We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

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Part-Time Charity Sports Club Co-Ordinator.

We can’t wait to welcome our new club co-ordinator into post, perhaps this is the job for you?

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with our charity, becoming a vital part of the team, delivering life-changing sporting opportunities to people all across Tayside.

Apply at the link below, closing date 16th Feb 2018.

https://dundee-dragons-wheelchair-sports-club.workable.com/…

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Match Report: Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Development League 20/01/18

WOMENS WARRIORS V DUNDEE DRAGONS

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

ST AQUINAS SECONDARY SCHOOL GLASGOW

SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018 10.30AM TIP

Match Report by DDWSC Vice-Chairman Kevin Rattray

Dragons travelled on the back of a heavy defeat to Lothian Phoenix but still confident following a strong showing against St Mirren Warriors in their first Development League fixture.

Dragons were without Michael Mellon who was away on Invictus Games duty but welcomed the return of Stephen Carling and Mairi Simms and the debut of Blair Marshall into senior basketball.

The journey to Glasgow was relatively uneventful, certainly more uneventful than trying to cross the frozen wastes of the school car park, phew that was a bit hairy!

The match started with Tina Gordon and Jon Macleod taking up their respective refereeing positions.

Dundee started with player/coach Gemma Lumsdaine leading, as always, from guard and a further four of Ben Leitch, Blair Marshall in attack, Rhys Colliar as second guard and David Birtles at point.

Dragons started very quickly and built up a 10 point lead with baskets from Ben and Blair and a strong well organised defence expertly keeping the warriors at bay.

Changes to the Dragons line-up followed quickly with Ronny Robb, Stephen Carling and Mairi Simms getting in on the action.

Scoring slowed down through the second quarter, but with no lack of endeavour or commitment and 2 of Dragons finest Kirsteen Burns and Jay Anderson, in Warriors pink, helping to test a resolute Dragons defence constantly.

Dragons remained in control on the scoreboard with further baskets for David Birtles and Ronny Robb taking the half time score to 18-4 for the Dragons.

This Warriors team is made of stern stuff and they forced the Dragons back constantly in the second half bringing them to within 8 points by the end of the third quarter, although another 2 baskets by Ronny kept the Dragons just enough in front.

The final quarter saw the reintroduction of Ben and Gemma, they were never going to be kept out of the action for too long!

Ben rattled in 4 baskets although the 3 pointer eluded him, not through lack of trying.

The match came to an end with the Dragons 30-10 to the good and a great feeling of a match played in absolutely the right spirit with encouragement from all sides and delight about being able to do this again in Dundee in a few weeks time.

Hospitality followed from the warriors with enough food to probably feed the Glasgow Warriors fans arriving for the rugby a couple of street along.

All that was left was now to negotiate the icy car park and an angry jannie, who really wanted us away.

Noe of this spoiled the day though, and special mentions to Paula Leitch for side-line duties and Gordon Lumsdaine for expert score keeping.

New Year New You!

Some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions you’ll see across your your social networks will include

• Getting Fit

• Giving Back to The Community

• Experiencing A New Activity

Good News – We Can Help With All Three!

If you find running sports challenging for any reason, then why not come and PLAY with us?

Or, if less energetic activities are more your thing, then why not come and VOLUNTEER with us?

You don’t need to be a full-time wheelchair user, and you don’t need any previous experience.

We’ve got all the equipment you need, and all ages are welcome.

So drop us a line and we’ll let you know how you can get involved, and get smashing those 2018 Goals!

Ben Makes The Squad!

Four Scots have been named in the upcoming British Wheelchair Basketball U23 Christmas Training Camp Squad, and we’re thrilled to see that Ben Leitch is one of them!

You can read more about the Christmas Training Camp here and here.

Congratulations Ben, we’re all super proud of you!

Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Development League Match Report St Mirren Warriors Vs Dundee Dragons

SCOTTISH WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

ST MIRREN WARRIORS V DUNDEE DRAGONS

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PAISLEY 1.30PM

Match Report by Kevin Rattray, DDWSC Vice-Chairman

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The Dragons squad arrived almost simultaneously, ok Michael was there first but for the rest of us this was quite an achievement. The match started in glorious sunshine, I know it’s not relevant but on one of the sunniest days of the year we were all indoors!

Dragons started with Gemma, Michael, David, Rhys and Ronny with Kevin Myers and Ben on the bench.

It was clear that the day would bring fireworks, unfortunately this was nothing to do with the match which started frantically with Michael conceding the tip to a girl several inches shorter than him.

For the first six minutes or so it seemed that a famous nil-nil draw may have been on the cards, but then St Mirren jumped into a 4-0, then 8-4 lead, but this was as far in front as they would get.

Ben was introduced for Ronny then Kevin for Rhys and Dragons started to build some momentum to their play prompted by Gemma’s excellent player coaching.

Score after score followed with the match going nip and tuck for the whole of the first half finishing 16-16, we knew this was going to be tough and St Mirren with their multiple interchanges were causing Dragons defence many problems.

First half Scorers Ben 8 Kevin 4 David 2 Michael 2

The second half burst into life with Dragons in the ascendency very quickly and flying into a 22-16 lead, but being pegged back to 22-18 almost immediately.

The Dragons defence organised by Gemma and with Ben employing a single player press was now in complete control and St Mirren were struggling to make ground and open up shooting opportunities.

Scores were also now flowing very consistently as Dragons stretched the lead to 34-18 and Ronny and Rhys were reintroduced to the action to close out the victory.

The final few minutes brought Ronny his first 2 scores of the match, the second one being a press steal followed by an outrageous hook shot.

The match came to a close with Michael trying to beat the buzzer from his own half with a final end to end throw of the ball, which missed everything including the net, the backboard and the back wall.

Final Score St Mirren 18 Dundee Dragons 46

Second Half Scorers Michael 10 Ben 10 David 4 Ronny 4 Kevin 2

A good first match of the season for Dragons and although St Mirren started the likelier side, Dragons rustiness was swept away as the match progressed and Dragons organisation was ultimately too strong for St Mirren. Now if only we could get everyone training regularly!

Thanks due to the drivers David B, Michael, David L and Sally as well as to Paula and Sally for table officiating and off field organisation, another fantastic full on Dragons team effort.

Next match is away to Phoenix first team in the Scottish Cup, the challenges just keep coming!

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Apply Within!

Have you got a few hours per week to spare? If so then we can help you fill them!

We always need volunteers to help with all our activities. You don’t need to have any specific disability sport experience, just the right attitude, the desire to help your local community and it helps if you like to have fun!

Get in touch with us via this website, any of our social media platforms, or better yet just pop along to training and get stuck in!