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Statement – Brabco Plans for DFC Stadium Re-Location

October 25, 2016

Last week without formal notice to the Sonstrust, Brabco, the owner of Dumbarton Football Club issued a press release giving the latest update on their plans to attempt to re-locate the club’s stadium – a project that’s been ongoing for a number of years.

Our response, on behalf of our members is as follows :

The Sonstrust, the registered cooperative society that brings Dumbarton fans together, is urging the club’s supporters to play an active role in scrutinising the latest stadium move plans. 

 Simon Barrow, the trust’s communications and projects manager, said: “It is now over three years since the stadium move was properly mooted, and two years since the last formal pre-planning application in November 2014.
“We have monitored events closely since then and have talked directly both to the developers and to the club. We will be mobilising supporters and friends in the local community to attend the forthcoming public consultation and to make their views known on the latest ideas.
“Our concern all along has been to ensure that anything that is done regarding a new stadium is demonstrably in the bests interests of the club, the supporters and the community.
“As well as ensuring that the planning process is clear and transparent, we want to be clear that there is secure finance and a solid business case underpinning this proposed development. 
“We also want to make sure that the financial liability involved does not fall on the club, as we have previously been assured, and that there will be no interim ground-share involved if the development goes ahead. In addition, we will be asking for direct representation of supporters in plans moving forward.”   

Trust Travel – Dundee United

October 9, 2016

SUPPORTERS bus bookings are now being taken for Sons next away day at Tannadice (v Dundee Utd) on 22nd October.

As usual, the running of the bus will be subject to sufficient numbers.

The message with the supporters’ bus is clear – USE IT OR LOSE IT.

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

1. Call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341
2. E-mail
3. Use our dedicated Facebook page –
4. Leave a comment on this post

Help Wanted.

October 6, 2016

The Sonstrust are on the lookout for some volunteer help on DFC matchdays at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

Programme sellers are required.

Sellers are expected to report to the ground no later than one hour before kick-off and sell the programme inside the stadium. They will receive free entry to the game they are selling at.

All applicants must be over the age of 16,

To apply, please email your interest to

MoM v Queen of the South

October 1, 2016


Member David Goldie chose Mark Docherty as his Sonstrust man of the match for Sparky’s outstanding performance against Queen of the South.

Pic by Tommy Hughes

John (Ian) Blair – Funeral Arrangements

September 29, 2016

Following our recent sad announcement of the death of trust member Ian Blair, the family have been in touch funeral arrangement details.

A service will be held at Cardross Crematorium on Wednesday 5th Oct 2016 at 11.15am, thereafter to the Brock Bowling Club in Dumbarton.


John (Ian) Blair

September 25, 2016

We are saddened to report that Sonstrust member John (Ian) Blair has died.

John was a stalwart DFC supporter and he will be missed by his extended Sons family.

The trust send their deepest sympathies and condolences to John’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Trust Travel – Kirkcaldy – Confirmed

September 19, 2016


Thanks to a kind offer of sponsorship, our travel section will after all be able to organise a fans bus to Kirkcaldy on Sat 24th!

Bus now departs Church St at 12.30pm.

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

1. Call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341
2. E-mail
3. Use our dedicated Facebook page –
4. Leave a comment on this post

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