United DFC Soccer Club

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Summer Registration Open!


To get started, please visit our PROGRAMS section.


Important: United DFC are excited to be using a new registration system provided by Demosphere. As this is a new system, a new account will need to be created. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@udfc.ca.


About United DFC:
Former soccer clubs Cole Harbour, Dartmouth United, DFC and Eastern Passage have merged into our new club. Follow us on Twitter @uniteddfc or Facebook to keep up to date. Email info@udfc.ca with any questions.

Mix 96.5 – Coats for a Cause – UPDATE!!

Our coats for a Cause was a great success!

UDFC collected more than 100 coats to donate for the Mix 96.5 Coats for a Cause!

Thank you to everyone who donated, you have made a huge difference in someone’s life and made this cold winter a little warmer.

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As our friends at Mix 96.5 say, the season of giving never stops!

We would like to invite all of our United DFC family, along with friends, to help us support a great, local cause.

By supporting Coats for a Cause with Mix 96-5, we can help so many more people stay warm this winter.

All coats will go to Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank to help those in need this winter. And for every coat turned in, Casino Nova Scotia will donate $5 per coat, up to a max of $5000!

Donate your old winter coat, or pick up a new one! Winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks are also great ideas that would not be turned away!

Coats can be dropped off from now until Friday, Jan 25th at the United DFC office

All donations collected will be brought to the live Coats for a Cause event on Saturday, January 26th from 10 am to 3 pm at Mic Mac Mall.

Let’s help Mix 96.5 keep the season of giving going.  We thank you!

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UDFC Office Hours Saturday Dec 15

The UDFC office will be closed today at 11:00am.

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We will reopen Monday morning at 11:00am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

U7-U11 Skill Centres & U12-U17 Placements Information

The summer season has almost come to an end, but you won’t be missing soccer for long!

Online and in-person registration information, as well as placement schedules, will be available to you soon.  Please keep an eye on our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) so you don’t miss out on any announcements.

U7-U11 Skill Centres (birth year 2008-2012)

United DFC is excited to announce we will be following Canada Soccer and Soccer Nova Scotia’s lead by implementing Skill Centres, starting with the winter season 2018/2019!

This upcoming season, there will be no placements, no set teams, no more being selections. There will be FUN and DEVELOPMENT!

Watch the following video for an explanation of Skill Centres:

Click here to find out what our Director of Soccer and Technical Directors have to say about Skill Centres!

There will be a Parent Information Session on Skill Centres, on 2 separate dates.  The SAME presentation will be shared at each session.  Both sessions will be held at the Woodlawn Library (beside Portland St. Superstore).

Please choose the date that works best for you:

Tuesday, August 28th – 6:00pm 

Wednesday, September 5th – 6:00pm

To help us better prepare, please use the following link to submit any questions you would like to have answered at the session.  We will do our best to have the answer(s) for you!

Submit your Skill Centres questions here!

U12-U17 Performance (birth year 2002-2007):

There will be a Parent Information Session on Placements, on 2 separate dates.  The SAME presentation will be shared at each session.  Both sessions will be held at the Woodlawn Library (beside Portland St. Superstore).

Please choose the session that works best for you:

Tuesday, August 28th – 8:00pm

Wednesday, September 5th – 8:00pm

To help us better prepare, please use the following link to submit any questions you would like to have answered at the session.  We will do our best to have the answer(s) for you!

Submit your Placements questions here!

Soccer by the Sea Schedule!

U12:U10 SBTS Sched

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UPDATE – Picnic is cancelled

 

UPDATE – Today’s Picnic is cancelled!

Fun Run – Friday, July 20th, 6pm-8pm


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!

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

Multiple volunteers and staff will be on the route excited to greet you and keep you going in the right direction.

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Description: Start at Portland Estates Elementary School Field at the entrance of the Portland Lakes Trails. Staying on the main path, run past basketball courts to Portland Estates Blvd. Cross the road at the marked crosswalk and continue straight onto the path. Stay on the main path until you reach the sidewalk of Eisner Blvd. Turn right towards Superstore and cross the street at the marked crosswalk. Continue straight on to the trail. Turn left before the bridge (marked by a volunteer). Follow path by the lake until you reach Eisner Blvd. Cross the street at the marked crosswalk and return on the same route back to Portland Estates Elementary School.

Post-Run Party!

Stay and play after the race for a fundraiser BBQ, soccer tournament night, tug of war and much more!

