United DFC Need to Know

July 21 - 27

United DFC Need to Know

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!  

United DFC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey  

We recently sent you an invite to complete our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion survey. If you have not already completed the survey, we encourage you to take a few minutes to do so. This survey is for members only. 

The survey will take about 5 mins to complete and in return you can enter in a random draw to win one of four $25 United DFC credits that can be redeemed for registration or United DFC store. 

 If you haven't already completed the survey please click here

 For any queries, you can always contact Ebony Langford: ebonyl@udfc.ca  

  

Team Canada in the Olympics 

Canada’s National Women’s team is competing in the Olympics in Tokyo. Watch for updates on social media and on television. The entire soccer nation united behind Team Canada in 2012 - London and 2016 - Rio as the team brought home back to back bronze medals. Follow along and be part of the excitement. 

Team Canada tied host Japan today 1-1. The next game is set for Saturday vs Chile at 4:30 am and the final round robin game is Tuesday at 8 am. Set your DVR and cheer on Team Canada!! 

Playoff games are TBD following round robin play. 

 
Nova Digital Multifest  

Tune in to their livestream full of cultural diversity and inclusion on Facebook and Youtube on July 24 & 25 from 12 PM to 6 PM.   

https://m.facebook.com/multifestns/ 

 

Volunteering - thoughts from a club volunteer 

Volunteering… 

Volunteering to make your community better is a wonderful thing to do!  

I am a volunteer for United DFC and I can tell you, the best feeling in the world is seeing the players smile. United DFC staff, board members, volunteers and our amazing communities have literally “united” to bring soccer back. We have worked hard, getting everything together to make our Return to Play a huge success! Thank you to everyone, especially our amazing technical directors, Iain King and Oliver Hewish, and our office staff, Pattie Morrison and Deborah Mert, who have pulled this epic season together under our Executive Director, David Cambell’s guidance.  

Yes, there are still some areas we are working on, and that’s where you can assist.  

Come volunteer your time to be an assistant coach, team manager or general volunteer. Our club’s success is built on our members' contributions. 

So the next time you are at practice or a game – please thank your coaches or team manager. Send a quick email letting the team staff know they are appreciated. Remember to show kindness and patience. Many volunteers are coaching teams that their child isn’t even on or are coaching multiple teams. Remember, we are volunteers with one common goal – getting our players on the field and developing a love of soccer and activity. 

Gloria Mannette, Volunteer 

 

Do you have a question, comment, suggestion or concern?  

United DFC is a community based club. We have lots of volunteers, coaches, team staff, players, parents, staff and board members. We recognize that it can be daunting to try and communicate. We want everyone to have a voice and more importantly to have their voice be heard.  

 
To help manage this process we have established a line of communications for the club. As a player or a parent you should first communicate with your coach. If the coach is unable to answer your question or resolve your concerns they will ask the technical directors to step in. If the TDs cannot answer the question or resolve this issue they will ask the Executive Director to step in.  

The last and final step would be for the Executive Director to address the board if the issue is unable to be resolved.  

For all other day to day questions or concerns you may also call the office where our staff are available to help answer any questions.  
 

 

  

Club Photography 

 

United DFC is extremely fortunate to have the expertise of professional photographer Paul Morris on our Social Media Committee. Paul is training volunteers to take photographs of their teams (and other teams) this summer as fits within their schedules. If you would like to learn how to take professional looking action photos from Paul, please complete this form https://forms.gle/shqgrTtjBqw2yWCA9  United DFC can’t thank Paul enough for the quality action shots he has captured to date and extends sincere appreciation for his volunteer efforts still to come. 

If you are willing to take photographs for your own team or already have some great shots for social media, please contact Britt Pigat at brittp@udfc.ca  

 

United DFC Summer Camps - register now!  

We have available spaces in our remaining United DFC Soccer Camps. Our active camps are run by experienced summer staff and supervised by club professionals. All levels of players ages U6-U12 are welcome to spend the day on the soccer field having fun, making friends and developing skills. These camps will be focused around fun and soccer development. Our camps run from Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm daily. Camps will be limited to 44 campers per week so space is limited. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. To register please CLICK HERE 

  • Cost - $99 + tax  

  • Ages - U6 to U12 

  • Drop off between 8:00-8:30am 

  • Pick up at 12:00pm-12:30pm 

  • No early drop off or late pick up provided 

  • All camps will be held at the Cole Harbour All weather field (Turf) 

United DFC Weekly Camps:  
 
Aug 2-6    No camp 

Aug 9-13  8am to 12pm  

Aug 16-20  8am to 12pm  

 

Looking for Coaches 

United DFC is always welcoming new coaches, assistant coaches and apprentice coaches. If you are interested in serving your community through volunteer work, coaching soccer is a fantastic way to share your skills and have fun in a safe and supportive environment. Dip your toe or jump right in. We welcome coaches of all levels, ages and experience. 

Coaching looks amazing on a resume! Contact susans@udfc.ca to get involved. 

If you are a parent who attends games and practices anyway, consider offering to help the coach with whatever is needed. It is a great way to get involved and be part of the experience. Many hands make light work. (Especially at the mini level) 

Soccer Nova Scotia Online Weekly 50/50  

Soccer Nova Soccer has restarted their province-wide 50/50 program for our member clubs through Rafflebox. Draws take place every Monday at 12pm. Buy 50/50 tickets from Soccer NS and choose United DFC (United Dartmouth Football Club). Win cash for yourself and support our club at the same time!!  

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/sns 

 

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 

Summary of Important Dates: 

July 24 & 25   Nova Digital Multifest 
July 26-30      ½ day soccer camp 8am to 12pm  
Aug 9-13        ½ day soccer camp 8am to 12pm  
Aug 16-20      ½ day soccer camp 8am to 12pm