Sport centre development at Whitton Park unveiled

Grove Menziehill ladies team win European Challenged Trophy

The DECSC affiliated Grove Menziehill Hockey club competed in the European Challenged Trophy II in Bordeaux 23-24th May 2015 against teams from France, Switzerland, Lithuania  & Turkey and won all their games. Goalkeeper Cath was awarded keeper of the tournament and Linda was top goal scorer.
Well done to all involved in such a great achievement!

DECSC 2014 Summer Football Camp a great Success

During the first week in August DECSC help their annual football camp at Whitton Park. Both kids and coaches seemed to enjoy the week thouroughly and was a great success.

Whitton Park features in the recent Scotland V Ireland programme

SFA Coaching C Licence Course at Whitton

Local SFA and Leisure and Culture coaches have been using the facility to provide coach education courses at the Whitton Park Astro facility. Niall Nicloson takes some of the coaches through a drill

DECSC 2015 Summer Football Camp a great Success

During the first week in August DECSC help their annual football camp at Whitton Park. Both kids and coaches seemed to enjoy the week thouroughly and was a great success.

Ferry Athletic Play hosts to Aberdeenshire club Formartine FC

On Sunday 17th August 2014 Ferry Athletic played host to Aberdeenshire Club Formartine FC.

5 Age groups played highly enjoyable 7 and 11 aside matches. The kids and parents thoroughly enjoyed the day which was finished off at fellow Hub members, Forthill Games Club, function suite for food and refreshments.

The clubs are looking at having this as an annual event with Ferry heading North next pre-season.

 Men's Artistic Gymnastics Summer Camp

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Hugh and to the DECSC for allowing us to use your mini buses for our Men's Artistic Gymnastics Summer Camp. It was incredibly generous of you and we are all very grateful. I've attached a couple of photos for you.

The camp was a huge success with 36 boys and 10 coaches taking part over the 3 days. In addition we also had 6 guests making an appearance including: the 2006 Commonwealth Pommel finalist - Andrew Mackie, sports psychologist - Simon Petrie, and the British National Development Coach - Sam Hunter. We managed to fit in 15 hours of training, 2 evenings of BBQs and even a campfire to toast some marshmallows. Transport between the gym and the accommodation was always going to be a challenge for so many gymnasts and coaches but with your help it all worked out really.

Once again, thank you and best regards for the future.

Ferry Athletic Under 16s new kit promoting DECSC

Ferry player models the new kit

Grove Menziehill Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Ali Bell, Linda Clement, Ailsa Wyllie and Leigh Fawcett

Scotland V Belgium

Whitton Park had prime place in the recent advert for SportsScotland in the Scotland V Belgium programme.

Stelious nominated for SportDundee Volunteer of the Year

Stelios dedicates all his free hours volunteering to develop the sport of handball across Dundee. He has forged close ties with Active Schools and Leisure & Culture Dundee and his efforts have led to him delivering taster sessions, after school clubs and lunchtime clubs at a number of schools as well as coaching courses for teachers, parents and students.

Stelios’ efforts have led to fantastic developments within the club which has expanded from a one team club to having 3 senior teams and a total of 47 members. In addition, the club now has 30 junior members.

Stelios works tirelessly to promote handball in Dundee. The club is now part of Dundee East Community Sports Club and through Stelios’ efforts there is now a handball court marked out at DISC which has attracted national league fixtures to the city for the first time.


On 23 April 2012 the number of DECSC Group Clubs increased to seven when it was announced that Forthill Sports Club had joined Dundee East Community Sports Club.

Forthill Sports Club (FSC) is a thriving cricket, rugby and rackets club in the heart of Broughty Ferry. FSC has cricket and rugby pitches, six tennis courts, four squash courts, a gym, bar, pool table, function suite, meeting rooms and a barbecue area.

The club is located behind Forthill Primary School and has ample space for car parking.

The club is a members’ club, providing the opportunity to meet many playing partners and

team-mates through an array of organised activities, including club nights, handicap tournaments, mini-team competitions, festivals, graded tournaments and teams playing in local and national leagues.

Coaching is also available for adults and juniors of all levels.

Whether it’s booking a function, event, meeting room or even if just interested in becoming a

member of one of the FSC clubs, DECSC members will now have the opportunity to share in these fantastic

facilities through discounted membership offers.

Full details are available on or by contacting

Forthill Sports Club

Fintry Place

Broughty Ferry



Tel: 01382 775550


DECSC welcome Grove Menziehill Hockey Club aboard

Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club is a highly successful hockey club based in Dundee Scotland.

Both the Men and Women have been hugely successful over the last 10 years and have promoted the Sport of Hockey throughout Dundee.

Grove Menzieshill is the leading Dundee Hockey Club

DECSC are happy to Welcome Dundee Handball Club to the Hub


Dundee Handball Club was formed in 2011 by Jamie Lau and Stelios Nikolaou as a result of the need for the sport in Dundee by foreign players. The club began with only a men's team which made their way all the way to the Scottish Cup Final. The success of finishing second in that final helped pave the way to form a women's team the following season and also another men's team this time taking part in the second division the season after.






DECSC Vice Chairman Peter Ryder continues to be a busy man!


As well as a very demanding day job and his active connection with the DECSC and Ferry Athletic YFC Peter somehow manages to find time to also be involved in Junior football; last season (2011-12 ) he was the Assistant Manager of Blairgowrie Football Club.


Peter has now left Blairgowrie and recently moved to Coupar Angus FC. “Coupar Angus did not win a match last season,” commented Peter, “so there’s a big challenge ahead. We will be focusing on youth this season and hopefully the new team will manage to achieve one or two decent results along the way.”


One thing’s for sure. The club which gave the great Alan Gilzean his start in football could be in for better times if Peter’s enthusiasm is infectious.