United Dartmouth Football Club was formed in 2018 when the four soccer clubs of HarbourEast Region -Cole HarbourSoccer Club, Eastern Passage Soccer Club, Dartmouth United Soccer Club, and Dartmouth Football Club -united. Our colours are navy, white and action green, and we proudly refer to ourselves as “United!” United DFC is one of the largest clubs in Nova Scotia, with over 2,500 players from Under 3 to Senior. United DFC will deliver community soccer programs in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Eastern Passage communities, and also field competitive teams in Soccer Nova Scotia leagues at all age levels.
United DFC’s mission is to promote and grow the sport of soccer in our communities, creating pathways and opportunities for players and volunteers to be involved in soccer for life.
To be recognized as a leading and progressive soccer club in Canada in the areas of player and coach development, community integration and responsible governance.
•Accountability: We recognize the duty is ours to ensure UDFC provides a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, and with that comes accountability and open communication.
•Accessibility: Our community is our heart, and we strive to ensure all our operations and programming are open, accessible and inclusive for everyone in our communities.
•Excellence: Our vision of excellence is to exceed expectations and deliver quality soccer programming for all levels of skill, ability, and goals.
•Respect: At UDFC we believe in sportsmanship, tolerance and respect for all, whether we are on the field or in our communities.
We believe that United DFC provides a safe, friendly place for every interested player, regardless of age and ability to play soccer and feel part of the community.
The rich history of four soccer communities lives at the heart of UDFC and is the foundation UDFC was built on. These four clubs share a storied history in the development and success of soccer in Nova Scotia’s HarbourEast District and by revisiting and understanding their successes, UDFC can shape its culture and pathway for a strong future. Learning from our past successes, UDFC’s strategic framework aims to target:
•People: The strength of the four clubs, and now UDFC, has and can continue to be the people who believed in, gave time to, supported and advocated for soccer in their communities.
•Experience: The passion for soccer and clubs (now one club) was built on member experiences (whether coaches, managers, parents or players). Those experiences are not all shaped by “winning” or soccer successes, but also by club cultures that emphasized relationship building, team experiences and connectedness.
•Relationships: Feeling connected and part of something bigger than yourself and a sense of belonging to your soccer community.
To view the UDFC Strategic Framework 2021-2024 please CLICK HERE