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Jamie Kirk – Chief Executive
Jamie joined the team in 2016, leading the transition from United for All to the refreshed and enhanced partnership with Dundee United FC which resulted in the creation of the Community Trust. Jamie previously enjoyed a successful spell directing the award winning “Warriors in the Community” Programme at Stenhousemuir Football Club and also worked with Glasgow 2014 and contributed to the delivery of a hugely successful Commonwealth Games. Jamie brings a wealth of experience of sports and community development as well as in grant funding and leads the day to day running of the Trust, reporting to the Board.
Paul Wilson – Head of Community Development
Paul joined DUCT in June 2018. Paul has a wealth of experience in coaching football and developing football programmes, having worked for ten years with the award-winning community programme at Stenhousemuir FC, before moving on to spells with Cumbernauld Colts Ladies FC and Airdrie Ladies FC. Paul’s focus at Dundee United Community Trust is to increase the number of people playing the national sport recreationally.
Michael Anderson – Early Years Development Officer
Michael started with the trust in 2016 as a volunteer coach and has progressed to leading our Tiny Tangerines programme as Early Years Development Officer. Tiny Tangerines is a physical literacy programme aimed at developing basic motor skills, fundamental movements and soft skills in nursery aged children. Michael also leads Terry's Tooth Club, a Scottish Government funded project which uses football as the hook to engage children and families at local nurseries in developing healthy habits for their oral health.
Georgia Carter – Girls and Women’s Development Officer
Georgia Carter is the Girls and Women's Development Officer for Dundee United Community Trust. The main aim of Georgia’s role is to give girls within the Dundee Area the chance to play football. Georgia is currently am based in many primary schools providing free football coaching sessions specifically for girls. Georgia also leads on the development of our Dundee United Girls Academy which provides teams at Under 9's, Under 11's, Under 13's and Under 15's and has seen over 50 girls join since starting in November 2019.
Danielle Geekie – Senior Community Coach
Melissa Gormley – Community Development Officer
Melissa started volunteering within our education programmes in 2016 as part of her college course and then joined as a community coach in 2018. Melissa now leads on the delivery of our Community Development activities.
Connor Moyes – Para-Football Development Officer
Connor has been with the Trust since 2016 in the position of volunteer, community coach and is now leading on delivering our ambitious plans for Para Football for the Trust.
Andrew Payne – Head of Technical Performance (Joint-Post with DUFC)
Andy Payne is Head of Technical Performance for DUCT & Dundee United FC Academy. Andy is responsible for designing and delivering our new Advanced Player Development Programme, whilst helping develop and educate our local recreational clubs and staff on our way of working to help build good relationships in the community. Andy currently holds both the Scottish FA Advanced Children’s Licence and UEFA A Licence qualification.