Monday, October 9, 2017

Nominations for Directors of Darlington FC Supporters Group

Notice to DFCSG Members

In accordance with the constitution of Darlington FC Supporters Group (DFCSG), following the election of the first board in 2015, one third of those members are required to retire at each of the three subsequent Annual General Meetings (although they are entitled to seek re-election should they so wish). At the last AGM, four of those board members stood down and did not seek re-election. This year, Andrew Matthews, John Bell and Joanne Cameron have volunteered to stand down (they have the right to stand for re-election). In addition, during the year Michael Cansfield and Mel Prescott resigned their positions, and most recently Wayne Raper stood down from the DFCSG board.

The constitution of DFCSG makes provision for a board of up to twelve directors and therefore there will be vacancies for up to six additional board members to be elected at the next AGM (this has been provisionally set for 16th November but will be subject to formal notification in due course).

With the need to develop the infrastructure at Blackwell Meadows for the Club to eligible for promotion to the National League, this an important period for Darlington Football Club and DFCSG. Therefore, if you feel you 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 to deliver and report back at the monthly board meetings. Representatives from the Group liaise regularly with the Football Club so by being a DFCSG board member you can really influence the direction of the Club.

Anyone wishing to put themselves forward as a Director of DFCSG would need to submit their details on the nomination form [download in PDF format] and return to the address below or email to membership@darlingtonfc.org, to be received by Tuesday 24th October 2017 at the latest. If there are more than six nominations there will be a ballot at the Annual General Meeting. The pdf form is editable but to return it by email you would need to print out the completed form, have it signed by your nominators and then email the scanned signed form to membership@darlingtonfc.org.

If you wish to know more about what the role entails please contact our Chair, Joanne Cameron joanne.cameron@darlingtonfc.org or come and talk to us at the fans table at the home match against Bradford Park Avenue on 21st October.

Neil Raper
Darlington FC Supporters Group Membership Secretary

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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
Darlington
County Durham
DL1 5NR

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:

You can also shop online at http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/shop/

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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.