What's happening at Darlington FC
Behind the scenes – update 13
Here is the latest of the behind the scenes updates of events at Darlington FC.
The Boards of Darlington FC and DFCSG continue to meet regularly via video conference call, to discuss various ongoing relevant matters. They met on Thursday 18th June 2020.
The Current league season:
The National League held a vote among member clubs to determine whether the play offs in all three divisions should take place, and a majority voted for them to go ahead.
The league is also looking at different fixture scenarios, depending on government guidelines over the coming months.
Like many other clubs in the National League, and also at other levels of the football pyramid, Darlington Football Club is continuing to explore and research the potential for the live streaming of games through the official club website. This work is in the early research stages and much of it will depend on the restrictions placed on staging matches in the future. The League has indicated that it would consider allowing clubs to live stream matches, but not with a kick off on a Saturday between 12.30pm and 5.30pm, to avoid clashing with any matches covered by BT Sport.
Commercial activity has gathered pace in the last few weeks, and we are grateful to all of our current sponsors for the support they are giving to our Club, and we will be making some exciting announcements over the next few weeks. We are also refreshing the Commercial Brochure in preparation for the 2020/21 season and we will also be reviewing our Hospitality arrangements with sponsors and fans who frequently use this facility. The aim is to make sure we offer the very best hospitality service we can, with a commitment to make it a value for money experience.
The Club is delighted to have appointed Lauren Coad to the voluntary role of Hospitality Manager, and she will have responsibility for running our entire hospitality operation on matchdays.
We expect to announce the 2020/21 kit sponsorship details on the official website by the end of this week.
The club has continued to be very active through various means:
Coming up, we will:
Throughout these very difficult and unprecedented times, we have maintained a very high profile for the club on our official website and social media channels, and we will continue to do so until we resume matches for the benefit of our much-valued volunteers and loyal supporters.
Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
Remember, follow the guidelines and stay safe.