The long-awaited club also unveiled its name and crest.
The name “Wanderers” is a nod to the historic pitch location and the Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club, founded in 1882, which was the first Haligonian club to compete in athletics with other Canadian cities.
Former Canadian men’s national team head coach and Haligonian Stephen Hart assumed HFX Wanderers head coaching duties in June, becoming the first in club history and taking his managerial career back to his home province.
The former Saint Mary’s Huskies women’s coach last coached in the area in 2001 before getting involved in multiple levels of the Canadian youth ranks and the Canadian and Trinidadian men’s national teams.
The first #GotGame Open Trials began in Halifax on Sept. 20 with former Canadian international Alex Bunbury leading trialists through the first in a series of seven two-day tryouts that visited another half a dozen Canadian cities.