Register for the U18 Girls Indoor Field Hockey Tournament 2020 on Vancouver Island

Registration is now open for the U18 Girls Indoor Field Hockey Tournament 2020.

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
FEE: $400 per team after December 31, 2019.
EARLY BIRD FEE: $350 per team if registered by December 31, 2019.
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre, Duncan, BC
WHEN: January 25-26, 2020
FORMAT: Round Robin games finish by 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Also accepting players looking for teams or teams looking for players. $50 per individual player. Maximum of 12 players per team.

To register or for more information, please contact Brenda at u18indoor@gmail.com.

Here is the Registration Form.

Register for the U16 Girls Indoor Field Hockey Tournament 2020 on Vancouver Island

Registration is now open for the U16 Girls Indoor Field Hockey Tournament 2020.

ENTRY DEADLINE: December 20, 2019
FEE: $350 per team after December 15, 2019.
EARLY BIRD FEE: $300 per team if registered by December 15, 2019.
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre, Duncan, BC
WHEN: January 4-5, 2020
FORMAT: Round Robin games finish by 3:30 pm on Sunday.

To register or for more information, please contact Brenda at u18indoor@gmail.com.

Here is the Registration Form.

Job Opportunities with FHBC – Sport Development Manager and Events & Officials Coordinator

Field Hockey BC is hiring!

There are currently two job opportunities with FHBC, as a Sport Development Manager and also as an Events & Officials Coordinator.

The position of Sport Development Manager is a new role within the Society staffing structure. This role is designed to plan and implement program delivery intent on improving the knowledge base and practical application of male and female coaches and officials throughout the province of British Columbia. The Sport Development Manager will be directly responsible for the delivery of both the National and Provincial Coach Education and Officials Education training and certification program, the initiation of an FHBC coach and official mentorship program, and the further development and delivery of a targeted coach and officials professional development pathway.

Click here to see the full job description and apply for this position.

The position of Events and Officials Coordinator is designed to provide logistical support in line with the operational requirements of the annual Field Hockey BC event calendar and event based officiating calendar, the officials development pathway and the delivery of the Officials Professional Development and Certification Program, as well as, the oversight for facility bookings and equipment provision to Field Hockey BC programming. The Events and Officials Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of each of the areas outlined within this job description and will report as a staff member of the Society to the Executive Director.

Click here to see the full job description and apply for this position.

Deadline for applications for both positions is January 8, 2020.
Interviews will occur on January 13, 2020.
Job to commence from January 27, 2020

2019 Field Hockey BC Annual Awards Night

The Field Hockey BC Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Dinner took place last Friday, November 15 at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver. The Field Hockey BC Annual Awards recognize both individual performance and voluntary contribution. In addition to this, Field Hockey BC is proud to manage a number of legacy awards aimed at assisting participation and professional development.

We are proud to have recognized 20 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their contributions and commitment to field hockey in British Columbia. Here is the full list of the FHBC Award Winners and the Volunteer Recognition Awards.

Job Opportunity: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is looking for a General Manager

West Vancouver FHC has a job vacancy for a General Manager position. The General Manager is responsible for successful leadership, management, and delivery of the
programs, services, policies, and initiatives supporting WVFHC’s operations and growth as a club. The GM is expected to manage the organization’s risk, human, and financial resources effectively and in a responsible manner, using strong leadership, administrative, communication, and people skills.

The ideal candidate will dive into the details to execute current programs while also maintaining a bird’s eye view on the club in order to progress WVFHC strategic goals and long-term priorities. These responsibilities are dynamic and vary throughout the year so the GM must be flexible and adaptable.

This position may appeal to those looking for flexible working arrangements who wish to work on the North Shore. It may also appeal to candidates entering a 2 nd career and looking for an exciting challenge. Much of the role may be done working from home, with certain tasks or meetings at Rutledge Field and similar locations. The role is for a 30-hour a week position. However, it is important to note that this is not a strict 9-5 position.

Click here to see the full job description.

There will be scheduled collegial review of the role at 2 months and at 6 months, and on an annual basis thereafter.

Salary minimum of $55,000/yr
Must receive resumes by November 25th, 2019.
Please email resume and covering letter to: margi@wvfhc.com

Rob Short is inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

One of the greatest names is Canadian Field Hockey history, having played for Field Hockey Canada Men’s National Team for over 15 years, Rob Short was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame on October 26.

