Meet the Athletes – 2023 U16 Female Blue


Alice Campbell

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: York House School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Flag Football, Track and Field

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To represent Canada in the Olympics.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Reading, NFL football, Star Wars, video games, watching movies, hiking, kayaking, travelling.

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Allison Lavis

 

 

Position: Forward/Midfield
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Collingwood Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Ski Racing and Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Senior Women’s National Team, play hockey at a University level.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I love travelling with my family and friends. I hope to study business and law and become a lawyer.

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Amanat Dhillon

 

 

Position: Forward/Midfield
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: India Club
High School: Elgin Park Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Basketball

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Getting into a university with field hockey and playing for a national team.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Painting, track and basketball.

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Camryn Jensen

 

 

Position: Forward/Midfield
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Handsworth Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I hope to play at an NCAA school in the US and for the Canadian Olympic Team in 2032.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I like to hang out with friends/ family, and go down hill skiing.

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Claire Cheng

 

 

Position: Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Little Flower Academy
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Golf and Ultimate

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I want to go as far as I can.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I like to play guitar, create art, photography, and film.

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Ella Kang

 

 

Position: Midfield/Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Crofton House School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To grow as both a person and a player. I am willing to devote all my time into this sport, and I really hope to make it far. Field hockey will strengthen the physical and mental side of me as I play with new teammates and take risks on the field.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Soccer, camping, writing and baking.

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Emily Arnet

 

 

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Argyle Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: N/A

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To make it to the highest level possible in field hockey.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I enjoy hanging out with friends, paddle boarding and many other outdoor activities.

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Julia McCusker

 

 

Position: Midfield/Forward
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Windsor Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I would like to pursue playing for Field Hockey Canada (NextGEN, Junior National Team, National Team). I would also like to play at a university level in USport or the NCAA.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Reading, hiking, spending time with friends, skiing, camping , and music.

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Kendyll Adams

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club/Team: Lynx FHC
High School: St. Michaels University School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Play at the university level and represent Canada.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I enjoy surfing and playing soccer.

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Lydia Harrington

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Seycove Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Skiing and Biking

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I want to play field hockey in the NCAA and play on team Canada.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I like to read, listen to music, hangout with friends, and go to the beach.

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Mackenna Brown

 

 

Position: Midfield/Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks & North Vancouver FHC
High School: St. Michaels University School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Soccer and Highland Dance

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To continue to develop as a player and to represent Canada at the highest level possible.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I enjoy skiing during the winter and camping and waterskiing during the summer.

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Madelyn Potts

 

 

Position: Midfield/Defence
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Argyle Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Skiing

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I strive to play university level field hockey in either Canada or the U.S.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I enjoy being outside in nature, walking my dog, mountain biking, and travelling to new countries.

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Maisie Fulton Stephenson

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School:Seycove Secondary
Year of High School Graduation:2024-25
Other Sports: Rowing

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Play in Australia when I’m older.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I love history, science and reading classic literature, I also love to backpack and hike and be in the outdoors.

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Meghan Lovell

 

 

Position: Defence/Midfield
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Sutherland Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: I grew up playing many sports such as soccer, swimming and gymnastics, but now I am an advanced skier for fun who plays field hockey all year round.

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
In fall of 2023 I Hope to be selected for Next-gen following nationals, from there my goal is to play for the U16 national team in the spring. In the future I would like to play at varsity level and potentially team Canada.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I enjoy spending time with friends/family and doing activities such as hiking, baking and travelling.

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Monet Thurbide

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club/Team: Lynx FHC and Wildcats
High School: Oak Bay High School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I would like to represent Canada at an International Level.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Art and hiking.

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Naeve Lustig

 

 

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Collingwood School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Horse-back riding

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To play at a high level and have fun doing it.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Horse-back riding, friends and family, running.

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Rayna Dhaliwal

 

 

Position: Midfield/Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Polar Bears
High School: Crofton House School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Basketball and volleyball

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Field hockey is my greatest sporting passion and I aspire to play at the university level. I would also like to maintain a high level of skill to continue playing for the rest of my life.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I’ve been a die-hard Canucks fan since day one. I love playing the piano and recently passed my Grade 10 RCM.

