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.
– 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.
Since the formation in January 2018, the DFC in the Community Trust have gained financial awards from Erasmus+ and The Big Lottery Fund which has allowed them to seek 20 disadvantaged children aged 13-17 from the Dundee area in Scotland for a 12 weeks training course at Dens Park in subjects such as Discipline, Health, Nutrition, Basic Spanish, Writing skills, basically “Life Skills”. This has resulted in an exchange partnership with Fundacion Cordoba CF in October 2018, in which 20 children accompanied by 5 coaches, headed to Cordoba for a week of education and exchange.
The Trust also has a monthly “ Football Memories” a programme designed at Hampden Park, supported by Alzheimer’s Scotland. At each session, they have up to 24 participants who suffer this Dementia and entertain them with photos, videos, memories of Scottish and International football.
The Trust is also successful at running a “ Football Fans in Training ( FFIT )” course in conjunction with the SPFL Trust, and this sees up to 60 participants each year. They receive training designed to reduce weight, educate on nutrition, and get fans back to basic fitness.
The Trust is also active in 12 local primary schools, delivering after school training sessions to 200 kids weekly.
Walking Football was also introduced at the Trust, and this now has 16 players each week, all to help the middle-aged keep fit and hopefully healthy.