Field Hockey Canada U18 Nationals Recap

BC finished the U18 National Championship in style with medals to all three teams representing the province in the competition. This year’s Nationals are being hosted in Brampton, Ontario.

Team BC Results:
U18 BC Blue Girls – GOLD (3-2 over Ontario)
U18 BC White Girls – BRONZE (5-0 over PEI)
U18 BC Boys – GOLD (3-1 over Ontario)

Congratulations to all of the players and thank you to the coaches, managers, supporters and staff who made this week possible. Also a big thank you to Field Hockey Ontario for hosting the championship and to the technical officials, umpires and volunteers.

The U16 Nationals begin on August 8. More information here.

BC Blue

BC White

U18 Boys

All three BC Teams

Participant Registration is now open for the 2023-24 Season

New for 2023-24 – Following the formal adoption of new Society Bylaws (that come into effect September 1, 2023), Society ‘Members’ are now BC accredited community clubs and individual participants (previously referred to as members) are now referred to as ‘Registered Participants’. More information about these changes is available at the Special AGM section here.

Registrations are now open and can be accessed through here. There is also a step-by-step guide for the registration process available here.

2023-24 Registered Participant Fees

Senior Player (year of birth 2005 or before) – Total $80
FHBC fee ($39) + FHC fee ($39 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Junior Player U18-U13 (year of birth 2006 to 2011) – Total $57
FHBC fee ($34) + FHC fee ($21 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Youth Player U12 or younger (year of birth 2012 or after) – Total $23
FHBC fee ($18) + FHC fee ($3 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Coach – Total $26
FHBC fee ($6) + FHC fee ($18 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Official – Total $26
FHBC fee ($6) + FHC fee ($18 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Volunteer – no fee at this time

Administrator – no fee at this time

As a reminder:

  • Every field hockey player, coach, official, volunteer, and administrator is required to register ahead of participation and is classified under the title ‘Registered Participant’. Each Registered Participant is required to pay registered participant fees to BOTH Field Hockey BC (FHBC) and Field Hockey Canada (FHC) unless otherwise stated.
  • All Registered Participant registrations 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.
  • Registered Participants only need register in ONE category.
  • Some Registered Participants may be players, coaches, officials, volunteers and/or administrators and under these circumstances, Registered Participants are required to register in their HIGHEST category.
  • The option to register will be open throughout the year with the seasonal year running September 1 – August 31.

Refunds: Once a Field Hockey BC Registered Participant has actively participated in the current membership year, regardless of the extent of such participation, registered participant fees are regrettably not eligible for reimbursement nor eligible for proration. This applies to both Field Hockey BC and Field Hockey Canada fees that form the full field hockey registered registration fee. Such a policy has recently been reviewed by the FHBC Board of Directors with the decision that registered participant fees will only be reimbursed to those members who have not actively participated.


Field Hockey BC is hiring a Member Services Coordinator

Field Hockey BC is seeking an individual who is interested in embarking on a career within sport, recreation, and leisure to be our next Member Services Coordinator. This position is a full-time appointment designed to provide logistical support to the operational structure at Field Hockey BC.

The Member Services Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management and continued development of the Society registration platform, database, website and social media; for the administrative lead in member and participant registration, for the production of the Society newsletter; for acting as media liaison with our stakeholder clubs; for the coordination of venue specific support for special events; for the management of FHBC apparel orders; and for general office duties as required.


Deadline for applications: August 3, 2023
Job to commence from: September 5, 2023

Please send your resume and cover letter by the deadline date above to:
Mark Saunders, Executive Director, Field Hockey BC
101-7455 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1J8
Tel: 604.614.7660 Fax: 604.873.6488


Applications are now open for the Judy Broom High Performance Bursary

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Judy Broom High Performance Bursary. The application deadline for both of these bursaries is July 31, 2023, and the recipients will be announced by the end of August.

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 for more information and to download the application form.