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Sutton van Dyk

 

 

Position: Midfield/Forward
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Sea to Sky FHC
High School: Collingwood School
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Basketball, Figure Skating

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To continue to play at a high level, representing my province and country, and to hopefully play in university.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Water sports such as surfing and waterskiing.


TEAM STAFF

Paul ‘Bubli’ Chohan (Head Coach)

One of most accomplished Canadian field hockey players, he played in three Olympic Games, three World Cups and six Pan American games. He has 317 caps for Canada and was the Canadian flag bearer in the 1995 Pan Am Games. In 2014, Bubli was inducted in the inaugural class of the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame in the Athlete category.

Chohan started coaching at a club level with West Van Vipers Women’s teams. He was Assistant Coach of the Men’s team in the 2000 Olympics and also for the Junior Women’s National Team. Over the years, Bubli has coached in several BC Provincial and Regional programs, sharing his knowledge and experience with our youth players, and is currently coaching with the Polar Bears.

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Mia Fitzpatrick (Assistant Coach)

Mia Fitzpatrick has been coaching for seven years and has experience with all ages from U10 to U18. She is a competition introduction certified field hockey coach who has been an assistant coach for provincial teams in Ontario and British Columbia, and with several clubs across both provinces. Mia also coaches ice hockey in Burnaby in the winter months. She was an assistant coach on U16 BC Blue in 2022 and is excited to return to the program again this year.

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Joanna Muir (Team Manager)

 

Meet the Athletes – 2023 U16 Male


Caleb Fitch

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Vancouver
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Saint Johns School
Year of High School Graduation: 2026
Other Sports: Ice Hockey, Golf

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey? To play on the National team
What are your other interests outside of field hockey? Other sports, hanging out with friends

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Callum Stocker

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Kitsilano Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Volleyball, Golf

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Play on the national team.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Food, Music, Reading.

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Dash Nelson

 

 

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Devon Miller

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School:St. George’s School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Make Junior Team Canada.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Playing with friends, playing many other sports, hanging out with my siblings.

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Jason Padda

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: Panthers FHC
High School: Frank Hurt Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Track and Field, Soccer

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To win and be the best I can.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Running.

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John Bethell

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Point Grey Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Ice Hockey, Golf

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I would love to represent my country on a national stage in field hockey, both in the world cup and olympics.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Fishing, Golf, Ice Hockey and spending time at the cabin.

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Kai Lawrence

 

 

Position: Defense/Midfield
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club/Team: Sailors FHC & India Club
High School: Oak Bay High
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Badminton, Cross Country, Volleyball, Ultimate, Track

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I hope to go as far as I can in this sport. My aim is to play on the national team.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Badminton (BC Games and Senior High School Team); Cross Country running (provincial champs), Track, Ultimate (Senior High School Team); Club Volleyball; Musical Theatre; I enjoy reading.

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Lachlan Scobbie

 

 

Position: Midfield/Defender
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: West Vancouver FHC
High School: Handsworth Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To progress through the “ranks” and one day to represent Canada at some level.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Ice Hockey and socializing with my friends.

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Lucas Macdonnell

 

 

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Luke Williams

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancoucer Hawks
High School: Point Grey Secondary School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To play for Team Canada in the future.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I like watching sports on TV, like ice hockey and basketball.

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Maddox Hoo

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancoucer Hawks
High School: St. George’s School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To play at a competitive level, while adventuring different experiences.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Playing ice hockey, travelling to different places, and creatively writing.

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Mehtab Rai

 

 

Position: Midfield/Forward
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
Club/Team: Gobind Sarvar & Burnaby Lake
High School: Dasmesh Punjabi School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Track and Field (Javelin, Hammer Throw, Discus, 1500m and 800m)

 

 


What is your ambition in field hockey?
From the start, my goal was to make the BC field hockey team, whether it was u16 or u18. However, my upcoming goals are to get better, make the Junior National Team, and become a Next Gen player. Afterwards, my goal is to play in the Olympics.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Besides hockey, I love to do track and field. (especially the Javlin Throw). Additionally, I have great respect and love for Shaster (Weaponary). I like to do Sikh Martial arts as well. Despite my hard work, I always thank the Guru (god) for making me what I am now.

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Muhammad Aaliyan

 

 

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Peter Dryden

 

 

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Ryan Wood

 

 

Position: Forward/Midfield
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: University Hill Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
My long-term goal is to play for the National team, but my short-term goal is to make the Junior National team.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
I love hanging out with my friends and playing many other sports.

