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  • Tricia Kirk

    Tricia Kirk

    It is with a heavy heart that we are to announce the sudden passing of Tricia Kirk on Monday 8 December 2014 at Ninewells Hospital.

    Surrounded by her family, Tricia passed away whilst in hospital after a period of being unwell.

    Tricia, an experienced bowler within Dundee City Disability Sport programme, had been involved in bowls for approximately 10 years after having her lower leg amputated.

    This was the time when she met her good friend Marion McIntosh, who introduced her to the sport of bowling.

    Anyone who knows Tricia and Marion could tell you about this friendship but also about the “rivalry” that they had on the Field of Play.

    Tricia took to bowls very quickly and was soon taking part in the local weekly programmes and then on to Local, Regional and National competitions.

    The highlight of her bowling career was representing Scotland in 2007 at the IBD World Bowling Championships in Australia.

    Tricia was a prolific bowler in carpet bowls, competing in 9 straight finals and winning 5 Scottish titles in the process, her last title being achieved in 2014.

    Tricia also held the Scottish Lawn Bowls title at the same time as her carpet bowls title in 2013.

    This is a testament to her competitive spirit.

     Tricia will be sadly missed by her fellow bowlers, athletes and friends.

     

    Our condolences and thoughts are with Tricia’s family at this time.

  • Minimum Operating Requirements awarded to DCDS

    Minimum Operating Requirements awarded to DCDS

    Dundee City Disability Sport were awarded Scottish Disability Sport's Minimum Operating Requirements.

    The SDS MOR is awarded to branches of SDS who can provide evidence that they have policies and plans in place in 5 areas, these being:

    * Branch, Local and Regional Sporting Opportunities
    * Developing Talent and Performance
    * Education and Coaching
    * Governance and Infrastructure
    * Communication and Leadership

    DCDS were amongst 4 branches who were presented with the certificate from Winter Paralympic Curler Aileen Neilson.

    Well Done to Glasgow Disability Sport, Grampian Disability Sport and Scottish Borders who also received SDS MOR .

    This award shows that through the governing body of Disability Sport in Scotland, Dundee are conducting and running the branch which is suported and recognised by SDS.

    Dundee City Disability Sport would like to thanks Scottish Disability Sport and in particular Mark Gaffney for all the support given to achieve this award.

     

  • Fantastic week of sport in Dundee

    The Discovery Games were held from 7 September to 14 September 2014. The majority of events are held in Leisure and Culture Dundee Facilities.

    Discovery Games is open to all athletes in Scotland with a Physical, Sensory and/or Learning Disability.

    This years event was by far the most successful event we have held in our 18 years.

    Sunday 7 September 2014 - Powerchair Football incorporating the Scottish Cup, 40   Players.

    Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Equestrian Event in partnership with The Brae Riding for the Disabled Centre, 20 Riders.

    Saturday 13 September 2014 - Boccia at DISC, 76 Boccia Players.

    Saturday 13 September 2014 - Carpet Bowls at DISC, 36 Bowlers.

    Sunday 14 September 2014 - Swimming at Olympia Leisure Centre, 217 Swimmers.

    Sunday 14 September 2014 - Table Tennis at Ward Road Gym, 20 Players.

     

    WOW!!!!! 409 athletes with a Physical, Sensory and/or Learning Disability taking part in 6 Sports over 4 Days

     

    The event could not happen without the Athletes, Coaches, Support Staff, Event coordinators, Event officials, Facility Staff and the partnership DCDS has with Leisure and Culture Dundee.

    All results will be posted in the Events Info page in due course.

    Thanks to all involved, games you all can be proud to have supported.

  • Discovery Games 2014

    The Commonwealth Games were "Pure, Dead, Brilliant" and now that they are over. Here at DCDS HQ we are putting the final preperations together for our own flagship event and friendly games the "Discovery Games".
    Entries close for this event Friday 16 August 2014.
    DCDS  will host 6 event from Sunday 7 September until Sunday 14 September 2014.

    Sunday 7 September 2014 - Powerchair Football @ Dundee International Sports Complex.
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Equestrian @ The Brae Riding for the Disabled
    Saturday 13 September 2014 - Carpet Bowls and Boccia @ Dundee International Sports Complex.
    Sunday 14 September 2014 - Swimming @ Olympia & Table Tennis @ Ward Road Gym

  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Whats on in City Square.

    Commonwealth Games 2014 Whats on in City Square.

    Daily TV coverage of the games will be broadcast on a large screen in City Square with events to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Wednesday 23 July
    7.45pm Welcome by Dundee Lord Provost Bob Duncan
    7.50pm Coverage of Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
    8.15pm Ceremony starts

    Thursday 24 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage with Picnic in the Square
    7.00pm Screening of Local Films organised by Creative Dundee

    Friday 25 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage
    4.00pm-9.00pm “Come and Try” sports organised by Leisure & Culture Dundee and Ancrum Outdoor Centre

    Saturday 26 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage
    4.30pm- 6.45pm Interactive pop-up dance performances featuring Scottish Dance Theatre, Showcase the Street, Urban Moves and Dundee Schools Music Theatre
    6.45pm Dance Along to “Grease” on the big screen

    Sunday 27 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage
    7.00pm Youth Music Initiative bands supported by Dundee & Angus College and Gardyne Theatre

    Monday 28 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage
    4.00pm Sprinting sports “Come and Try” organised by Leisure & Culture Dundee culminating in 100m Final on the Big Screen

    Tuesday 29 July
    12 noon BBC Commonwealth Games Coverage
    8.00pm Pipes and Drums followed by an open air ceilidh with Dundee Strathspey and Reel Society for everybody to join in.

    Various Cultural Venues opening up across the City Centre

    10.00am-9.00pm The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum - Exhibitions
    6.00pm-7.00pm University of Dundee D’Arcy Thompson Museum - Talks
    5.00pm-8.00pm DCA (open to midnight) - Creative Triathlon Exhibition (till 9.00pm)
    5.00pm-8.00pm Discovery Point - Sledge pulling challenge
    5.00pm-8.00pm Verdant Works - Commonwealth Trail

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