Darlington Football Club has existed since 1883 and has been fan-owned since 2012. It is a club with its roots at the heart of its local community.
The role that Darlington Football Club plays in the lives of many different groups of people across the town and wider region cannot be underestimated and it provides interest, passion and enjoyment for thousands of supporters.
As such, people are the lifeblood of the club. This is regardless of gender assignment or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race (ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin), age, disability, religion/belief or pregnancy/marital/civil partnership status.
We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in all our behaviours, practices and values at Darlington Football Club, whether as a player, official, staff member, volunteer or matchday spectator.
We aim, therefore, to bring people together through football in a way that supports positive change, makes people feel valued and improves the lives and inclusive experience of our fans and wider community.
Regardless of your background or personal circumstances, it is fundamental to our values that everyone should be made to feel welcome at Darlington Football Club.
We are committed, therefore, to confronting and eradicating any form of discrimination and to ensuring that we treat everyone fairly and with respect, providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to enjoy their matchday experience and wider engagement with us.
At Darlington Football Club, we are proud to represent every part of our diverse community and for those that don't share these views, we will not compromise on our values.
Here are our key positions on ED&I:
What you should do if you see or hear anything you find offensive or inappropriate at Blackwell Meadows:
Our commitments to you are as follows:
This Policy is fully supported by the club's Chief Executive and all members of both the Darlington Football Club Board of Directors and DFCSG (Darlington Football Club Supporters Group) Board of Directors.