Welcome to the new digital home of the United Futures Lottery and the Elite 50/50 Matchday Draw


United fans have given great support to Youth Development at the Club for many years through the Lottery and the 50/50 Draw. Your backing is even more important now as Our Academy strives to uphold its newly earned Elite status in the extremely challenging context of COVID-19 restrictions. In response to this difficult time, we have given the 50/50 Draw a new digital home allowing you to play your vital part in supporting Our Academy on all matchdays, home and away, even if you can`t get to the match.
You can buy 50/50 tickets RIGHT NOW and the first Draw will take place on Saturday 11 July at the usual half-time of 3.45pm. The draw will take place every Saturday until DUFC first team fixtures resume, and entrants will be emailed the results directly. Further to that, the draw will take place at halftime whenever and wherever the first team are in action.
To mark the occasion of the launch, the United Futures Lottery is offering an extra two incentives for its draw on Friday 10th July.  Not only will the jackpot of £2000 be a "must be won", but there will also be a bonus prize of an Adult season ticket for 20/21 (or a credit for 21/22), so NOW is the time to double up your support  by signing up for the Lottery as well.
It has also been decided to donate 10% of the proceeds to the Club`s charity, D.U.C.T, to provide financial assistance for them supporting the local community during the current Covid 19 pandemic. Please play your part in supporting Our Academy and local community by taking part in this new on-line version of the traditional half-time draw at Tannadice.



The Lottery is drawn every Friday at noon

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The Next draw is on 18 July 2020 at 3:45 PM

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A Message from Andy Goldie, Academy Director

Andy GoldieThank you to all our fans who continue to support Our Academy through the purchase of a DUDA Lottery or 50/50 Matchday Ticket. For every ticket sold, DUDA donate money back into Our Academy which allows us to offer our best young talent opportunities to test themselves against the best players in Europe.
We have made no secret that we want to return long term sustainable success back to Dundee United Football Club by developing a new generation of players that we can all relate to and celebrate with in years to come. By providing them with opportunities to compete against Europe’s elite we offer them experiences that will not only last with them forever but also challenges that only help enhance their learning and development.
The support DUDA have offered Our Academy in providing these opportunities has been fantastic and the introduction of the new "Elite 50/50 Matchday Draw" will allow us to continue to grow our Additional Games Programme, accelerate the development of our very best young talent and put Dundee United Football Club firmly back on the map as one of Europe’s best clubs for developing young players.



DUDA Supports DUCT Community COVID 19 Recovery Initiatives

DUCT LogoJamie Kirk, Chief Executive for the Community Trust commented “We are absolutely delighted that 10% of the profits of the 50/50 draw is being donated to the Community Trust to help us to support the community. So far we have helped hand out packed lunches to people in our local community and provided weekly activity workbooks and video challenges to try and help keep people engaged. There is so much more we want to do and supporting the 50/50 is a great way to help us achieve that.”



Academy Awards 2019

Academy Awards 2019


This illustrated souvenir brochure was presented to all Academy players and parents as a memento to mark the occasion of the inaugural Academy Awards Ceremony (for the 2019 season) held in January 2020 in the Bonar Hall, Dundee.  It was organised and sponsored by the Dundee United Youth Development Board in conjunction with Academy and DUFC staff and was attended by senior DUFC officials and notable former players.  The event received wide acclaim from all attending.


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