Dundee United dish out free season tickets to 400 disadvantaged youngsters

Disadvantaged young people will have the chance to watch football for free after Dundee United gave away 400 season tickets.

For more than a decade the club, its supporters, the United for All charity  – now DUCT – and Dundee City Council have joined forces to give away free season tickets for Tannadice.

This year, youngsters will also have the chance to sign up to Dundee United’s new Junior Tangerines supporters’ club as part of the initiative.

On Friday, Dundee United associate director Colin Stewart was joined at the stadium by Dundee Lord Provost Ian Borthwick,  children and families service executive director Paul Clancy, Dundee United chairman Mike Martin and DUCT chairman David Dorward to present the season tickets.

Mr Borthwick said: “In Dundee, we are committed to getting it right for every child and their families. This means no matter your background or circumstances, children, young people and families should have the same opportunities and chances as anyone.”

The United for Kids appeal was originally suggested by exiled fan Dr Andy Holt while he was living in Canada and was launched at the end of June 2005, with the club pledging to match every penny donated to the appeal..

Mr Dorward said: “This initiative is so worthwhile and we are proud to continue to support it. ”

Mr Martin said: “The club are very proud of this long-standing initiative.”

You can contribute to United for Kids at justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/dundeeunitedcommunitytrust/unitedforkids2018.