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Theodore Goold

 

 

Position: Defense
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Point Grey Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Cross Country and Track and Field

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To play on the Canadian Junior National team.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
N/A

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Thomas Chalut

 

 

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Trevor Chin

 

 

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RESERVES

Baldeep Mangat

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: West Coast Kings FHC
High School: Semiahmoo Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Basketball

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
My ambition in feild hockey is to become the best to my capability and make it to the highest level of hockey.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Some other interests I have are playing basketball and soccer.

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Harry Laxton

 

 

Position: Midfield
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: West Vancouver FHC
High School: Mulgrave School
Year of High School Graduation: 2025-26
Other Sports: Soccer & Golf

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Play in a challenging and fun environment.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Chelsea FC, swimming and F1.

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Nikolas Hoffmann

 

 

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TEAM STAFF

Chris Roydhouse (Head Coach)

My name is CJ Roydhouse and I am the Head Coach of Team BC U16 Boys for the 2nd year in a row. My passion for field hockey goes back to my younger days where I grew up playing with Vancouver Hawks and joining BC and JMNT teams. My dad Mark Roydhouse played a huge role keeping me involved in field hockey and gave me so many opportunities. He is the main reason I continue to give back to the field hockey community, Whether it is coaching at the club level with BLFHC & VHFHC, organizing the new Metro Vancouver Pro League on and off-field events, or recently managing the JMNT in Barbados 2023 I am always looking to give back to the field hockey community in any way.

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Muhammad Imran (Assistant Coach)

Muhammad Imran is a two-time olympian and former captain of the Pakistani National Team; a drag flicker with 275  international caps and 193 goals scored throughout his career.

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Isabelle Roux (Team Manager)

Meet the Athletes – 2023 U18 Male


Abiram Yogeshwaran

 

 

Position: Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Point Grey Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2023-24
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

 

 

 

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N/A

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N/A

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Chase Martin

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: West Vancouver FHC
High School: Argyle Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2022-23
Other Sports: Mountain biking and skiing

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
N/A

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Hiking, and other outdoor activities.

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Christopher Chalut

 

 

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Eshaun Brar

 

 

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: Dashmesh FHC
High School: Sullivan Heights Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2022-23
Other Sports: Swimming

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
To go play in Europe.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
History.

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Gurnoor Bhullar

 

 

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Harjas Sanghera

 

 

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James Laxton

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: West Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: West Vancouver FHC
High School: Mulgrave School
Year of High School Graduation: 2023-24
Other Sports: Soccer & Track

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Play in a challenging and fun environment.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Soccer, reading, film making.

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Jude Nicholson

 

 

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Manraj Dhaliwal

 

 

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Mehtab Gill

 

 

Position: Forward
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: Dashmesh FHC
High School: Panorama Ridge Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2022-23
Other Sports: Basketball

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
That one day to play on team canada for field hockey.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
To play soccer, basketball.

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Robin Thind

 

 

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Sawyer Ross

 

 

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Sukhmanpreet Singh

 

 

Position: Defence
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: India Club FHC
High School: L.A Matheson Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2024-25
Other Sports: Basketball

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Get better and better everyday.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Track and field.

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Tanraj Purewal

 

 

Position: Defence
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Club/Team: Gobind Sarvar
High School: Gobind Sarvar High School
Year of High School Graduation: 2023-24
Other Sports: N/A

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
Make the Canadian team and play international hockey.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Like to have fun with tech, play sports with my friends, and start projects building/reparing things.

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Tushaan Sandhu

 

 

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
Club/Team: Surinder Lions
High School: Abbotsford Traditional Secondary
Year of High School Graduation: 2023-24
Other Sports: N/A

 

 

 

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N/A

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N/A

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Vijay Ambwani

 

 

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William Peters

 

 

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Zubin Navsarikar

 

 

Position: Forward/Defence
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Club/Team: Vancouver Hawks
High School: Prince of Wales Mini School
Year of High School Graduation: 2022-23
Other Sports: Mountain Biking, Skiing

 

 

 

What is your ambition in field hockey?
I’m looking to support my team, while meeting new people and learning new skills and abilities.

What are your other interests outside of field hockey?
Camping, video games, making spudzookas.


