UDFC Need to Know- August 12-19

This has been an exciting week for UDFC with many teams in the Wagner Tournament, a U8 Jamboree and two teams in the Nova Scotia Cup Finals. The next two weeks will also be exciting with Soccer by the Sea, our year end dance and teams and programs wrapping up for the season.
Each  season we learn new lessons and continue to work hard behind the scenes  to improve our programs and services. Thanks to everyone on and off of the field for making UDFC’s second summer season another success.

Jersey Return

Mini players (U4-U8 community) – You may keep your Tim Hortons jerseys
ALL OTHER PLAYERS – PLEASE ensure that you return your jersey(s) to your coach or manager on the last night you are at soccer. If you are going on vacation, leave it with the coach/ manager before you leave.
If your jersey has a UDFC crest on the chest and a number on the back then it MUST be returned. This includes ALL navy/ green jerseys, green alternates and U10/12 community jerseys (various colours).
Thank you.

Soccer by the Sea Schedule 

Volunteer Appreciation:

As the season winds down, please take the time to shake the hand of and say thank you to the volunteers and staff who make your child’s soccer experience possible. UDFC is a great club because of our great volunteers. (Coaches, Managers, Club Volunteers and staff)

UDFC partner, Accel Physiotherapy, is proud to present the UDFC Volunteer Appreciation Night for coaches, managers and their families. Please mark the event on your calendar. September 19, 2019 – 6 pm Location TBA

Winter Soccer Registration 

Registration for winter soccer will open late August/ Early September. Check the website and watch your email! We offer winter soccer for mini, community, performance and senior!

Parent Information Sessions

Soccer Nova Scotia is making some changes to winter programs in Nova Scotia and at UDFC we are always trying to improve our programs. Keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming parent meetings around program changes/ enhancements for various age groups.

Summer Camps are wrapping up!

We are into our final  weeks of camp. We are still accepting registrations for our final week. Camps have been amazing.

  • Week 6 – August 19th – August 23rd – Soccer Camp -Week 6 – Dartmouth High/ Dartmouth Sportsplex

UDFC CustomTrack Suits are In!!

UDFC now have our own custom tracksuit! They have arrived at the office in all sizes for the family!

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  • Youth Jacket – $60
  • Women’s Pant – $65
  • Women’s Jacket – $75
  • Men’s Pant – $65
  • Men’s Jacket – $75
  • Custom UDFC Soccer ball – $20

Bucket Hats are back in stock! $15 Get yours before we sell out again!

Screen-Shot-2018-08-17-at-10.17.55-AMUDFC Year End Dance – Friday, August 16.

Check here for details.

Looking for UDFC Volunteers:

We are looking for:

  • Volunteers who wish to form the first ever UDFC Spirit Committee
  • Many volunteers to help with full office inventory on Thursday, August 22
  • an Actuarial/ Statistician that would like to review member surveys from season to season and year to hear and provide summary update for board and members
  • a Sponsorship Recruiter
  • Soccer by the Sea volunteers – Saturday, August 17 – email madisonc@udfc.ca
  • Volunteers to help with the UDFC water station at Maritime Race Weekend- September 14 email michellem@udfc.ca
  • Members to join our social media team

Email susans@udfc.ca for more details or if you are interested in taking the lead or helping out with any of these events/ committees/ positions. Joint the UDFC team!!

UDFC Premier Teams Update:

Both UDFC Senior AAA teams in Men and Womens SEMI FINALS THIS WEEK!!  

Semi Finals – Thursday night, August 15, 2019 @ Mainland North (behind SNS in Clayton Park) Free Admission

6:30pm: UDFC Premiership AAA Men (NSSL 1st Place) vs. Valley United Premiership AAA Men (NSSL 4th Place)

8:30pm: UDFC Premiership AAA Women (NSSL 3rd Place) vs. Valley United Premiership AAA Women (NSSL 2nd Place)


NSSL Premiership Men’s & Women’s Finals @ Wanderers Grounds on Saturday August 17, 2019 (3pm Women, 5:30pm Men). Tickets $15 Adult, $10 Youth

Featuring the winners from Thursday’s Semi-Finals games.

Where: Wanderers Grounds, Halifax
When: Saturday August 17. 2019
Women 3:00 pm,  Men 5:30 pm

Tickets for the doubleheader are general admission and are priced at $ 15 for adults, with youth tickets (12 and under) priced at $ 10. Prices include taxes but are subject to an online service fee. Tickets are available online now at  www.tickethalifax.com/go/NSSL-Finals

NS Cup Update:

Congratulations to the 2 teams who won the pizza party for the highest attendance at each game – U15 AAA game – Under 8 girls Skills Center, U17 AAA boys- U12 Prospect girls

Click Here to see photo highlights and videos from the NS cup. It was a fun event.

Congratulations to Jeff Aucoin’s U15 AAA girls for winning Silver in the NS Cup Championships last weekend!

UDFC U15 AAA girls 2019

Silver medalists in the 2019 NS Cup

Congratulations to Mesut Mert’s U17 AAA boys for winning Silver in the NS Cup Championships last weekend!

UDFC U17 AAA Silver Medalists 2019 NS Cup

Silver medalists in the 2019 NS Cup

Congratulations to our UDFC teams!

Congratulations to our U18A girls team for winning gold at the Eastern Eagles PEI tournament two weeks ago in an exciting shoot out!


Congratulations to the UDFC U13A girls who won Gold in the Wagner Tournament AND gold in the Gunn Bauldersson Tournament!

 

Congratulations to the Under UDFC U18A Boys who won Bronze in the Wager Tournament

Introducing “Striker” 

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Meet hanging out with other UDFC fans

Keep your eyes out for Striker at the fields and events. Striker made a surprise appearance at the NS Cup games on the weekend and may show up when you least expect it. Striker is happy to pose for photos and give high fives. Striker is UDFC’s biggest Fan. Go UDFC!!

Halifax Wanderers Youth Events (Click for more information)

2019 HFX Wanderers Youth Skills Camp- August 21st-25th

Halifax Wanderers – Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup- September 7th & 8th

Check this out:

Check out this 1 minute video from Working Parents in Sport: 10 tips for sport parents.

Check out the multitude of free resources for our members on the Working with Parents in Sport website (WWPIS). Check your email for a email from UDFC called “United DFC Partner with Soccer NS to bring your Working with Parents in Sport” with details on how to to join the WWPIS site for free.

New to Us! New to You!

The UDFC office is looking for a donation of a gently used toaster oven

Email needtoknow@udfc.ca and media@udfc.ca to share wonderful news with the club!

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:

  • August 16- UDFC Year-End Dance
  • August 17- NSSL Senior Finals – Women’s 3:00, Men’s 5:30 – Wanderers Grounds
  • Aug 17/18 Soccer by the Sea Year End Jamboree for U10C, 12C and mini teams – schedule
  • Week 6 – August 19th – August 23rd – Soccer Camp -Week 6 – Dartmouth High
  • August 21-25 HFX Wanderers FC Youth Skills Camp
  • August 21 – Last day for U5/U5/U8 Mon/Wed Minis
  • August 22- Last day for U5/U6/U8 Tues/ Thurs Minis
  • August 22 – UDFC office inventory – volunteers needed
  • August 25 – U3/U4 Sunday minis last night
  • Late August/ Early September – Winter program registration opens
  • September 7- UDFC in the Cole Harbour Harvest Festival Parade
  • September 7th & 8th-  2019 Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup (Halifax Wanderers)
  • September 14- UDFC water stop at the Maritime Race Weekend
  • September 19- Accel Physiotherapy Volunteer Appreciation Event