About Us

Dundee Football Club in the Community Trust (DFC In The Community Trust) was established in November 2017 as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). Our purpose is to advance education and public participation in sport through the organisation of recreational activity leading to improvement in conditions of life for participants.

Charitable Objects

-The advancement of public participation in sport by providing the opportunity for adults & the youth within the City of Dundee and surrounding area to train and play football.

-To organise recreational activities for people in Dundee and the surrounding area with the object of improving the health, fitness and wellbeing of people of all ages and genders through public participation in physical exercise.

-The advancement of education by providing funding and opportunities for the delivery of educational initiatives.

-To improve the social inclusion of people in the community.


Steve Martin CEO 

Director of Dundee Football Club and CEO /Trustee of our Charity, As a local businessman Steve is now dedicated to making our aims a reality, and is determined to gain respectability for both the club and charity within the local area. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Ian Rae 

Born and raised in Dundee Ian spent working life in education as Head Teacher at two local Primary Schools and Primary Education Manager with Dundee City Council. An ardent Dundee FC supporter, Ian believe the Dundee FC in the Community Trust can have an impact on the health and well being of young people and adults in our area, supporting and encouraging them to make good lifestyle choices through the various programmes and activities we currently offer. He believes future plans are exciting, dynamic and innovative and with the backing of the local community we can all make a difference to the well-being of young and old.

Craig Murray 

Craig married into a Dundee FC supporting family almost 30 years ago and has been a dark blue ever since. He has always been involved in football in some way and in the last 17 years has held many positions within Carnoustie Panmure YFC including Club President.
He was instrumental in setting up the football academy for over 100  5-9 year olds and the Walking Football team who in their first year competed at a tournament in Portugal, coming home with silverware. His greatest achievement to date by Craig’s own admission is the Football Action group he started. This is a memories type group for people living with dementia, but also includes exercise and football drills.

Community Staff

Lewis Melee, Community Trust Manager 

Lewis joined Dundee Football Club in the summer of 2015 as part of the clubs academy section and was appointed Community Manager in August 2017. A graduate of Abertay University Lewis holds a degree in Sports Development and a Master’s by Research which assessed the progress of women’s football in Scotland. Prior to joining Dundee FC Lewis worked with community clubs in Dundee and Edinburgh. Lewis can be contacted via [email protected]

Help Us

Challenge yourself and support our charity by selecting DFC in the Community Trust as your chosen charity. The money you raise would be used to bring benefit to everyone who uses the services provided by the Trust from those involved in our schools program through to our football memories group.


DFC in the Community Trust are proud to pair with Dundee Football Club, the SPFL Trust, Riverside CSC and Alzheimer’s Scotland to deliver a range of projects across Tayside, Fife and Angus.