Netball Fun, Hockey Success, Volunteer Opportunities, SportDundee AGM, Regional Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards,  Taekwon Do Grading Success, Summer Holiday Coaching

Mixed Netball Fun!!

A netball event was held on Wednesday 5 June 2013 as part of the Festival of Volunteering.  With the aim of attracting new players and volunteers, a series of matches were played at the Institute of Sport & Exercise, Dundee University.  A sport traditionally played by women, the event even attracted some men to participate and show their skills!!!!

A meeting held before the event discussed the possibility of the set up of a Dundee netball league.  With at least 8 teams interested in participating, let's hope this is the start of big things for netball in Dundee!!

SportDundee Volunteer Scheme

The purpose of the new SportDundee Volunteer Scheme is to:

- identify the volunteering requirements of SportDundee clubs
- identify and deploy volunteers to meet club requirements for the benefit of both the club & the volunteer

The scheme will be promoted on the SportDundee web-site and any volunteer opportunities identified by clubs will be added to the on-line database.

To start off, here are the first opportunities we have received:

Club: Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club
Position: Administration Assistant
Responsibilities: The volunteer would provide support to the club Administrator. They would be required to develop and enhance the club membership database by collecting member information, refreshing database content, analysing membership information
Skills / Experience: Good communication skills, Excel database knowledge, enthusiasm
For more information, contact Kerr Thomson at

Club: Menzieshill Whitehall Swimming & Water Polo Club
Position: Coach (swimming and / or water polo)
Responsibilities: Teaching / coaching swimmers / water polo players of all abilities
Skills / Experience: Enthusiasm and an ability to communicate with children.  Preferably have a teaching / coaching qualification
For more information, contact Nigel Mackay at

SportDundee affiliated clubs are invited to send information on any volunteer opportunities they have to the Secretary at  

Dundee side crowned Scottish Champions!!

Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club Ladies 1st Team have been crowned Scottish club champions.

The team were runaway winners of the Aberdeen Asset Management National League title with a record of 12 wins and 1 draw leaving them 8 points clear of runners-up MCC Western from Glasgow.

This victory continues the team's dominance of the Scottish Outdoor League which has seen them win the title 9 times in the last 10 seasons.

A number of the squad are now on full-time international duty in the lead up to the European Championships in the summer.

SportDundee AGM

The SportDundee AGM was held on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at City Chambers.

Although there was not a huge turnout, those in attendance enjoyed the fantastic presentations from Steven Maloney and Vikki Bunce.

Steven, the Chairman of Craigie Community Sport Hub, informed the meeting of the fantastic work being done by the hub including the refurbishment of their facility at Huntly Square which now provides first class changing facilities, a players lounge and dance / fitness studio for the members of the hub and the local community.

Vikki spoke about her participation in the GB Olympic Hockey Squad in the lead up to London 2012 including her weekly journeys to Bisham Abbey and the intense training programme.

A huge thank you to both Steven & Vikki!!

Regional Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards - Nominate Now!!

The 2013 Tayside & Fife Regional Coaching Awards have been launched.  Following the success of the first year of the awards, 3 new awards for volunteers and officials have been added.

Now is your chance to nominate worthy individuals for the following categories:
  • Young Person's Coach of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Development Coach of the Year
  • Performance Coach of the Year
  • Young Coach of the Year
  • Disability Coach of the Year
  • Technical Official of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
Dundee winners of last year's Tayside & Fife awards included Development Coach of the Year, Dave Combe from Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and Performance Coach of the Year, Paul Boath from Tayside Musketeers Basketball Club. 

Nomination forms are available at TBC and have already been forwarded to contacts at all SportDundee affiliated clubs.  Nominations must be submitted by Friday 30 August 2013.  Winners of the regional awards will have their nominations submitted for the national awards later in the year.

For more information please contact the Tayside & Fife Sporting Partnership at CoachingTayside&

Pictured above: Dave Combe receiving his award from Derek Welsh, Regional Coaching Development Manager & Scott Madden, Leisure & Culture Dundee Sports Officer (Athletics & Hockey)

Scottish Cup Triumph for Grove Menzieshill Men

Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club Men's team won the Arthur McKay Scottish Cup at Peffermill, Edinburgh in thrilling fashion. 

The Final was the best in years with Gav Byers scoring the decider a few seconds from full-time to clinch a 4-3 result over defending champions and red-hot favourites Glynhill Kelburne.

Congratulations to everyone involved!!

Taekwon Do Grading Success

The last month has been a successful time for Dundee Wildcats Taekwon Do Club.

9 Senior and Junior members passed their Blackbelt Gradings and were congratulated by the other club members (pictured above) - a fantastic achievement!! 

The club held a Fancy Dress Race Night to raise club funds and there are now classes running in Lochee, Whitfield, Douglas & Menzieshill.

For more information on the club, contact Gerry Cahill on
07875 550141. 

SportDundee Clubs Offer Holiday Camp Fun

A number of SportDundee clubs have linked with Leisure & Culture Dundee to organise summr coaching camps.

Clubs involved in the Summer of Sport Programme include:
  • Dundee Hawkhill Harriers 
  • Discovery Junior Cycling Club
  • Dundee West Football Club
  • Craigmuir Tennis Club
  • Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club
  • Dundee East Community Sports Club
  • Fairfield Community Sports Club
  • Dundee United Sports Club
  • Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club
  • Riverside Community Sports Club
  • Forfarshire Cricket Club
  • Morgan Rugby Club
For information & to book places on all the summer programmes please visit

Other clubs are also organising summer coaching.  Games Club, based at Forthill Sports Club are offering the following junior coaching sessions:

Week 1: Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July, 1pm - 3pm (book by 26 June)
Week 2: Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July, 1pm - 3pm (book by 10 July)
Week 3: Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August, 1pm - 3pm (book by 24 July)
Cost:  £30 members   £40 non-members

To book or for more information, please contact  Stewart Reid on 07949 608159 on

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