ebac - shirt sponsor

Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 5th August 2022

Thanks to our matchball sponsor -- DAFTS

Thanks to our matchball sponsor -- DAFTS

Generous sponsor of Saturday's game

We'd like to thank DAFTS (Darlington Away Far Travelling Supporters) for being the matchball sponsors of Saturday's home game against Gloucester City.

DAFTS was founded back in the winter of 1994 by the sadly departed Bob Barnes, a fan living in the Midlands.

He got the idea for the name after hearing of a Rochdale exiles fan-club run by former students in the south west – Bath University Rochdale Keen Supporters (BURKS..)

From a first meeting before a FA Cup tie, in recent years with the hard work of Darlo fan Neil Johnson (London, Aberdeen and for many years in Norway!) and his trusty notebook, the membership has grown and since the Summer of 2001 they've also had a website presence and an e-mail group of around 220 fans and growing.

DAFTS are a group of exiles and far-flung fans, who meet together at Darlington FC away games – and some at home matches too – and can put fans in touch to help share travelling costs, or just help provide a focus for meeting in the pub or on the more scenic trips or weekends away.

You can learn more details here:



Do you want to be a matchball sponsor? Drop us a line on commercial@darlingtonfc.org