2022 Club Championship and Festival Program – Program Outline and Call for Club Hosting Assistance

Further to information circulated to Club Contacts in November and December 2021, Field Hockey BC is following up on behalf of the FHBC Club Championship Review Working Group (CCRWG) to both confirm the intent for Club Championship Programming in 2022, as well as to request expressions of interest from Community Clubs able and willing to support the HOSTING of the 2022 Club Championship Program. The CCRWG is pleased to announce and now confirm the following Club Championship Schedule for 2022:

Age Group Venue Host(s) Dates (2022)
Under 18 Girls Tier 1 Tamanawis Park India Club + TBD May 27 (Eve), 28, 29
Under 18 Girls Tier 2 Tamanawis Park India Club + TBD May 27 (Eve), 28, 29
Under 18 Boys Rutledge Field WVFHC + TBD June 3 (Eve), 4, 5
Under 16 Girls Tier 1 UBC V Hawks + TBD June 17 (Eve), 18, 19
Under 16 Girls Tier 2 UBC V Hawks + TBD June 17 (Eve), 18, 19
Under 16 Boys Rutledge Field WVFHC + TBD June 11, 12
Under 14 Girls Tier 1 Island (U-Vic) VIJFHA + TBD June 10 (Eve), 11, 12
Under 14 Girls Tier 2 Island (U-Vic) VIJFHA + TBD June 10 (Eve), 11, 12
Under 14 Boys Rutledge Field WVFHC + TBD June 18, 19
Under 12 Festival Burnaby Lake TBD + TBD June 4, 5

In November 2021, FHBC circulated a 2022 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:

https://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2021-FHBC-Club-Championship-Review-Working-Group-Memo-to-Community-Stakeholders-November-25-2021.pdf

In announcing the 2022 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. To date, each Under 14 through Under 18 Championship in 2022 has a single CLUB HOST already secured and the ask as it was in November 2021 is again for additional support from a second Community Club to Co-Host in each case. In the case of the Under 12 Festival there is still the need for two Club Hosts to take on a Co-Hosting role. Club Hosts would be required to support the following for any Club Championship Division or Tier:

  • 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 2022 Club Championship Program as a CLUB HOST, please return an e-mail with Club Contact/Follow-Up Detail to info@fieldhockeybc.com by March 21, 2022. 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 2022 Club Championship Program at the end of March 2022. FHBC also hopes to be announcing at the same juncture a full Club Championship and Festival Hosting Commitment for 2022.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
February 28, 2022

COVID-19 Response: Organized Sport Sector now able to return to Tournament and Event delivery

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

Following this week’s very welcome Provincial Health Office (PHO) announcement allowing for the BC Organized Sport Sector to return to Tournament and Event delivery, Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is pleased to announce that planning for tournament and event delivery through the Society will continue in earnest ahead of the 2022 Spring and Summer season. The following Tournament and Event list represents the Society’s ongoing planning and preparation commitment:

2022 Tournament and Event Calendar Schedule (March-August 2022)

  • Regional Female U18/U16 Talent Identification Camp (Vancouver Island) – March 1 – March 15 (select weeknights)
  • Regional Female U18 Talent Identification Camp (Mainland) – March 18-20
  • Regional Female U16 Talent Identification Camp (Mainland) – March 25-27
  • Regional Female U18/U16 Talent Identification Camp (Interior) – April 13 & 27
  • Provincial Female U18 Talent Identification and Selection Camp (Centralized – Mainland) – April 15-17
  • Provincial Male U18 Talent Identification and Selection Camp (Centralized – Mainland) – April 15-17
  • Provincial Female U16 Talent Identification and Selection Camp (Centralized – Mainland) – May 21-23
  • Provincial Male U16 Talent Identification and Selection Camp (Centralized – Mainland) – May 21-23
  • Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) – May 21-23
  • U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Surrey) – May 27-29
  • U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Surrey) – May 27-29
  • U18 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 3-5
  • U12 Female and Male BC Club Festival (Burnaby) – June 4-5
  • U16 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 11-12
  • U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Victoria) – June 10-12
  • U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Victoria) – June 10-12
  • U14 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 18-19
  • U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – UBC) – June 17-19
  • U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – UBC) – June 17-19
  • U18 Female National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
  • U18 Male National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
  • U16 Female National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14
  • U16 Male National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14

FHBC in partnership with both the BC Club Community and Field Hockey Canada very much look forward to a return to what we hope will be a full Spring and Summer Tournament and Event schedule. Information relative to the events listed above will continue to be posted on the FHBC website and disseminated to members and club contacts alike. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the FHBC Staff team who will be happy to assist.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
February 17, 2022

2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trial Information

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce dates for the upcoming 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials. The 2022 Provincial Talent ID Program will be a joint venture with Field Hockey Canada in being both a Talent Identification point for the FHC NextGen Program, as well as a Talent Identification point for FHBC National Championship Team participation.

