Boost The Budget 19-20

£103,412 / £80,000

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Boost The Budget 19/20 – Smashed It

A staggering total of £103,200 has been raised to Boost The Budget for the 2019/20 season and will allow new manager Alun Armstrong to work on building a squad we can all be proud of for next season. Surpassing our initial target of £80,000 will enable Alun to go out and attempt to recruit his top transfer targets and allow the directors to build the club off the field as well.

A huge THANK YOU to our amazing owners and fans who have once again dug deep to provide funds to allow the club to compete in the coming season, without every single one of you this would not be possible.

Come On Darlo! 

 

Alun's promise to the fans: “I’ll make sure I’ll bring players in that are value for money and I want players that want to play for Darlington Football Club, want to progress and move up the league and show the fans that passion.”

Last year a remarkable £86,000 was pledged to Boost The Budget by 405 fans. The final total received by your club since April 2018 will top £80,000 by the end of this month. This regular, reliable income has not only allowed the Football Club to invest in its playing squad but the certainty of income allowed the directors to build the club off the field as well. For example, a commercial manager was appointed in October 2018 with a remit to increase our matchday and sponsorship opportunities. Additionally, in September 2018, Quaker Retail expanded its match presence with its own retail unit adjacent to the home turnstiles.

As we move forward into Season 19/20 we will be looking to step up the pace of change off the field as we look to support our primary ambition of a successful first team, winning games and challenging in the National League North.

Crowdfunding is reliant on a large number of people contributing fairly small amount and if we could all forego a pint of beer or a single coffee a week and contributed the cash saved to the scheme not only would we be healthier but we'd also all be building towards a better future for our club. As an example just £3 a week for half of the fans that turn up to watch us each week would see us smash the target - it really is that easy if we all club together.

 

Pledges can either be made as a one-off amount or as a regular weekly or monthly Direct Debit. If choosing to pay weekly or monthly please pledge the amount you want to commit to on a regular basis not the total amount. This will then be multiplied and added to the totaliser to show the amount over the course of the scheme.

 

You can choose which day of the month payments will taken from your account with a minimum of 5 days from the current date for the first payment to be taken and you will be billed on a recurring basis each week or month depending which option you choose. The last payments will be taken in June 2020 so when you pledge in May 2019 you will have 13 recurring monthly payments & 56 payments if you choose to pay weekly. You can also make a single one-off pledge via the platform if you prefer.

 

We will attempt to contact all 2018/19 Boost The Budget participants individually by email. Please note that all BTB 2018/19 GoCardless pledges will finish sometime between April 2019 and June 2019 depending on when the pledge was created. Those who still have an outstanding BTB 2018/19 payment by monthly Direct Debit will be contacted directly to discuss options on whether you would like you defer the last payment of the 2018/19 Boost The Budget scheme after you have pledged for Boost The Budget 19/20.

 

Rewards – Returning for Season 19/20

Last season we delivered a series of popular “money can’t buy” rewards alongside pledges. We are bringing them back for Season 19/20. Have your photo taken with the first team squad and manager in pre-season, receive a unique pin badge or even the opportunity to be kit man for the day.

Pledge Per Month

Your Rewards

£5

Entry into Fan Experience draw - drawn once per season. 3 prizes, 3 winners.

£10

All of the above + unique fan designed pin badge.
Choose a design that will celebrate our history & heritage

£15

All of the above + Chose a fan reward experience from Fan Reward Menu (rewards limited by number)

£40

All of the above + complimentary hospitality for 2 for a game of your choice

£100

All of the above + exclusive meal with manager & CEO (limited to 20 people at a time) + travel to away game on the team coach

 

 

Fan Experience Draw - 3 prizes to be won
Automatic entry with pledge of £5 per month or greater

Darlo Fans Radio co-commentator for match, alongside the regular home or away commentary team

Sit down with club graphic designer and design a 2020/21 home concept kit. It will be one of the options put to the fans vote in early 2020

Be the assistant kit man for the day. Unique matchday experience from pre-match through to full time whistle

 

 

# of people per reward available

Fan Reward Menu
Pledge £15 or greater per month and choose from one of the rewards below

75

Invite to join the traditional pre-season squad photo - line up with players and manager for photo memento

40

Pitchside photographer for the day

100

Meet the manager for hour - twenty people max at a time. Talk training, tactics, etc

20

Create your own DFC goal gif celebration - Work with our media team to create your own goal gif, posted on twitter when Darlo score (one posting per person)

20

Guard of honour / flag wavers when players enter the pitch

7

Pick the pre-match music playlist