Dundee United Community Trust is the Official Charity Partner of Dundee United Football Club. Our vision is that the people of Dundee work together in becoming healthier and happier and are encouraged to be the very best that they can be. Our programmes are split across four pillars of activity: Health, Sport, Education and Inclusion and we aim to use the brand of the football club to drive positive change in our local community.
Boys and Girls Aged 2-4
Physical literacy with an introduction to football for pre-school children in Dundee. Currently delivered in 3 venues within the City, with a weekend session coming soon.
Boys and Girls in P1 – P3
40 week programme focusing on developing football skills in a fun environment. Includes the chance to play on the pitch at half-time during a Dundee United FC First Team game.
Boys and Girls in P4 – S1
Bigger and better in 2017. J League is a fun-competitive league themed on the Champions League teams. The format is 7 a side with fixtures pre-arranged each week and the finals event on Tannadice itself!
Boys and Girls of all ages
The chance to just play. No coaching (other than a fun warm up) just lots and lots of football with your friends.
Boys and Girls P1-P7
We deliver after school football in various venues across Dundee. Sessions focus on enjoyment and learning new skills.
Employability and Diversionary Project
This is a two-stranded project delivered in partnership with Community Learning and Development within Dundee City Council. We support the delivery of sports leadership training for up to 20 targeted young people each year. The young people then take part in an intensive process of volunteering as they deliver peer-led diversionary activity for their own local community. Every year we also progress those with most potential (or those who have worked hard) to paid coaching positions with Dundee United Community Trust.
Education Programme for P4 Pupils
This 8 week project is engaging 150 P4 pupils in 4 Dundee schools in improving literacy, numeracy and communication skills. We use football as the lens to engage in learning through activities such as: press conferences, match reports, boardroom activities and more.
Men and Women over 50
Our weekly sessions are for men and women over 50 who want to get/stay active. Currently delivered at St Johns High School, 7pm – 8pm every Wednesday in partnership with Dryburgh Athletic.
Men and Women over 50
We are piloting a walking basketball session with Dundee Madsons Basketball Club to engage even more men and women over 50 in physical activity.
Men and Women Over 35 (subject to criteria)
Health and wellbeing programme delivered thanks to generous funding from SPFL Trust (Via Scottish Government) which aims to use the brand of the club to engage, educate and facilitate fans in improving their lifestyle.
For more information on any of our programmes or activities please visit www.dundeeunitedct.co.uk.