Douglas and District Football Club

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Club History

Douglas and District Football Club are a football club from Douglas on the Isle of Man. They compete in the Isle of Man Football league and also in the Isle of Man combination.

The club evolved from Barclays FC who were formed in 1996. As the number of players affiliated with the bank decreased, the club made the decision to change their name to Douglas & District FC in 2002. In 2005, David Quirk was elected as the club's first Life Member.

Woods Cup debut 1/2/97. Back row, left to right: Gordon Stewart, Enzo Ciappelli, Bruce Parkinson, Paul Manning, Adam Jones, Norrie Little, Lawrence Looney, Paul Shimmin, Nigel Hart.
Front row: Andy Pailor, Martyn Rich, Dave Evison, Graham Palmer, Mike Cowin, Tony Stewart.


Douglas and District Football Club won the 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2007/08 Fred Faragher Memorial Trophy for the least number of disciplinary points gained by players over the season. Started in 1969, presented by Castletown MFC in memory of Fred Faragher, originally for referee marks for sportsmanship. Thanks to Gary Weightman from Vannin Photos for the photo. Here is Shaun Gritton, Dave Mathieson and Richard Brant receiving the 2015/16 award.


Patrick Myers was awarded the FA Community Awards Young Volunteer of the Year 2014/15. Here he is receiving the award from Lewis Qualtrough at the Isle of Man FA Awards night.


Douglas and District FC were awarded the FA Community Awards Charter Standard Development Club of the Year for 2012/13 and 2013/14. Here is Shaun Gritton receiving the 2012/13 award at the Isle of Man FA Awards night.



Here is Andrew Gosnell receiving the 2013/14 award at the Isle of Man FA Awards night. Thanks to Gary Weightman from VanninPhotos.com for the photos.



Andrew Gosnell was awarded the FA Community Awards Young Volunteer of the Year 2012/13
. Here he is receiving the award from George Harker from the Isle of Man FA.


Andrew Gosnell was awarded the North West FA Community Awards Coach of the Year 2013/14. Here he is receiving the award from Lewis Qualtrough from the Isle of Man FA.



Each year the club embarks on a tour. The places visited are as follows:

1997 - Dublin
1998 - Dublin
1999 - Nottingham
2000 - Dublin
2001 - Blackpool
2002 - Dublin
2003 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
2004 - Edinburgh
2005 - Blackpool
2006 - Cologne, Germany
2007 - Brussels, Belgium
2008 - Leeds
2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada
2010 - Manchester
2011 - Chester
2012 - Leeds
2013 - Nottingham
2014 - New York City (Official) Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (Unofficial)
2015 - Cardiff
2016 - Leeds

Stats

  • Highest League Position: 9th, 2002/2003
  • Most League Wins: 10, 2002/2003
  • Best League Win Percentage: 38.46%, 2002/2003
  • Least League Defeats: 14, 2002/2003
  • Best League Defeat Percentage: 53.85%, 2002/2003
  • Most League Goals Scored: 69, 2002/2003
  • Best Goals Scored Per League Game Average: 2.65, 2002/2003
  • Least League Goals Conceded: 70, 2012/2013
  • Best Goals Conceded Per League Game Average: 2.92, 2012/2013
  • Most League Points: 32, 2002/2003
  • Best Points Per Game Average: 1.23, 2002/2003

