Dundee North West Community Sports Club
Dundee North West Community Sports Club (SCO43273) was first formed in 2009 and gained legal status when it became a SCIO in July 2012.
The Community Club consists of 4 local sports club; Dundee West Football Club, Tayside Fire Brigade Amateur FC, Dundee City Woman’s FC and Stobswell Rugby Club.
These Clubs originally came together to form the group through their shared use of Charlotte Street Pavilion and adjacent Playing Fields.
Since taking on a Long term Lease of the Pavilion at Charlotte Street in Nov 2012 the pavilion has been redeveloped with all 7 changing rooms decorated and re-floored, the showers, WC’s and sinks replaced. This was achieved through funding from the Criminal Justice Funding & Sport Scotland.
Upstairs in the Pavilion was also refurbished and has turned what was an old office type facility into a Meeting Room, Activity Room, Lounge Area and Kitchen as well as a couple of storage areas. This was mainly achieved by the Community Club receiving donations in kind from local firms within the Community. A local joinery firm donated a Kitchen and a Painting & Decorating Firm decorated the upstairs of the Pavilion and supplied decorating material.
The Community Sports Club were previously successful in gaining changing containers and portable floodlights through the Scottish Football Partnership. These have been installed to the side of the Pavilion which allows extra room for potential new teams and also provides essential equipment for winter training. Further to this the Community Club received funding from Dundee Partnership which allowed them to Fence and Mono-block the area around these containers. In addition Dundee Partnership funding has been used to fit extra lighting to the front of the pavilion benefiting teams in the winter and ensuring safer access to the pavilion.
The group itself are currently working to a business plan and are looking at more ways of engaging with the Community. Already the Club let out rooms to a Child Minding Group and the National Autistic Society which not only generates income for the Hub but opens up the Hub to the Local Community more of the time.
The success of the hub has seen it recently be granted an extension to their lease on the pavilion with Dundee City Council agreeing to a 99 year lease. The hub also has ambitious plans for the future including further developments to the pavilion and the installation of a 3G pitch.
The Club continues to grow and at present currently has approximately 400 playing members and over 50 qualified coaches and volunteers