Provincial Indoor Umpire Course on Vancouver Island

The Provincial Indoor Umpire Course is $25 for FHBC members. The course will be one session of 4 hours, including theory and exam. Participants must obtain a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass as a Provincial level umpire or obtain a grade of 60% or higher to pass as a Community Level Umpire. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.


Dates:  Friday January 3rd (registration cut off: Friday December 20th)
Location : Cowichan Community Centre
Times: Friday January 3rd 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Instructor: Wendy Stewart

To register for the course click HERE!

Assessment Opportunities will be available at the following events.

  • U16 BC Indoor tournament Date: 4-5 Jan, Duncan, BC
  • U18 BC Indoor tournament Date: 25-26 Jan, Duncan, BC
  • BC Seniors Indoor tournament Date: 1-2 Feb, Duncan. BC

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:

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.