Dundee Football Club
Dynamo Juniors of Central Texas (DJCT) Executive Director, John Nelms, has been named Managing Director of Dundee FC in the Scottish Professional Football League (Premiership flight) and the Director of Football Operations for the club. John, as part of a group entitled Football Partners Scotland (FPS), has invested in Dundee FC to run and manage the 100+-year-old club. John, as part of his role, will oversee the youth academy program for the Dark Blues, the nickname for Dundee FC.
The affiliation between Dundee FC and DJCT will be unique to just about any youth soccer club in the country. DJCT will have the ability to send players to Scotland to train with Dundee FC Academy, along with Dundee FC coaches/players traveling to the U.S. to compete with and against DJCT teams/players. For more information on Dundee FC, go to www.dundeefc.co.uk.
St. Gabriel's Catholic School
DJCT and St. Gabriel's Catholic School (SGCS) have signed a five-year agreement, making St. Gabe's the main training/game facility for DJCT. As part of the agreement, DJCT will install permanent light towers to light the current mulit-use/softball field for use in both training and games.
The multi-use/softball field will be used for 7v7 and 9v9 DJCT games. The St. Gabe's stadium field will continued to be used for practices and 11v11 games. The permanent light towers will be installed during June-July 2017 and ready for the Fall 2017 season.
Located just off Barton Creek Blvd (2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735), St. Gabe's provides DJCT with an ideal West Austin location and excellent training and game fields. DJCT will continue to use Regents School of Austin and Field of Dreams (FOD) as practice and game sites.
Hill Country Indoor Sports & Fitness
DJCT and Hill Country Indoor (HCI) Sports and Fitness, a brand-new 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports and fitness facility in Bee Cave, TX, have reached an agreement that will have DJCT run its Under-8 to Under-10 Jr Academy program exclusively out of the first-of-its kind facility in West Austin starting in the Fall 2017.
HCI, which will have their grand opening during the summer of 2017, has an indoor turf field (185' by 85') that all DJCT players born in 2010, 2009 and 2008 (Under-8 to Under-10) will use for team practices at the indoor facility. The partnership will ensure that DJCT does not lose practice sessions due to rainouts and will allow parents to take advantage of the many amenities that HCI has to offer during their child's practice.* Starting in May, HCI will be scheduling tours of the facility. DJCT members will be eligible for discounted gym memberships as part of the agreement.