You can access the PDF version of this communique here.
Further to information circulated to Membership and Club Contacts in December 2022, Field Hockey BC is following up on behalf of the FHBC Club Championship Review Working Group (CCRWG) to both present the calendar plan for Club Championship Programming in 2023, as well as to request expressions of interest from Community Clubs able and willing to support the HOSTING of the 2023 Club Championship Program.
The 2023 Program still requires Club Hosts to come forward in all categories, as well as the need for venues to be secured for the Under 16 and Under 14 Girls Divisions. The CCRWG is pleased to present the following Club Championship Calendar Plan for 2023:
|Age Group||Venue||Host(s)||Dates (2023)|
|Under 18 Girls Tier 1||Tamanawis Park||TBD + TBD||May 26 (Eve), 27, 28|
|Under 18 Girls Tier 2||Tamanawis Park||TBD + TBD||May 26 (Eve), 27, 28|
|Under 18 Boys||Rutledge Field||WVFHC + TBD||June 3, 4|
|Under 16 Girls Tier 1||TBD||TBD + TBD||June 9 (Eve), 10, 11|
|Under 16 Girls Tier 2||TBD||TBD + TBD||June 9 (Eve), 10, 11|
|Under 16 Boys||Rutledge Field||WVFHC + TBD||June 17, 18|
|Under 14 Girls Tier 1||TBD||TBD + TBD||June 16 (Eve), 17, 18|
|Under 14 Girls Tier 2||TBD||TBD + TBD||June 16 (Eve), 17, 18|
|Under 14 Boys||Rutledge Field||WVFHC + TBD||June 10, 11|
|Under 12 Festival||Burnaby Lake||Burnaby Lake + TBD||June 3, 4|
In December 2022, FHBC circulated a 2023 Club Championship Stakeholder Memo to all Club Contacts which included a summary of the role and responsibility of the CCRWG and the principal elements for consideration within Club Championship Program execution. This Stakeholder Memo is again included as a frame of reference to this Community Communique and can be accessed at the following link:
In announcing the 2023 Club Championship schedule and as can be referenced from the table above, FHBC and the CCRWG is requesting further consideration from Community Clubs in the willingness and ability to assist Program delivery in the creation of a CLUB CO-HOSTING ROLE in support of each event. Club Hosts would be required to support the following for any Club Championship Division or Tier (noting that some of these requirements are also undertaken by FHBC for targeted Championships at the Under 18 level in particular):
- Facility Set-Up and Take-Down Support
- Technical Officiating Support (Match Management, Timing and Score Keeping)
- Game Day Officials Support and Coordination
- Game Day Team Support and Coordination
- Coordination of Presentations
- Submission of Results (for FHBC Posting)
- Submission of Expense Receipts to FHBC (as may be eligible)
For more information and for a Club Championship Host Guideline example, please refer to the following Program link on the FHBC Website: https://fieldhockeybc.com/events/club-championships/
For any Community Club wishing to return an expression of interest in supporting the 2023 Club Championship Program as a CLUB HOST, please return an e-mail with Club Contact/Follow-Up Detail to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22, 2023. FHBC and the CCRWG thank all Community Clubs and Community Club Contacts in advance for their due consideration.
FHBC looks forward to releasing specific Team Registration Information for the 2023 Club Championship Program at the end of March 2023. FHBC also hopes to be announcing at the same juncture a full Club Championship and Festival Hosting Commitment for 2023.
Yours in sport,
Field Hockey BC
February 14, 2023