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June 4, 2023

Dockers 2023 Summer Schedule!

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The Halifax Dockers 2023 are looking forward to an exciting 2023 season. The team has eight new sponsors (see more at the bottom of this post) and with their support, we’re put together a full schedule with twice weekly training sessions, six games against the Sydney Giants, and potentially a few surprises coming up in the fall. Check out the full schedule below.

Trainings – Halifax Dockers

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm, June 6 to August 31
Where: St. Stephen’s Elementary School Field – 3669 Highland Ave., Halifax

Join us in north end Halifax for trainings, twice weekly at St. Stephen’s Elementary School Field. We’ll be there every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 pm to 8 pm, from June 6 to August 31, 2023. New players of all genders and abilities are always welcome. Come on out for a kick!

Game 1 – Sydney Giants at Halifax Dockers

When: June 24, 2023, 1 pm
Where: St. Francis Field (Gorsebrook Park) – 5985 Inglis Street, Halifax

The season kicks off with a home game for the Halifax Dockers at 1 pm on June 24 on St. Francis Rugby Field in Halifax’s South End.

We’re ready to start the season right with a quality match. Come join us to watch or play

Game 2 – Halifax Dockers at Sydney Giants – Sydney Tar Ponds – July 15

When: July 15, 2023, 1 pm
Where: Open Hearth Park Sports Field – 270 Stable Dr, Sydney

The Sydney Derby is back! The Halifax Dockers will be donning Sydney Swans jumpers to take on the Sydney Giants for an exciting match up on Cape Breton Island. This is the third annual NS Sydney Derby and as always, it coincides with Sydney Ribfest right next to the field. Join us for what should be an exciting match and some post-game Ribfest festivities.

Game 3 – Sydney Giants at Halifax Dockers – St. Francis Field – July 29

When: July 29, 2023, 1 pm
Where: St. Francis Field (Gorsebrook Park) – 5985 Inglis Street, Halifax

The Sydney Giants return to Halifax for this midsummer clash. Catch the game on St. Francis Field in Gorsebrook park on Saturday, July 29th at 1 pm. This should be an exciting rubber match after the first two games of the season.

Game 4 – Halifax Dockers at Sydney Giants – August 12

When: August 12, 2023, start time TBD
Where: Open Hearth Park Sports Field – 270 Stable Dr, Sydney

We’re getting things organized for the final match in Sydney. More details should be added here soon but mark August 12 in your calendars and we’ll update this page with more details when we have a final start time.

Game 5 – Sydney Giants at Halifax Dockers – St. Francis Field – August 26

When: August 26, 2023, 1 pm
Where: St. Francis Field (Gorsebrook Park) – 5985 Inglis Street, Halifax

The Giants are making the trek down to Halifax for the final time of the season to square off against the Dockers on St. Francis field. If you’re in Halifax, this is your last chance to join in on a home game or sit on the Gorsebrook park hill and take in the action. As always, we’ll be heading over to our sponsor bar, The Oxford Taproom, for some post-game celebrations with the Giants.

Game 6 – Tentative – Halifax Dockers vs. Sydney Giants – Antigonish – September

When: September, 2023, 1 pm
Where: TBD Antigonish

To cap off the season series between the Giants and Dockers, NSAFL is looking into hosting a game on neutral ground in Antigonish in September. Halfway between Halifax and Sydney, both teams (or neither team) has home field advantage here. Play or watch the match and then join us for some after game beverages in the finest establishments that Antigonish County has to offer. 

Field location and date TBD

Fall Series

We’re planning some exciting things for the fall but we don’t have final details yet. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements including some international rules with the Halifax Gaels and potentially some interprovincial or even international games.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

A season this well organized, fun and affordable wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our team executive and our generous sponsors.

The 2023 season sponsors are Atlantic News, Comfort Orthotics Podiatry Clinic, Fair Dinkum Aussie Pies, Hickory Dickory Decks, The Oxford Taproom, Maritime Collectibles Market, NGX Interactive, and ReGroup. Get around ‘em!