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News: Young striker pens first Darlo contract

Young striker pens first Darlo contract

Darlington College student Dale Milburn has taken the first step to becoming a full time professional footballer by signing an 18 month contract with Darlington Football Club. (more…)

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News : Former Quakers star Wright delighted to see former club back home

Former Quakers star Wright delighted to see former club back home

He made himself a hero during his two spells at Darlington, so Nuneaton Town boss Tommy Wright hopes there were no hard feeling when his side secured a dramatic win over the Quakers on Saturday.

Wright’s side inflicted a first defeat on the Quakers at their new Blackwell Meadows home, as Jordan Nicholson’s injury time winner sealed Town’s seventh win in a row.

A Joe Ironside penalty had given them the lead just before the hour mark, only for David Syers to head the Quakers level as the game went into injury time.

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News: Quakers shed years of hurt as return home draws closer

Quakers shed years of hurt as return home draws closer

It was once of symbol of deep-running passion, it became a symbol of shattered dreams, but now Darlington’s Tin Shed has become symbol of celebration as the club prepares to return to its hometown for the first time in over four years.

Saturday 12th April 2012 was the last time the Quakers played a competitive match in Darlington.

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News: New five year deal for Quakers boss

New five year deal for Quakers boss

The Board of Directors of Darlington have announced that manager Martin Gray has signed a new five-year contract with the Vanarama National League North club.

The club is absolutely delighted that Gray has agreed a new deal, as he has achieved a magnificent amount since he took charge in the summer of 2012, guiding the club to three promotions in four years, establishing it as a force to be reckoned with in national non-League football, and enhancing its reputation as a community club.

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News: Magpies keeper makes Quakers loan move

Magpies keeper makes Quakers loan move

Darlington have signed goalkeeper Paul Woolston on loan from Championship neighbours Newcastle United.

The Quakers need to rest first-choice keeper Peter Jameson due to a thigh injury.

Woolston made national headlines in March 2014 when, as a 15-year-old schoolboy, he kept a clean sheet on his under-21 debut against Manchester United.

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NEWS: Quakers fans to benefit from Virgin Trains partnership

Quakers fans to benefit from Virgin Trains partnership

Darlington have announced a new travel partnership with Virgin Trains giving Quakers season ticket holders, 500 club members and fan membership (the Darlington Football Club Supporters Group) 25% off rail travel with Virgin Trains.

Darlington director John Tempest said; “This really is a fantastic offer from our main Tom Portas Virgin Trainsponsors, Virgin Trains, and the club would strongly encourage all our supporters to take advantage of it.

There are some great savings to be made for journeys on its east coast route and everywhere else on the Virgin Trains network, the bookings don’t have to be for travel to football matches alone!

“I have been working with several people from Virgin Trains on this idea for several months, and I have been impressed by their input and professionalism throughout. I fervently hope that the relationship between the club and Virgin Trains remains strong and lasts for several years.”

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News: Title winners Darlington land Virgin Trains sponsor deal

Title winners Darlington land Virgin Trains sponsor deal

Darlington Football Club has joined forces with Virgin Trains in a two-year-deal which will see the East coast route operator feature on all first team and replica kits.

Club Director John Tempest said: “We have worked very hard to secure a top national
DARLOsponsor and for a club at our level to attract Virgin Trains is a real coup and demonstrates we are taking the club to the next level in terms of corporate sponsorship.”

Speaking about the deal, Darlington FC manager Martin Gray said: “The new shirt looks fantastic and to have such a well-known and successful brand on the kit shirt reinforces the history and tradition of our great Club in attracting such interest.”

Richard Cook Club Director added: “ The announcement of our partnership with Virgin Trains is the first of a number of exciting announcements the club will be making to the fans of Darlington FC over the coming months as we move back home to Darlington. With this season’s promotion and the successful fund raising for the Back to Darlo appeal there has never been a better time to support The Quakers.” (more…)