Saturday March 30th sees Motherwell visit Dens park in the SPL, and also the visit of Broughty Ferry YMCA to Dens as part of the ongoing Community Initiative. Dundee FC Supporters’ Society spoke to Jeanette Third of YMCA Scotland to hear about some of the work they do, and a bit of their history in Broughty Ferry.The YMCA in Broughty Ferry was founded in premises in Gray Street in 1868.In 1893 a gymnasium was gifted by Alexander Jefferson Buist, President at that time. Traditionally the local Association is sport orientated producing many fine players within the realms of Badminton, Table Tennis and Football over the years. Local volunteers have helped the YMCA survive as the years have moved on; through giving up their time to help develop the local young people of Broughty Ferry and enhance their interests. These volunteers have been invaluable to the survival of the YMCA. However more help and funding is always needed to keep the YMCA goingBroughty Ferry YMCA is at the heart of the community with the building always in use with local groups (See list below or check out our website for details) we also have many exciting projects planned for the future! The Board of the YMCA recently embarked on a fundraising campaign to purchase a soft play box for our Thursday Club young people, some of whom suffer from autism and they are delighted with this new equipment. We are looking to fundraise further for the children already attending and to raise money to help fund a full time youth worker that can look at working with young people particularly those aged 8-12 years MONDAYBallet 4-00 6-45pmExercise class 10-00 11-15amStretch Class 12-30 1-00pmChi Kung (Relaxation) 1-00 2-30pmJudo 5-00 9-00pmGirls Club 6-30 7-30pmKarate 6-50 7-50pm ****NEW TUESDAYLadies Badminton 10-00 12-00pmExercise class 10-15 11-15amYoga 11-00 12-00pmTap 3-45 4-45pmBallet 5-00 6-00pmYoga 6-00 7-00pmFishing Club 7-00 9-00pmSt Andrews Ambulance 7-00 9-00pm WEDNESDAYTap Dancing 10-30 11-30amKick Boxing 8-15 9-30pm (14 yrs +)Zumba 7-00 8-00pmYoga 7-00 8-00pmKarate 6-30 7-30pm ****NEW THURSDAYExercise class 10-15 11-30amArt class 10-30 12-30pmYoga 10-00 11-00am
Irish Dancing (Beginner) 6-00 7-00pmThursday Club 6-30 10-00pmKick Boxing 7-00 8-00pmTaekwondo 4-00 5-00pm FRIDAYChristian Aid Lunches (September-May) 12-00 1-30pmArt Class 10-00 12-00pmKarate 5-00 7-00pmAdult Ballet/Contemporary/Tap 6-30 8-15pmGlee Club 4-45 -7-00pmSATURDAYPre School Ballet 11-00 1-30pmCoffee Mornings (Check Dates)Broughty United (Gym)
Dundee FC Supporters’ Society would like to warmly welcome Broughty Ferry YMCA to Dens today, and wish them all the best on their visit. In today’s world, providing a safe environment for children to take part in sport is vital, and the Society would like to thank the YMCA in Broughty Ferry for doing great work in this area. Once again, we would like to thank Dundee supporters for doing what they do for every charity guest, take time to listen to what they say, and take on board information. The Community Initiative has been a great success, and that is down to you, the Dundee fans who have engaged with every visitor we have had so far, and for that, the Society thanks you.
Source: Dundee Mad