The Halifax Wanderers will kick off the club’s official training camp on March 1 in Halifax before departing to Florida for a series of exhibition matches.
“After a busy off-season, including significant changes to our coaching staff and playing squad, we’re excited to get everyone together as the real work starts on the pitch,” sporting director Matt Fegan said. “Patrice, his staff and all the players have done extensive work in the weeks leading up to camp to prepare everyone physically and tactically, setting the tone for the season so they can all hit the ground running here in Halifax.”
Players report on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for two weeks of sessions in Halifax. These sessions will be closed to the public, with the exception of a free-to-attend practice exclusively for Season Members taking place on March 12. Due to space limitations, anyone wishing to attend will have to RSVP. Information on how to RSVP has been sent to Season Seat Members.
On March 13, the team will depart for Auburndale, Florida, where they will be based at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park. The complex features state-of-the-art grass pitches and the newly built Auburndale Stadium, which will serve as the Wanderers’ training ground throughout their stay.
While in Florida, the Wanderers will play four exhibition matches against local opposition, including a meeting with Inter Miami CF II.
“We’re delighted to confirm our warm weather training camp with state-of-the-art facilities and a series of games against high-quality opposition,” Fegan said. “Training camps are always a chance to create bonds on and off the pitch and prepare properly for the start of our season on April 15.”
The Wanderers will play their final pre-season match in Halifax on April 8 against the Nepean Hotspurs Ottawa Selects team. This match will be open to the public, with details on the venue and a kickoff time being announced in the coming weeks.
The full training camp roster will be announced before the first session on Wednesday, March 1.
Feb. 28: Players report to Halifax
March 1: First training session
March 12: Training session open to Season Seat Members
March 13: The team departs for Auburndale, Florida.
March 18: Match vs. Montverde Academy
March 21: Match vs. Stetson University
March 25: Match vs. Inter Miami CF II
March 27: Match vs. University of South Florida
March 28: Team returns to Halifax
April 8: Match vs. Nepean Hotspurs Ottawa Selects
About the Lake Myrtle Sports Park: Located in Auburndale, Florida, the park houses 11 soccer pitches and hosts numerous events hosted by the Florida Youth Soccer Association, one of the nation’s largest youth soccer organizations. It also has nine baseball fields and is home to the RussMatt College Baseball Invitational, the largest collegiate baseball spring event of its kind.