see Pools getting there any time soon.

“It was a brilliant experience and I was proud to show off the poster.”

Why not take your chance to show your passion about your town?

Pick up a poster from the Hartlepool Mail reception or download it from www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk.

Take it with you whenever you go on holiday or go away for a short break.

Have your photograph taken with the poster and send it to us so that we can publish it – and show that you have helped to spread the Hartlepool word.

Send your photos, as well as details including age, address, telephone number and email, to: Mail newsdesk, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or email mail.news@northeast-press.co.uk

Our Proud To Be A Poolie campaign has so far reached:

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne.

CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CYPRUS: Paphos.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

PORTUGAL: Vilamoura.

SPAIN: Benidorm; Camp Nou football stadium Barcelona.

UK: Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool.

USA: Las Vegas.