Chris Stockdale | 24th October 2021
All the latest DFCSG news, taken from the Darlington FC vs. Leamington FC official match programme on Saturday 23rd October 2021.
Happy Birthday YOURCLUB!
YOURCLUB, Darlo fans' and Owners' interactive hub, celebrates its first birthday this month!
Launched in October 2020, just as the country was approaching a second Covid-19 lockdown, YOURCLUB has quickly become a key communication platform between the club and you, the fans.
The platform has c3,500 subscribers, including the club's c1,000 fan Owners. Ownership has grown by around 20% over the last 12 months as engagement levels between the club and the fan base have further improved and expanded.
YOURCLUB allows Darlo fans and Owners to manage their personal DFC dashboard (personal details, contact information and DFC contributions), organise season/match ticketing and fundraising activities (50/50, Boost The Budget, Lottery, etc), access discounts with a variety of our club partners, vote in fan polls (home/away kit, Best Fan-Owned XI, etc) and have access to the latest features on YOURCLUB Content, which has included an exclusive two-part interview with Graeme Armstrong, Steve Harland's feature on the history of Mission Impossible, Polish journalist Maciej Slominski's interview with Pawel Abbott, Scott Thornberry unwrapping Darlo Uncovered, Harry Pearson's look at historical Darlo derbies and 'My Best XI' features from the likes of Neil Wainwright, Tony McMahon and Nathan Cartman.
The club's c1,000 Owners also get the opportunity to vote on DFCSG board nominations and even stand for election to the DFCSG board themselves each year via YOURCLUB, ensuring that the fans continue to help shape the strategic direction and future of the club.
Wayne Raper, who had the original idea for YOURCLUB, commented: "A few years ago we had a conundrum in terms of how we engaged with both the fans and Owners on Darlington FC better. Fans will have hopefully noticed in the last 12 months that the level of engagement in terms of communications sent out and survey feedback asked for has increased markedly – without YOURCLUB this wouldn't have been as effective.
There is also a host of growing content to enjoy alongside the fan services where subscribers easily update their personal contact details and preferences and easily find and answer to some FAQs. Let’s not forget the ability to become a fan Owner the club with a few clicks either! There will be much more to come in 2022…".
Not involved yet? You can subscribe to YOURCLUB for free by clicking here and entering your details. Alternatively, for just £25 (paid annually or spread across 12 months), you can become a DFC Owner and have a genuine say in how the club is run.
DFCSG (YOURCLUB Fan Owners) AGM
Just a reminder to all DFCSG members/owners that the AGM will take place this Thursday (28th October 2021) in the Dolphin Centre, starting at 7.30pm.
If you're intending to come along, please pre-register by emailing our Membership Secretary, Dave O'Neil at email@example.com and he will sort it out.
If you're unable to attend the Dolphin Centre, you can always join the meeting via Zoom. Again, please pre-register with Dave O'Neil and joining instructions will be emailed out on Wednesday.
DFCSG Away Travel
Our next away fixture is at Southport FC on Tuesday 26th October.
As usual, we will be running a coach for supporters. The coach will depart from Park Place at 3:45pm. The price for adult DFCSG members is £22 (£11 juniors) and adult non-members is £24 (£12 juniors).
For details of other up-coming trips and how to book, including our 'Covid Conditions of Travel', please click here.