Short played for Canada at two Olympic Games, two World Cups, four Commonwealth Games and five Pan American Games before becoming a successful coach and founding the Rob Short Coaching Academy.
Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate Rob for this great honour. To read the full story about the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2019, click here.

Ireland defeats Canada in sudden-death shootout to claim Olympic berth

by Field Hockey Canada

Ireland advanced to the 2020 Olympic Games with a dramatic sudden death shootout victory over Team Canada. The two-game series played in front of back-to-back capacity crowds in Dublin was a nail biter from wire to wire. Zero goals through eight quarters of play set up a thrilling shootout to cap off the Olympic Qualifier weekend.

Standout performances by Canada’s Amanda Woodcroft, Dani Hennig and Sara McManus kept the Irish out of the defensive end. Attacking forays led by Brie Stairs, Hannah Haughn and Steph Norlander caused some havoc, and although both teams earned penalty corners, neither team was able to convert.

In the shootout, Canada came out firing with goals from Norlander, A. Woodcroft and a penalty stroke converted by McManus. Then the momentum started to shift towards Ireland. The Irish fought back with a pair of terrific saves by McFerran and two conversions. With the win, Team Ireland becomes the first Irish Women’s National hockey team to qualify for an Olympic Games.

Read the full story here.

Canada books ticket to 2020 Olympics in replay sudden death shootout

by Ali Baggott, for Field Hockey Canada

There was no time on the clock and Canadians had already begun to hang their heads. In a dramatic twist of luck, a video referral favoured the home side and a penalty stroke call gave Canada back their Olympic hopes. Captain Scott Tupper’s goal from the spot drew the series 6-6 in aggregate score and forced a shootout. Adam Froese’s composure as the second sudden death shooter gave Canada the victory and qualified Canada for Tokyo.

The 5-4 shootout victory was a replay of their Olympic qualification in 2015 during the World League Round 3 quarter-finals against New Zealand. A late tie, down 3-1 in a shootout, sudden death shootouts, David Carter making big saves in Canada’s goal and Froese sealing the game winner – were all identical moments in their 2016 Olympic journey.

This will be just the second time in history that Canada qualifies for back-to-back Olympic appearances following 1980 and 1984. This will be a potential third Olympic appearance for veterans Scott Tupper and Mark Pearson, who was injured in the final of the Pan American Games and unable to compete in this weekend’s qualifier.

To read the full story, access Field Hockey Canada’s website here.

Register for the U15 Northwest Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U15 Northwest Girls (Vancouver and North Shore).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is October 30, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school in the Northwest Region (Vancouver and North Shore)
    *younger athletes may be considered
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, October 30. No exceptions!
  • Skills assessment takes place Sunday, November 3 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @4:30pm-6pm
  • Fitness testing and education takes place on Saturday, November 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval @ 8am-12pm. This event is part of athletes’ evaluation and is mandatory for selection into the program
  • Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th; Training begins the following weekend (see Training Schedule)
  • See the Program Overview for more details on the 2019-20 U15 Northwest Girls Regional Program

Fitness & Selection

On-field skills will be assessed at the trial on November 3rd. Fitness (yo-yo test) will be assessed the following weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training can be found here

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.

IMPORTANT: U15 Boys and Girls Mainland Regional Trials new dates!

Due to conflicting dates with the Field Hockey Canada Olympic Qualifier on October 27th, we had to make some changes to the schedule of the U15 Northwest and Southeast Girls and U15 Mainland Boys Regional Trials.

We made this decision because a) we want to encourage all of our athletes to have the opportunity to attend this exciting event and b) FHBC staff will be taking on responsibilities at the Olympic Qualifier that will render us unable to execute trials on the same day.

Therefore, we have re-scheduled the on-field skills assessment to Sunday, November 3rd, at Eric Hamber, and the athletes will run their yo-yo test at the Regional Intake Session on Saturday, November 9th, at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

  • U15 Girls Northwest: November 3, 4:30-6pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Girls Southeast: November 3, 6-7:30pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Boys Mainland: November 3, 7:30-9pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval

With all that in mind, we have extended the registration period until October 30th and postponed the Program Levy payment deadline to November 27th. Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th and training schedule will remain as is.

You can see the updated Program Overview for each region below:
U15 Girls Northwest / U15 Girls Southeast / U15 Boys Mainland

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this adjustment. If you have any questions, please contact our Athlete Program Manager, Donna Cumming, at dcumming@fieldhockeybc.com.