Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Darlington Football Club and Virgin Trains announce fantastic new travel partnership!

virgin-trains-small-300x150.jpg Darlington Football Club is delighted to announce our new travel partnership with Virgin Trains giving our season ticket holders, 500 club members and DFCSG Members 25% off rail travel with Virgin Trains.


Darlington Football Club 2016/17 season ticket holders, 500 Club members and DFCSG members get 25% off Advance Off-Peak fares on First and Standard Tickets.

The discount is available for journeys on its east coast route.

Book between 5th August 2016 and 30th June 2017.

Don’t forget to bring your current DFC season ticket, 500 Club or DFSCG membership card to show the Train Manager when checking your ticket. Without them you will have to pay the full fare. If you have missed buying a season ticket this year to take advantage of this offer you can join the DFCSG for £25 by clicking the link in the side bar.


  • Darlington will need to be the origin station and return destination
  • Southbound: Travel should be by any train timed to arrive in London 11.17 or later, Mon-Fri
  • Northbound: Travel should be by any train except those timed to depart before 09.06 and 14.59-18.59 (-18.15 Fridays only) inclusive, Mon-Fri
  • Online bookings only

Good to know:

  • The earlier you book, the more you save
  • There are no credit card or booking fees when you travel with Virgin Trains
  • Discount available for two people travelling together, as long as one of you has a DFC 2016/17 season ticket, 500 CLUB Membership or DFCSG membership.
  • Save 25% on Advance Off-Peak Standard tickets, or take advantage of the discount and go First Class – go on, treat yourself!
  • Some dates are unavailable, please check the Virgin Trains website
  • This discount cannot be used with any other offer.

To book your tickets and see the full T&Cs visit the VIRGIN TRAINS website at the link below:


The passcode to use is Darlo

Darlington director John Tempest said; “This really is a fantastic offer from our main sponsors, Virgin Trains, and the club would strongly encourage all our supporters to take advantage of it. There are some great savings to be made for journeys on its east coast route and everywhere else on the Virgin Trains network, the bookings don’t have to be for travel to football matches alone!”

“I have been working with several people from Virgin Trains on this idea for several months, and I have been impressed by their input and professionalism throughout. I fervently hope that the relationship between the club and Virgin Trains remains strong and lasts for several years.”

Claire Ansley, General Manager for Virgin Trains on its east coast route, said: “We’re delighted to work with Darlington Football Club as its main sponsor and to offer its fans this fantastic discount. Virgin Trains is proud to support customers and communities on its route, and Darlington remains a very important part of this railway, with direct links to many destinations, including both of the UK’s capital cities.”

“We’re now more than half way through a £21m refurbishment of our trains to improve their comfort and reliability – and we hope that many Quakers fans will enjoy travelling in style with Virgin Trains whether on match days or during the rest of the week.”

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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:

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

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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.