Need to Know – August 19-25

UDFC wins BOTH Men’s and Women’s Premiership Provincial Titles

UDFC is going to Club NATIONALS!!

Congratulations to both the UDFC Men’s and Women’s teams who will be heading to Senior Club Nationals in St. John’s, Nfld, on Thanksgiving weekend in October. This is an incredible accomplishment and we couldn’t be more proud of our teams.
The women won 1-0 on a goal scored by UDFC player and coach, Megan Earle. The Men won in penalty shots after 30 minutes of intense overtime play.
Both the men’s and women’s team have ties to UDFC programs and teams at all levels as volunteer and staff coaches. We are so proud of these players and coaches for their hard work and dedication to soccer and to our club.
There will be fundraising opportunities taking place as we pull together as a club to send our TWO premiership teams to Nationals. Show your support by participating in the events or donating. Cash donations can be made at the office or credit cards donations can be made in person or by calling 902-404-8332. Keep an eye on social media and Need to Know for upcoming fundraisers. Let’s pull together and send these teams to Nationals!!

Jersey Return- IMPORTANT

Mini players (U4-U8 community) – You may keep your Tim Horton’s jerseys
ALL OTHER PLAYERS – PLEASE, Please, 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.

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

Cole Harbour Harvest Festival Parade – September 7

UDFC will be participating in the 2019 Cole Harbour Festival Parade on Saturday, September 7. All members and their families are welcome to walk with us in the parade. Wear UDFC clothing and good sneakers and meet us in the parking lot at Pope John Paul XXIII church on Colby Drive at 9:15 am. Parade starts at 10 am from the church and ends at Cole Harbour Place. Contact anupamav@udfc.ca for details or if you want to help decorate the “float”.

Summer Skills are done for this season

Summer skills at Mic Mac Field are completed for the 2019 summer season. These skills were an excellent opportunity for our Youth players to develop technical skills with our very talented technical staff. Look for the skill session schedule in the future and make every effort to attend!

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.

Halifax Wanderers Tickets

UDFC has 20 tickets for each remaining Halifax Wanderers Game that we will sell to our members at a cost of $20 each. To put your name on a list to purchase these tickets please fill out this form. Fill out a different form for each game you want. You will only be contacted if your name is next on the list to purchase tickets. First come basis.

UDFC Wanderers Tickets Request Form: https://forms.gle/S4f5chjuWiy6j18N8

September 2 – Monday 2:00 pm vs. FC Edmonton (only 10 tickets left)

September 18 – Wednesday 7:00 pm vs. Forge FC

September 21 – Saturday 2:00 pm vs. Valour FC

September 28 – Saturday 2:00 pm vs. FC Edmonton

October 9 – Wednesday 7:00 pm Pacific FC

 

UDFC Custom Track Suits, Adidas Backpacks and Bucket Hats are In!!

UDFC now has our own custom tracksuit! We also have the perfect back to school backpacks and hats.  Click here for prices and photos of UDFC’s clothing and swag.

UDFC Year End Dance

The second annual UDFC year end dance was a lot of fun. Special thanks to the Eastern Passage Lions Club for donating their beautiful and spacious facility at an amazing price. Special thanks to our favourite DJ, club volunteer coach Guy Hermanson (AKA the DJ Guy) for providing great music and games for the second year in a row. Thank you to Madison and her team for organizing another awesome UDFC event.

Soccer by the Sea

Soccer by the Sea was a great success. Congratulations to Madison Campbell and her staff of amazing volunteers for giving our Community and Mini teams a fun end-of-season event!

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
  • a Sponsorship Recruiter
  • 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. Join the UDFC team!!

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

New to Us! New to You!

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

We have a few sets of old club jerseys we would like to donate. If you know of a school or organization looking for a gently used set of jerseys, please contact Deb at the office to arrange pick up.

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:

  • Week 6 – August 19th – August 23rd – Soccer Camp -FINAL Week – 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