Ray Simpson / 3rd April 2017

FA approves name change

FA approves name change

Darlington Football Club has been informed by the FA Council that they have approved our name change...

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Darlington Football Club has been informed by the FA Council that they have approved our name change from Darlington 1883 to Darlington for the start of the 2017-18 season. We must continue to use the Darlington 1883 name until the end of this season.

The club has satisfied the criteria laid down by the FA, and director Jonathan Jowett, who has been liaising on a regular basis with the FA in recent months, said; “This is fantastic news for our fans and formally re-establishes our historic connection. I would like to thank the FA for accepting our application and the arguments we made in favour of reverting to our traditional playing name of Darlington FC.”