Darlington FC are offering free season tickets to primary school in the local area.
Working with the Darlington FC Foundation, the Club will provide every primary school with a season ticket for one adult and one child to attend every Vanarama National League North game at Blackwell Meadows in the 2022/2023 Season.
Each school can choose a child who has perhaps behaved well in that week or done something outstanding in one of their lessons to receive the ticket for the match that weekend.
This initiative has been made possible thanks to funding made available from the National Lottery in partnership with the National League.
Barry Thompson, Darlington FC Foundation Manager said “It is a joy for me to be able to offer these tickets on behalf of the club. I began to support Darlington through a scheme very similar to this way back in 1989 and I hope many other children will become lifelong fans through this initiative. I have spoken to a number of schools already who are keen to engage with the club on this project.”
Chris Stockdale, Chair of Darlington Football Supporters Group said “It’s great news, thanks to the support from the National Lottery, that we are able to offer this school season ticket scheme and we have already had a fantastic response from local schools.
“We wanted to make sure these season tickets funded by the National Lottery were put to good use and this is the best way for us to reach young football fans and their families, and hopefully attract new supporters to Darlington FC.”
Schools who would like to access a free season ticket can email firstname.lastname@example.org