Four (4) Dartmouth Area Soccer Clubs Merge to Create One UNITED Club
As Many As Possible… For As Long As Possible… In The Best Environment Possible.
Four (4) prominent soccer clubs of the Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Eastern Passage areas have merged under a new identity – United DFC. United DFC is a result of the Cole Harbour Soccer, Dartmouth Football, Dartmouth United Soccer and the Eastern Passage Soccer Clubs’ vision to create a club greater than any single club as they currently exist. “We’ve come together to create an environment of collaboration, sharing and innovation to improve all levels of soccer and organization.” says Interim President, Robert Gillis. “The merging will offer the players, the coaches, the staff, the volunteers, the families and the communities an enhanced soccer experience to keep players playing Soccer For Life”.
The originating clubs have had a long history providing soccer programs in their communities and the new United DFC will continue to provide a level of service that the players, families and communities have grown to know, value and expect. “We want to maintain a strong grassroots focused program for the learning, development and enjoyment of this beautiful game by all players, while at the same time supporting the aspirations of all players to develop to their highest potential.”
United DFC will provide players with the opportunity to play soccer from age 3 to senior at both the community and performance levels beginning this Summer 2018. Coaching and volunteer development is a priority and the club is taking great care to implement the best practices from the member clubs and from across the country as they build United DFC’s programs and policies. Their website (www.udfc.ca) and twitter handle (@UnitedDFC) is now live and will be populated as more details about programs become available. Summer 2018 Registration will open February 12.
“It is really exciting to be part of the evolution of United DFC. We have passionate volunteers who are working hard to ensure that we build a soccer club that provides the right environment where all players can play at the right level for their talent and motivation.” says Mr. Gillis.
The club logo, designed by soccer parent/graphic designer Brad Smith, is modern & clean with an aquatic splash, given Dartmouth’s reputation as the “City of Lakes.” The United DFC Logo and colours will make their official public debut at the Halifax Mooseheads game Friday, February 16th where club members and executive will be attending the game wearing their new United DFC shirts.
“All 4 One – We are UNITED”
United DFC (Soccer Club)