Caird Park Community Sport Hub
Caird Park Community Sports Hub is a city-wide hub with member clubs located at various venues across the city. A wide variety of sports are part of the hub including athletics, cycling, football, karate, rugby and wheelchair sports. One of the main strengths of the hub is the established sports clubs which are members, including Athletics Club Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, Cycling Club Discovery Junior Cycling Club, Football Club Dundee Sporting, Karate Club Kanzen Karate, Rugby Club Dundee Rugby and Wheelchair Sports Club Dundee Dragons. Bringing these 6 clubs together and sharing resources, ideas and enthusiasm we strive to make a real impact across Dundee.
Caird Park Community Sports Hub is a constituted group with a committee in place which meet regularly to plan and organise initiatives and work together to improve sporting opportunities. The hub has worked in collaboration to run a variety of holiday camps including a multi-sport camp which gave youngsters from across the city the opportunity to try a range of sports. In addition, the hub has also run a high-performance camp aimed at sharing coaching practices across the hub and improving the skills of development athletes from member clubs.
Caird Park Community Sports Hub includes a variety of sports:
Discovery Junior Cycling Club: Founded in 2005, Discovery Junior Cycling Club run cycling sessions for young people aged between 8 and 16 years old. Discovery Junior Cycling Club host track cycling sessions on the velodrome at the Regional Performance Centre and mountain biking sessions at Clatto Country Park.
Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club: Formed in 2013 as a wheelchair rugby league club, Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club have grown into a multi-sports club which enables participants to participate in a wide range of wheelchair sports including rugby, racquet sports, basketball, curling and golf. The club is based at the Dundee & Angus College, Gardyne Campus.
Dundee Hawkhill Harriers: Formed in 1889, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers run sessions at the Regional Performance Centre. Club athletes participate in various competitions throughout the year including road running, cross country, hill running and track & field. The club is open to all abilities aged 9 and above.
Dundee Rugby Club: Recent years has seen the establishment of Dundee Rugby Club which provides a pathway for rugby from primary age group to senior rugby. The pathway sees the club currently have more than 400 active members.
Dundee Sporting Club: Founded in 2014, based at Caird Park, Dundee Sporting Club provide football opportunities from 4 years old up to under 14s for both boys and girls.
Kanzen Karate: Kanzen Karate is a social enterprise committed to improving lives through karate and provide karate opportunities for 3-year olds to adults with recreational and competitive opportunities available. Kanzen is a leading centre of karate excellence and operates from Kanzen HQ training facility on Mains Loan, Dundee.