Meet the Athletes

Vijay Ambwani

Age: 13
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parents wanted me to try it
Long Term Sports Goals: To make Team Canada
Other Sports: Basketball, ice hockey, ball hockey

 

 

Brooklyn Aranha

Hometown: Burnaby
Age: 14
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love the competition
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he always pushes me to get better
Long Term Sports Goals: Field Hockey National Team
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making the Provincial Team
Other Sports: Soccer
Accomplished Family Members: My dad played for the Indian National team

Jayen Biring

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 15
Position: Attacking Midfield
Current Club: Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club
Long Term Sports Goals: Play at the University level and/or National level
Biggest Sports Highlights: Winning the ball hockey Western Challenge Cup
Awards: 
-2018 excellence in mathematics award
-2018 excellence in science award
-Various awards in basketball, soccer, and hockey

Satpreet Dhadda

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: Panorama Ridge Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Sports Scientist
Position: Midfield or Forward
Current Club: Surrey Sharks FHC and Panthers FHC
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Lions, 2018 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My mom used to play so signed me up for a local team
What I Love About Field Hockey: Playing games and meeting new people
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they work really hard and they support me
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlights: Playing for BC 3 years in a row, Taekwondo black belt

Samuel James

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 14
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10
Long Term Sports Goals: To represent Canada as a Goalkeeper at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris
Fun Fact: Samuel had his first game in goal when one of his teammates forgot his socks and the normal goal keeper didn’t make it. Samuel lent his friend his socks and played as the Goalkeeper. From the day he first played goalie, he never once thought about going back.

Awais Khan

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
Current Club: India Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

 

Noah Louie

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Seycove Secondary School (Fall 2018)
Position: Midfield or Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; Looking for a new spring sport after 2 seasons of baseball
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love how competitive the games can become
Biggest Inspiration: Taylor Curran, he has coached me to be the player I am today
Long Term Sports Goals: Make it to the Olympics
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the 2018 U15 Rams team. Going to CalCup 2018 & 2019 was amazing!
Other Sports: Soccer, skiing

Ravi Mehta

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Saint Georges Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club:
 Vancouver Hawks
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; Older brother and sister started playing
Other Sports: Rowing, cross-country, skiing

 

 

Alexander Moore

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Reynolds Secondary
Position:
 Forward
Current Club:Victoria Rebels
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Rams
National Teams: JDS NexGen (Field Hockey Canada)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
Biggest Sports Highlight:
Making JDS at age 14
Other Sports:
Ice Hockey

Finn Murphy

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
Position: Defence/Forward
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Three years ago; My friend invited me to one of his practices
Long Term Sports Goals: Team Canada for field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Team BC field hockey and VIPL soccer
Other Sports: Volleyball, soccer, track
Accomplished Family Members: My grandpa made it to the Belgian premier league soccer

Hukum Rai

Hometown: Delta
Age: 13
School: North Delta Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Police Officer
Position: Defence
Current Club: Dashmesh Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5
What I Love About Field Hockey: The intensity of the sport
Biggest Inspiration: Kobe Bryant because of his work ethic and determination
Long Term Sports Goals: Olympics
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the Provincial team my first year with FHBC
Accomplished Family Members: Uncle played in the Olympics for field hockey

Kirin Robinson

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Fraser Academy
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
What I Love About Field Hockey: 3D Stick skills
Other Sports: Soccer, badminton, basketball
Favourite Athlete: Jamie Dwyer

 

Duncan Ross

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Churchill
Current Club Team: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: U14 Team BC for Alpine Skiing Whistler Cup
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My sister played
What I Love About Field Hockey: Building connections with my teammates
Other Sports: Alpine skiing
Accomplished Family Members: Sister, Julia Ross, players with the U21 Junior National Squad in field hockey and was the overall BC Cup Champion in alpine skiing in 2019

Jaideep Spall

Hometown: Chandigarh, India (resides in Surrey, BC)
Age: 15
Current Club: Dashmesh Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Rams

 

 

 

 

Karanpaul Tathgur

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 15
School: North Delta Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Panthers FHC and Surrey Sharks FHC
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My dad put me in the sport a few years ago and i haven’t stopped playing since
Biggest Inspiration:
My dad

 

Dominic Wagner

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Seycove Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Panthers Field Hockey Club
What I Love About Field Hockey: Scoring a good goal, winning a hard game and playing with my friends
Biggest Inspiration: My mom because she is a world champion
Long Term Sports Goals: To play field hockey for Canada at the Olympics
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC in 2019
Other Sports: Soccer
Accomplished Family Members: Mom played squash for South Africa & Canada, won the World Masters Squash Title in 2018

Reserves

Declan Cooke

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks FHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; Joined Hawks U11 just to give it a try
Other Sports: Soccer, track and field
Accomplished Family Members: Father played on Canada under 21 team in 1981 and 1982

 

Abhijeet Gill

Hometown: India
Age: 14
School: Khalsa Secondary School
Position: Midfield and defense
Current Club: Dashmesh Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My parents used to play
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love the teamwork the most
Biggest Inspiration: My parents and Kobe Bryant
Long Term Sports Goals: Make Team Canada for field hockey
Other Sports: Basketball
Accomplished Family Members: My mom made the Punjab National Team in field hockey

James Dhillon

Age: 13
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Favourite Athlete: Lionel Messi

 

 

 

 

Sawyer Ross

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 12
School: Gordon Head Middle School
Career Aspirations: Police Officer or Teacher
Position: Midfield or defence
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 4; My whole family played
What I Love About Field Hockey: I like the speed of the game and having fun playing being on a team
Biggest Inspiration: My Dad because he has always taken the time to teach, work and coaching me to get better
Long Term Sports Goals: To play on a provincial or national team.  To play varsity and/or represent my country in some form.
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making the reserve team two years in row.  Going to Volleyball provincials.
Other Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Triathlon, Track, Swimming

Benjamin Wheatley

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 13
School: Arbutus Middle School
Career Aspirations: Teacher
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Victoria Junior Field Hockey
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 BC Lions Reserve
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 3; My parents and brother played field hockey
Biggest Inspiration: My dad. He has coached me for many years and taught me how to play
Long Term Sports Goals: To make the Provincial team
Other Sports: Volleyball, swimming, cross country and track
Accomplished Family Members: Parents played for Canada at the World Field Hockey Masters in Barcelona, 2018

Coaches

Kent McKinon

Bubli Chohan