2019 Annual Victoria/BC Masters Tournament set for April 6-7

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce that the Annual Victoria/BC Masters is confirmed for the weekend of April 6-7, 2019 at the University of Victoria. Players must be at least 30 years of age to be eligible to participate in the tournament.

The entry fee is approximately $300 per team. There will be two divisions (socially competitive and socially active) and each team will play 4 games.

Interested in joining the action? Contact Pat Hall for registration details!



Apply for a GO/VIT Legacy Fund Grant!

Field Hockey BC, on behalf of the GO/VIT (Goldies Oldies/Vancouver International Tournament) Legacy Fund Trustees, is pleased to announce that the GO/VIT Legacy Fund is now accepting grant applications for projects designed to foster growth within the field hockey community.

This intake is open to applications across all manner of projects, so if there is a coaching, officiating, athlete program, event, and/or voluntary program that could benefit from GO/VIT Legacy Fund support then please do not hesitate to complete an application. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. For an Application Form please click here or visit the Documents section of the FHBC website.

Field Hockey BC Mourns the Loss of Peter James

The Field Hockey BC community was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter James, a true character of the field hockey community. Peter James died on December 24, 2108, at age 64. Peter was affectionately and better known as “Leo” to his teammates and friends.

Leo grew up in the University Hill (UBC) area and was a product of the storied junior program originated by Dr. Harry Warren. Leo was a forward and mid-fielder who played his club hockey with the Vancouver Hawks and UBC Thunderbirds. He went on to represent  B.C.  and Canada in the early and mid -1970’s. Peter’s signature lengthy and seemingly effortless gazelle-like strides took many an unsuspecting defender by surprise and earned him the appellation “Leaping Leo”. Peter’s dry wit, ready smile and selflessness endeared him to his teammates.

Despite Leo’s penchant for much coffee and cigarettes (often shortly before game time), he typically scored towards the top on national squad fitness tests. Leo, a UBC commerce grad, was a prolific reader of books and newspapers. Quite fittingly, he worked for many years with Vancouver’s iconic Duthie Books. Peter was truly an “original”. He was taken too young and will be missed by all.

The Field Hockey BC community offers its condolences to Peter’s family. Peter’s full obituary can be found on the Vancouver Sun website.

By: Alan Hobkirk

Photo: Vancouver Sun

Field Hockey BC 2019 AGM: February 9, 2019

The Field Hockey BC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on February 9, 2019 in the City of Burnaby. The AGM venue is the Burnaby Lake West Complex (Meeting Room #1) and the meeting is slated to commence at 1pm PST.

All pertinent documentation will be uploaded in advance of the AGM to the ‘Documents’ section of the Field Hockey BC website. Please note that a Nominations Form (Board of Director Elections) has been added at this time with a deadline date of January 25, 2019.

FIH Launches New “FIH Live” Broadcast Platform

We have some exciting news for field hockey fans!

Today, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) launched FIH Live, an international broadcast platform to share field hockey content with fans around the world. This is a great opportunity for existing fans to access more field hockey content and to generate interest from future fans who have yet to discover the sport!

Go check it out and share with your hockey community!