Dalhousie to host 2024 national women's soccer championship

- June 28, 2023

Wickwire Field at Dalhousie seen from above. (Provided image)
Wickwire Field at Dalhousie seen from above. (Provided image)

The 2024 national women’s soccer tournament returns to Dalhousie University for the second time in U SPORTS history - the first was in 1996. The Tigers boast extensive championship experience, having previously hosted 18 national events, most recently the 2022 cross country championships.

“We are pleased to have been awarded the 2024 U SPORTS women’s soccer championship, which will fall on the 30th anniversary of our 1994 national gold medal win,” said Tim Maloney, executive director of athletics and recreation at Dalhousie University. “We see this event as an opportunity to celebrate women’s sport, engage our community and provide participating student-athletes with an outstanding experience.”

The event will be held at the recently resurfaced F.B. Wickwire Memorial Field, which has a capacity of 1500. The venue is home to Dalhousie Tigers varsity programs and local amateur sport associations.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the 2024 U SPORTS women’s soccer championship on Dalhousie’s beautiful campus, here in the heart of one of Canada’s great cities,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Frank Harvey. “Events like this present us with the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of partners and leave an important legacy for future generations. We look forward to providing a warm welcome to the participants and fans next fall.”

The Tigers have made 13 championship appearances since 1984, with six podium finishes (three gold, two silver and one bronze). Their most recent showing was in 2012.


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