Pathway

The community pathway offered by Dundee FC in the Community Trust will give you lifelong skills and support. No matter what age you are, you will be supported all the way with the pathway designed for 5 years old until age 100. Dundee FC & the trust will play an integral role in your life – the oldest professional club in the city is here for you, every step of the way. You have been here for the club, the club is here for you.

The Trust offers education, health and soccer sessions as part of the pathway, with bespoke programmes being delivered throughout the year.

Yourself and family will be part of the Trust – this is your Trust – your way of life.

 

Below is the programmes currently being run by the Trust. Please click here to find out dates/times. 

If you or someone you know would benefit from our programme or equipment/clothing or support from our multi-agency approach please click here

 

 

Pathway 

(Click on the pathway for more information)

Little Dees (5-6yrs)

Wee Dees (7-10yrs)

Junior Dees (11-14yrs)

Discover Dees (15-18yrs)

Prime Dees (19-59)

Lifelong Dees (60+)

 

 

Projects

 

Football Fans in Training (FFIT)

FFIT is a 13 week course run in partnership with the Scottish Professional Football League Trust. This project has been delivered across the country since 2010 and aims to encourage participants to make significant changes to their risk of poor health by losing weight, becoming more active and eating a healthier diet.

Our community staff have been trained to deliver this specific programme and they encourage participants to stay active and healthy whilst positively influencing the choices of participants’ wider family and friends. Each session lasts 90 minutes and is made up of interactive classroom work and physical activity. Time as a group leads to discussion stemming around lifestyle, barriers to change, diet and nutrition.

This is then followed by physical activity, with the intensity of this work increasing as the course goes on. Initial goals linked to step count will be set and continual review of these will be complete. This programme is organised at various points throughout the year for both men and women and is fully tailored to individual client needs and requirements.

Football Memories 

Football Memories, delivered in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland is an initiative aimed at giving older people, the chance to meet and reminisce about the beautiful game in the home of Dundee Football Club. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month between 14.00-15.30 and carers / family members are also welcome to attend.

The group is often visited by some former players who share their memorable moments and memorabilia of the past. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Walking Football

Walking football has become increasingly popular in recent years with a number of groups formed across the country. Walking football is a standard game of football where players must walk instead of run. The game is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness.

Walking football is perfect for people getting back into football and is an easy way to introduce yourself to the beautiful game.

A number of health benefits are attached to participating within walking football with improvements noted in players blood pressure and mobility. It is not all about the health benefits as walking football also offers huge social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated, interact with individuals and small groups and attend first team matches together.

Our Walking Football Group meets every Friday afternoon at the Menzieshill Community Centre, Dundee between 13.00-14.00 with each session £3.

Seniors Club

Our Seniors Club meet monthly in the Billy Steel Lounge. We have a guest speaker, question & answer session and a general chat on all things Dundee FC. If you are interested in attending our seniors club and you would like to join our mailing list please contact us at [email protected]

DFC Community Trust Football Holiday Camps 

Exclusive DFC Community Trust  Soccer Camps will run across the Tayside and Fife region.  These camps are delivered during Easter, Summer and October holidays. All camps include visits from Dundee FC players, a certificate signed by the Dundee FC manager and a free match ticket to watch a Dundee FC home game.

Cammy Kerr Soccer Centres 

This extensive programme offers fun filled football coaching within the school environment where participants can develop both individual and team skills. Each week our coaches are given a theme for delivery leading to maximum player development and enjoyment. Our sessions run throughout Dundee and also extend to Angus and Fife. A list of sessions can be found under the ‘whats on’ tab. All players who attend sessions will receive a match ticket to watch Dundee at Dens Park.

 

Dundee FC Community Goalkeeping School 

From 2020, our goalkeeping school provides high-quality, specialised goalkeeping coaching for various ages and abilities. Our schools aim is to develop the goalkeepers’ skills and techniques to enable them to reach their maximum potential.

IDL – Inter disciplinary Learning

Our IDL project is delivered in partnership with Grove Academy as we work with S2-3 pupils over a 6 week period to create a presentation on the latest events at Dundee FC. The project allows pupils to interview first team players and managers before conducting further research. This project will run for the academic year.

 

Dee Walk – Hillwalking Group 

Please click for more information in regards to the hillwalking group. 

Health Walks 

Launched in 2020 in partnership with Dundee Leisure and Culture, our health walks are free to all! Every Tuesday from Dens Park Stadium, we walk for one hour then return to Dens for a tea or coffee. 1pm start, with a finish time of around 2:30pm.

4-4-2 Reading Project

Launched in February 2018 in partnership with the SPFL Trust and the Scottish Book Trust, this projects looks to encourage primary school pupils to read more by rewarding them with match tickets to a home game at Dens Park on the completion of books.

Your Dee Future 

The programme is soft start/introduction to the employability programmes being offered by Dundee City Council and the Job Centre. The programme which is funded by Dundee City Council and supported by many partners across the City will start on Wednesday 12 February 1pm-3pm. It’s aimed at men over the age of 25 who are unemployed and living in Dundee. Along with a workshop, participants will also enjoy the sports and wellbeing part of the project supported by our Community coaches.

This project is being supported by many partners including; Coldside Adult learning team, Coldside Medical Practice, Community Police, Dundee & Angus College, Fire and Rescue Service, Growth mindset, Job Centre, TCA, Wellbeing Works, plus many more to be announced!

School Health Days

DFC In The Community Trust visit a number of Primary Schools throughout the school year to deliver sessions on healthy eating, the importance of fruit and veg and how to keep strong performance as an athlete. During visits we are accompanied by a first team squad player who is on hand to answer questions and sign autographs. If your school is interested in receiving a visit from DFC In The Community Trust as part of your Health day or week please contact [email protected] 

 

International Projects

DFC In the Community Trust supports organisations across the globe through our ‘Dundee FC International Project’ initiative. Recently the Trust & partners have given out clothing to underprivileged children in Ethiopia & Romania. To request support from the Trust, please email; [email protected]

Help Us

Support your Trust 

Businesses can sponsor a DFC community programme or individuals can set up a standing order with the Community Trust and enable the Trust to help even more people in our community. Your donation/sponsor can transform peoples lives in our community. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

 

 

 

Donors

DFC in the Community Trust are proud to pair with Dundee Football Club, the SPFL Trust and NHS Scotland. The Trust works in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Scotland, City Council, and many organisations across the city to deliver a range of projects to help transform peoples lives.