Confirm your sport by filling out the online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/nzwW4oQmR51CVShU2

Family Picnic – Saturday, July 21st


Join us for a club picnic from 10am-12:30pm @ Portland Hills Elementary School Field. Bring a lunch or enjoy our BBQ fundraiser. Stay and play parachute, soccer and even design your own cookie! Fun for the whole family!

Confirm your sport by filling out the online registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/aaV6nmxMtKptA2Th2

Premier Team Double Header – Sunday, July 22nd


Come out to support our Premiership Men & Women teams.

  • Women kick off at 1pm @ Harbour East Field 2
  • Men kick off at 3pm @ Harbour East Field 2

Poster making station, 50/50 draw, best fan award & BBQ! Wear your UDFC gear!

 

Come Try Soccer!

  • Are you looking for a new opportunity to be physically active?
  • Do you want to meet new friends and be part of a team?
  • Have you thought about joining soccer, but want to try it out first?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we have the event for you!

United DFC is excited to announce a fun filled hour of soccer with our top-notch Technical Staff and Coaches! Open to youth ages 4-16! FREE! Bring a friend, or ten!

Date: Sunday, April 14th
Place: 361 John Savage Ave., Burnside (Newbridge Academy indoor turf facility)
Time: 9-10 am, Ages 4-7 (born 2012-2015)
Time: 10-11 am, Ages 8-10 (born 2009-2011)
Time: 11-12 noon, Ages 11 and up (born 2008 and earlier)

Click HERE to sign up for the free event.

For more information, please contact info@udfc.ca or call (902) 433-3872.

UDFC Need to Know – August 26- September 1

Congratulations to our UDFC teams in Provincials this weekend!

Congratulations to our United DFC U13AA girls who are bringing home a BRONZE medal from provincials this past weekend. This team is coached by Katie Aucoin, Lauren Windsor and Katie Heckman.

Congratulations to our United DFC U15 AA girls who won GOLD at the provincials this weekend. This team is coached by Mark Harnish and John Macpherson.

Congratulations to the UDFC Under 18 A girls coached by Deryck Richardson and Mark Hinam for capturing a FIFTH place finish at provincials held in Truro this past weekend.

Congratulations to our teams who had a great season and just missed out on provincials by a few points.

Good luck to our UDFC teams competing in provincials on the upcoming Labour day weekend:

  • UDFC U13A girls – coached by John Mcpherson, Doug Pickrem, Fernando Amaral & Sean Francois (hosting provincials on CH turf)
  •  UDFC U15A girls- Team Navy – coached by Scott Collens and Greg Bonnell (in Truro)
  • UDFC U15A boys– coached by John Zorychta and Scott Chouinard (hosting provincials on CH turf)

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.
We prefer that teams return the jerseys in sets, but if you have not returned your jersey and the team has finished for the season, please return the jersey(s) to the UDFC office (75 MacDonald Ave, Unit 4, Burnside). Ensure you get a receipt when returning the jersey.
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).
Jersey deposit cheques will be cashed for lost or un-returned jerseys.
Thank you.

Changes to Office Hours:

UDFC will switch to our fall office hour schedule on Sept 7th. (We will be open Saturdays until Dec 31)

Office Hours: Sept 1st – Dec 31st
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday
Sunday Closed

Accel Physiotherapy Volunteer Appreciation Event

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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. Details to follow.

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”.

Winter Soccer Registration

Registration for winter soccer will open 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 significant 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.

Halifax Wanderers Youth Events (Click for more information)

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:

  • Early September – Winter program registration opens
  • September 7- UDFC office hours – open Saturdays
  • 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

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

Final Week of Summer Camp

We are still accepting registrations for our final week. Thank you for your support. Watch for information about PD Day camps and March Break Camps.

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

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

UDFC Clothing & Swag

All items are for sale at our office.

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
  • Adidas Backpacks – $60
  • UDFC Scarves – $25
  • UDFC Ball hats = $15
  • UDFC Bucket Hats – $15
  • Long Sleeve training shirts -$25

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

New UDFC Hats and Water Bottles

UDFC Backpacks- $60

Very high quality and durable backpacks

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UDFC Winter Jackets – limited sizes

UDFC Scarves – $25

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Soccer by the Sea Schedule!

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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!

  • Youth Pant – $5520190807_155713.jpg
  • 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!

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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!

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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

Halifax Wanderers Youth Event

2019 HFX Wanderers Youth Skills Camp

Feel like a professional soccer player and be coached by Wanderers Head Coach Stephen Hart, Assistants Derek King and Mike Hunter, along with Wanderers Players!

