More teams. [3] Ground improvements begun before the First World War left the club in financial difficulty during it; the chairman of Darlington Forge Albion financed the completion of the East Stand and cleared the debts, allowing them to continue to compete. Darlington Football Club is an English football club based in Darlington, County Durham.They are members of the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, and play at Blackwell Meadows.. [3] Craven was instrumental in the formation of the Northern League in 1889. Head coach of Darlington football club raises funds for food for vulnerable The Northern Echo 11:05 28-Nov-20. Melvin Minter saves two penalties during the FA Trophy game as he played a big part in helping Darli... Post match reaction as Darlington beat AFC Telford United in the FA Trophy. began playing there when they formed in 1883. Darlington F.C. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Vanarama National League North [95] A supporters' trust was founded in 2002; it established a Disabled Supporters Group, tried to maintain a working relationship between club and supporters, and, together with the Darlington Camera Club, staged a "Farewell to Feethams" exhibition in celebration of the club's longtime home. 1, referring to the town's railway history; as well as a stylised Quaker hat, referring to the religious movement that had a historic influence on the town, and which was the source of the team's nickname, the Quakers. This victory was well timed, as it coincided with the formation of the Northern Section of the Football League's Third Division, which Darlington were invited to join. In 1913, a pair of towers were built at the entrance to the ground, and in 1920, offices and changing rooms were built underneath the East stand. The team's mascots included Mr Q, "a flat-looking cartoon man with a very big hat", Darlo Dog, a Dalmatian who was once ejected from the ground for climbing on the advertising boards in front of television cameras,[89] and a panda named Feethams. [101], As part of the 2003 "Farewell to Feethams" celebrations, a competition in the club programme selected the following all-time "Dream Team": Mark Prudhoe, Ron Greener, Craig Liddle, Kevan Smith, John Peverell, Andy Toman, David McLean, Alan Sproates, Alan Walsh, Marco Gabbiadini and Colin Sinclair. Darlington RAFC, Darlington, Co Durham. [32][33], The club were eventually relegated to the Conference,[34] and suffered more managerial turmoil during the summer when Simon Davey and successor Ryan Kidd both left within 11 days, to leave Mark Cooper in charge. [84] The meeting between the two clubs in 2007 attracted a crowd of 10,121 to the Darlington Arena, the largest attendance for that League fixture for 50 years,[85] though the average League attendance at the stadium declined from over 5,000 in its opening season to 2,744 in 2009–10.[86]. Get the latest news from Darlington Arena, the home of the Quakers and discuss games with readers. 15K likes. On 4th May 2012, Darlington Football Club 1883 Limited completed the purchase of the DFC which included the assets and goodwill of Darlington Football Club. They have fierce competition each time they come up against each other. Vote on a range of topics that affect the future of your club. The team compete in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football,. [1] Darlington were one of the founder members, and went on to win the league title in 1896 and 1900; they reached the semi-final of the FA Amateur Cup in the same two seasons. [3][69] Following the closure of the ground, the floodlights were sold to Workington A.F.C. Darlington Youth FC presents cheque to Thumbs up with Darlo Darlington FC - Official Site 10:05 5-Nov-20 Darlington FC relaunches Buddy Scheme Darlington FC - Official Site 10:06 4-Nov-20 Darlington FC thanks National Lottery players for their support Darlington FC - Official Site 10:09 31-Oct-20 This Football club was established in 1883. Find out how sponsoring Darlington Football Club can help support us on the pitch and boost your business. Three years later, in 1924–25, they were champions and won promotion to the Football League Second Division. [4] In 1934, they enjoyed their first success in a nationally-organised cup competition, defeating Stockport County 4–3 at Old Trafford to win the Football League Third Division North Cup,[3] and reached the final again two years later, this time losing 2–1 at home to Chester. 14K likes. The attendance of 11,600 still stands as a record for the ground. [7] They achieved 7–1 wins in the Northern League Division One against Billingham Town in October 2012 and Hebburn Town in February 2013, and in the Northern Premier League against Whitby Town in April 2016. The 1910–11 season saw Darlington reach the last 16 of the FA Cup, progressing through five qualifying rounds to lose to Swindon Town in the Third Round Proper, and two years later they won the North Eastern League. The official YouTube home of Darlington FC. The last match played at Feethams was a 2–2 draw with Leyton Orient on 3 May 2003. [38] Two days later, the club was spared from liquidation after a last-minute injection of funding by supporters' groups. Darlington Football Club Contact Phone Number is : 07841 204244 and Address is Northern Echo Arena/Neasham Road, Darlington, United Kingdom Darlington Football club is a Football team of Darlington city. Posted Fri, Nov 27 2020. The club's best performance in the FA Cup has been two appearances in the last 16 of the competition. Since 2012 the function has been run exclusively by a dedicated team of volunteers, who manage both the online store and the physical store. Quaker Retail handle all merchandise sales for Darlington Football Club. Official page of Darlington Railway Athletic Football club. