HARTLEPOOL UNITED hold an open day on Saturday, as fans are given the chance to meet the players, be part of the team photo and see the new home kit.

Following the success of last year’s event, Pools are aiming for a bigger even this time.

There’ll be activities for the family throughout the afternoon, with plenty of opportunities to get pictures and autographs with the players and coaching staff.

This year’s event will also coincide with the opening of the new club shop which has been moved back on to Clarence Road during the summer.

The gates at The Vic will open from 12.30pm when supporters will be asked to take up their seats early in The Neale Cooper Stand ahead of the big reveal of the new O’Neills home strip.

The squad are due to take to the pitch in their fresh look at around 1pm and, after showing off the new kit, the players will line up for the official team photograph. And there will be a big team photos with fans included.

Inflatables and games for young fans will start underneath The Neale Cooper Stand from 1.30 where the players and staff will join in.

The shop is due to open for the first time around 1.45pm, fully-stocked with the new kit and a range of O’Neills training kit too.

The Centenary Lounge is open from 12.30pm and there will also be a bar open in The Neale Cooper Stand, with food on sale.

Open Day Schedule: 12.30pm: Gates open, 1pm: New home kit is revealed, 1.15pm: Official team photograph and fans team photograph, 1.30pm: Inflatables and games open under Neale Cooper Stand, 1.45pm: Shop opened, 5pm: event closes