Fairfield Community Sports Club
Fairfield Community Sports Hub SCIO (SC043752) was established in 2008 due to the demand for a sustainable local venue, suitable as a multi sports facility for the local community and surrounding areas. The upgrading and growth of facilities has been helped by grants, personal financing, funding events, committee members, local community groups and members of the public. The ethos of the hub is to be the catalyst in bringing back a sense of pride, enthusiasm and connectivity to the community through sport and other recreational activities for both youths and adults alike.
The Hub sits within the top 15% of most deprived areas in Scotland and serves Craigie, Douglas, Fintry, Linlathen, Mill O Mains and Whitfield. These areas have been identified as being areas of deprivation with high levels of unemployment, crime and poor health and Fairfield have worked tirelessly to help the community overcome these issues. One example of this is the hub run an Employability Scheme in partnership with Dundee City Council. The scheme aims to engage local unemployed individuals in the hub giving them participation and coaching opportunities while connecting them with the local Adult Learning Worker who assists with carrying out job searches and writing job applications.
The hub promotes active participation in sport, exercise and physical activity for as many people as possible in the community while aiming to create healthy members of the community who are able to cope with the stresses of daily life. The hub have a hard working committee who have developed the hub further in the past year with the introduction of disability football, girls football and walking football. Fairfield have developed close links with Active Schools enabling the hub to strengthen school to club links and introduce holiday programmes.
The hub’s facilities currently consist of an 11 a side grass pitch, changing rooms and Fairfield Sports & Leisure Club which operates as a social club and provides local employment and is used by local residents socially and for functions. The procurement of this facility assists with the day to day running and expansion costs of the hub. In addition the hub have recently completed the transfer of the running of Drumgeith Sports Pavilion from Dundee City Council through asset transfer and plan to refurbish this into a facility for the whole community to use. The hub have ambitions to continue their project further with the aim of installing a 3G sports pitch at Fairfield Park.
Fairfield’s’ family of sports include:
Boxing: The hub look to grow the boxing side of the club which will use Drumgeith Pavilion.
Dance: The hub offers a variety of different dance styles through member clubs Harvey School of Dance and Karen Kennedy’s Line Dancing.
Discovery Twirlers: Discovery Twirlers run baton twirling class for girls and boys aged 3 years +.
Football: There are a number of teams we are members of Fairfield CSH at present from pre-school football, 4v4, grassroots, girl’s soccer centres, disability football, walking football and amateur teams.
Tennis: The hub has developed a tennis club as a result of delivering taster sessions in local primary schools. Due to the popularity of these sessions the hub now run a tennis cluster club at a local primary school.