Following FHBC’s Provincial Athlete Pathway Review in 2020, FHBC Provincial Teams at National Championships will now be selected through a series of regional and centralized trials. For more information on the general concept of this staged trial program, please see the review committee’s final report here: https://fieldhockeybc.com/provincial-athlete-pathway-review-project/

Both Team BC Provincial (Tier 1) and BC Regional teams (Tier 2) will compete at the FHC National Championships being hosted by FHBC in the Summer of 2022. The National Championship Tournament information is as follows:

  • 2022 U18 National Championships
    Year of Birth: 2004 and 2005
    July 29th – August 3rd @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
    Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1
  • 2022 U16 National Championships
    Year of Birth: 2006 and 2007
    August 9th – 14th @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
    Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

Access the full Communique with all the necessary information here.

Register for the 2022 Women’s U16 and U18 Indoor Championship on Vancouver Island

Registrations are now open for the 2022 Women’s U16 and U18 Indoor Championships that will happen in Duncan, BC, on Vancouver Island.

U16 Tournament Information

Registration Deadline: December 31 2021
WHEN: January 15 16 2022
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre, Duncan, BC
FORMAT: Round Robin with games finishing by 3:30 on Sunday
EARLY BIRD FEE: $350 per team if registered by December 20 2021
REGULAR FEE: $400 per team if registered after December 20 2021

Download the Registration Form for more information and follow the instructions to register.

U18 Tournament Information

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2022
WHEN: January 29-30, 2022
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre, Duncan, BC
FORMAT: Round Robin games finish by 3:30 on Sunday
EARLY BIRD FEE: $350 per team if registered by December 31, 2021.
REGULAR FEE: $400 per team after December 31, 2021.

Download the Registration Form for more information and follow the instructions to register.

Register for the 2022 Women’s Senior Indoor Championship on Vancouver Island

Registration is now open for the 2022 Women’s Senior Indoor Championship that will happen in Duncan, BC, on Vancouver Island.

WHEN: February 5-6, 2022
ENTRY DEADLINE: January 14, 2022
FEE: $300 per team
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre (Island Savings Centre) – Duncan, BC

Download the Entry Form for more information and follow the instructions to register.

Congratulations to everyone representing Canada at the Junior Pan American Championships

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Jaramillo/PAHF

The 2021 Junior Pan American Championships came to an end last weekend and marked a very important chapter in Canada’s and British Columbia’s proud field hockey history. The Junior Women’s National team brought home the gold medal; the first ever Canadian women’s Pan American gold registered at any level.

Their campaign at the tournament was spotless, without a single defeat or goal conceded. The three goals scored by Canada in the competition came from BC players: Sara Goodman against Argentina in the Pool stage; Thora Rae against Chile in the semifinal; and Anna Mollenhauer in the final against Uruguay.

The Junior Men’s National team also proudly represented our country and province, finishing in 4th place. BC athletes Sean Davis, Johnny Jacoby and Aaron Fong scored in the competition.

Canada was also represented in the competition by umpires Tyler Klenk, a BC umpire for over 10 years now, and Joanne Wudrich from Ontario.

Women’s Team

Bronwyn Bird, West Vancouver
Nora Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Sara Goodman, Duncan
Anna Mollenhauer, Victoria
Thora Rae, Vancouver
Julia Ross, Vancouver
Stefanie Sajko, Victoria
Ishaval Sekhon, Surrey
Nora Struchtrup, Victoria
Lucy Wheeler, North Vancouver

Non-Traveling Reserves

Birkley Anderson, Duncan
Laine Delmotte, North Vancouver
Izzy Fraser, Vancouver
Arden Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Libby Hogg, Victoria
Lonica McKinney, Kelowna
Nicola leech, Victoria
Maddie Mittelsteadt, Victoria
Mikayla Stelling, Vancouver

Men’s Team

Kyle Bishop, North Vancouver
Avjot Buttar, Richmond
Sam Cabral, Vancouver
Nic Cain, Vancouver
Rowan Childs, Tsawwassen
Sean Davis, Marondera (Zimbabwe)
Bhavdeep Dhaliwal, Surrey
Roopkanwar Dhillon, Surrey
Aaron Foong, North Vancouver
Daniel Goodwin, North Vancouver
Johnny Jacoby, Victoria
Manveer Jhamat, Abbotsford

On behalf of the Field Hockey BC Board Members and Staff, a huge thank you and congratulations to the athletes, umpires and supporting team for creating history for FHBC and the sport that we love.

