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Colt Teams Controversy

August 13, 2019

TunnocksCWCDUMBARTON are in action in the Scottish Challenge Cup (sponsored by Tunnock’s) tonight — and we hope that all our fans will get behind the lads against the St Mirren Colts. But that doesn’t mean that Sons supporters approve of the idea of colts from the Premiership being in Cup competitions.

When the idea was originally mooted by the football authorities, the Sonstrust ran a poll, and then in 2017 had a ballot of all members on the issue. Over 90% opposed the move, and we made our strong views known to the club and the authorities, as did many others.

From the social media and email comment on this, our supporters have not changed their minds since. You are all very welcome to add comments here.

The biggest concern has been that the SPFL will now try to introduce colt sides into the league set-up, which many feel would be insulting and detrimental to smaller and part-time teams, reducing their chances of success in exchange for claims about additional interest, attendance and income which so far have proved illusory.

Many of our fans still feel very strongly about this. We know that because we listen carefully to feedback on this and other concerns.

What we don’t want to do, however, is to take money away from Dumbarton, especially at a time of real challenge on and off the pitch. So we would urge any Sons fans deciding not to attend the game tonight (a few have said they won’t) to still donate the equivalent of their gate money to the club.

Let’s all get behind the Sons!



Calling All Sons Fans!

July 23, 2019

MeetingA REMINDER that the Sonstrust ‘Fans’ Forum’ – an opportunity to get updated in person about the Club and the Trust, and to ask any questions you want – takes place this Thursday (25th July) from 7pm.

The meeting takes place in the Community Suite at the C&G Systems Stadium. Our chairman, John Steele, and vice chairman, Colin Hosie, will also be on hand to join the conversation.

We’re aiming to finish before 9pm, so it would be good to be able to make a prompt start. You will be able to get in from 6.45pm. If it’s possible to have the bar open we will, though this may be a little tricky because we realise turnout for midweek meetings can vary.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

Sons Fans’ Forum – 25th July

July 17, 2019


FOLLOWING the close season break, and a lot of busy activity by our fund-raising action group, the Sonstrust is hosting a fans’ forum — update presentations and a Q&A — for all Sons fans later next week.

The meeting will take place from 7pm to 8.45pm on Thursday 25th July, in the Community Suite at the C&G Systems Stadium.

We are delighted to say that we will be joined by both Club chairman John Steele and by vice-chairman Colin Hosie.

This will be an opportunity to catch up with developments at DFC since the end of the season, plans and possibilities for the trust moving forward, ideas for further supporter involvement… and getting the message out about the need to #SupportOurSons!

Do come along on 25th July and join the conversation about how we move forward together! 

UPDATE – Awards 2018/2019

April 18, 2019


DON’T forget to get your awards night tickets to make sure that the event goes ahead.

Trust member Denise Currie, explained.

“The end of season event has always been a special night for fans. The fact that the club is away from home for the actual last game of the season at Arbroath meant that we had to use the week before for the event – it’s not ideal and time has been short in getting things organised.

“It’s usually a great night and we want to try and emulate previous events to generate much-needed fun and laughter.

“It’s been a tough season but despite that, we as fans feel we should try all we can to get the night well attended.

“A ticket costs just £5. We have plenty available, so we encourage supporters to take advantage.”

“There will be the usual awards to be presented – Sonstrust young player, Sonstrust player of the season, top goalscorer and our two fans awards. We will have a food option, plus the usual disco afterwards.

Tickets can be collected from Denise at the Club Shop, Alan Findlay, Gillie Brough and Robbi Docherty at the stadium this Saturday (20th)

Main Contact details are –
Denise Currie – 07553 141117 Gillie Brough – 07948 532539 –, Alan Findlay – 07904 666014 –

Engraved at The Rock – Fundometer (6)

April 15, 2019

OK then folks, here’s our SIXTH update (25th April, 2019)  on the status of our fundraising efforts relating to “Engraved at The Rock”

We are delighted to announce that our Fundometer (Brickometer) total now sits at 300 bricks sold meaning that we just need 100 mre to reach our initial target.

To pay online, a special Sonstrust Paypal account has been set up – follow the link shown here – Engraved at The Rock – Online Purchase

Each brick costs £20.

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April 10, 2019

Turner Prize-winning artist and local lad Douglas Gordon is backing our Engraved at The Rock buy-a-brick initiative.

Douglas is a Son of the Rock and attended Dumbarton Academy before studying sculpture and environmental art at the Glasgow School of Art.

He won the Turner Prize in 1996, the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998.

Pictured with Dumbarton Football Club chairman John Steele (ABOVE) when he visited the C&G Systems Stadium in January this year, Gordon commented: “I’m delighted to back the buy-a-brick campaign. It’s a great idea and for the supporters to have a lasting legacy at the club is fantastic.”

#BeLikeGordon and buy a brick – £20 – #LastingLegacy

Here’s the link –


Trust Travel – Raith Rovers 23rd March 2019

March 19, 2019

BOOKINGS continue to be taken for our supporters’ bus planned for Sons next away day at Raith Rovers on 23rd March, 2019

Our usual booking procedure applies – 2 ways!

1. Call Denise Currie – 07553 141117
2. Use our dedicated Facebook page –


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