DDWSC Newsletter: March/April 2021

David and Gregor enjoying training in the sun!

This issue features club updates, Scotland callups and chat corner with our newly appointed wellbeing leads and champions!

As mentioned in the newsletter Kevin, Gemma and Blair are taking on the Kiltwalk this weekend!

Gemma is raising money for the club, you can donate here; https://virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-GemmaLumsdaine

Kevin and Blair are raising money for Dundee City Disability Sport, who have supported us from day one, you can donate using the links below;

https://virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-KevinRattray

https://virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-BlairBrown?fbclid=IwAR3iAzN4PoFGLjeI7Sv722XT02ic6LIN5AiEEskOjKrLP1l7plwzu6RLLlU

New Virtual Sessions Incoming

As a result of amazing support from the Scottish Government and STV Children’s Appeal Winter Support Fund, we are delighted to be teaming up with Helen Singleton (Lotus Lily Yoga) and Cal Owens (Caledonia Fitness) to deliver some new online sessions for all ages and abilities.

Helen will be running adaptive yoga sessions every second Wednesday at 7pm, starting on the 10th February. Read her bio below!

Cal will be running strength and conditioning sessions every second Saturday at 11am, starting on the 20th February. Read his bio below!

COVID-19 Restrictions: Impact on Club Training

Effective from Monday 2 November 2020 Dundee Dragons sessions are changing, although equipment cleaning, hand sanitising and the need for screening information remains unchanged.

In accordance with current Scottish Government guidelines Dundee has moved into Tier 3 restrictions, therefore the following will apply.

This is, of course, subject to change depending upon the prevailing conditions around the virus.


• People who live outwith Dundee City cannot attend sessions due to the travel restrictions preventing people travelling from other areas into a Tier 3 area
• Adults, over 18, are unable to participate in indoor or outdoor group activity.
Adults can still assist with coaching activity but as lead or assistant coaches.
(If you want to attend as a coach or assistant please let us know ahead of each session)
• Adults can attend for one to one coaching e.g. One coach to one adult participant, Tennis and Badminton are probably the best examples of this type of activity.
(Attendance for one to one coaching must be agreed beforehand please do not simply turn up at a club session as we may not be able to accommodate you)
• Young people 12 to 17 can attend for group activity and if doing Basketball can share equipment e.g. Basketball provided, they are effectively cleaned before during and after sessions.

The coaches must also ensure that they remain socially distanced and apply the same procedures we have been adopting e.g. wearing face coverings during briefings
(Please let us know if you are planning to attend any of the sessions enabling us to plan content, this includes Wednesday 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 12noon and Sunday Tennis 10am to 12noon_
• Young people under 12 can also attend group sessions with no requirement for social distancing as before.

Should you require any further information please contact
kevin.rattray@dundeedragons.net or
gemma.lumsdaine@dundeedragons.net

Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club Newsletter October 2020

We have lots of exciting things to share with you in this months newsletter including; club updates, an interview with wheelchair basketball legend Ben Leitch and a news report from club parent Andy Anderson about the Disability Golf Phoenix Cup!

You can access all this and more by clicking the link below!

Return of the Dragons!

Lockdown has been tough for everyone, and it’s no exaggeration to say we’ve been absolutely desperate to get back on the court!

With the recent green light to hold outdoor sporting activities (maintaining social distancing of course!) we were thrilled to see the #DragonsFamily get back to enjoying some ball time this weekend!

Sport is so important for everyone, but especially so for those of us with physical disabilities.
It’s a great way to stay healthy in both mind and body, and it’s great fun too!

We normally train indoors, but just as we’ve all had to get used to a “new normal” we’ve embraced some outside court time for now.
So as long as the weather holds, you’ll see Dragons Roaring across Baxter Park on a Saturday morning!

Perhaps you’d like to get fitter now we’re coming out of lockdown?
Or maybe you want to give back to the local community and volunteer?
If so the club would love to welcome you along, making Dragons part of your new normal!

Just send us an email on contact@dundeedragons.net and we’ll let you know how you can join in the fun.

Here’s a peak at what we got up to this weekend – look at those smiles!