Need to Know

United DFC Need to Know - May 24-31st, 2023

Welcome to United DFC’s weekly Need to Know newsletter. Our aim is to keep you informed about everything that is going on inside the club. Watch for your update every Wednesday.


Did you know?

You will now be able to find our Need to Know under the Celebrating UDFC tab under Stay Updated.


Programs This Week

U13-18 AA

U7-U11 Skill Centre 

U12 A/B Pre-Performance

Ball Mastery


U13-U18 A

U13-U18 B


May Schedule

Summer Schedule

U10 and mini program schedule will be emailed directly to parents.


Programs Starting in June

Mini Program

U10 Community


Registration Closing Soon

Mini Program - May 26th


Meet Katie Steele

My name is Katie Steele and I am the social media coordinator for the club this summer. My tasks include:

  • Taking photos and videos of teams at games
  • Creating social media posts to enhance club culture and celebrate our teams, players, programs and volunteers
  • Supporting team staff/ teams by creating digital assets (if you want)
  • Running the Player of the Week program

I need help from you!!

  1. Please send amazing photos/videos (with a caption explaining it) to me for social media. I would love to celebrate every team and program over the course of the season. I need your help to do this.
  2. Please nominate at least 1 awesome player on your team for Player of the Week. Every team has at least 1 leader or someone who really makes the culture better on your team - let's celebrate them. Email me with their name now and over the year we will get everyone. 
  3. When I eventually make it to your game to take some photos, let me know if there is anything special you want. I will introduce myself when I arrive. If you have a really big game coming up, let me know in advance. 
  4. If you would like something special for your team like a year end video - connect with me now so we can make sure we have what we need to create a video.


Safety First 

Please remember that when entering/exiting any of the facility parking lots, especially at the East Coast Varsity Dome, that players and parents proceed with caution as many younger players are entering/exiting and are not watching for incoming vehicles. Together we can keep everyone safe. 


Weekend Celebrations

Congratulations to the U13AA boys for winning GOLD at the Allt Tournament this past weekend!

SILVER to the U15AAA boys and BRONZE for the U15AA boys


Congratulations to the U13AA girls after a 2-0 win over the FC Durham Academy at the Umbro Tournament in Toronto!


Congratulations to Lucas McCurdy, Lennon Hollett, Derin Kaptan, and Cole Wilkin on making the U15 Provincial Team!


Ktapekiaqn Celebrating Mi’kmaw Song and Dance May 27th

Join Choirs for Change at the Paul O’Regan Hall for an evening of dance, drum, and choral music.

The title of the show, Ktapekiaqn, is the Mi’kmaw word for “song” and speaks to the power of music to bring communities together. Ktapekiaqn is the culmination of a collaboration between Choirs for Change’s core choir Polaris, Mi’kmaw dancer Sarah Prosper, and Mi’kmaw musician, Aaron Prosper.

This performance will weave together contemporary choral music, movement, and newly-composed choral arrangements of traditional Mi’kmaw songs, Ktapekiaqn. The concert will also feature Choirs for Change’s chamber choir, Eastern Horizon, performing works by Cree composer, Andrew Balfour.

Tickets are available through Ticket Halifax at a variety of price points. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door, with a Pay-What-You-Can option for the underwaged.


Scotia Festival of Music May 28- June 11th, 2023

A legendary two-week chamber of music festival in a new concert hall and events venue. Boasting over 50 public events featuring international talent. The festival offers concerts, recitals, open rehearsals, masterclasses, and coaching sessions.

Tickets or packages available for purchase.


FTF U15-U18 High Performance Program 


Halifax Wanderers FC New Pitch Patrol Program 

Our Pitch Patrol team aims to engage with athletes, families, coaches, and staff to show the Halifax Wanderers love for the local soccer community. As part of this program, we will provide promotional items such as player of the game awards, a variety of merchandise, drinks, and snacks to athletes and the player's families/friends. Plus be on the lookout for Wanderers 1st Team players and Rover at some of the pitch visits. SIGN UP HERE. 


UDFC U18AA Boys Gift Card Raffle!

Enter to win the perfect gift for a soccer parent in your life. Email for details on how to purchase tickets. 

Breakfast Club

The United DFC Breakfast Club offers a “learn to play” approach to women’s soccer, providing skill development and soccer fitness training in a fun and social environment. Womens of all ages and abilities are welcome, and after training, players can enjoy breakfast with friends at Palladium Restaurant. For more information click here.


U13AA Boys Raffle

The U13AA Boys will be raffling off 4 tickets to a Montreal Impact game. Email for details on how to purchase tickets.



May 50/50

United DFC is excited to announce a Monthly 50/50 Club-Wide Fundraiser. Raffles will occur monthly, with draws taking place on the 1st of the Month from April 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

May 50/50 Link


Student Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with our Mini Program or Summer Camps? Sign up using the link below. Can be ANY age!

Summer camp sign up

Mini Program sign up

Skill Centre sign up

Community sign up


United DFC Scholarship Opportunity 

Applications for the 2023 United DFC Scholarship are now open.

A total of six (6) students will be selected from the United DFC Community Public High Schools (Auburn Drive, Cole Harbour High, Dartmouth High, École secondaire Mosaïque, Islandview High, Woodlawn) with six (6) x $500 awards.

Scholarships will be awarded based on scoring and not every high school may be represented.

For more information click here



Office Hours

Social Media Channels

Please follow our social media channels and like/tag/share/comment on any posts that resonate with you. This is a small thing you can do that will help the club a great deal. 

Instagram: @UnitedDFC

Facebook: @UnitedDFC

Twitter: @UnitedDFC

TikTok:  @UnitedDFC

YouTube: @United DFC


Upcoming Events

Apr. 10, 2023 to Aug. 27, 2023

U13-U18 AA Season
Programs begin week of April 10th for U13-U18AA

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Apr. 17, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2023

U12 Pre-Performance Season
U12 Pre-Performance begins week of April 17th

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Apr. 17, 2023 to Aug. 27, 2023

Skills Centre Season
Skills Centre program begins week of April 17th

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