What's happening at Darlington FC
Behind the scenes – update 23
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 last met on Friday 11th September 2020.
The next league season:
As you will have seen on our website and in the media, we have agreed with Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club to temporarily play games at the Northern Echo Arena, subject to a safety certificate and ground grading being granted. You can read about it here
As you have no doubt also seen in the national press, the FA have released guidance for the return of grassroots football and within that the National League System guidance states that fixtures for Steps 1 & 2 will start on Saturday 3rd October, subject to change due to Government guidance at that time. The Club is making the necessary preparations at the Arena, including compliance with COVID protocols and restrictions, based on the information available to us at this time.
In line with these preparations, a social bubble request was made to season ticketholders and 500 club members on Sunday, you can read it here
Our fixtures have been issued by the league, and we begin with an away game at AFC Fylde on Tuesday 6th October, subject to Government guidance. Our fixtures are here
After several weeks of talks and thorough research, we are launching Quaker TV very soon. We made a preliminary announcement on Sunday, which you can read here https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/darlington-fc-launches-quaker-tv and we will make a further announcement later in the week.
Clean the Arena
Parts of the Northern Echo Arena, the seating for example, is in need of a good clean, so the football club and Darlington Mowden Park rugby club are joining forces on Saturday and appealing to fans to come along and help, with social distancing very much in mind. Details will be published on our official website very soon.
Coming up, we will:
Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
Remember, follow the guidelines, and stay safe.