Monday, February 20, 2017

Volunteers Required at Blackwell Meadows

The move to Blackwell Meadows has meant that we need additional stewards to comply with safety regulations. At the moment the Club are paying an external security company to supply the necessary additional staff, which is an obvious drain on finances. Therefore Darlington Football Club is looking to recruit additional volunteer stewards. The priority is for stewards to work the car park before and after the game; the roles are to guide drivers into their spaces before the match and to help the queues dissipate efficiently after the final whistle. No qualifications are necessary for these roles and you will still be able to watch the full game because the car park closes 30 minutes before kick-off and doesn’t re-open until 15 minutes afterwards.

The Football Club needs 4 additional stewards to cover the car park before the game and 4 for afterwards. Ideally they could be the same people but if you could only spare time either before or afterwards, that’s fine – we would still like to hear from you. If we receive sufficient interest there will be scope to operate a rota.

This is also an ideal opportunity for anyone that needs some volunteer experience on their CV.

As volunteers you wouldn’t receive payment. However, you would be able to park your car and have free entry to the match as well as a hot drink. Also, if you don’t have access to a car, we could arrange a lift back to your area of the town after the match.

In addition, the Club is looking for SIA licensed door persons for duties within the clubhouse.

If anyone is interested in any of the roles described above or would like further information, please send an email to the following address:

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pizza Express Support the Quakers

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The last two months have been very busy off the pitch and we are having a real push on the commercial side as we move into the close season and the summer. John Tempest Director of DFC is delighted to announce further support for the fans of the club by Pizza Express based in Coniscliffe Road, Darlington. Pizza Express manager Alistair McGrath said “it’s great to see the team back in town and we are delighted to offer DFCSG members 30% off the bill for food and drink on production of their DFCSG membership card as a fan funded club we are glad to help in any way we can”.

This is very generous offer and could provide fans with a pre or post-match meal on match days or other times during the week in pleasant town centre surroundings.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

DFC Fans Lottery - January 2017 Winners

Congratulations to all of our lottery winners for January:

7th Jan - Susan Ranson - Ticket No. 264
11th Jan - Chris Vallis - Ticket No. 32
14th Jan - Ernest Hutchinson - Ticket No. 28
18th Jan - Elaine Hewitson - Ticket No. 173
21st Jan - Sheila Sinclair - Ticket No. 331
25th Jan - Gary Souter - Ticket No. 39

The above winners all received £50.

The lucky winner of the £1000 Superdraw this month was Andrew Robinson - Ticket No. 360

Please remember that for as little as £5 per month you could win one of the weekly prizes or be lucky enough to win the big monthly superdraw prize which currently stands at £1000, and all entry monies are split right down the middle between prizes money and money which is donated to the football club.

Simply visit our lottery page to join online right now:

Result of the Name Change Poll

Over 60% of the DFC Supporters Group members voted in the poll which was run by the DFCSG over the past few weeks to decide whether to give the group a mandate to vote for the proposal to make an application to the FA to revert our name back to “Darlington”.

Unsurprisingly 601 members voted in favour of changing our playing name to “Darlington”, this represented over 98% of the total votes cast.

The DFCSG voted in accordance with the members wishes and individual shareholders were also invited to vote on the proposal. As DFCSG owns a controlling interest of 78.5% voting rights in Darlington FC the motion will be passed, however this will not be officially confirmed until the Club has counted all votes made last night.

The Club would then approach the FA with the results of the vote and await further correspondence from the governing body.

Thanks to all who voted and have given the FA an overwhelming indication that the fans of the Club see “Darlington” as their preferred playing name.

The Club will share further information when it is able to do so.



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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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To contact the shop either telephone 07717345004 (only available during shop opening hours) or send an email to:

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