UDFC Need to Know Information Update

June 3- June 9, 2019

United DFC wins prestigious Sport NS Award

On June 1, UDFC was awarded the very prestigious Community Sport Organization by Sport NS at the Support 4 Sport gala. Club president, Rob Gillis, accepted the award on behalf of all members in front of 600 of the most successful athletes, coaches and volunteers in Nova Scotia. Each Provincial Sport Organization (Soccer NS) selects one club from their membership and submits that club for consideration. From those nominations, the committee selects the Community Sport Organization of the Year. United DFC is extremely proud to share the honour with Annapolis County Athletics. Congratulations to all members. #United

UDFC Spirit Days- Every Wednesday in June

On Wednesdays in June wear your UDFC clothes to school and work. Let’s show our community our #UDFCsprit. Send photos to needtoknow@udfc.ca and they will be posted on the UDFC Spirit webpage and in our social media or share yourself on your favourite platform and tag UnitedDFC.

Looking for coaches

UDFC is looking for volunteer coaches at the mini level and U18 community boys level. Please email dos@udfc.ca if you are considering coaching. Please encourage your friends, co-workers and older children to coach. UDFC values all volunteers. We have many coaches who aren’t parents and welcome anyone willing to give their time and make a difference. UDFC works hard to support its coaches and volunteers. It is a lot of fun coaching the mini program.

Soccer NS #Why I play Contest

Soccer Nova Scotia wants to know why you play soccer! Submit a video for a chance to win a $400 shopping spree at SoccerX or a soccer pizza party at BMOSC.

How to enter contest:

1) Shoot a video telling or showing us why you play soccer!
2) Post your video to social media (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook), use the hashtag #WhyiPlay and tag Soccer Nova Scotia and your soccer club!   Click here for details.

How do I know if the fields are closed?

Check the field condition website at https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/facilities-fields/field-conditions
If you are supposed to play on a grass field in HRM and the sport fields are closed – then your game or practice is cancelled. Artificial turf or “all weather fields” rarely close so expect that practices and games on turf will be on even when raining and cold unless the coach cancels.

Online Camp Registration is open.

Check HERE for information for any of our week-long summer camps. Cost $150. Locations in Dartmouth and Cole Harbour. Schedule posted here. https://udfc.ca/register/

UDFC Jerseys and Jersey Deposits

UDFC game jerseys will be handed out by your team coach, please have your post dated cheques ready, (if you have not paid online) to receive your jersey.

If you do not have a cheque ready you will be asked to return your jersey to your coach at the end of the game. Coaches will not be responsible for washing jerseys in between games.

Jersey kits have been created based on the jersey sizes requested during registration. Numbers have been assigned to players to accommodate jersey size requests. If sizes are incorrect please come into the office to swap your size. Numbers will not be changed.

UDFC Premier Teams Update:

Click here for the full schedule.

  • Premier Mens’ score from June 2, UDFC 3  Dunbrack 1

Mens’ next game, Wednesday June 5th vs Halifax County at 8pm mainland north and Sunday June 9th at 3pm vs city at Harbour East

  • Premier Womens’ score from Sunday, June 2- UDFC 3   Suburban  0

Womens’ next game – Wednesday vs Valley and June 9th vs Halifax County 1pm Mainland North

Congratulations to:

U17 AAA players, Darian Slawter and Ben Bruce with the Honorable Arthur J Leblanc receiving the Respectful Student Award.

Congratulations to all UDFC players who competed well in the local, regional and provincial track and field events this spring.
Congratulations to all UDFC players who will received academic, leadership and citizenship awards this month. Share with us on social media by tagging us at @UnitedDFC or email needtoknow@udfc.ca . We are proud of your effort and accomplishments.

Did you know?

Baker Tilly is a Silver Partner with United DFC. Most of the furniture in our office was generously donated by Baker Tilly. Take a look next time you are in the office! United DFC  is excited to co-host a community clean up with Baker Tilly which will take place later this season. Details to follow.

Summer Registration

Registration for all senior, community, skills centre and mini-programs are open. Performance programs are closed. Programs and teams are closing daily. Spots are very limited. The season is starting next week or has already started. Register ASAP to avoid disappointment. Please check the website for further information.

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UnitedDFC.

Help us celebrate – tweet on social media when great things happen to UDFC players and families. Email needtoknow@udfc.ca for anything you think should be communicated in Need To Know. Deadline is Sunday at noon each week.

Summary of Important Dates:

  • Ongoing in person registration – in office and online
  • Week of June 3 Mini Programs begin at all 4 mini fields.
  • Week of June 3 U10 Community program begins this week
  • Wednesdays in June – UDFC Spirit days – wear your UDFC clothes to school and work #UDFCspirit
  • June 15 – UDFC U8 Jamboree (raindate: June 16)
  • Aug 17/18 Soccer by the Sea Year End Jamboree for U10C, 12C and mini teams