Caird Park Community Sport Hub
Caird Park Community Sports Hub is a city wide hub centered around the facilities at Caird Park. The current facilities cater for Athletics, Cycling, Football and Golf. One of the main strengths of the hub is the established sports clubs currently situated within Caird Park including Athletics Club Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, Cycling Club Discovery Cycling and Caird Park Golf Club. All of these clubs have long histories and are well established sports clubs in Dundee.
The strength of the hub has increased further recently with the addition of 3 clubs – Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club, Dundee Sporting Football Club and Morgan Rugby Club. Dundee Wheelers Cycling Club brings the number of member clubs to 7. Bringing these 7 clubs together and sharing resources, ideas and enthusiasm we can strive to make a real impact in the Caird Park area.
Caird Park Community Sports Hub has taken large strides forward in the last year becoming a constituted group, establishing a committee which includes Young Decision Makers and holding regular formal hub meetings. The hub are keen to improve the skills of their coaches and volunteers and have recently run hub First Aid and Child Protection courses. One difficulty surrounding the progression of Caird Park CSH is the lack of a strong community surrounding the facility, as the stadium is situated out with a community boundary it is difficult to get that sense of a community hub.
Recently the hub clubs have been involved in consultations regarding the development of the Regional Performance Centre proposed for Caird Park and it is hoped this future facility will help further develop the hub. The Hub continues to attract interest from other clubs and will continue to increase its membership and go from strength to strength with a strong committee now in place. With continued support the Hub will continue to develop over the coming years and become a strong Community Sports Hub.