‘Come on Darlo’ Prediction League – back for its 16th year!

For the past 15 years, we have operated the ‘Come on Darlo’ prediction league to raise a little bit of money for Darlington Football Club and for subscribers to have some fun along the way.

Please download the entry form and rules for this year’s competition and we would welcome your support. Entries are only £4 per team. Prizes will be a proportion of the received entry fees: 1st, 25%; 2nd, 15%; 3rd, 10%

Download the entry form (MS Excel Format)

Download the rules (PDF Format)

Last season we had 78 entries and it would be fantastic if we could improve on this.

We have continued to include a large number of ‘non-darlo’ predictions to widen the appeal so if you could tempt a work colleague, friend or family member to submit an entry, that would be really good - it takes the same effort to do the weekly updates, whether we have 100 or 1000 competitors!

It’s really easy to pay on-line with ‘GoCardless’ – as used for Community Share pledges and DFCSG subscriptions. Just click on the link below:

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Anyone that lives overseas and doesn’t have a UK bank account, can make a payment to our PayPal account paypal@darlotrust.org.

The deadline for returning completed entries is midnight on Friday 2nd August.

A couple of pleas:

  • When completing the Excel spreadsheet, please use the drop-down menus in the section covering ‘National Football’ (the yellow boxes below the Darlo predictions). If you type in your own team names it will cause the system to crash when we load up all the entries and we’ve then got to search for the offending entry.

  • Wherever possible, please submit your entry by email using the Excel spreadsheet. Each entry submitted in hard copy by PDF requires a volunteer to type in all the predictions into an Excel spreadsheet. Of course, we’d far rather accept a printed or PDF entry than have no entry at all.

Good luck for the season and ‘COME ON DARLO’!

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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 07488 564642 (only available during shop opening hours) or send an email to:

You can also shop online at https://shop.darlingtonfc.co.uk

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