Field Hockey Canada announces cancellation of 2021 National Championships

by FHC

Field Hockey Canada’s Hosting Committee is announcing the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 National Championships. The decision comes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty surrounding national and regional travel restrictions.

With inter-provincial travel limited and safety at front of mind, Field Hockey Canada in consultation with Provincial Partners has made the early decision to cancel the event.

Where possible, and with COVID protocols foremost in mind, Field Hockey Canada will be hosting talent identification camps around the country during 2021 to ensure all athletes have an opportunity to be scouted and enter FHC programs.

Read the full announcement here.


Despite the FHC Nationals’ cancellation, Field Hockey BC remains focused and committed to providing talent identification opportunities and high performance training during the summer window of June-August 2021.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Consideration and Planning (March 20, 2020)

You can access the PDF version of this document here.


As the Organized Sport Sector in BC responds to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Field Hockey BC continues to monitor the potential impact to our team sport environment. Given the growing and unprecedented uncertainty surrounding this health pandemic, Field Hockey BC is directing all members and affiliated clubs and associations to suspend all sanctioned field hockey activities in the province until further notice.

This decision will be monitored daily and reviewed on a week to week basis by the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors, with the expectation that a next suspension update will be posted early in April. As new information is received from both Federal and Provincial Government agencies, Field Hockey BC will provide appropriate program and service updates that we hope over time will include a responsible and gradual return to play. Field Hockey BC cannot emphasize enough that the health and safety of all participants in the field hockey community in BC is of the utmost importance and is central to any decision-making process.

To ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and fans in BC, Field Hockey BC recommends that all affiliated Leagues, Clubs, and Associations communicate to their members that they will cease all sanctioned field hockey operations immediately and until further notice. Field Hockey BC sanctioned field hockey activities include, but are not limited to, all indoor and outdoor competitions, leagues, training, practices, matches, in-person coach and official education, and formalized club group activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.

Whilst the entire Field Hockey Community in BC continues to work hard on contingency planning for the possibility that restrictions may be lifted over time, please stay patient as we collectively consider ongoing environmental implications. Field Hockey BC’s operational continuity plan is for Society staff to work remotely and all staff are equipped to continue their daily functions. Electronic media will be utilized to maintain lines of communication, with community members able to connect via phone and/or email in the normal way.

Field Hockey BC thanks you for your patience as we do our part to support all of the unprecedented steps taking place to slow the spread of COVID-19. You can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information by visiting the BC Government website and the Ministry of Health website. Our thoughts are with all of you and your families during this challenging time.

FHBC BOD, March 20, 2020

Message regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Field Hockey BC (FHBC) and various member clubs have received a number of inquiries relating to the coronavirus and field hockey events, training environments, and camps in BC.

FHBC remains in close contact with Field Hockey Canada, the Canadian Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, Provincial Government agencies, School Districts and Parks Boards regarding protocol and next steps, and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

As the status progresses with the COVID-19 response within Canada, FHBC will continue to follow all government recommendations and adjust our approach to managing events accordingly.

At this time, Field Hockey BC is waiting on further government recommendations regarding mass gatherings in BC. As always, the safety and wellness of our players, coaches, officials, parents, fans and all other community members is our first priority.

You can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information by visiting the BC Government website and the Ministry of Health website.

Field Hockey BC will also be posting regular updates from the Canadian Sport medicine Advisory Committee, the latest of which (March 11, 2020) can be found at the following link:

http://www.csipacific.ca/advisory-on-covid-19-from-smac-sport-medicine-advisory-committee-mar-11-2020/

Reminder on steps to reduce risk and exposure

As a reminder, Field Hockey BC would like to share the BC Centre for Disease Control recommendations for reducing the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands frequently (it is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread).
  • Practice other good hygiene habits: do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with your hands and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough (ideally with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched workspace surfaces.
  • Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Contact 8-1-1 (HealthLink BC) or your health care provider for questions about your personal health situation.

Further information about novel coronavirus is available on the BC Centre for Disease Control website at the following link: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)