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.




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


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!


Up to 9 days from 2nd-12th April 2024


The Daggers Trust is once again holding a fun filled holiday camp for young children at May & Bakers Sports Ground during the Easter holidays.

4 days, from Tuesday 2nd April through to Friday 5th, 6 hours per day and all for only £40. 

5 days from Monday 8th April through to Friday 12th, 6 hours per day  for £50.

Individual days can be booked for £12 per day, however, if you book for all 9 days,  you will pay only £80.

All coaches are qualified and DBS checked. They will be assisted by officers from the Metropolitan Police and the London Fire Brigade who will offer games and activities designed to teach teamwork, communication, confidence and more. 

The focus is on having fun, developing social skills and making new friends

Click HERE to register or use the QR Code below

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

Junior Daggers 2023-2024

The Club and the Trust are pleased to announce that a new and much improved ‘Junior Daggers Package’ is now available to purchase for our young fans under the age of 16. 


The package includes a wide variety of different items and opportunities for our junior members:

So much, for so little. Which young Daggers fans wouldn’t want to be a Junior Dagger?

The Junior Daggers Package can be purchased online HERE 

Sign up now and don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. 

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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