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About Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club

The Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club meets on a Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm at St Peter the Apostle High School, Kirkoswald Drive in Clydebank. The club was founded in 2010 in response to a lack of opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in physical activities. Since inception, the DDSC has developed into a thriving community resource that gives children and young people with a disability the opportunity to participate in all different activies. 

Jackie Baillie MSP said recently: “The Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club is a valuable asset to the local community. The children who attend the club are offered the opportunity to participate in a whole range of different sports and fun games. Not only does the club get the children active it also improves their social skills and provides them with a safe and nurturing environment. I was really pleased to be asked to be Honorary President and delighted that BBC Children in Need have supported the club for the next twelve months with the award of a grant.”

The DDSC's Consitution states that our formal Aims and Objectives are as follows:

  • The DDSC will provide recreational opportunities through sport for those children and young people, primarily but not exclusively, with disabilities in the Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas with the aim of improving their physical and mental wellbeing.

  • The DDSC will provide the parents and carers of our members with the opportunity gain valuable respite during club time. We will also promote their participation in sport and provide fitness and health opportunities during this time thus enabling the parents and carers of our members to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

  • The DDSC will further promote the public’s participation in sport and advance the public’s sense of citizenship by offering valuable volunteering opportunities with our club.

  • The DDSC will promote equality and diversity to the wider community by offering support to other sports club and other community groups in the surrounding area. 

The DDSC has recently been awarded charitable status from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Management Committee of the club sees this as an important step in our continuing development. The future of the DDSC is very bright and we have the potential to further expand our activities in a number of different ways. However, we would be unable to do so without the support of those who volunteer in our club and without the parents and carers who bring their children so early each Saturday morning. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who is involved in the DDSC and especially the children who attend - seeing how much you enjoy the club each week makes all the hard work worth it.

Allan Clark, Chairperson DDSC