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.


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.

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. Fundraising for us? You will receive a DFC in the Community Trust top for your event and also feature in the Dundee FC matchday programme.


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.