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Benjamin Wheatley

 

 

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Chetan Mann

 

 

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TEAM STAFF

John Sacré (Head Coach)

A former Canadian men’s national team player, Sacré began his coaching experience with the Falcons field hockey club while still a junior. After retiring from playing, he transitioned into coaching, leading many BC senior and junior teams, as well as the U21 Junior National Team. He also took on the roles of National Team assistant coach and Interim men’s national coach over the years, and coached the Canadian men’s over 50 team at the World Cup masters in Barcelona, 2018.

At a club level, Sacré has coached the Surrey Sharks and Meraloma women’s premier teams, as well as the Surrey Lions under 18 boys team. In 2019, he joined Field Hockey BC in the role Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager and stayed in the position for three years,  leaving in 2021.

As a player, Sacré was a dedicated member of Canada’s men’s team for 12 years. Combining his playing and coaching career, he was involved in several international events: four Pan American Games, two World Cup Qualifiers and one World Cup, three Junior World Cup Qualifiers and Commonwealth Games. He conquered three Pan Am gold medals – two as player and one as a coach.

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Kinder Gill (Assistant Coach)

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Graham Ross (Team Manager)

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.



 

2023 FHBC Provincial Program: Athlete Nomination Information

Athlete Nominations for the 2023 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID, Athlete Evaluation and Team Selection are now being accepted (as of January 11, 2023). Athletes interested in attending the Athlete Evaluations this Spring, MUST be nominated by a coach*.

Any level of field hockey coach may submit a FHBC Athlete Nomination Form, including but not limited to a Club coach, FHBC program coach, National coach, Academy coach, High School coach or out-of-province Coach. A reminder that this nomination process is for aspiring high performance athletes.

*Note Targeted Athletes have an exemption from this nomination process. Targeted Athletes have been notified of their status for the 2023 season.

Coaches can access the online FHBC Athlete Nomination Form here: https://forms.office.com/r/wzCxUXuZpG  

The deadline to nominate athletes is January 31, 2023.

Athlete Nominations received after the deadline will not be eligible.

Nominated athletes will receive an email inviting them to register for the Athlete Evaluation. Parents and athletes should look for an email invitation from katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com in early February.

For more information about the 2023 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team, click here.



 

2023 Provincial Program Coach Recruitment

Field Hockey BC is now accepting applications for various coach roles within our Provincial Program. Opportunities include:

  • U18 Female Provincial Team Head or Assistant Coach (Tier 1)
  • U18 Male Provincial Team Head or Assistant Coach
  • U16 Female Provincial Team Head or Assistant Coach (Tier 1)
  • U16 Male Provincial Team Head or Assistant Coach
  • U18 Female Regional Head or Assistant Coach (Tier 2) – if viable
  • U16 Female Regional Head or Assistant Coach (Tier 2) – if viable
  • Evaluators (Stage 1 & Stage 2)

All teams will compete at the 2023 Field Hockey Canada National Championships in Ontario this summer:

U18 Female & Male National Championships
July 25th – 30th
Cassie Campbell Community Center, Brampton, Ontario

U16 Female & Male National Championships
August 8th – 13th
Cassie Campbell Community Center, Brampton, Ontario

If you are interested in applying for any Provincial Program coach position, please complete this application form: https://forms.office.com/r/48gPkA5W5b

The deadline to apply is January 28th, 2023. Successful applicants will be contacted by February 22nd.

Applicants will need: 

  • To be available to attend the respective trials, training sessions, and entire Championships
  • To meet FHC’s mandatory Safe Sport and minimum certification requirements

For more detailed information on teams, timelines and coach duties, please review the Provincial Coach Roles & Responsibilities document.

Coach remuneration will be based on Field Hockey BC’s Coach Honorarium scale.

For any questions at this time, please contact Patricia Wright-Alexis, FHBC Provincial Head Coach & Performance Manager, at patricia@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com.



 

Register for FHBC’s January Technical Development Programs

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce the launch of our regional Technical Development Training Program for 2023.

What is the FHBC Technical Development Program? 

The FHBC Technical Development Program is a prescriptive technical skills program designed to complement the technical training programs of Community Clubs and Leagues and deliver a learning experience that is focused on a specific technical skill or skills. The FHBC Technical Development Program offers an optional opportunity for athletes of all ability levels to sign up to a program with a specific prescriptive technical skill set as a focus.

