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 FC were awarded the FA Community Awards Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 2016/17, for the 3rd time in 5 years.

Left to right: Richard Brant (Former Coach), Adrian Higgins (Boys Coach), Ric Delaney (Girls Coach), Lauren Shimmin (Girls Coach), Richard Sparkes (Boys Coach & Welfare Officer), Shaun Gritton (FA Rep), Dave Mathieson (Secretary), Andy Gosnell (Girls Coach).


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.

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

2017 - Chester

2018 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2019 - York

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

* Police did not enter Division Two for 2001/2002.

# Jurby disbanded prior to the 2009/2010 season, leaving 13 teams in Division Two.

 

Combination

* 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)

# We could not field a team, forfeited

Cowell Cup

Futsal

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Douglas and District Football Club
Members of the Isle of Man Football Association
E-mail: douglasanddistrictfc@outlook.com