Doncaster AC was formed in August 2007 as an amalgamation of smaller clubs in the area. This followed a major drive to house local athletics track facility, with only grass and asphalt track surfaces up to that point. The Keepmoat site was the result, built alongside Doncaster Rovers Stadium.
In the early years, the club was shared with Doncaster Rovers junior football and some local rugby matches. For a monthly rental of £600, DAC had access three days a week and some weekends. All the necessary equipment was part of the deal and the general running and maintenance was the responsibility of an arm’s length Management Group responsible to the Local Authority. Over the years the monthly rental grew to £1200 a month but the general service declining.
In 2012, Doncaster Rovers were offered a lease-hold agreement for their site so the DAC Directors seized the moment and a 25-year leasehold was agreed. There were considerable financial risks with this development but with good management and planning the club grew to 700 members, built a regional reputation for quality events and with 7 days a week access varied, and popular events made the club financially secure. Soon after the leasehold agreement, the Club successfully applied for CASC status (Community Amateur Sports Club) to the Inland Revenue. This status made the club exempt from corporation tax, business rates and provided a discretionary rate relief which we receive every year.
The Club is also a not-for-profit company, registered with Company’s House. A Board of Directors manage club affairs, members are as follows:
We are always seeking new Directors to join the Board.
We pride ourselves as a family club with members aged 5yrs upwards. Coaching we provide is all aspects of athletics, without prejudice of any kind and fully inclusive. We encourage competition and compete as follows:
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