We are delighted to announce our involvement in the partnership between Dundee Football Club and D&A College.
The involvement includes the Trust moving in June 2022 to the exclusive Dundee FC Training Facility. It also includes the Trust working with the College to give students a unique learning experience with their placements at the Trust. We are also looking at an ambitious project to provide an all-weather artificial pitch which would be made available to the whole community. This showcases our ambition as a Trust that always strives to raise the bar.
The training facility will be a new hub for the Club which will include administrative, scouting & recruitment, sport science and medical suites. The facility also includes changing, showering and dining facilities. In addition, the campus has 3 indoor games halls, gym, swimming pool, 2 full size grass football pitches, 2 tactical rooms and a media briefing suite. The state-of-the-art training campus will house the First team, Academy and Community teams and in the near future house our Dundee FC Girls Academy and Women’s Team.
The Gardyne Campus will be an Elite Performance Centre for Sports. However it will also allow the Trust to further support our local and wider community providing a centre for individuals to improve their health and tackling key issues such as isolation, loneliness, and employability. The Campus will be home to the vast majority of the Community Trust’s programmes, with participants on our education programmes receiving fast-tracked interviews for college courses.
Trust Chief Executive Greg Fenton spoke about the partnership and the Trust’s involvement, “We are delighted to be involved with this ambitious project which will have a massive impact on the City of Dundee. The project has taken almost a year of discussions and it’s exciting to see it coming to fruition. This project will be the catalyst of change the City of Dundee deserves. It will enhance the learning opportunities for students and provide more community programmes via the Trust. With the Trust moving into the Campus, the relationship with the College is steadfast and we are all committed to transforming lives in the city.”
“Participants attending our community programmes will be using state-of-the-art facilities, receiving the highest levels of support and given the opportunities to further develop their lifelong learning by attending the College. Our goal from the outset is to deliver change and transform lives and this ambitious project achieves this.”