Halifax Dunbrack wins Nova Scotia women's provincial title

Halifax Dunbrack won the 2016 Nova Scotia Soccer League Premiership women's championship to qualify for the Sport Chek National Championships. The Nova Scotia champions won 3:1 over Halifax County United in the 22 August provincial final.

Halifax County United's Maggie Malone struck first in the eighth minute, but then Courtney Conrad equalised 11 minutes later in the first half. Halifax Dunbrack's Adelle Goodfellow then broke the deadlock with goals in the 74th and 82nd minute en route to a 3:1 victory.

"The commitment and desire to win has been excellent this year," said Derek Gaudet, Halifax Dunbrack's Head Coach. "It has played a big role in our season - everyone has been playing for each other and for the same goal."

While Halifax Dunbrack has sought to improve in each and every game this season, the team's big goal was to reach the Sport Chek National Championships and fight for a Jubilee Trophy gold medal. At St. John's 2016, Halifax Dunbrack will face the Alberta champions (team not yet qualified), Saskatoon SK Impact, Fredericton Picaroons Reds, and Richmond FC.

This marks the seventh time since 2009 that Halifax Dunbrack will participate in the Jubilee Trophy finals since 2009. The current Halifax Dunbrack team features six national winners from the 2010 season in Lianna deKoe, Kimberly Hardy, Jeanette Huck, Leanne Huck, Kate MacDonald, and Ally Read.

Canada Soccer’s Sport Chek National Championships run 5-10 October 2016, with the adult amateur competitions hosted this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador. At all age levels, the Sport Check National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers.