Adam Caldwell and Bryan Clark are lifelong friends who decided to mark their 40th birthdays with a visit to hospitality in The Captain’s Lounge. They had a great day, were made to feel really welcome and agreed to do it again sometime in the future. Then the opportunity came up to bid for Boardroom Hospitality (for the Dundee v Hamilton game on February 11) at the Capital Dark Blues' Burns Supper auction in January.
Living and working in Edinburgh now means Adam doesn’t make it to as many games as he’d like to and he saw this as being a way of supporting the club financially, whilst at the same time making the arrangements for the return visit to Dens they had planned. Adam was more than happy when he realised he had made a successful bid and had been looking forward to it ever since.
Adam told us "The day itself was a great experience even though the team couldn’t manage a victory. It was amazing to step through the door into the Boardroom and to look at all the memorabilia and history on the walls. It was also great to chat to the Board members and they all took time to make Bryan and I feel extremely welcome."
Scott Glenday was delighted to welcome Adam and Bryan as his guests in the Boardroom. Scott said "Adam and Bryan were excellent company and I’m delighted to hear that they enjoyed their day despite us dropping points at home. A win would have been the icing on the cake for them but it just wasn’t to be. I’d like to thank them for the generous donation they made to the Club via the Capital Dark Blues Auction.
"The lads in Edinburgh have done extremely well over the years keeping their Supporters' Club going, travelling to games together and generating valuable additional income for the Football Club. Dave Ellis, Graeme Cook and the rest of their members are a credit to themselves and Dundee FC. I remember during the URE DUNDEE campaign picking up a cheque from them for £2,500 at Edinburgh Castle, they have invested a healthy sum in the Football Club over the years and hold a 1% shareholding – for all their efforts I’d like to personally thank them - they have done fantastically well."