Pompey fans to be immortalised in Wall of Fame

BLUES Fans who helped keep the club alive will be honoured next month by the official unveiling of the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) shareholder Wall of Fame at Fratton Park.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:27 pm
League two - Portsmouth vs Oxford United - 03/08/13 - Pompey player in a huddle before the match infont of the Fratton end holding up cards reading "OURS" to represent the Fans taking over as owners of the club PPP-160720-180403002

The tribute, which is situated along the North Stand exterior wall, will be revealed before (midday) the League Two home clash with Hartlepool on Saturday, December 17.

The Wall of Fame will detail the name of every shareholder who helped in the remarkable effort to save the club from extinction in April 2013.

A Pompey president and PST board member, Eric Coleborn funded the project at his own personal expense.

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He said: ‘It is a great honour to have been asked to work on this iconic project.

‘The club in all areas is unrecognizable from the club we inherited some three-and-a-half-years ago.

‘Thanks to the hard work of Mark Catlin and his staff we now have a club to be immensely proud of.

‘Without the people who are named on these boards this club would have been liquidated, over 100 years of history gone forever.

‘It is my opinion that we have the greatest supporters in the world and I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for saving ‘OUR’ club.’

PST chairman, Ashley Brown, added: ‘Many people will never realise or accept how close Pompey was to disappearing.

‘Our beloved club is still here today because of the fans who stood up to be counted both financially as well as showing their support in other ways. The spirit of Pompey is hard to break and it was shown to its fullest.

‘We must also acknowledge and thank Eric Coleborn who as a Trust member and president has kindly funded the creation of this wall.’

The PST would formally like to invite every shareholder, member and fan to come along to the official unveiling at 12pm and join in the celebrations, additionally the Trust would like to invite three shareholders to be involved in the unveiling group and enjoy a few perks on the day.

The PST Board ask that if you are interested then please email: [email protected] to apply for one of the three places.

Please note that a draw will take place to choose the three winners from those who apply.