Daggers Trust - Summer Camp

Daggers Trust Multi Sport Holiday Camp during the Summer Holidays.


The Daggers Trust is organising 4 weeks of fun activities at May & Bakers Sports Ground from Monday 29th July - Friday 23rd August and has a limited number of spaces still available. 


The camps run from Monday to Friday, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.


All Daggers Trust staff are qualified and DBS checked. Some activities will be held in conjunction with officers from the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade.


Weeks of fun activities where young children are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, have fun, make friends and participate unhealthy exercise.


The ’normal’ weekly price’ is ONLY £50 per week, but if  you book all 4 weeks a Special Price of £160 is available. Individuals days can be booked for £12 a day.


DON’T MISS OUT - BOOK YOUR PLACES NOW - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN


Support the Daggers 

 Guard of Honour & Walkout Teams - 2024/25 Season

Sponsor the Daggers Trust this season and the club will match your donation by providing your school, team, club or organisation with free matchday tickets.


As a way of saying 'Thank you', the Trust will arrange for your group to be either the match day GUARD OF HONOUR, please register your interest by clicking HERE below or scanning the QR Code on the Poster or a MARCH OUT TEAM (ie Walk out with the two sets of players and join in the Fair Play Handshake)by clicking HERE or Scanning the QR Code on the Poster.

Junior Daggers 2024-25   Pre-Register NOW

PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR THE JUNIOR DAGGERS PACKAGE 2024-25


Pre-registration for next season’s Junior Daggers Package is now open.


Use the QR Code to access the registration form and add your child’s name to the lucky list of Junior Daggers for 2024-25.


No payment is necessary at this time, but the good news is that the package price will remain at a fantastically low £15.


Next season’s Junior Dagger Package will consist of the following:


For further information, email: trust@daggers.co.uk

Mascot Package 2024/25 Season

Book early for the Daggers Matchday Mascot Package 2024-25


‘It was the best day of my life, ever!’ Mia Rose Aged 6, Matchday Mascot April 2024


The Matchday Mascot Package provides an opportunity for young people to experience something unforgetable at Victoria Road, together with family and friends.


The Mascot will go behind the scenes prior to the kick off, meet the Gaffer in his office, the players in the dressing room, wear the latest Daggers kit, and have their photos taken during their visit. The players will autograph the programme and the Mascot's first names and photo will be published in the programme, shown on the scoreboard and mentioned by the stadium announcer. The Club photographer will be on hand to take multiple photos, the Mascot will warm up on the pitch, before leading out the two teams for the ‘handshake’ and coin toss.


The Package includes 3 tickets in Gate 8, together with the players’ wives, families and friends, plus scouts from other teams. Additional tickets can be purchased if required.


After the game, the Mascot and their family are invited into hospitality to meet the players and watch the ‘Man of the Match’ presentation.


From start to finish, the experience lasts around 5 hours in total and provided a fantastic family day out which can be part of a special occasion, such as a birthday, or Christmas present.


The Package is very reasonably priced at only £150, which includes a donation to the Club’s registered charity, the Daggers Trust. In retail value terms, the kit would cost around £50, the programme a further £3 and the full face value of the 3 tickets is £69. When added together that makes a total of £122, before the experience is added.


The fixtures for next season will not be published for a couple of months, but that doesn’t stop you from registering your interest name and choosing the game when the fixtures become available.


If you would like to register your child(ren), your grandchildren, or other family members for this unforgettable experience, use the link below or the QR code to go to the registration form.


http://bit.ly/DagMas2425

Support The Daggers Trust

WIN UP TO £25,000 and support the Daggers Trust by buying tickets in the LBBD Weekly Lottery. Tickets are priced at only £1 each and 50% of the money raised will go to support the activities of the Daggers Trust. Just click on the QR Code to register. Every penny raised will be used to support the Trust’s activities in the local area supporting people of all ages.


Please support the Daggers Trust now. Use the link to register and buy tickets


The Dagenham and Redbridge FC Community Trust is a charitable organisation which facilitates and operates a wide variety of activities for members of the local community. The Trust aims to get “Bums off seats” by encouraging people to become active in a number of ways which are fun and promote self-independence, friendship, teamwork, self-esteem and personal development.


The Trust is an inclusive organisation and caters for the needs of all members of the community. It receives some funding from a variety of leading organisations, but the demands on these funds are great and there is never enough to go round.


We need the help and support of people in the community to support the people in need of help in the community.


All coaches are FA qualified and FA CRC checked. The Trust encourages young people to volunteer and, in return, assists the youngsters achieve FA qualifications.


The Trust staff works in, and with, local schools, groups, teams and individuals of all ages.

 

The Trust Manager, Mr Denis Lawrence, is keen to develop the existing and new ideas, opening even more opportunities to members of the community.


PLEASE SUPPORT THE TRUST - Working in, with and for the local community


Children Are Our Future

Whitney Houston famously sang, “The children are our future” and both the Club and the Trust have been putting this belief into practice over the last season with not only the introduction of the Junior Daggers Package, but also the School Holiday Camps, the Team of eight Ball Boys and Girls, The Guards of Honour, The Walkout Teams, and the Matchday Mascots.

