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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 22nd June 2021

Pre-season training starts on Thursday!

Pre-season training starts on Thursday!

The build up to the big kick off begins

Our pre-season finally gets under way this week!

Manager Alun Armstrong will hold his first training session on Thursday evening as the build up to the big kick off begins.

At the moment, the squad is:

Tommy Taylor
Lucas Martin
Ben Hedley
Alex Storey
Kallum Griffiths
Joey Hope
Lexus Beeden
Will Hatfield
Joe Wheatley
Theo Hudson (non-contract)
Luke Charman
Jarrett Rivers
Junior Mondal
Jamie Holmes
Alun is awaiting replies to offers he has made to several players.
Erico Sousa has joined Grimsby.

Our pre-season friendly schedule now looks like this:

All games are subject to Covid restrictions! 

Tuesday 6th July: Newton Aycliffe (away, kick off 7.00pm)

Tuesday 13th July: Tadcaster Albion (away, kick off 7.30pm)

Tuesday 20th July: Northallerton Town (away, kick off 7.30 pm)

Saturday 24th July: Newcastle United Under 23s (home, kick off 3pm)

Tuesday 27th July: Harrogate Town (home, kick off 7.30 pm)

Sunday 1st August: Middlesbrough (home, kick off 1pm)

Wednesday 4th August: Sunderland (home, kick off 7pm)

Saturday 7th August: Whitby Town (away, kick off 3pm)


The National League season kicks off on Saturday 14th August -- we don't know the fixtures yet.

Keep an eye on the official club media channels for updates!