First Team

 SEASON POS PLD W D L GF GA GD PTS FA CUP WOODS CUP HOSPITAL CUP JUNIOR CUP   
 15/16 12 24 3 5 16 47 97 -50 14 Preliminary Semi Finals
 Preliminary First (bye)
 14/15 12 24 2 3 19 30 96 -66 9 Preliminary First (bye) First (bye) First
 13/14 11 24 7 1 16 38 73 -35 22 Preliminary First (bye)
 First (bye) Preliminary
 12/13 10 24 8 1 15 44 70 -26 25 Quarter Finals Preliminary Quarter Finals Preliminary
 11/12 11 24 6 2 16 42 86 -44 20 Preliminary Preliminary First (bye) Preliminary
 10/11 10 24 6 1 17 46 87 -41 19 Preliminary First (bye) Preliminary Preliminary
 09/10# 12 24 5 2 17 38 90 -52 17 Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary
 08/09 10 26 7 1 18 51 117 -66 22 Preliminary First (bye) Preliminary Preliminary
 07/08 10 26 7 3 16 64 106 -42 24 Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary
 06/07 13 26 2 3 21 41 135 -94 9 First (bye) Preliminary Preliminary First
 05/06 11 26 6 1 19 44 92 -48 19 Preliminary Preliminary First First
 04/05 12 26 4 3 19 43 84 -41 15 First (bye) Preliminary First (bye) Preliminary
 03/04 11 26 6 5 15 63 89 -26 23 First First Preliminary Quarter Finals
 02/03 9 26 10 2 14 69 94 -25 32 First Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary
 01/02* 12 24 4 3 17 28 94 -66 15 Preliminary Preliminary First  Preliminary
 00/01 12 26 5 2 19 54 109 -55 17 Preliminary First (bye) First Preliminary
 99/00 10 26 8 3 15 65 82 -17 27 First (bye) First (bye) Preliminary Preliminary
 98/99 13 26 2 1 23 34 134 -100 7 Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary Preliminary
 97/98 13 26 3 1 22 31 130 -99 10 Preliminary First (bye) First (bye) Preliminary
 96/97 15 26 0 2 26 18 172 -154 2 First Preliminary Preliminary N/A

* Police did not enter Division Two for 2001/2002.
# Jurby disbanded prior to the 2009/2010 season, leaving 13 teams in Division Two.

Combination

 SEASON POS PLD W D L GF GA GD PTS JUNIOR CUP
 15/16 10 24 8 1 15 48 86 -38 25 First (bye)
 14/15 6 22 10 4 8 66 59 +7 34 First
 13/14 8 24 9 2 13 52 61 -9 29 Preliminary
 12/13 11 24 5 2 17 40 76 -36 17 Preliminary
 11/12 11 24 4 4 16 39 84 -45 16 Preliminary
 10/11 13 24 2 1 21 26 109 -83 7 Preliminary
 09/10# 13 24 2 3 19 27 92 -65 9 Preliminary
 08/09 11 26 6 2 18 47 105 -58 20 Preliminary
 07/08 13 26 5 1 20 43 93 -50 16 Preliminary
 06/07 12 26 4 3 19 46 142 -96 15 First
 05/06 11 26 4 5 17 50 103 -53 17 First
 04/05 10 26 7 2 17 54 86 -32 23 Preliminary
 03/04 13 24 3 7 14 40 79 -39 16 Quarter Finals
 02/03 12 26 8 4 14 43 81 -38 28 Preliminary
 01/02* 13 24 3 3 18 30 103 -73 12 Preliminary
 00/01 11 26 8 1 17 63 84 -21 25 Preliminary
 99/00 12 26 5 2 19 38 104 -66 17 Preliminary
 98/99 13 26 2 2 22 36 162 -126 8 Preliminary
 97/98^ 13 26 2 0 22 22 140 -118 3^ Preliminary


* Police did not enter Combination Two for 2001/2002.
# Jurby disbanded prior to the 2009/2010 season, leaving 13 teams in Division Two.
^ RYCOB did not enter Combination Two for 1997/1998. We also had 3 points deducted.

Masters (Veterans)

 SEASON POS PLD W D L GF GA GDPTS FA CUP
 15/16 9/10 9 1 1 7 19 39 -20 4 Preliminary
 14/15 10/12 10/11  2/3 1 7 19/22 40 -21/-18 7/10 Semi Finals
 13/14
 10/12
 10/11
 2
 1
 7/8
 16
 33
 -17
 7
 Quarter Finals
 12/13 10/13 9/12 0/3 1 8 8/17 40 -32/-23 1/10 Preliminary#
 11/12 9/11 7/10 1/3 0 6/7 3/9 21/24 -18/-15 3/9 N/A


Matches actually played
Including forfeited matches resulting in a default 3-0 victory/defeat
# We could not field a team, forfeited

Cowell Cup

SEASON POS PLD W D L GF GA GD PTS KNOCKOUT
 2015 6/7 6 1 1 4 5 19 -14 4 Didn't qualify
 2013 7/8 7 0 2 5 3 33 -30 2 Didn't qualify

Futsal

 SEASON POS PLD W D L GF GA GD PTS KNOCKOUT
 2014 4/8 7 3 1 3 38 40 -2 10 Semi Finals
 2013 1/7 6 5 1 0 45 12 33 16 Semi Finals
 2012 5/8 7 2 0 5 52 60 -8 6 Didn't qualify
 2011 3/6 5 2 1 2 29 20 9 7 Didn't qualify