 

If you were at Victoria Road last Monday when we drew 1-1 against Ebbsfleet, you possibly/probably went home feeling a little disappointed and missed the several hundred young people and their families in the Ted Hardy suite, excitedly meeting their player idols. The atmosphere was fantastic as those present jostled for photographs and signatures. The event was one of many organised for the Junior Daggers, which has included a pre-match Guard of Honour, a walk out with players before kick off and two lucky Junior Daggers have won “Mascot Packages” worth £150. Logan Stichbury is the second lucky recipient who will be leading the team out with Elliot Justham at our last home match on 20th April. A very big “Thank you” to all the players and staff, especially Elliot Justham and Ben Strevens who went above and beyond to make the event a success.

 

Next Easter, a similar event will take place and a pre-season “Meet the Players” has been suggested for the coming Summer. 

 

Included in the Mascot Package for ONLY £150 is a full set of strip, 3 free tickets, a visit to the changing room to meet the players before they warm up and meet the Gaffer in his office, a fully autographed match programme, a kick around on the pitch, leading the team out, joining the Captains’ coin toss, and a set of official photographs. At £150, this is an incredible package. Sign up now for next season and the lucky child will receive the new Daggers kit when it becomes available. you can  sign up and pay now, and then choose your fixture when they are published. 

 

Join the Junior Daggers 100 Club? Win a mascot package for 2024-25 Season

 

We are fast approaching the end of the season and we would love to bring the total number of Junior Daggers up to 100. At only £15, it still represents excellent value, even at this late stage. The retail value of the items is over £30 and ‘New JD’ will still receive a signed team photo and an ID card with 10% discount on in-shop purchases up to 30th June. If the child’s birthday falls between now and 30th June, they will also be sent a signed birthday card.

 

As an added incentive, the 100th person to sign up before the end of June will win a mascot package for next season, courtesy of the Daggers Trust.

 

BUY A JUNIOR DAGGERS PACKAGE NOW AND YOU COULD WIN A MASCOT PACKAGE FOR NEXT SEASON. WILL YOUR CHILD BE NUMBER 100?

 

At the Ebbsfleet game, we had a team of eight young volunteer ball boys and girls who have served the Club well over the season. The Trust is looking for new and existing volunteers to register to join the team. Initial applications are made online and must be completed by a responsible adult eg Parent, guardian.

 

Monday’s Guard of Honour was made up of two teams, one girls’ and one boys’ from a club in Wickford and the “Walkout teams” came from a local Scouts’ group.

 

The Trust would like to have Matchday Mascots, Guards of Honour and Walkout Teams at all of our home fixtures next season. The youngsters certainly gain from their memorable experiences and add to the atmosphere at Victoria Road.

 

If you are interested in any of the activities mentioned above and would like further information, apply, register, or purchase a new Junior Daggers Package, please contact matthew.admin@daggerstrust.com

 

Senior Daggers

 

The late US President John F Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” He said that in July 1963, when many of our ‘Senior Daggers’ would have been children. At the Trust, we haven’t forgotten our maturer fans either. We are hoping to re-introduce a Senior Daggers Package for next season. Watch this space!


Cricket in the Park - Starts Saturday 4th May

The sessions will be held in Pondfield Park adjacent to the car park behind the football club. Please assemble no later than 0955.


The weather forecast for next Saturday is ’Sunny Intervals and a gentle breeze 18 degrees’. Please make sure that your child(ten) is suitably dressed for the weather and activity, trainers are essential. They should bring any snacks, a drink bottle and any medication if required (Any medication MUST be clearly labelled and handed to a member of the staff team).


The activity will be led by Brian Tunney an ECB qualified coach and a member of the Essex Cricket in the Community Club. 


Please be ready to collect your child(ren) at noon.


Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.


Daggers Celebrated Diversity Day on Saturday 24th February 2024


The annual Daggers Celebrate Diversity Day took place on Saturday 24th February, when the Daggers played FC Halifax Town in the Vanarama National League.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is one of the most diverse areas of the country and we welcomed a much larger than average number of people to the match. A multitude of pre match activities were on show in the car park nad the star of the show was the London Fire Brigade's new turntable ladder/lift. 

Chikaima, a student from St Peter's RC School in Dagenham, won the programme cover design competition organised by our sponsors BD Group.

Junior Daggers Guard of Honour

Sporting Memories - Out of the Blue

Earlier this year, the Sporting Memories 50+ Group was entertained by 'Out of the Blue', a local ukelele band. 

The sessions are free to anyone aged 50, or over.

The group meets at the Daggers' Clubhouse every Thursday from 1030-1200. 

Make friends, have a natter and a laugh.

Relive memories, they don't have to be sport related.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

No need to register in advance.

Just turn up and join in. 

More than just a small football club in Essex

Video produced for Daggers Trust by Alfie-Ray Cracknell,  a student at UFCB Wembley

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