Away Travel


DFCSG run coaches to all away games across the season. These luxury coaches are supplied by Atkinson’s Coaches and are equipped with toilets and drinks facilities. The coaches leave from Park Place, Darlington and arrive at their destination around 90 minutes before kick-off.

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The away travel fares are banded - a maximum fare of £28 (£31 for non-members) will apply for the longest journeys, although trips within the North East and Yorkshire will be cheaper.

Owners (ie, DFCSG Members) will receive a discount of £3 on production of their YOURCLUB membership via their mobile phone on the coach. Under 16s (as at 1st Sept) will be able to travel for half the standard fare (rounded up to the nearest £) and they will receive a further discount if they are also Owners. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Should the match be postponed after the coach has left Darlington you will be entitled to a 50% refund.

Our friends over at DAFTS (Darlington Away Far Travelling Supporters) also publish some excellent Away Travel Guides which can be found on their website.

Booking Your Seat

Before booking your seat, please familiarise yourself with our current "Conditions of Travel" below.

Everyone travelling on the coach must be registered with YOURCLUB either as a basic (free) member or as an Owner (DFCSG Member).

To book a seat call Glen Bowes on 07376 368 553, quoting your Fan ID.

Up-Coming Trips:

- Saturday 20 April: CHESTER FC (NLN)

Coach departs at 10am, adult member £30, adult non-member £33, junior member £15, junior non-member £17

 

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Conditions of Travel on DFCSG Away Coaches

Whilst we pride ourselves on the exemplary behaviour of those that regularly travel on the DFCSG coaches to away matches, in light of the incident at Scarborough on Monday 2nd January 2023, we need to inform all potential travellers on our coaches that:

  • We have zero-tolerance towards discriminatory language, abuse, chanting and behaviour of any kind.
  • We expect everyone traveling on our coaches to behave towards others in a manner consistent with principles of fairness, respect and tolerance (whilst traveling and during the match).
  • We find hateful behaviour based on any form of discrimination wholly unacceptable.
  • We don't want you on our coaches if you can't accept that, or if you behave in a manner that is incompatible with these values.

The above standards of behaviour are consistent with the Club’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy, which can be viewed here.

Covid Precautions

Although the Government lifted all enforceable Covid restrictions on 1st April 2022, they released new guidance aimed at all those who had either tested positive for COVID-19 or were experiencing symptoms of any a respiratory infection including COVID-19.

The guidance advises those with symptoms to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, especially those at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell, until they no longer have symptoms or feel unwell. The guidance also advises that additional measures are taken when leaving the home including wearing a face covering and avoiding crowded places. Those that test positive are advised to follow this guidance for five days from the day they took their test.

In view of the Government’s current advice, the DFCSG Board has agreed some reasonable and practicable measures designed to create a safe environment for fans to travel to travel to away matches in support of our football club. These measures will be kept under review in response to any updated Government advice.

We are one Club and we are requesting everyone’s patience and understanding to comply with the following requirements in order for us all to look after each other during the journey:

  1. Everyone must be registered on YOURCLUB including full contact details and must provide their Fan ID when booking a seat on the coach;
  2. Anyone who has tested positive within five of the date of travel must not travel on the coach. Please contact Glen and inform him that you will not be traveling;
  3. Anyone currently experiencing COVID-19 respiratory symptoms must not travel on the coach unless they have had a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result (they may be asked to produce evidence of the result);
  4. Everyone is invited to wear face masks throughout the journey, except when eating or drinking.

Symptoms

Symptoms that indicate an individual should self-isolate prior to a positive test result are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss of sense of smell or taste

Other symptoms if experienced with a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste:

  • shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • severe stomach pain