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.


(Links to our policies/practices are at the foot of this page).


Vacancies within the charity 

Please click here for the latest vacancies, volunteer and student opportunities within the charity.



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 Chartered Accountant 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 

I joined Dundee Football Club in 2015 as Club Secretary, following a lengthy career as a secretary in an accountancy practice. I will always be grateful to Ian Crighton for making me aware of the vacancy at the Club. Working with the players I quickly built up a rapport with them and being keen to see them do well on the pitch, I became a dedicated Dundee fan.  Although I took ‘early retirement’ in 2017 I missed the Club so much that I returned 6 months later and now work as PA to the Managing Director and Management Team.

Keen to help charitable causes when I can, I have sponsored children for a number of years now. I also help out a close friend when I can as a volunteer for CHAS. I was honoured to be asked to join the team at DFC in the Community Trust as it goes from strength to strength improving lives in the community.

Holly Park (Treasurer) 

I have been visiting Dens from a young age when my Dad used to take me to reserve games and have continued to go on and off as an adult. My Dad and Uncle still attend every home game and have started taking my daughter to games.

I have studied Forensic Science at University and self studied to become an Accountant. I love my job and I’m very excited to be part of DFC in the Community.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking my dog and keeping fit and healthy.
Lindsay Darroch 

Community Management 

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) started with Dundee FC in 2013 and has completed his SFA Children’s Award courses including Advanced Children’s License. John has experience of sports coaching, and completed his HND in Sports Coaching at Dundee College. John has helped the Trust from the outset and brings a wealth of experience.



Right Greg Fenton, Left John Coleman


Community staff 













Dundee FC In Community Trust Child Protection Policy: https://dfccommunitytrust.org.uk/about-us/child-protection-policy/

Dundee FC In Community Trust Privacy Policy: https://dfccommunitytrust.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

Help Us

Support your Trust 

Set up a standing 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.




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.