The Junior Women’s National Team needs your assistance! Donate and help them make it to the Junior World Cup

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Jaramillo – WorldSportpics

After winning the Junior Pan American Championships’ gold medal in 2021, the Junior Women’s National Team is now set to go to South Africa to play the Women’s Junior World Cup this April. The team is largely self-funded and dependent on funding sources from sponsors and donors, which means that families have to make a major financial commitment for athletes to attend the tournament.

Several team members from British Columbia are in need of assistance with travel costs. On behalf of the BC athletes selected to this milestone, FHBC is reaching out to the broader BC community to ask for consideration of donations to assist their journey and indeed performance in South Africa!

Each athlete has a direct donations portal allowing for donations to go directly to BC Athletes. Each athletes donation portal can be accessed via the links below:

Allison KuzykClick Here

Arden Goddard-DespotClick Here

Birkley AndersonClick Here

Jenna GoodmanClick Here

Julia RossClick Here

Ishaval SekhonClick Here

Izzy FraserClick Here

Lonica McKinney – Click Here

McKinley Kennedy – Click Here

Mikayla StellingClick Here

Nora Goddard-DespotClick Here

Stefanie Sajko – Click Here

Tayler GuyClick Here

To read more about the team, the 2022 Junior World Cup and the fundraiser initiative, and to donate to the overall team, please access the Team Donation page here.

Apply for the FHBC Foundation’s Bursaries & the Pat Hall Officials Development Award

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the following bursaries:

  • Coaching Professional Development Bursary
  • Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary
  • Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary

Application deadline is April 29th, 2022, and recipients will be announced in May.

These bursaries are designed to contribute towards an individual’s professional development in the sport of Field Hockey and to to support female athletes under the age of 12 to access field hockey programming. The Coaching and Officiating bursaries are open to all levels of coaches and officials, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.

Pat Hall Officials Development Award: This award is designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials with preference given to members active on the Island. Award nominations will remains open until all the available funds are utilized.


IMPORTANT: applicants for all three bursaries and award must be a member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official, coach or player within National, Provincial or Club base programming.

Go to for more information and to download the application forms.

Field Hockey Canada’s Targeted Athlete Program (TAP) Announcement

You can download the PDF version of this communique here.

Following the recent announcement that Field Hockey Canada (FHC) will be launching a new Targeted Athlete Program (TAP), this Community Communique is sent on behalf of the FHBC Board of Directors to reinforce FHBC’s commitment to support BC athletes as they move through the athlete pathway. FHBC remains committed to supporting BC athlete choices within athlete programming and FHBC will remain flexible in the ability to support athlete movement between PSO and NSO programming in this case, even if that means an athletes educated choice is to exit FHBC athlete programming completely.

FHBC currently has joint commitments with FHC to continue to partner in the delivery of performance stream programming for BC athletes throughout the remainder of the current season and into the Fall 2022. As this new FHC TAP program becomes better understood and is unveiled as a pilot program within the BC Lower Mainland in the coming weeks, FHBC will work with FHC to assist in the education and awareness for BC stakeholders. To this end, if any BC stakeholder or athlete wishes to find out more information, they can connect directly with the FHC TAP Program Lead, Jenn Beagan at or reach out to FHBC Staff at or and FHBC can help facilitate your enquiry.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
February 10, 2022

Field Hockey Canada looking for players for the Masters World Cups in 2022

FHC is looking for outdoor field hockey masters athletes aged 40 to 54 (born Jan 1, 1968 to Dec 31, 1982) to represent Canada in the Masters World Cup in 2022.

Please click on the link below to fill out a form to confirm commitment to the program:

DEADLINE: Noon PST, Thursday Feb 10FHC Age Group Coordinators Contact Info:Over 40 – Christine ParkerOver 50 – Cara Jay and Heather WheatleyOver 55+ – Alanna Martin

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

Athlete Nominations for the 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials are now being accepted (as of January 10, 2022). Athletes interested in attending the Trials 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 the 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials are 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 2022 season. 

Coaches can access the online FHBC Athlete Nomination Form here:

Athlete Nomination Deadlines

  • U18 & U16 Female Athletes: January 31, 2022
  • U18 Male Athletes: February 28, 2022
  • U16 Male Athletes: March 31, 2022

Athlete Nominations received after the respective deadlines will not be eligible for Trials.

Nominated athletes will be invited to register for their respective Trials by the day after their groups’ Nomination Deadline. Athletes should look for an email from

For more information about the 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team, click here:

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:

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.

U16 Boys Fall Technical Development Program: Game Tactics

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce a new Technical Development program for U16 male athletes in the Lower Mainland. The Game Tactics program will include training sessions and inter-squad games to teach athletes tactical aspects of the game, including pressing, outletting, team systems and more.

Athletes will also learn the importance of pre-game team meetings and proper physical/technical warm up. Field players and goalkeepers are both encouraged to participate.

Program Details

Dates: Fridays from Oct. 22nd – Dec. 10th (8 weeks)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Tamanawis Park, Surrey
Cost: $200
Register Now:

(Note: Registration will close on Friday Oct. 15th. Program information will be sent to all registered athletes by Monday Oct. 18th)

Please contact Katie Jameson, Athlete Program & Sport Development Manager. if you have any questions via

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.