David Jolly

Public Relations (MA) graduate from Sunderland University, currently working in marketing and communications. Also a qualified football scout and was previously part-time with Hartlepool United FC as the U21s and academy video analyst and was an assistant producer on EA Sports' FIFA 17, 18 and 19.

Youth Team Highlights: Pools 4 Carlisle United PV 1

Watch all the goals as Pools Youth Team continue their unbeaten start to the pre-season campaign with victory over Carlisle United PV. Ian McGuckin's youngsters have been in encouraging form during the warm-up period and built on that with another solid performance on Tuesday. The visitors were put to the sword thanks to a double from Brad Fox and further goals from Josh Scott and Jack Leonard. Our cameraman David Jolly was there to capture the action and now you can enjoy our highlights pack

SportsByte – Ashbrooke through to next round of Shipowners Charity Cup

A hat-trick from Spennymoor’s Nathan Fisher wasn’t enough as Ashbrooke came back from two goals to progress on penalties in the Shopowners Charity Cup. Goals from Ashbrooke’s Mark Green, Martin Deacon and Dillon Holden forced the game into extra time in a dramatic second-round game that ended 3-3. Spennymoor Reserves had a great start as, in the the 8th minute, a flick-on from Peter Brown fed through ex-Gateshead striker Fisher who beat keeper Brett Wilson one-on-one to put Spenny 1-0 up. The

Youth Team Highlights: Hartlepool FC 1 Pools 3

We’ve got footage from the Youth Team’s latest pre-season outing as they enjoyed a 3-1 win over Hartlepool FC on Saturday. Ian McGuckin’s youngsters have been in fine form during the warm-up campaign having remained unbeaten and claimed impressive wins over Spennymoor Town and Sunderland. They kept that up at the weekend when a double from Josh Scott and a goal from a trialist earned them a hard-fought win over Hartlepool FC at Grayfields. Our cameraman David Jolly was on the scene and now yo

SportsByte – Ashbrooke through to next round of Shipowners Charity Cup

A hat-trick from Spennymoor’s Nathan Fisher wasn’t enough as Ashbrooke came back from two goals to progress on penalties in the Shopowners Charity Cup. Goals from Ashbrooke’s Mark Green, Martin Deacon and Dillon Holden forced the game into extra time in a dramatic second-round game that ended 3-3. Spennymoor Reserves had a great start as, in the the 8th minute, a flick-on from Peter Brown fed through ex-Gateshead striker Fisher who beat keeper Brett Wilson one-on-one to put Spenny 1-0 up. The

Tomi Adeloye (ST #10) trialist player clips v Grimsby Town U21s - YouTube

Filmed at Grimsby Town's Blundell Park in September 2017. I was asked to create individual player clips of the three trialists playing for Hartlepool in their reserve game against Grimsby. I edited and uploaded this video within 24 hours of the game for our online database system for the coaches to use to get another look at the player. The trialist in question in this video is Tomi Adeloye, he is up front and wearing the number 10.

SAFC Museum visits The Bridges – SR News

Sunderland fans will be able to enjoy memorabilia and meet former club legends as the SAFC Museum visits The Bridges. The SAFC Museum starts on Wednesday October 1 and finishes on Friday October 10 from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Items include match-worn shirts from players from over the last 40 years such as Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn, player medals, historic match balls, player contracts and awards given to Sunderland AFC legends. The SAFC Museum has already been displayed at Hendon Library and

SportsByte – Dobbing proud of nine-man Ashbrooke

Ashbrooke manager Asa Dobbing spoke of his pride for his players as they won with nine men in the Wearside League. Kevin Humble and Stephen Halliday were both sent off in a controversial game, which also saw Richmond Town’s goalkeeper Karl Latcham receive a red card from referee Alex Clark. It was two moments of individual brilliance from James Fairley and Dom Laws which saw Ashbrooke turn the game, along with a penalty from Nathan Burrell to confirm Ashbrooke’s sixth consecutive win. It was

How Gareth Southgate hit the back of the PR net

It’s time for me to eat my words, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this, I was originally underwhelmed with the appointment of Gareth Southgate as England manager back in November 2016. Following the sacking of Sam Allardyce as England boss, I felt that Southgate was seen as a safe option from the FA. I thought they’d want a bland yes man following Allardyce’s short but controversial stint to avoid any future bad PR and with Southgate, I thought they’d got it. Skip forward to the summer of 2018 a

What does the North v South divide mean for business?

“No, never heard of it. Where’s that?” was the typical response upon telling my new colleagues where I’d moved from when starting my new job in Guildford. Maybe Hartlepool itself needs better PR? I’ve heard rumours that there’s a pretty good PR firm in the town… In early 2016, I made the switch from the North to the South purely for work. It was a job I wanted but the only department offices they had were in Guildford, Cologne, Vancouver and Sydney – to name a few. But as nice as the latter sou

League Two 2013-14: the fans' half-term report

How's it going? Accrington Stanley have never been a club that do things the easy way. This season is no different. Our first 12 games saw an accumulation of eight losses and zero wins. Frustration mounted as the Reds were evidently trying to play football the right way, but it was to no avail. Accrington fans have a stubborn refusal to become defeatist, but optimism never felt like such a chore. However, a new-found confidence resonated throughout the club after our first win against Bristol Ro

League One 2012-13 season preview: the bloggers' view

Story of the summer After the histrionics of last season, the summer has seen a welcome focus on the footballing side. New manager Paul Groves has been stamping his mark on the club with a backroom reshuffle, and it has very much been a case of 'out with the old' – with long-serving Warren Cummings and Shaun Cooper being among the departees – and in with the new. If the aim has been to signal intent, then recent signings will have helped: Lewis Grabban and Eunan O'Kane both come from League Two

League One 2011-12: the bloggers' end-of-season report

Dream or nightmare? Well, it's certainly been surreal at times. Losing virtually the entire team from last year – most of which were replaced sporadically throughout the season – ensured a lack of continuity and consistency, while the antics of our chairman Eddie Mitchell meant we remained in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The arrival of Russian money in the form of co-owner Maxim Denim has brought a new level of interest – and cash – to the club, but ultimately off-field events have b
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