Wednesday 7th May 2014

FOLLOWING incredible success on the pitch in 2013/14, Dumbarton FC have continued to be one of the biggest social media ‘hits’ in Scottish football – achieving over 4,000 followers on Twitter this past week.

The new landmark for Sons’ official presence on the increasingly popular site, which is used by around a billion people worldwide, reflects the commitment of the Club and the supporters’ trust to building support and interest in a team with a long history and a big future.

Twitter is a free digital service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, using phones, laptops and other mobile devices. Web links can also be included, and discussions followed through #hashtags.

Dumbarton’s Twitter feed (@DumbartonFC) has been boosted by regular updates on matchdays, usually provided by Jack Crawford, who won the Fan of the Year award at the end-of-season Club bash on Saturday.

These updates enable fans anywhere in the world to follow Sons games as they happen, mostly getting the story out ahead of conventional news sites.

DFC webmaster and club director Alan Findlay also makes sure that the latest Dumbarton news is immediately tweeted, and answers queries from users.

The service, a partnership between the Club and the Sonstrust, complements our regularly updated website, Facebook pages and the SonsView matchday magazine as unrivalled sources of information about your favourite team.

Access Dumbarton FC’s Twitter account at, or through the window on the right-hand side of this screen.

Simon Barrow

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