Need to Know – UDFC Information Update July 1- July 7

United DFC Family Fun Run – Friday, July 26

RSVP your Attendance! HERE

Baker Tilly and Hyper Amusements Rentals are pleased to present the 2nd Annual United DFC Family Fun Run. Join UDFC families for a 3km flat scenic route that runs along the beautiful shore of Russel Lake. No matter if you are an experienced runner or prefer a casual walk, this is the route for you! All ages welcome.

There is no cost for UDFC family and friends to attend this award winning event. A fundraising BBQ will be on site and Run T-Shirts will be available for sale at the event.

Assemble at Portland Hills Elementary School Field @ 6:15. Race start @ 6:30pm

Stay and play after the race for a post-race party including soccer games, bouncy castles, tug of war and much more!

UDFC 50/50 – Draw Date July 31

The UDFC online 50/50 is up and running. Members receive $0.41 for every dollar they sell with the 50/50 winner getting $0.48 for every ticket sold. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for your household to use on future UDFC registrations and UDFC clothing. Participation is completely voluntary for interested families. The draw will take place on July 31. See here for more information.

We hope you have all now received the second email from Experience Funding with the user-friendly attachment.

If you have multiple player registrants in the club you can use all email links or choose one. All funds raised will be “banked” under your Household account. You can also use your social media accounts to widen your area, the links can be reposted to any of your social media accounts. Happy Fundraising

Working With Parents in Sport – WWPIS

Through Soccer NS, United DFC is pleased to offer resources to our parents to help them become the best sport parents they can be. To access these free resources, please follow the instructions below. An email was also sent all families from UDFC.
1.  Click on the link below
https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/shop-2/2.  Select Parents in Sport Members Area to the basket.3.  Add the code UNIDFC19 – this will ZERO out the price and then follow the registration process.4.  When Users click in the members area, they will be able to find all of the amazing content in coaches corner, parent zone and the high performance area.Parents and coaches are also encouraged to follow on Facebook @wwpis and on Twitter @_wwpis where there are regular updates along with daily content.

UDFC Mini Jamboree- July 20

On Saturday, July 20th, we will be holding our first Mini fun day of the summer at the Portland Estates Elementary school. This Jamboree will be an exciting opportunity for children to play games or scrimmages against UDFC teams, and teams from other clubs. All UDFC teams will be entered into the tournament for free! The schedule will be broken up by age group, starting with U3-U4s playing soccer-themed games in the morning, followed by U5s playing a mix of soccer themed-games and scrimmages around noon, and U6-U8s playing scrimmages in the afternoon. Specific game times and schedules will be released once registration is closed. In addition to games and scrimmages, there will be a canteen and various fun activities to enjoy at the field!

The rain date for the Mini Jamboree will be Sunday July 21st, following the same schedule as Saturday.

Mini families, please let your coach know if you are interested in participating in this tournament at your next practice! If there are not enough players interested from your group to make a team, we will combine individuals with players from other teams. We are looking for confirmation from teams by Friday, July 12th.

Finally, if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Anthony, at anthonysm@udfc.ca. Volunteers of all ages welcome!

Women’s World Cup Update

Canada has been knocked out of the 2019 Womens World Cup. We are down to the final four – USA, England, Sweden and Netherlands. Who will bring home gold? Share photos from your World Cup viewing parties!! @UnitedDFC #WorldCupFever

Men’s National Team playing in CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament

Our Men’s National team lost in the quarterfinals and are knocked out of this tournament.

UDFC Premier Teams Update:

Mens – The UDFC AAA Premier Men’s team is currently in first place.

Women- The UDFC AAA Premier Women’s team is currently in third place.

Click here for the full schedule and standings.

Did you know?

The main referee of the Wednesday, July 3 Womens World Cup Semi Final was from Nova Scotia!!! Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, 36, of Halifax was selected to be the head referee of this game based on her performance in earlier world cup games. She is the only Nova Scotia woman authorized by FIFA to referee that level of soccer, and one of three Canadian women who were officiating at the Womens World Cup. She was also awarded the 2019 Support for Sport Official of the Year Award and has refereed a Halifax Wanderers Soccer game. She is an outstanding role model for all referees and women. Congratulations, Marie-Soleil.

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Summary of Important Dates:

  • July 8th – July 12th – Soccer Camp – Week 1 Cole Harbour
  • July 15th – July 19th – Soccer Camp – Week 2 -Dartmouth High
  • Monday, July 15 – Eastlink TV Game – UDFC U15 AAA girls vs Suburban FC  6:30 pm Kick off
  • Saturday, July 20- UDFC Mini Jamboree/ Fun Day
  • July 22nd – July 26th – Soccer Camp -Week 3 – Cole Harbour
  • Friday, July 26th – Baker Tilly and Hyper Amusement Rentals present the UDFC Family Fun Run
  • Monday, July 29 – Eastlink TV Game – UDFC Premier Senior Men vs Valley 6:30 pm Kick off – Mainland Commons, Halifax
  • July 31 – UDFC 50/50 ticket sales end – Winner Drawn
  • August 5th – August 9th – Soccer Camp -Week 4- Dartmouth High
  • Week 5 – August 12th – August 16th – Soccer Camp -Week 5 -Cole Harbour
  • Week 6 – August 19th – August 23rd – Soccer Camp -Week 6 – Dartmouth High
  • Aug 17/18 Soccer by the Sea Year End Jamboree for U10C, 12C and mini teams