UDFC Need to Know – Dec 1-8

UDFC decorates for the holidays!

We are looking for donations of blue and green decorations to decorate our office and tree. Drop any lights, ornaments or decorations to the office to help us get into the Holiday Spirit.

December Office Hours

The UDFC office will be closed at various dates in December. Always check the office hours to ensure the office is open before coming in. The last Saturday we are open until March 1st is Saturday, December 21.  Office Hours Link

AGM

UDFC  celebrated its first full fiscal year with the 2019 AGM on December 1st. Reports will be posted online in the coming weeks. The board took time to thank our past serving board members who have stepped down after a year or two of service. All of these members were part of the original board who built UDFC and we are all very grateful for their service and dedication to make our club special.

  • Stephen Carr – 2018-19
  • Fernando Lucas – 2018-19
  • Craig Sears – 2018-19
  • Anupama Vicars – 2018
  • John Zorychta – 2018
  • Chris Peters – 2018

UDFC is excited to welcome three new members to the board. All three bring extensive backgrounds in project management, finance and business.

  • Philip Love – Treasurer
  • Kim Wallace – Member at Large
  • Jane Matthews – Member at Large

Click HERE to see the full board listing and contact information.

UDFC U12 team collecting items for Adsum House

On December 20th, the UDFC Whitecaps U12 Boys team (Jeff Aucoin) has arranged to have a little inner-squad tournament on their last December practice to celebrate the holidays and raise awareness for Adsum House. This event was initiated by a player on the team and the team is gathering supplies for Adsum house as part of their event. UDFC is so proud of their community spirit and initiative that we would like to ask interested members to also donate items to Adsum House.

Adsum House is a safe place and support to women and families who are homeless and without resources.

The team is collecting:

  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • lotion
  • toothpaste 
  • toothbrush
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • PJ’s for women
  • PJ’s for kids

Drop off any items to the UDFC office before December 20th and Zach will present the items to the boys team at their event on Dec 20th.

If your team is doing something special, please send a photo and caption to katies@udfc.ca or share on social media and tag @UnitedDFC .

Meet Two of our Halifax Wanderers in Dartmouth

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On Saturday December 7th Christian Oxner and Scott Firth will be at the Steele Volkswagen (696 Windmill Road) from 10AM – 1PM for a meet and greet session. Both play for the Halifax Wanderers Professional Soccer Team.
There will be autographs and prizing and Coach Hart will be there for a bit as well. All UDFC members (as well as the general public) are invited to attend!
Here is a link to the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365627930899139/

Toy Drive

Thank you to all of our members who donated toys for the UDFC Toy Drive. Thanks to Gloria Mannette for organizing this important and successful initiative!! Well done, Gloria!

Club Conversations with UDFC President, Rob Gillis- FINAL NIGHT Monday December 16

Do you have questions about United DFC?  Do you have ideas that will improve the club for all its members?  Are you interested in getting involved?  Are you wondering what our plans are for the short and long term?  If you are, please mark your calendar for the dates.  You can come as a player, team, parent, coach or manager and talk with our club’s President, Rob Gillis.    Location:  United DFC Office from 7:40 – 9 pm

  • Monday, December 16, 2019.

UDFC Clothing for sale

UDFC clothing makes a perfect gift for UDFC players and fans. Watch need to know and social media over the next month for bundles, specials and limited time clothing offers.

Article of the Week for Parents

Each week UDFC will include an article taken from the Working With Parents In Sport website.  Remember as a member of UDFC, you have unlimited access to the website.  See below information on how to access.
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 you will need to follow the registration process.
4.  As a user when you click in the member’s area, you will be able to find all of the amazing content in coaches’ corner, parent zone and the high performance area.

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • December 7th Wanderers Meet and Greet with Christian Oxner and Scott Firth Steele Volkswagen (696 Windmill Road)  10AM – 1PM
  • December 16 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 29th – Last day to drop off Adsum House supplies at office
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until March 1st.
  • February 2020- Summer registration potentially opens
  • February 22 – UDFC goes to the Mooseheads Game