News and Announcements

image

The Canadian women’s national field hockey team are wrapping up week one of two of their training camp based at the University of Victoria this May. On Sunday, May 27 you can come watch the women’s national squad play an intra-squad match! This is the first time in several years that international level women’s training has come to the island for the community to watch.

Come cheer on Canada, meet the players and see the Canadian team in your backyard.

Details:
Location: University of Victoria water-based field
Date: Sunday, May 27
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm (including warm-up)

The team will also be out in the community this weekend and next week before they head to Mexico to compete in in an FIH World Series event. The team has been training at UVic since May 21 using both the CARSA and McKinnon facilities to fulfill their weights sessions, team meetings and on-field practices.

Photo Credit: Yan Huckendubler

image

Following the Field Hockey BC men’s Train to Compete Tournament April 13-15, three Victoria players were named to BC teams for this summer.

Rebels forward Johnny Jacoby made the top team, the BC Rams, while Rebels midfielder Ryan Knight and Tigers forward Sahjun Sehmi were named to the BC Lions.

Marauders midfielder Sebastien Kum was named as one of the six reserves.

Teams will train beginning in May to prepare for the Field Hockey Canada U18 National Championships hosted mid-July in Toronto, Ont.

For full BC team rosters visit: http://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Selections_T2C-Boys-Team-BC_20180418.pdf

Photo: Jim Knight

image

Field Hockey BC is now offering an online version of our Community Umpire Course. The course is open to FHBC Members for $25 (previously $60) and consists of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz.

Requirements for candidates remain the same in that will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course. The first registration window is now open until the end of the Junior League season, with more to follow in the coming months. The success in this online offering is a first step in Field Hockey BC’s commitment to facilitate future umpire, coaching and development courses.

The current course is available to those interested in taking the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt Du Bois at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com.

To register for the online course click HERE: http://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/

Field Hockey Victoria Society
Annual General Meeting

Monday, February 19, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boardroom @ Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

Meeting Agenda:
1. Approval of the agenda
2. Approve minutes of the previous AGM
3. Executive reports (Juniors, Men, Ladies, Umpires, Turf)
4. Approval of the Financial report
5. Election of Directors
a. President (incumbent: Mark Baggott, VIFHA)
b. Vice-President (incumbent: Kathryn Dawson, VJFHA)
c. Treasurer (incumbent: Mike Rodgers, VIFHA)
d. Secretary (incumbent: Ali Lee, VILFHA)
e. Directors at Large (incumbents: Nancy Griffin, Sandy Grimwood, Denise McGeachy)
6. Appointment of Auditor, if required
7. Turf Update
8. Any other business

Voting structure reminder:
• Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• Vancouver Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• South Island Field Hockey Umpires’ Association: 1 Vote
All members of the above association plus others with interest in field hockey in Victoria are welcome to attend.

image

Community Umpire Courses
Community Courses are $60 for FHBC members, and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 2.5 hours, including theory and exam.

Community Umpire Courses are open to those interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated Umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt at the Field Hockey BC office at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com

VICTORIA – January 2018
Dates: February 6 & 8 (last day to register: Tuesday January 30th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday February 6th and Thursday February 8th, 2018
Venue: PISE – 4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C5
Course Conductor: Denise McGeachy

To register: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/