Saturday, June 9, 2018

Supporters Group Invests in Media Team

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that DFCSG will be backing our fantastic media volunteers to the tune of £1,500 this summer. The funding was allocated at a board meeting earlier this week, with all in attendance agreeing that it would be money well spent.

DFCSG Chair, Chris Stockdale, commented, “The media team do an exceptional job producing outstanding content, bringing our supporters from far & wide closer to the action. They are at the forefront of promoting our fantastic club and I’m very pleased that the Supporters Group is in a position to help fund their ongoing requirements.”

The majority of the cash will go towards new equipment for Kevin Luff, enabling him to maintain the high standards he has set for the official YouTube channel in recent years. Under Kev’s stewardship, the channel has amassed an astonishing 1.5 million views, making it one of the club’s greatest assets. He’s also captured some of the most iconic moments in Darlo’s 135 year history along the way.

“Most of the cash will be going towards a new laptop”, explained Kev. “This will allow me to work during away trips and bring things like post-match reaction and other content quickly after the full time whistle, and I’m really grateful to the Supporters Group for the money to buy it. Being able to work on video content while travelling up and down the country helps make good use of my time.”

The remaining cash will go towards new equipment for Darlo Fans Radio, which has itself amassed an incredible 194,000 listens on Mixlr. Andrew Simpson, Stuart Armstrong, Michael Cansfield & Michael Price provide an invaluable service, travelling the length and breadth of the country to brave the elements and bring the action live to those of us who can’t be there in person. This season also saw the launch of a popular podcast.

Commentator and podcast host, Stuart Armstrong, has also offered to cover the DFR running costs for the upcoming season using his recent Darlo Fans Lottery win.

Speaking about his generous contribution and the incoming funding, Stuart said “All of us at DFR are grateful for the support we get and excited already for next season. I was lucky enough to win the monthly DFCSG lottery last month and am very happy to have donated some of that unexpected windfall to fund our podcast and commentary subscriptions for the next 12 months.

We are always on the lookout for improved equipment, but at the very least we now know we are set up to bring you all the action and discussion through what looks like being a fantastic season.”

The DFCSG Board intend to fund the equipment purchases using money from the DFCSG accounts. However, it is recognised that many supporters feel a deep sense of gratitude towards the media team and may wish to also make a personal contribution. Any such donations would added to total enabling further investment in media equipment & resources.

You can make any donation via our PayPal account or BACS transfer.

PayPal account:

Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-84-43
Account Number: 30283268
Please use your name + DFR as reference

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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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