This 3 day residential camp for players aged 13 and older will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville this August. All 4 nights of accommodation on campus at Acadia University, 3 meals a day at Acadia’s on campus cafeteria and a ticket to the Wanderers August 21st match at the Wanderers Grounds against Forge FC are included!

What: HFX Wanderers FC Youth Skills Camp
When: August 21st-25th
Where: Acadia University in Wolfville
Who: All passionate soccer players at the age of 13 and older
Cost: $395 (residence, meals and Wanderers ticket included)
Wanderers Youth Skills Camp Register here

Halifax Wanderers – Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup

Our mascot Rover is hosting a special tournament for young soccer players aged 7-13. We will set up mini pitches at the Wanderers Grounds and guarantee a minimum of 4 games for each team. This is a fun way to experience playing on Wanderers Grounds and, who knows, you might meet a Wanderers player or two and have the chance to be the first winner of Rover’s Cup!

What: 2019 Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup
When: September 7th & 8th
Where: The Wanderers Grounds
Who: Children born in 2005-2012
Team Size: 7 players
Cost: $315 ($45 per player)

4 v4 Challenge Cup Register here

End of Year Dance!

Looking for a fun way to wrap up the season with your friends, family and team? Come to the United DFC End of Year Dance!

Check out https://udfc.ca/end-of-year-dance/ for more information!

Volunteer Appreciation Event 2019

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

Details to follow

Highlights from the 2019 U15 AAA Girls and U17 AAA Boys in NS Cup Finals

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

 

Congratulations to  Jeff Aucoin’s U15aaa Girls and Mesut Mert’s U17aaa Boys who both brought home Silver medals in the first ever NS Cup. Both Teams played well and it was a pleasure to watch both games.

 

UDFC U17 AAA Silver Medalists 2019 NS Cup

Silver medalists in the 2019 NS Cup

 

UDFC U15 AAA girls 2019

Silver medalists in the 2019 NS Cup

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Meet “Striker” hanging out with other UDFC fans

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United DFC Need to Know- August 5-11, 2019

TWO UDFC teams in Nova Scotia Cup!!!!- Show your support on Sunday, August 11th

Two of our AAA teams have made it to the final in the Nova Scotia Cup (Jeff Aucoin’s U15 AAA girls and Mesut Mert’s U17 AAA boys). This knock out tournament has been taking place all summer with the champion being named as Nova Scotia’s representative at the 2019 National Club Championships. It is a really big deal that two of the final cup games will feature a UDFC team. We are incredibly proud and excited.
All UDFC players, friends and families are invited to the Harbour East Turf (Burnside by the 4 pad rink) on Sunday, August 11 to cheer on our UDFC teams. Wear your UDFC clothing and bring signs and noisemakers. Be loud and proud! It will be a party!!
Watch social media and check here for more information.
Jeff Aucoin’s U15aaa Girls – Sunday August 11th 11am at Burnside- Harbour East Turf
Mesut Mert’s U17aaa Boys – Sunday August 11th 1pm at Burnside – Harbour East Turf

Volunteer Appreciation:

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

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

Meet our club technical leaders – Adam, Mesut and Zach

UDFC has 3 technical leads who are very involved with the programs and players at all levels. All 3 of our technical directors (TD) supervise staff, support coaches and work together to plan the technical piece of our club. They all spend countless hours on the field and are very familiar with the players within their respective programs. They also lay the important foundation for our club and spend many, many hours behind the scenes supporting where needed and making sure programs are running well.

Our Club’s primary technical leader, Adam Miller (Director of Soccer) oversees the 4 mini-programs (U3-U10C) and works directly with our community teams and coaches (12C – U18C). He has been out at practices and games all summer long. The community coaches are in constant communication with Adam.

Mesut Mert is the Technical Director (TD) in charge of the performance program (A, AA, AAA) and has set the game model for the club. Mesut has been at games and practices for all performance teams and has provided a number of coaching development opportunities this summer.

Zach Bauld is the Skills Center TD and works directly with the players and coaches who are between 7-12 years old who have chosen player development stream. Zach has developed the UDFC skills centre model that is being followed by much of the province.

 

UDFC is extremely fortunate to have technical leaders of this calibre and we appreciate them very much. Most of the contact these TD’s have with parents is around conflict resolution or problem-solving. If you want to make their day, consider sending them a quick email with positive feedback to let them know the positive impact they have directly and indirectly on your child’s soccer development. Adam – dos@udfc.ca  Mesut – tdmesut@udfc.ca   Zach- tdzach@udfc.ca

Summer Camps are underway!

