National Men’s Indoor Team Selecting Squads For Next International Cycle

Field Hockey Canada will be hosting selection camps for the new men’s indoor international cycle.

SELECTION CAMP DATES

The West Selection camp will take place October 27 – 29 in Calgary.
The East Selection camp will take place October 22 – 24 in Mississauga.

Selection camps will cost $200 per player, with the indoor national team coach in attendance to lead the sessions. Registration for the camp is through F-RED, using this link: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=7aa122cc

Additional info:

https://fieldhockey.ca/indoor-national-teams-notice-of-upcoming-selection-camps/

Please note this is the men’s camp, with details of the women’s camp to follow once secured.

Remembering Community Field Hockey Pioneer, Pat Hall

It is with great sadness that the field hockey community mourns the loss of a pioneer of our sport, Pat Hall. Pat passed away peacefully with her family on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

While Pat has won many accolades over the past seven decades, in recent years she has been a recurring name crossing the stage. In 2020, Pat was inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame for her decades of contributions to both field hockey and softball. Pat was then honoured at the Greater Victoria Sports Awards return to the local stage in 2022, as the organizing committee presented an award in her name, the Pat Hall Volunteer Award. Just this past Fall of 2023, Field Hockey Canada then announced Pat as a member of their 2023 FHC Hall of Fame as a builder.

Pat’s list of contributions is endless. In addition to her many years as player, coach and umpire, Pat served on the executive of the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) for over 40 years. She has been Victoria or BC representative with Field Hockey BC, Field Hockey Canada, the Vancouver Island Umpires Association and the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association.

She was honoured four times with VILFHA’s most prestigious award, the Christine Trophy, for combining sportsmanship, service and playing ability. She was also honoured by Field Hockey BC with the Barbara Schrodt Award (for those who have made a significant difference to the sport across BC), the Gold Pin Volunteer Award, and the Sport BC President’s Award. In 1983, Pat was named Victoria Sports Person of the Year. In 1993, she was awarded with VILFHA Life Membership and, in 2013, the VILFHA introduced the Pat Hall Officials Development Award, held within the Field Hockey BC Foundation.

If you would like to contribute to the Pat Hall Officials Development Award visit:
https://give.vancouverfoundation.ca/s/give?ID=a0e41000005DMugAAG

Standing on the shoulders of pioneering giants, Field Hockey BC will be forever grateful for Pat’s contributions to the sport and the stage she set for field hockey players, coaches, and officials for years to come. A lovely lady who is already sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to Pat’s family at this difficult time.

“Thank You Pat”

A Celebration of Life is being held Monday, November 13, 2023, 2:00 pm at Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Avenue (Sidney). Plenty of parking available, refreshments available after service.

Canadian Masters Women’s Committee – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Canadian Masters Women’s Committee is inviting all women aged 035 + to complete this Expression of Interest survey to participate in the World Masters Hockey Indoor World Cup to be held Mar 27-31 (O35, O40, O45, O50, O55, O60, & O65 in Derby, United Kingdom) and the Outdoor Hockey World Cups (WCs), to be held Oct 12- 21 (O35 & O40 in Cape Town, South Africa) & Nov 7-16 2024 (O45, O50, O55, O60, & O65 in Auckland, New Zealand).

Please complete this survey by Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at the latest. This will enable us to register the required number of teams, recruit coaches and team managers, book turf for regional/national training camps and all other associated logistics. None of this is possible without an accurate understanding of who is interested.

This is a wonderful opportunity to play competitive hockey in an international arena. We encourage all players who are keen to develop their skills to complete the following survey:

FHC Masters

rampregistrations.com

Coaching Opportunity – Burnaby Bears FHC

Burnaby Bears are Looking for a Women’s Coach

The Burnaby Bears women’s team is looking for a coach for their 23/24 season.

The team participates in the VWFHA so this position will run from September 2023 – March 2024

Coaches would need to be available for practices Tuesday evenings 6-7:30 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West, Field #2 and for games on Saturdays (with the occasional Sunday).

**team is willing to be flexible with attendance at games if coach is also a player in the league.

Coaches need to be current FHBC Registered Participants, meet FHBC training standards for coaches, and provide a current Criminal Record Check

Primary Responsibility will include:

-plan and execute all team training sessions

-Game day responsibilities including warm up, line ups, substitutions, etc.

-act as a positive role model for athletes

-agree to follow the Burnaby Bears coaches code of conduct

-some NCCP training may be required if not already completed

-regularly communicate with the team rep/captains and team

Rate: Honorariums based on experience and training.

Please contact Chelsie Goodchild at bbybeartreasurer@gmail.com for any inquiries or applications

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.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

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
e-mail: mark@fieldhockeybc.com
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 www.fhbcfoundation.com 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: https://www.gofundme.com/f/oliver-conways-journey



 

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