Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DFC Fans Lottery Winners - September 2016

Congratulations to Fred Iceton whose lucky ticket number 350 scooped him £940 in this months lottery superdraw.

Congratulations too, to the weekly winners of £50 each:

Ticket number 088 - Margaret Tinkler £50

Ticket number 113 - Robert Wallace £50

Ticket number 211 - John Bell £50

The club also received £1090 from the lottery this month, so well done to all or the participants… but there’s alway room for a improvement so please visit our lottery page to find out how easy it is to take part.

Also please remember that we are currently looking for someone to take over the administration of the lottery from Colin and Margaret Tinkler, who have done such a wonderful job of managing the lottery and raising so much money for the club.

If you have some time to spare and would like to help then you can find full details here:

Lottery - Volunteer Needed

Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lottery - Volunteer Needed

Darlington FC Supporters Group are looking for a volunteer to take over the running of the hugely successful lottery scheme which has been run by Board members Colin and Margaret Tinkler since 2012 and has raised tens of thousands pounds worth of revenue for the Football Club as well as rewarding players with weekly prizes of £50 plus a monthly super-draw which is now approaching £1,000!

We are looking for someone who can handle the administration of the scheme so you’ll need to be organised and methodical and a background in sales and/or marketing would be in order to push the lottery forwards and increase both the prizes on offer and the contribution to the Football Club.

Anyone interested in taking over the running should contact me directly at to discuss further.

Don’t forget that you can also still sign-up to the lottery and there is no limit on the amount of entries you can have. The monthly super-draw will hit the magic £1,000 mark if we can sign up 20 more players.

Wayne Raper

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fans Photos - Stalybridge Celtic 24th Sept 2016

The Quakers returned home following their defeat in the FA Cup the previous week to concentrate on the league. Stalybridge Celtic were the visitors and Darlo ran out 4-1 winners to keep their promotion challenge on track. Goals from Liam Hardy (2), Josh Gillies, and Stephen Thompson sent the home fans home happy. Photos by Douglas Johnstone and Theresa Clear.

Match Report

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chairman’s Notes - Stalybridge Celtic

wayne-photo.jpgGood afternoon and a warm welcome to Heritage Park for the Vanarama National League North game versus Stalybridge Celtic – who alongside Darlington FC were founder members of the Football League Division Three North in 1921!


I would like to thank everyone who invested in the Community Share scheme that raised in excess of £100,000 to secure the return of the Football Club to Darlington. The share certificates are available for collection at the fans table today and thereafter from Quaker Retail from Monday.
The interest in our campaign was surprisingly widespread and reached as far as the small county town of Bandera in Texas, USA thanks to expat Darlo fan Chris Willsden, who along with his friends and associates raised £2,000. Chris presented his cheque to us at the Stockport County match and he is here again today. As well as having the Community Share certificates when he heads back to Bandera on 4 October, he will take with him our best wishes for everyone involved in Bandera.


Last week nominations were invited for Directors of Darlington FC Supporters Group in advance of the Annual General Meeting which is expected to take place in November.

The constitution requires that one third of the members of the current board of eleven Directors are required to retire. Four board members have indicated that they are going to stand down and do not intend to seek re-election. As the constitution makes provision for a board of up to twelve directors there will be vacancies for up to five new board members.

With the impending move to Blackwell Meadows and the promotion to National League North, these are exciting times for Darlington Football Club and DFCSG. This is evidenced by the huge growth in our membership over the past five months. If anyone feels they have the necessary skills to make a positive contribution to the operation and development of DFCSG in our role as majority shareholder of Darlington Football Club, then we would very much like to hear from you. Ideally individuals would be able devote no less than 10 hours per month, are able to develop ideas that would benefit both the Group and the Football Club and are able to work under their own steam, or as part of a group.

Anyone wishing to put themselves forward as a Director of DFCSG would need to submit their details on the official nomination form and return it by Wednesday 26 October. The form can be downloaded here:

DFCSG Board Director Nominations

If there are more than five nominations there will be a ballot at the Annual General Meeting.

If you wish to know more about what the role entails please contact me at or come and talk to us at the fans table at any of home matches at Heritage Park. Alternatively, I will be representing Darlington FC Supporters Group at the forthcoming Fans Forum on Friday 7 October and I’ll be happy to take questions.

Enjoy the game!
Chair, Darlington FC Supporters Group



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The DFCSG - strengthening the roots of our club

The DFCSG created and manage the B2D fund, which is funding available to help establish the Club back in Darlington. The fund acts as the primary collection pot for monies raised from direct donations and events organised by the DFCSG Fundraising Group.

Of course, there are many ways in which you can help the club directly but, if you’re specifically looking for a quick and easy way to support the establishment of a solid foundation for the Club in its new home, then it only takes a few minutes to set up a one-off or regular donation to the B2D Fund either by your online or high street banking service.

For monthly standing orders or a one off donation please send monies to the following account:

“Darlington FC Supporters Group”
Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 30-84-43
Account No: 30283268

To pay by cheque please make cheque payable to
“Darlington FC Supporters Group” and send to

Darlington FC Supporters Group
c/o Blackwell Meadows
Grange Road
County Durham

Please quote your name in the reference area when using internet banking and, on the back of your cheque, include your name and address.

Remember there are many ways to help the Club… can you think of any more? Please tell us about it either by email or in person at the Fans Table in the bar at all home games.

  • Buying a Season Ticket helps to provide the Manager with additional funding needed to strengthen the team at the start of each new season
  • Attending matches provides the club with a constant stream of money throughout the season, from additional match-day ticket sales and revenues from catering and other sales (e.g. programme sales, match-day raffle tickets, 50:50 match-day draw, Club merchandise).
  • The Come On Darlo Prediction League is a fun way to add a little bit of an edge to your season - use your skill and judgement to predict how we and the other local clubs will do in the coming season, and who will be the big winners and losers nationally, come the end of the season.
  • The Sponsor a Goal scheme is a fan-run initiative which has raised over £8000 for the Club since it began in season 2012-13.
  • For as little as £5/month the DFC Fans Lottery Draw provides you with the chance to win either £50 in each weekly draw, or even more in the monthly Super Draw. The Lottery has raised more than £10,000 for the Club over the past 12 months.
  • The Fundraising Group runs a series of entertainment fundraising events over the year, the proceeds of which go into the B2D fund.
The Darlington FC Supporters Group (DFCSG) was established on April 10th 2015 with the merger of the CIC, Supporters Club and Supporters Trust. Darlington FC Supporters Group holds approximately 62% of the equity of Darlington Football Club and is therefore the major shareholder as well as being the Corporate Director of Darlington Football Club 1883 Ltd.


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If you have any questions for the DFCSG Board, or would like to get more involved by contributing your thoughts or ideas on how to make our Club even more successful, or if you have any other matter that you’d like to raise or perhaps even stand for election to the DFCSG Board then you can contact us here.