The FHBC Technical Development Program follows a modular curriculum aligned to the National field hockey skills matrix with Program Modules offered on the basis of both single skills (for example – hitting the ball) and complementary skills (such as pushing and receiving). The FHBC Technical Development Program does not play a part in FHBC Athlete Evaluation nor a part in the FHBC Talent Identification Pathway.

While previous Technical Development modules offered through FHBC were designed to cover a wide range of skills and was broad in its delivery, future modules of the program will be more prescriptive in nature with the aim of providing athletes with a greater understanding of each skill – technique and use- therefore helping to increase an athlete’s confidence and improve their ability to execute skills at speed and under pressure.

Focus for the first two program modules for 2023

The first two modules of the year will focus on the technical skill of Receiving. Since the quality of the reception is influenced by the quality of the pass, the complementary skills of push pass, hit, and sweep will all be included.

Technical Development Program Structure

Modules in the Interior and Mainland will be offered in two progressive, four-week blocks designed to improve the skills of the athletes and transition them from the phases of acquisition (acquiring the skills) to performance (performing the skill at speed and under pressure). The Island will combine these two blocks into a 6-session program.

Block 1: Breaking it down to build it back up
An in-depth review of the basic skill to work on technique, and situational use with some introduction to decision-making.

Block 2: Turn up the tempo
Athletes will apply the skills learned in Block 1 to game situations. Athletes should expect an increase in the tempo and complexity to fire up their decision-making skills.

Note: This program is ability-based, therefore the first session will act as an opportunity for the head coach to determine the athletes’ abilities and needs before placing them into the appropriate skill-level group. This may result in some athletes moving from one session into the other within their region for best chance of development.

The Technical Development programs will focus on the development of the field player technical skills, while providing the opportunity for goalkeepers to participate in an integrated program format.

A coach-to-athlete ratio of 1:8 is to be expected each week.


See region-specific program information below:

Interior

Kelowna

Block 1
Dates: January 15 – February 5 (4 x 90min sessions) @ CNC 
Times: U14/U16 program: 11:15am – 12:45pm; U18 program: 12:45pm – 2:15pm 
Cost: $99 
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 10th.

Block 2
Dates: February 12 – March 5 (4 x 90 sessions) @ CNC
Registration for Block 2 will open in late January.

Penticton 

Field Hockey BC is also pleased to support Southern Okanagan Field Hockey in Penticton. Athletes in the South Okanagan can join this 7-session program. This program will run January 8th to March 5th, 3:00 – 4:30 @ Adidas Sportsplex.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/pentictonfieldhockey?pli=1 

Island

U18 Male & Female Island Athletes
Thursday January 19 – February 23 (6 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm @ UVic

U16/U14 Male & Female Island Athletes
Friday January 20 – February 24 (6 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm @ UVic

Cost: $145
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 13th.

Mainland (Surrey)

Block 1
Dates: January 15 – February 5 (4 sessions) @ Tamanawis
Times: U14/U16s 5:00 – 6:30pm; U18s 6:30 – 8pm
Cost: $85
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 10th.

Block 2
Dates: Feb 19 – March 12 (4 sessions) @ Tamanawis
Registration will open for Block 2 in late January.


Coaching in the Technical Development Program

Interested in becoming a coach in the Technical Development Program? Contact Patricia Wright-Alexis at patricia@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com for more information.



 

2023 FHBC Provincial Program Pathway

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce key dates and information about the 2023 FHBC Provincial Program Pathway. FHBC will hold a series of athlete evaluations throughout the Province to select Team BC Provincial teams (Tier 1) and, if viable, Regional-representative teams (Tier 2) to compete at the 2023 FHC National Championships in Ontario this Summer.


Female Provincial Athlete Talent ID, Evaluation, and Selection 

Stage 1 Evaluation 

The Stage 1 athlete evaluations are the beginning of the selection process for athletes interested in being selected to a Provincial team. Athletes will need to be nominated by a club, PSO, NSO, high school and/or private academy coach.  

Note: NextGen athletes and CSI Provincial Targeted Athletes are exempt from the Stage 1 evaluation. Targeted Athletes for 2023 will be notified of their status via email before Christmas 2022.