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. FA Trophy commitments, 19th December 2020 Place in last 32 at stake. The club originally played in regionally organised leagues, and were one of the founding members of the Northern League in 1889. Spennymoor (H) ^ Though not the first FA Cup match to be played under lights, as the club history suggests:[3] a preliminary round replay between Kidderminster Harriers and Brierley Hill Alliance took place under floodlights on 14 September 1955, some two months before Darlington's match against Carlisle United. Nicky: The FA Cup is a wonderful cup to be involved in Darlington FC - Official Site 17:04 27-Nov-20. Darlington Football Club duly entered the Durham Challenge Cup, reached the final in their first season, and won the trophy in 1885. What's going on around us, 18th December 2020 [50], On the pitch, Darlington were crowned Northern League Division One champions in 2012–13 with a club record haul of 122 points, having scored 145 goals in the process,[51] thus gaining promotion to the Northern Premier League Division One North for the 2013–14 season. On one side is … Help & FAQs. Together with the supporters' club, the trust was actively involved in fund-raising particularly during the club's periods of administration.[96]. They reached the last 16 of the FA Cup twice, and the quarter-final of the League Cup once, in 1968. The shirt design has varied, from the 1888 vertical stripes, through hoops, plain white, and back to hoops again in the 1990s. We currently play in the Wearside League. [20][24] For four consecutive seasons, under Hodgson, sacked in 2006, and then under successor Dave Penney, the Quakers finished in the top half of the table, reaching the play-off semi-final in 2008 only to lose to Rochdale on penalties. Darlington moved to the all-seater, 25,000-capacity Darlington Arena in 2003. Box Score. ^ The Darlington Arena was built to hold 25,000 seated spectators, yet a condition was imposed at the planning stage that "at no time should the owner of the property admit or permit the admission of more than 10,000 people to the new stadium". [51], The player with the most league appearances for Darlington is Ron Greener with 439 between 1955 and 1967. Later that night, the West Stand burned down due to an electrical fault. He and his staff adopted a fan-friendly approach, in contrast to the abrasive Reynolds, before in 2006, the club was sold to property developer George Houghton. Darlington Football Club, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom. [79] In March 2016, it was confirmed that Darlington aimed to relocate by the start of the 2016–17 season, with expansion plans in place to increase the capacity to 3,000, as required for promotion to the National League. George Reynolds came in to the club, paid its debts and initiated construction of a new stadium. [1][2] The following season Darlington entered the FA Cup for the first time, only to lose 8–0 to Grimsby Town. Post match reaction from manager Alun Armstrong, 19th December 2020 1K likes. 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[35] Following a succession of poor performances at the start of the 2011–12 season, Cooper and his assistant Richard Dryden were sacked by the club in October. [57] He was succeeded by former player Tommy Wright, with another former player Alan White as his assistant. With growing crowd figures, the ground was expanded with the construction of the West stand at the turn of the century and the Polam Lane end in 1905. The store itself is located in the Dolphin Centre in Darlington town centre. [8], Soon after the Football Association gave permission for competitive matches to be played under floodlights, Darlington beat Carlisle United 3–1 in the first floodlit FA Cup match between Football League clubs, a replay held at St James' Park, Newcastle United's ground, in November 1955. In the white section is a stylised Quaker hat, emblematic of the major role played by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the history of the town. [80] In the event, they played their first match at Blackwell Meadows on 26 December 2016, a 3–2 National League North win against F.C. [16] Their second Wembley appearance came later that season, facing Peterborough United in the play-off final after automatic promotion had seemed certain earlier in the season. Again, they contested Darlington for promotion in a semi-final playoff match that Darlington won 3–2. [100], Honours achieved by Darlington since their foundation in 1883 include the following:[51], Darlington's highest league finish was fifteenth in the Football League Second Division, during the 1925–26 season. Capacity of the Stadium is about 25,000 people. They were first admitted to the Football League when the Third Division North was formed in 1921. weltfussball.de | weltfussball.at | weltfussball.com | voetbal.com | calcio.com | mondedufoot.fr | livefutbol.com | weltski.de | weltski.at 16th December 2020 Shirts worn at Bristol Rovers available for sale Partners. DFCSG holds a controlling interest in Darlington Football Club as well as being the Corporate Director of Darlington Football Club 1883 Ltd. [4], The Supporters' Club raised £20,000 to pay for a roof at one end of the Feethams ground and for floodlights, which were first used on 19 September 1960. This was built following the 2016-17 season, where Darlington finished the season in the playoff, but were disqualified from playing due to the inadequate number of seats at Blackwell Meadows. Join YourClub today and start having a say in how your football club is run. Since 2012 the function has been run exclusively by a dedicated team of volunteers, who manage both the online store and the physical store. Become a Fan Owner by selecting a monthly or annual subscription package and enjoy all of the benefits. We have a range of packages available to suit all budgets. DARLINGTON. The club was founded in 1883, and played its matches at Feethams. Darlofans Radio is on Mixlr. [15], The 1999–2000 season, the first under George Reynolds' chairmanship, was marked by Darlington becoming the first team to lose an FA Cup tie and still qualify for the next round. [67] Sponsors' names have appeared on Darlington's shirts since the 1980s. Spennymoor Town were the only club to contend with Darlington for the title towards the end of the season. 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