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Club Story: HFX Wanderers FC

The story of Halifax is in our harbour, our home and our soul. It’s seen, heard and felt everywhere. A community that welcomes everyone with open arms, even in the worst storms.

Halifax Harbour is an integral part of our city and its history; nearly one million immigrants made the long journey from their native country to our shores, making Halifax and Canada their home. Many can visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Halifax Seaport to see different exhibits and learn about the genealogical history and first-hand stories of immigrants. The Halifax Harbour is also a great area where people come together to explore some of the city’s best restaurants, eclectic shops and galleries, naval ships and beautiful scenery.

Derek Martin, President of Sports and Entertainment Atlantic has become an integral part of the Halifax community since moving from Hamilton, Ontario. Derek’s vision is to help strengthen the community through sport. His leadership and commitment to bringing people together will ensure that HFX Wanderers FC is successful both on and off the field.

The Wanderers Grounds not only represents Halifax’s soccer history but plays an important role in the future of the game in our city. The heart of our stadium is in the downtown core, located beneath Citadel Hill and near the entertainment district where fans come together at bars and pubs to socialize and have a beverage with friends, family or strangers. It will also be an intimate venue where supporters can express their passion through song and visual displays; a stadium to call their own.

HFX Wanderers FC has one of the largest and more established supporter groups in the Canadian Premier League. Fueling the movement on Twitter, the group of passionate and dynamic supporters are ready to lead and grow supporter culture in the city.

The mentality of our club will the same as our city, to go after whatever comes at us – a boldness some might find arrogant and reckless, but a virtue we see that will make our club successful.

Protecting important landmarks and parks like the Halifax Public Gardens, the Citadel and Camp Hill Cemetery will be a main priority for our club. This was part of an agreement to develop the Wanderers Grounds and a decree to supporters that ownership will uphold.

Our Harbour, Our Home, Our Soul.

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