Indy Sehmbi – Coach & Community Builder – One Athlete at a Time

Indy Sehmbi has played a huge role in the development of young field hockey athletes in the Lower Mainland and throughout Canada.

Indy started coaching provincially in 2000 and continued to coach BC Provincial teams until 2013.

In 2009, Indy join the Men’s National Team as a video analyst and toured with the team to Australia, Argentina, India (Commonwealth Games and World Cup), Mexico (Pan American Games) and South Africa for the next two years.

As Indy increased his knowledge the game though his international experience, he decided it was time to put this knowledge to work and joined the Canadian Junior National Team in 2011 as an assistant coach alongside Aaron Guest.

Indy continued as an assistant Canadian Junior National Team coach until 2013 when we took a more leadership role in the Junior National Program.

In 2014, Indy coached the Youth National team to the U18 Youth Olympics where they won the silver medal.

From 2015-2021 Indy was the Junior Head Coach.  Indy led the Junior National program and took the team to two Junior Pan American Games (Silver and Fourth Place finishes) and to two Junior World Cups (both in India)

Indy has been such a positive coach and role model for so many athletes on both the Junior National and Club programs. Throughout his involvement with the National and Junior National Team Indy was a driving force with the Burnaby Lake Field Hockey Club promoting the development of young players and solidifying the Burnaby Club as contenders in the Vancouver league year in and year out.


After taking the Junior National Team to the Junior World Cup in December of 2021 Indy mad the tough decision to step aside and take some time away from coaching at the National level.

Indy has helped to develop so many local players and is a coach and person who truly believes in each individual and their potential. Indy can be described as a Coach and Community Builder – one Athlete at a time.

We would like to wish Indy well in which ever challenge he takes on next and thank him for all of his amazing contributions to Field Hockey in Canada.

From proud friends and supports of coach Indhi


The new Membership Registration System in partnership with Field Hockey Canada for 2022-2023 is now open!

Following our Communique #1 and Communique #2 regarding Field Hockey BC’s new Membership Registration System, we are happy to inform that registrations are now open for the 2022-2023 Season.

Please, refer to the Step-by-Step Guide for more information before registering.

To start the registration process, access our Membership Page

Should you require further assistance, support is available by contacting

New FHBC Membership Registration Notice #2 Ahead of the 2022-23 Season

You may access the PDF version of this document here.

Further to the first community communique (dated July 8, 2022) concerning Field Hockey BC’s (FHBC’s) new Membership Registration System Partnership with Field Hockey Canada for 2022-23, this communique is intended to direct membership attention to the appropriate section of the FHBC website for a Step-by-Step Guide on “How To” Register for a 2022-23 Membership. As a polite reminder:

  • Every field hockey player, coach and official is required to register as an individual member ahead of active participation in any given season. The calendar season is September 1st to August 31st inclusive. ​_
  • Each member is required to pay a membership fee to BOTH Field Hockey BC (FHBC) and Field Hockey Canada (FHC) unless otherwise stated
  • The online membership registration system will provide the opportunity for the payment of both FHBC and FHC fees within a single transaction. These fees will not need to be considered as part of your annual club fee structure.
  • All individual memberships will involve an online registration process, the system for which is accessible from the FHBC website.
  • Members only need to formally register as a member in ONE category.
  • Some members may be players, coaches and/or officials and under these circumstances, members are required to register in the category with the HIGHEST fee (see the table here for reference).
  • The option to register will be open throughout the year with the membership year again running September 1 – August 31. Memberships purchased at any point in the season will always and only be valid until August 31 of that same season.

To access the online Membership Registration System, an existing or new member is directed to the FHBC Website and specifically to the 2022-23 Membership Page at the following link:

The 2022-23 Membership Page provides detail as to the Step-by-Step Guide on “How To” Register for a 2022-23 Membership, as well as other membership related details. This page will be updated as necessary in the lead into the official opening of the registration system on August 16, 2022. A notice confirming that 2022-23 membership registration is open will be circulated and posted on the FHBC website homepage on August 16, 2022.

FHBC again 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 remains extremely appreciative of the BC memberships patience as we move through this collective change together. Please do keep the membership registration questions coming. These can be directed to the following e-mail address at The Society staff remain committed to providing as much clarity as possible in the lead into and throughout the 2022-23 season.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
August 1, 2022