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), SC047945. 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.

Trustees 

Craig Murray 

I married into a Dundee FC supporting family almost 30 years ago and have been a dark blue ever since.

I have always been involved in football in some way and in the last two decades have held many positions within Carnoustie Panmure FC including Club President. At “The Panny” I was instrumental in setting up the football academy for over 100  5-9 year olds and the Walking Football team who in their first two years competed at a tournament in Portugal, coming home with silverware on both occasions.  However my greatest achievement, to date, in a footballing sense is the Football Action group we started. This is a memories group for people living with dementia, but also includes exercise and football drills. I am proud to say I am also a Trustee with The Carnoustie Memories charity.

Gerard Dignan

I am 61 years old and semi-retired primary teacher.

I have supported Dundee since my early teens and began to record dates and results. Why?  I don’t know.
This began to expand as the years went by into more and more details and I now have complete lever arch folders for each season including newspaper clippings from one game to the next.  It has become a monster.  But I rarely lose a bet.
I began to work on the turnstiles at Dens after my wife noticed an advert, just as I was about to give up attending matches due to lack of money after the arrival of Kara, my daughter.
I am now in my 30th year at Dens, but am now situated in the control room, logging communications on match days.
I am very proud to be part of the DFC in the Community Trust and hope to do my best in this role.

Ian Crighton

I have been a Dark Blue fan since Dundee beat Cologne 8-1.
I was honoured to serve the club in the role of finance director, for 5 years,being instrumental in facilitating the introduction of the US investment which continues to benefit us today.
I am now entering my dotage after a lifetime working as a CA and am fortunate to enjoy good health. Days are spent doing things I want and like: golf, photography and hillwalking.

On a Saturday I keep fit by singing at Dens Park.

 

Pam Rodgers 

 

Lindsay Darroch 

 

Community Staff

Community Trust Manager – Greg Fenton 

Greg (right) joined Dundee Football Club in the Community Trust in September 2019 as Community Trust Manager. A graduate of Dundee University, Greg holds a degree with honours in Community Learning & Development (Community Education) and had placements at Kick-it Kick-Off and the Web Project as part of his studies.  Prior to joining the Trust, Greg worked within the Youth Justice sector and worked alongside Education, Social Work, Police Scotland and third sector organisations across Tayside. 

Greg started his football coaching career at Douglas Lads FC and from the age of 18 was Manager of Ferry Athletic FC for a number of years. Greg can be contacted via [email protected] 

 

Head of Delivery – John Coleman 

John Coleman (left) has been with the Trust since the outset and his hard work and dedication has been justly rewarded with with the appointment to Head of Delivery. John is also an academy coach with the club.

 

Help Us

Support your Trust 

Set up a stand order with the Community Trust and enable the Trust to help even more people in our community. Your donations can really change peoples lives and help the trust put on even more community programs and help the trust plan for the future. Please click onto the support us tab to find out more information and set up your standing order.

 

 

Donors

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