We are into our final 3 weeks of camp. We are still accepting registrations for our final 2 weeks.

  • Week 5 – August 12th – August 16th – Soccer Camp -Week 5 -Cole Harbour High/ Cole Harbour Place
  • 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

Upcoming events:

  • UDFC walks in Eastern Passage- Cow Bay Summer Carnival Parade

Saturday, August 10. Watch for details on facebook. All UDFC players and families are welcome to participate in the parade.

  • UDFC Year End Dance

Friday, August 16. Check here for details.

Halifax Wanderers Youth Events

2019 HFX Wanderers Youth Skills Camp

Feel like a professional soccer player and be coached by Wanderers Head Coach Stephen Hart, Assistants Derek King and Mike Hunter, along with Wanderers Players!

This 3 day residential camp for players aged 13 and older will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville this August. All 4 nights of accommodation on campus at Acadia University, 3 meals a day at Acadia’s on campus cafeteria and a ticket to the Wanderers August 21st match at the Wanderers Grounds against Forge FC are included!

What: HFX Wanderers FC Youth Skills Camp
When: August 21st-25th
Where: Acadia University in Wolfville
Who: All passionate soccer players at the age of 13 and older
Cost: $395 (residence, meals and Wanderers ticket included)
Wanderers Youth Skills Camp Register here

Halifax Wanderers – Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup

Our mascot Rover is hosting a special tournament for young soccer players aged 7-13. We will set up mini pitches at the Wanderers Grounds and guarantee a minimum of 4 games for each team. This is a fun way to experience playing on Wanderers Grounds and, who knows, you might meet a Wanderers player or two and have the chance to be the first winner of Rover’s Cup!

What: 2019 Rover’s 4v4 Challenge Cup
When: September 7th & 8th
Where: The Wanderers Grounds
Who: Children born in 2005-2012
Team Size: 7 players
Cost: $315 ($45 per player)

4 v4 Challenge Cup Register here

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.

NSSL FINALS ANNOUNCEMENT: As a result of a partnership between the NSSL, Soccer Nova Scotia and HFX Wanderers the downtown Halifax home stadium of the HFX Wanderers will be hosting the finals of the 2019 NSSL Men’s and Women’s, on August 17,2019

For the first time, the top men and women’s teams in the league will play for their respective titles in a doubleheader at the iconic Wanderers grounds.  The stadium will provide an opportunity for the province’s best amateur senior players to play in a professional venue.

The women’s final will kick-off at 3 pm with the men taking to the field at 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

Congratulations to our teams who have represented UDFC out of province.

Jamie Leck’s U12 Whitecap Boys enjoyed a very successful tournament in Montreal last weekend. This team represented UDFC very well.

UDFC 50/50 – Congratulations to 50/50 winner – Theo Mitchell 

Theo collected the ~ $2500 prize!

#WhyiPlay campaign- UDFC wins contest!!  

Congratulations to Jessica Lee and the UDFC U12 Whitecap girls for winning first place in the Soccer NS contest.
UDFC will receive $2500 for a club development initiative (proposal pending). Thanks to all who voted.

Looking for UDFC Volunteers:

We are looking for:

  • A volunteer/ group to organize a UDFC water stop at the Eastern Passage Maritime Race Weekend – September 14
  • A volunteer/ group to organize the UDFC entry into the Cole Harbour Harvest Festival Parade – September 7
  • Many volunteers to help with inventory on a day in August (date pending)

Email susans@udfc.ca if you are interested in taking the lead or helping out with any of these events.

Have some downtime?

Listen to Soccer NS’s Podcast about working with parents in sport

Working with Parents in Sport (S4Ep2)

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 5th – August 9th – Soccer Camp -Week 4- Dartmouth High
  • August 10th – UDFC in the Eastern Passage- Cow Bay Summer Carnival Parade (watch for details on Facebook)
  • August 11 – UDFC in the NS Cup finals 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Harbour East/ Burnside Turf – come on out!!
  • Week 5 – August 12th – August 16th – Soccer Camp -Week 5 -Cole Harbour
  • 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
  • August 21-25 HFX Wanderers FC Youth Skills Camp
  • Week 6 – August 19th – August 23rd – Soccer Camp -Week 6 – Dartmouth High
  • 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