Membership Registration Process

September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021

IMPORTANT: In these unprecedented times, Field Hockey Canada has adopted new measures in order to return to the field of play. One of these measures is the need for additional liability insurance. Having full liability insurance to cover COVID-19 related cases, ensures all our participants, including coaches, board directors and our other hundreds of valued volunteers can return with confidence. The cost for this peace of mind is $8 per participant. This should be considered as a non-refundable COVID-surcharge which will provide cover for 1 full year.

COVID-19 Surcharge will become effective September 1, 2020 for all members registering a membership during the 2020-21 season.

COVID-19 Coverage will be provided for all registered members between now and the end of the current season (August 31, 2020) without an associated surcharge or fee.

Members who register for the 2020/21 season prior to September 1 WILL NOT be charged the additional $8. Read more here.

Online registration opens July 1st, at which time you will be able to register for the 2020/2021 membership year. Once payment has been received, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to your primary email address and you will then be able to register with your club.

A Step-By-Step Registration Guide (PDF) is available, to walk you through the membership process. Should you require further assistance, support is available by contacting

2020-21 Membership Fees (starting September 1st):

About Membership Registration

  • Every field hockey player, coach and official is required to register ahead of participation. Each member will be required to pay membership fees for BOTH Field Hockey BC (FHBC) and Field Hockey Canada (FHC) unless otherwise stated.
  • All individual memberships will involve an online registration process via the FHBC website. This will take care of both FHBC and FHC fees and these fees will not need to be considered as part of your annual club fee structure.
  • Members only need register in ONE category.
  • Some members may be players, coaches and/or officials and under these circumstances, members are required to register in their HIGHEST category.
  • All members will be allocated a ‘FHBC/FHC member number’ upon registration that will act as their member number for life. Members are encouraged to make a note of their member number as they will require this for future registrations for membership, programs, courses and events.
  • FHBC will send all registrations to each club following the registration deadline but we are asking clubs to incorporate the FHBC/FHC member number as part of the club registration process for ease of monitoring.
  • The option to register will be open throughout the year with the membership year running September 1 – August 31.

Registration Options:

Registrations may be made by an individual or a designated club or executive official**.

** Field Hockey BC offers the opportunity for Club and/or League Executives to nominate a central administrator who will have back end access to their restricted area of the ‘live’ database. Nominations for an administrator must be accompanied by a copy of the Club/League Executive Meeting Minutes that stipulate the name and position of the administrator. Nominations should be returned to Mark Saunders at A log-in and password will then be allocated to each administrator and the administrator only. Each Club/League Executive is responsible to ensure that access to their respective restricted area of the database is solely carried out through their nominated administrator and no other party.

Bulk Registration:

Club/League administrators will not only have the ability to manage their restricted membership area but will also have the opportunity to bulk register their players should their Executive deem necessary. Prior notice to your members is required if bulk registration is in effect. When bulk registering, it is important that the administrator is provided with up to date information and above all an accurate e-mail address wherever possible. Bulk registration will follow the same registration process as that of an individual, ending in an on-line payment option for the total number of members registered at one time. Please note that the maximum financial transaction allowed at any one time is $3000.

Member Services 

Field Hockey BC is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) responsible for supporting Field Hockey in the province of British Columbia. In partnership with the National body Field Hockey Canada (FHC), Field Hockey BC provides opportunities for British Columbians to experience the challenges and rewards of the exciting sport of field hockey. Whether you are a player, official, coach, administrator or spectator, Field Hockey BC is committed to operating with integrity, openness and respect to ensure that our tradition of field hockey excellence is preserved in British Columbia and that our sport is open to people of all ages, skill levels and abilities.

What services can I expect from the FHBC Society with my annual membership?

Core Services

  1. Infrastructure – Society Management – Operations and Governance
  2. Education, Certification and Professional Development for Coaches and Officials
  3. Athlete Development and Coach Mentorship Program – Regional Program (Girls) / Regional Program (Boys) / Provincial Program (Boys & Girls)
  4.  Organisation of FHBC Events – Provincial, High Performance, Development, Club, Invitational (Incl VIT)
  5.  Grassroots Development – Schools Program (Boys & Girls)

Infrastructure Services

1. Communication (website and live database driven)
– Field Hockey Opportunities (athlete/coach/official/voluntary/professional development)
– Newsletters and Awards
– Media Coverage and Funding Opportunities
– Equipment and Apparel Supply (sport specific)
– Post Secondary Opportunities
– Club/League Opportunities

2. Partnerships (examples)
– Funding Partners
– Sponsors
– Support Services (physiologists, athletic therapists, nutritionalists, psychologists)

3. Field Hockey Participation – Sanctioning of opportunities:
– Programs, Leagues, Tournaments, Events (direct and indirect opportunities)
Member Insurance Coverage

4. Developing field hockey in outlying areas
– Logistical support and programming (championship hosting, coach and athlete programs)

Long-Term Vision – Capital Plan

  • Partnerships with National and International Governing Bodies (FHC and FIH)
  • Support for International Events / Support for NSO Championships and Initiatives
  • The creation of a Foundation for Sports Development (financial and operational sustainability)
  • Field Hockey Centre of Excellence in BC
  • Sport Specific Foundation – Long-term financial model with a self-sufficiency base

Value Added Services

  • Partnerships with Club and School Structure
  • Grassroots (schools program, girls give back initiative)
  • Coaching (coach education and mentorship program)
  • Officiating (umpire education and professional development program)