Shona Robison, Dundee City East MSP and Scottish Sports Minister, has hailed a Dundee Sports Club as a excellent example of leadership and co-operation which might form the model for more community sports hubs across the country.
Shona made the claim while helping to formally open a new astroturf training pitch at Whitton Park near Claypotts with Gordon Deuchars, chair of the Dundee East Community Sports Club and Stewart Regan, Chief Executive of the SFA, seen here with some young players.
A number of local clubs are involved in the DESC which has 1200 members and includes senior teams; Broughty United and Broughty Athletic as well as Ferry Athletic, Broughty Youths and Douglas Lads teams.
The project has benefitted from funding from the Scottish Football Partnership and money from Cashback For Communities scheme which uses money confiscated from criminals.
While helping to present awards to volunteers from the Saltire Scheme who have been involved with the DECSC, Shona praised the dedication and hard work of Gordon Deuchars and other committee members of the club who had brought this project to fruition in a highly professional manner.
The project had been an excellent example of leadership and co-operation and she considered that it might be a model for more of the 120 community sports clubs which the Scottish Government is committed to proving across the country.