Sunday, November 13, 2016

Blackwell Meadows Update - 13th November 2016

Here are the latest photos from Blackwell Meadows. Thanks once again to Neil Raper for keeping us all updated.

As you can see the new turnstiles have arrived - a block of 4 for the “home” end and a block of 2 for the “away” end - and the car park surfacing is progressing well, as Neil reports: “the earthworks are complete and I would estimate that roughly half the depth of the planings have been laid so far (the planings have to be compacted in layers). Once the planings have been brought up to level, the accesses will be surfaced with tarmac and lighting installed.”

In the interests of safety we must request that fans and any other members of the public refrain from visiting Blackwell Meadows to see what’s going on.

Thank you.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Blackwell Meadows Update - 12th November 2016

Nick Burton took his camera along to Blackwell Meadows at the weekend and returned with another fine set of photos to share with us all.

In the interests of safety we must request that fans and any other members of the public refrain from visiting Blackwell Meadows to see what’s going on.

Thank you.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Car park paves the way for sports hub expansion

Darlington Borough Council has started work on the Blackwell Meadows Community Sports Hub car park – which is the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ in the current expansion works at the site.

Darlington Rugby Club, the Council and Darlington Football Club are carrying out a three-pronged programme of expansion and improvement at the Blackwell Meadows ground – including new stands, upgrades to the changing rooms and a new car park.

Darlington Borough Council is supporting the project by providing a 250-space car park, which will be open to all community sports hub users. This car park is joint-funded by the Council and Sport England.

Weather permitting, work on the car park is expected to be completed within four weeks. Subject to the successful completion of the improvements and the necessary safety certificates and FA approval being obtained, ground-sharing between the two clubs could begin in December.

For more details please click the following link:

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/your-council/news/news-item/?id=446

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Blackwell Meadows Update - 5th November 2016

Here are the latest photos showing the latest progress at Blackwell Meadows.

This time it was our very own DFCSG Secretary Neil Raper’s turn to put his wellies on, returning with these photos of the car park works.

Neil says it looks like the earthworks are well on and virtually complete.

In the interests of safety we must request that fans and any other members of the public refrain from visiting Blackwell Meadows to see what’s going on.

Thank you.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Blackwell Meadows Update - 4th November 2016

Nick Burton has kindly been back down to Blackwell Meadows and taken some more photos for us.

The big change we can see is that we have seats!

In the interests of safety we must request that fans and any other members of the public refrain from visiting Blackwell Meadows to see what’s going on.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blackwell Meadows Update - 1st November 2016

Here are the latest photos taken by Nick Burton showing the latest progress at Blackwell Meadows.

Work has now commenced on the new Car park with topsoil stripped and the exit point formed. Progress should be on schedule – weather permitting.

The Changing Rooms are ready to receive their roof covering which will then facilitate internal fitting out. Internal alterations to the existing Changing Rooms are also progressing to create Changing Facilities for the Referee’s team and for the new Clubhouse Entrance on the North elevation.

The Tin Shed structure is complete awaiting installation of crash barriers along the front edge and on either end as per the terraced Stand at Heritage Park.

The seats for the Seated Stand have arrived on site and are being installed today.

Pitch perimeter fencing is near complete with the last section in front of the Tin Shed being progressed this week. This will be followed by completion of the perimeter paving.

Bases are in place for the Home and Away Turnstile units which are due on site next week, followed by the Spectator Toilet units and completion of the enclosing fencing and gates at the two main entrances.

In the interests of safety we must request that fans and any other members of the public refrain from visiting Blackwell Meadows to see what’s going on.

Thank you.

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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.

quaker-retail-160x200.jpgQuaker Retail is the club shop and is open Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm in the foyer at the Dolphin Centre, in Darlington Marketplace.

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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