On 17 March 2011 The Courier reported that Dundee East Community Sports Club (DECSC) had been awarded £160,000 from the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme to fund the building of a 3G training area at Whitton Park.


CashBack takes the ill-gotten gains of crime, recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them into community programmes. Since that March 2011 it has been confirmed that a further £40,000 has been awarded to DECSC by the Scottish Football Partnership.


Final documentatation was received from Sportscotland on 10 May 2012. Four days later work began on the training ground project. It is expected to take about eight weeks to complete and it is expected to be finished, weather permitting, on 13 July 2012.


On 17 July 2012 the new pitch was given a try-out (see below) by Gregor and Andrew Cameron, sons of the then Broughty Athletic FC Manager Kenny Cameron. "It looks a fantastic facility," enthused KC. 




The new all weather surface is located in place of a previos grass sports pitch. The all weather surface is enclosed by 4.5m high steel post and weldmesh fencing coloured green to match the existing fencing enclosing Claypotts Park.


Eight floodlight masts illuminate the all weather surfaces with four located along the northern and four located along the southern touchlines.The floodlights comprise a 12m high galvanised steel mast with lamps. The lamps will be Optivision MVP 507 floodlights. Each floodlight will supply an average of 146 LUX. 


The new all weather sports pitch is accessed from within Whitton Park and has pedestrian gates within the fenced enclosure to allow for ball retrieval and emergency access.


There is pedestrian access gate through the fence to provide access from the Whitton Park car park to Claypotts Park.