2022 FHC National Championships starts this weekend in Surrey

The Under 18 and Under 16 National Championships in Surrey, BC get underway with the first official practice day on July 29, 2022. Competition begins July 30, 2022 at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.

Under 18 National Championships – July 29-August 3, 2022
Under 16 National Championships – August 10-August 14, 2022

2022 Playing Schedules:

2022 FHC U18 Nationals Playing Schedule

2022 FHC U16 Nationals Playing Schedule

Online LIVE SCORING is available throughout the Championships at the following link: https://fhc.altiusrt.com/ 

Apply for the FHBC Athlete Assistance and the Judy Broom High Performance bursaries

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Athlete Assistance Bursary and the Judy Broom High Performance Bursary. The application deadline for both of these bursaries is July 29, 2022, and the recipients will be announced by the end of August.

The Athlete Assistance Bursary is designed to support both male and female athlete participation in FHBC Regional Programming. FHBC Regional Programs allow for athletes to train in their local region whilst developing their field hockey skills. Included within Regional Programming is the FHBC Technical Development Program, the FHBC Elite Program, the FHBC Talent Identification Program, and the FHBC Regional Representative Team Program.

The Judy Broom High Performance Bursary is presented annually by Field Hockey BC to assist a female athlete or athletes who can show a need for financial assistance in order to access program development opportunities within the Field Hockey BC Team BC Program. It is awarded to an individual or individuals who have participated in the Field Hockey BC Regional High Performance Program and have been selected to represent BC as part of the Field Hockey BC Team BC Program. The Award is designed to contribute towards the cost of the summer Team BC Provincial Program.

Go to www.fhbcfoundation.com for more information and to download the application forms.

A New Membership Registration System Partnership with Field Hockey Canada for 2022-2023

You may download the PDF version of this communique here.

Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is delighted to announce a new Membership Registration System Partnership with our National Sport Organization (NSO), Field Hockey Canada for 2022-23. Over the course of the last few weeks, Field Hockey BC has completed an assessment as to whether the Society should remain autonomous to its BC Membership Registration process and re-build the custom FHBC Registration platform or look to partner directly with the NSO – Field Hockey Canada.

This Community Communique acts as the first of three scheduled communiques that will be released over the course of the next five weeks informing the BC Membership of:

  1. The intent to Partner with Field Hockey Canada in the provision of a new Membership Registration Platform for 2022-23 (July 8, 2022 – Communique #1)
  2. A Step-by-Step Guide to Members on “How To” Register a Membership in 2022-23 (August 1, 2022 – Communique #2)
  3. Notice confirming that the 2022-23 Membership Registration is Open (August 15, 2022 – Communique #3)

Field Hockey BC appreciates that any change to a Membership Registration process has the ability to impact the time taken by the BC Membership to navigate such change. FHBC is extremely appreciative in advance of the BC memberships patience as we move through this collective change together. As this is a partnership between FHBC and Field Hockey Canada, this means that BC members will have the opportunity to receive customer support through both organizations and both organizations are currently planning to articulate how you may connect and contact each organization should you require assistance with the new Membership Registration process for 2022-23.

As a polite reminder, the 2022-23 season begins on September 1, 2022 with the intent to open Online Membership Registration for the 2022-23 season through the new registration platform effective August 15, 2022. The Membership Registration Platform will thereafter remain open throughout the seasonal year until such time as a new registration cycle begins ahead of the 2023-24 season.

This project collaboration with Field Hockey Canada is intended to enable both FHBC and Field Hockey Canada to effectively and efficiently manage Field Hockey Participant Data and in doing so assist field hockey planning, assist member communication, and provide transparency and accountability in data reporting (to the Membership, as well as to the Federal and Provincial Government). The FHBC team looks forward to building on this communique in the days to come with the most important “How To Register” Communique #2 scheduled for release on August 1, 2022.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC July 8, 2022