The Dundee United Community Trust  Team including DUCT Chair David Dorward

Published: 22nd July 2019

Dundee United Community Trust is delighted to have been presented with the “Scottish Football Association East Region Best Football for All Project” award at a ceremony hosted at Dens Park on 20th July. The award is part of the Scottish FA Grassroots Awards and recognises a successful year for the Trust in creating opportunities for people from under-represented backgrounds, disadvantaged areas as well as achieving strong growth in participation.  Some key highlights within the nomination include the success of Dundee United Women’s FC, our work in using football for social change in projects such as our Christmas Day meal as well as our dedication and commitment to working with local schools to improve numeracy and literacy skills. 

Jamie Kirk, Head of Operations for the Trust excitedly stated, “It’s always nice to receive recognition for our work and this award is testament to the dedication of my fantastic team; I’m really proud of them.  There is a lot of excellent work that goes on in this region and to have been nominated and won this award is a fantastic achievement and something for us to look back on fondly”.

David Dorward, Chair, added, “Dundee United Community Trust only came into existence a little over two years ago, and to receive this SFA award so early in our development and growth is a testament to the hard work and commitment of Jamie Kirk, our Head of Operations and all his staff. The range of services that the Trust now offers in the local community is both extensive and varied, and the Board of Trustees, Jamie and our staff are determined to extend the quality and quantity of services delivered by the Trust, and thereby continue to make a real difference to the quality of lives of those in our local communities."

The award is a terrific milestone for the Trust which now looks forward to continuing to use the Dundee United brand to improve the lives of people in Dundee and the surrounding areas. The Community Trust will now also go into the pot for a National Award in September at the main ceremony at Hampden Park.

Pictured are left to right, Jamie Kirk (Head of Operations), David Dorward (Chair), Connor Moyes (Para Sports Development Officer), Michael Anderson (Early Years Development Officer), Melissa Gormley (Health Project Manager), Michael Malone (Education Project Manager) and Paul Wilson (Community Coaching Manager).