Monday, January 15, 2018

Supporters Group Workstream Organisation

Following on from the election of a new Supporters Group board in November and to best utilise the skills of both continuing board members and new arrivals DFCSG have formed several workstreams with the aim of maximising the Group’s performance in all areas. We also held a highly productive working day with the Football Club directors and Tommy Wright in December.

The changes will see the Supporters Group workload divided into discrete areas of policy/strategy, with various directors overseeing teams of suitably qualified volunteers as follows:

    Infrastructure Development - Malcolm Cundick and Lee Kilcran
    Matchday Operations and Supporter Engagement - Chris Stockdale, David Collinge, Lynn Jasper, Terry Black
    Community Engagement & Fundraising - Tony Waters and Rob Duncan
    DFCSG Finance, Administration, Marketing & Communications - Neil Raper and Andrew Matthews
    IT Development - John Bell
    DFCSG / DFC Engagement - John Bell

Please see the bottom of this article for a list of contact e-mail addresses.

Supporters Group Chair, Chris Stockdale, said “As a board the Supporters Group are determined to play our part in improving things off the field in 2018 for Darlington FC. There is a lot of potential to grow our club but equally will take a great deal of hard work and by creating these workstreams we aim to best harness the skills and experience of our board and other volunteers.

We now have a very positive working relationship with the Football Club. In the past month we’ve assisted very closely with the preparation of the presentation to supporters at the Dolphin Centre, developed the options for further support for the 500 Club members and were behind the initiative to appoint David Collinge as Darlington FC’s new Supporter Liaison Officer. We hope to keep the momentum up and help continue to drive positive off the pitch changes over the coming months.”

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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.

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:

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