Athlete Nomination window: January 11th – 31st  
More information on how coaches can nominate athletes will be released in January. 
Once nominated, athletes will be invited to register for the evaluations between February 1st – 15th

Evaluation Dates 

The Stage 1 evaluations will be held in regional hubs to reduce travel costs: 

  • Interior
    • Mid-April
  • Island
    • Early March at UVic 
  • Mainland 
    • March 24th – 26th (Location TBC) 

Exact dates and locations will be released before athletes are invited to register. 

Selected athletes from the Stage 1 evaluations will be invited to attend the Stage 2 evaluation. Other athletes may be considered for selection to a Regional (Tier 2) team, should Regional-representative teams be deemed viable. 

Stage 2 Trials 

The Stage 2 evaluation is for previously identified athletes (NextGen or CSI Targeted athletes) and those athletes selected from Stage 1 evaluations. 

Stage 2 evaluations for both U16 and U18 athletes will be held at the University of Victoria in a tournament format from May 20th – 22nd, 2023 (athletes will be drafted into teams prior to the event).  

FHBC is also pleased to announce the addition of an optional 4-week training program in April, ahead of the Stage 2 evaluations. This training program is designed to better prepare athletes tactically for the competition element of the Stage 2 evaluation, thus improving the experience of the athletes and the overall quality of the event.  

More information about registration for Stage 2 and the preparation training program will be released in March. 

Please note that the number of Provincial teams selected will depend on the competitive depth of the athlete pool at Stage 2. FHBC will select as many teams as they feel can be competitive in Tier 1 of National Championships. 

To find out more information about the evolution of Stage 2 evaluations from the 2022 program to the 2023 program, please click here.


Male Provincial Athlete Talent ID, Evaluation, and Selection 

Due to the estimated number of male U16 & U18 athletes, there will only be a single, centralized athlete evaluation event per age group. 

U16 & U18 Male Provincial Program Evaluations: April 7th – 10th @ Tamanawis 

U16 and U18 male athletes that are interested in being selected to a Provincial Team will need to be nominated for the evaluation event by a club, PSO, NSO, high school and/or private academy coach.  

Athlete Nomination window: January 11th – 31st
More information on how coaches can nominate athletes will be released in January. 

Note: NextGen athletes and CSI Provincial Targeted Athletes will receive a direct invitation to the evaluation and do not need to be nominated. Targeted Athletes for 2023 will be notified of their status via email next week. 

Nominated athletes will be invited to register for the evaluation between February 1st – 15th.


Regional (Tier 2) Teams 

FHBC will consider Regional-representative (Tier 2) teams, pending viability and interest from the athlete pool. Should a Regional Representative Team be considered viable by FHBC, selection for a Regional (Tier 2) Team may include both Stage 1 athletes that were not invited to Stage 2, as well as Stage 2 athletes that were not selected to a Provincial (Tier 1) team.  

If you have any questions about the representative and/or stage of development difference between a Team BC Provincial (Tier 1) team and a Regional-representative (Tier 2) team, please contact a member of staff.


Provincial & Regional Team Training 

Provincial team training will begin after June 23rd. Regional Tier 2 team training on the Island and in the Interior may start at the beginning of June.  

As a reminder, Provincial programming is  prohibited for FHBC during the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League Season as mandated in 2020 by Lower Mainland community clubs. These same restrictions do not apply to the Island or Interior, as such training may begin earlier in those regions. 

For more information, please reference the Final Report from the 2020 Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project.


2023 FHC National Championships 

U18 Female & Male National Championships
July 25th – 30th
Cassie Campbell Community Center, Brampton, Ontario
Athletes born in 2005 & 2006 

U16 Female & Male National Championships
August 8th – 13th 
Cassie Campbell Community Center, Brampton, Ontario
Athletes born in 2007, 2008 & 2009 

As families begin to plan their Winter, Spring & Summer vacations, we thought it prudent to provide an estimate of the levy for the 2023 Provincial Program, which could range between $2700 and $3500. This figure includes expenses such as team training, as well as National Championship travel and accommodation to Ontario.

This estimated levy does not include costs associated with the Stage 1 or Stage 2  Evaluation Pathway but FHBC will look to keep these costs to a minimum wherever feasible Athletes will travel to Ontario for National Championships as a team and stay in team accommodation for the full duration of the Championships.