U15 Boys Lions – Team BC

Sean Bryan

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Oak Bay Secondary School
Current Club: Victoria Rebels
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Boys Reserve
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 4; My mom, sister, brother and 5 cousins play Field Hockey
Biggest Inspiration: My mom always encourages me to follow my dreams
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making Team BC for Field Hockey
Favourite Quote: “Hard work beats talent where talent fails to work hard”
Accomplished Family Members: My sister is a Provincial Champion in Highland Dance (2014), competed at the 2016 BC Summer Games in Athletics and finished 10th in BC at the Cross Country Provincial Championships

Navjot Chahal

Hometown: Mission
Age: 14
Position: Center Half, Defence
Current Club: Abbotsford Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Boys Reserve
Began Playing Field Hockey: 2010
Long Term Sports Goals: Make the Canadian National Team
Favourite Quote: “Don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion” – Muhammad Ali

Arjun Cheema

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 13
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Saihaj Cheema

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

 

 

 

 

Satpreet Dhadda

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 12
School: Ecole Henry Bose Elementary School
Position: Left Midfield
Current Club: Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My mom played field hockey and forced me to play. I did not enjoy playing it until age 10 and now love the sport.
Biggest Inspiration: My coaches, many of whom have played on the National teams of Canada and India
Who do you admire most in sport? Dhyan Chand and Shahbaz Ahmed Sr. because they are the greatest Field Hockey players of all time
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing on the National Field Hockey Team for Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making it on the BC Provincial team at age 12 for Field Hockey and obtaining my Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 11
Favourite Quote: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali

Rajveer Dhaliwal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Panthers
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My cousins friend introduced Field Hockey to me and recommended me to play it
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he spends a lot of time with me
Who do you admire most in sport? My coaches because we learn a lot when they train us
Long Term Sports Goals: Reach Team Canada, Play for UBC
Fun Fact: My twin brother, Sukhman, is also on the U15 Boys BC Lions team

Sukhman Dhaliwal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club Team: Panthers
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My dad told me to join
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he supports and cheers for me all the time
Long Term Sports Goals: Make Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Scoring my first goal
Fun Fact: My twin brother, Rajveer, is also on the U15 Boys BC Lions team

Japkarn Dosanjh

Hometown: New Westminster
Age: 14
School: New Westminster Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: India Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 11; My cousin was playing it, so I started playing it too, and also I saw some games on television
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they always support me
Who do you admire most in Sport? Keegan Pereira because I like his style of playing Field Hockey
Long Term Sports Goals: To join Team Canada in Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: My dad was the Captain of his College Volleyball Team
Awards: 
– 2014, School Track & Field 1st Place (1oo meters)
– 2015, School Track & Field 1st Place (200 meters)
– 2016, School Track & Field 1st Place (1200 meters)

Harshdeep Gill

Hometown: Abbotsford
Age: 14
Current Club: Abbotsford Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Sukhdev Gill

Hometown: Abbotsford
Age: 13
Current Club: Fraser Valley Stars Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Eric Holscher

Hometown: Tsawassen
Age: 13
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club Team: Vancouver Red Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 11
Biggest Inspiration: Guy Manwaring, who got me into Field Hockey and played for Team Canada
Who do you admire most in sport? Stephen Curry because of his great 3-point shooting
Long Term Sports Goals: Play a Professional Sport at a high level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the FHBC Provincial Team

Bakhsind Khangura

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Magee Secondary School
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Hobbies: Woodworking
Career Aspirations:
Mechanical Engineer

 

 

Sebastien Kum

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Lambrick Park Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Marauder’s Men’s Team (Sailors Field Hockey Club)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My Dad signed me up in the Victoria Spring Junior Field Hockey League because he played Men’s League. He also wanted me to try a new sport after my fall and winter soccer season was finished.
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they have very high work ethics and motivate me to my best every day
Who do you admire most in sport? Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks because he plays aggresive and is a leader on his football team
Long Term Sports Goals: Making the Men’s National Field Hockey team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making U15 Boys Team BC
Accomplished Family Members: Mom, Running, overall top 10 in age category in 2012-14 Vancouver Island Race Series. Dad, Track Cyclist, participated in 1996 & 1997 Provincial Championship Events
Fun Facts: I write, and do most things left-handed like my dad and paternal granddad

Jake Manwaring

Hometown: Tsawassen
Age: 14
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Campbell Southey

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Alcuin College
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; I joined because I wanted to try out the sport
Long Term Sports Goals: To make Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the Provincial Field Hockey team
Other Sports: Skiing, Swimming, Snowboarding, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Football, Tennis

Calder Wheatley

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Arbutus Middle School
Position: Forward, Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Rebels
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My Dad and Mom both play Field Hockey
Biggest Inspiration: My Dad, he travelled around the world and saw cool sights. He is also a great Field Hockey player
Who do you admire most in sport? Andy Murray – Tennis is such a hard sport to play and he is very good, but he makes mistakes like all humans
Long Term Sports Goals: Make the Canadian National team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the BC Provincial team
Accomplished Family Members: Mom – All-Canadian Field Hockey player at St. Mary’s University, Dad – Chartered Professional Accountant
Awards: 2016 Royal Conservatory of Music, Piano Grade 2
Fun Facts: I play Piano and I am in French immersion

Reserves

Gurtinder Dhaliwal

Hometown: Abbotsford
Age: 15
Current Club: Abbotsford Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Arman Randhawa

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 13
School: Enver Creek Secondary School
Position: Right Half
Current Club: Panthers Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; One of my family friends played it and got me to try it
Biggest Inspiration: Gary Vaynerchuk because of his work ethics and ho far he’s come in his career
Who do you admire most in Sport? Derrick Rose because even though he’s gotten lots of injuries, he still keeps coming back and not giving up
Long Term Sports Goals: Doing my best, and working hard
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning one of the tournaments where we were losing 3-1 in the last 5 minutes, but came back to win 4-3
Favourite Quote: “How can the sky be the limit, if there are footprints on the moon”

Baltej Seehra

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: L.A. Matheson Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Panthers Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; I was offered by the coach because I wanted to play as a goalkeeper for a team, and I loved team sports
Biggest Inspiration: My parents! They’ve always helped me on my training and always motivated me to go further
Who do you admire most in Sport? My coach and my dad! They always have my back for everything. They always tell me to stay calm and just play your game and it always helps when I have bad games.
Long Term Sports Goals: My goal is to play for Team Canada!
Biggest Sports Highlight: The first ever finals I played in. It was amazing but I was also nervous because it was my first finals game and the game was all on me because the team we were facing were an offensive team. I tried my best to not let any goals in, and we won and I heard my name from everyone outside the field and I felt proud that I got that win for my club.

Coaches

Adrien D’Andrade

Ali Currimbhoy