GoFund Me campaign aims to help U8 player from Victoria fight cancer

The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is looking for our community’s support in helping one of our own. Eight-year-old Oliver Conway is a member of the U8 Boys program this year but had to stop playing after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour on May 2, 2023.The Conway family is now in the fight of their lives and they could use our support.Donate:


2023 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT)

Once again, we had a great VIT this year, with lots of fun! Thank you to all the teams that participated and the officials and vendors who helped make this event an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Divisional Winners – Women’s Masters Division

1st – Hopeful Olympians

2nd – PanAm Roja

3rd – PanAm Blanca

Divisional Winners – Mixed Social Division

1st – Kozmopolitan

2nd – Victoria Rebels

3rd – Wizards of Booze / Okanagan

Divisional Winners – Women’s Social Division

1st – South Okanagan

2nd – Tri-City Eagles

3rd – Incredibelles

Spirit of Judy Broom Award

Spoon Squad

2023 Special General Meeting Zoom Link

Please find below the necessary information to join the FHBC Special General Meeting:

Topic: FHBC SGM – New Bylaw Proposal
Time: May 17, 2023 06:30 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 3979 0492
Passcode: 539586

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Support a new field hockey turf in Vancouver

Field Hockey has a once in a generation opportunity to secure a second field hockey turf in Vancouver at Moberly/Ross Park in SE Vancouver – but we need to ACT as a COMMUNITY!

On Monday May 29th, the Vancouver Park Board will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal to install a field hockey turf at Moberly/Ross Park, followed by a VOTE that evening. We need to gather our whole community and attend this meeting as a show of support for this field.

Please fill this 30-second form out to confirm your attendance at the below meeting. Please bring as many people as you can!


The meeting and vote will take place Mon May 29th, 6:30pm @ VPB Head Office – 2099 Beach Avenue Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4. Please wear field hockey attire – ideally from your field hockey club.

Please share this with the whole field hockey community – we need as many people there as possible!


Survey for Field Hockey BC’s strategic communications plan

Field Hockey BC and Monogram Communications are inviting members to complete a short survey on FHBC’s communications. We want to hear what our members think about the information, updates, resources and engagement opportunities that Field Hockey BC provides.

Survey context: Field Hockey BC has contracted Monogram Communications to conduct research towards the development of a formal communications strategy, which Monogram will present in September 2023. The ideas shared in this survey will help to inform Field Hockey BC’s communications strategy for the next five years.

Why it matters: Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) dedicated to supporting and developing field hockey in the province of British Columbia.

Sharing information and engaging with members and partners is integral to FHBC’s work of providing British Columbians with opportunities to experience the rewards and challenges of field hockey.

Please complete the survey here. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and it closes on May 21, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Final Notice of Special (Extraordinary) General Meeting

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

I am pleased to provide the final notice of motion for the May 17, Special (Extraordinary) General Meeting (under section 3.1.2 of FHBC’s bylaws):

‘That the bylaws of the Field Hockey British Columbia (FHBC) be rescinded and replaced with the revised bylaws that have been presented to the members, inclusive of the FHBC Transition Plan, effective September 1, 2023’.

Moved by Mark Vaughan, Director Business Development
Seconded by Gavin Caldecott, Vice President

The special (extraordinary) general meeting will take place May 17, 2023, at 6:30 pm, online via Zoom.

Please note, that following the Town Hall, the Board has made a modification to the proposed bylaw document, section 3.13 Voting at Meetings of Members – specifically the voting calculation formula.

The formula in the first draft calculated vote strength at 50% of a club’s total membership. This draft provides full proportional representation (i.e., 100% of a club’s total membership). This revised formula attempts to strike a balance between equity and fairness.

  1. Equity – all clubs get one vote
  2. Fairness – proportional representation ensures clubs receive share of the vote that reflects their membership number within the provincial total

The revised bylaws and transition plan and summary of changes can be found online here.

The current bylaws can be found online here.

As a polite reminder to the Community Communique dated April 26, 2023, that outlined voting registration for this general meeting and the management of proxy voting, please click here for more detail.

The following deadline has been set for the submission of an appropriate voting form or forms:

  • Deadline for Submission of Proxy Forms to FHBC: May 11, 2023
  • Deadline to Register as an Individual Voter: May 16, 2023

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I look forward to seeing you at the SGM on May 17.

Yours in Field Hockey,

Denise McGeachy
President, Field Hockey BC