CornerShot - Official Newsletter
June 2017

2017 Club Championships - Thank you!
We want to extend a big THANK YOU to all of the Clubs that volunteered their time, energy and facilities to host this year's Club Championships tournaments. These events would not be possible without the help of our community members. A special thank you to the Richmond Field Hockey Club for hosting the U13 Boys & Girls Club Festival, in partnership with the Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club; the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club for hosting the U15 Boys Club Championship; the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association for hosting the U15 Girls Club Championship; and to the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club for hosting the U18 Girls Club Championship. 

Also, thank you to all the athletes, coaches, officials, spectators & fans for participating in this year's tournaments. This was the inaugural season for the RESPECT program and it made a great impact!

To view Results from the four Championships, visit our website.

For full tournament Scores & Results from the U18 Boys Club Championship, visit our Altius website.

2017 National Championship Festival, July 18th-25th
The 2017 National Championship Festival is almost here! For the first time, we will be hosting the National Championships for both male and female divisions at U15, U18, and U23. In total, 37 teams and nearly 50 officials will descend on Tamanawis Fields in Surrey from July 18th to 25th to show everyone what they're made of. With such a high calibre of athletes, coaches, and officials coming to the event, the Championships promise to be a true celebration of Field Hockey and we encourage all fans to come out and enjoy the action! 

For more information about the event, including the full National Championship Festival schedule, visit our website.

Team BC: Meet the Athletes!
We are thrilled to have fifteen BC teams across all divisions at the 2017 National Championship Festival! Now, you can get to know over 190 of these athletes. Headshots and bios are posted to our website for our eleven U15 and U18 teams, so you can see the all-star talent that will be representing BC this summer. 

Meet the Athletes:

2017-18 Membership Registration Opens July 1st
Registration for the 2017-18 Membership season will open on July 1st, 2017. Please note that all Field Hockey BC memberships are valid from September 1st to August 31st of any given year. Your 2016-17 membership will still be valid for another two months, but don't forget to renew before September 1st!

To register as a FHBC member, please visit our website. *Reminder that registration for the 2017-18 season will open on Saturday!

For any membership-related questions, please contact Katie Jameson at info@fieldhockeybc.com.

UBC Field Hockey Summer Training Camps
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds are holding four Junior training camps through July and August, ranging from introduction and development to high performance. For more information about the available camps, click here. Camp titles, age groups & dates are as follows:

  • Co-ed Field Hockey Fundamentals Camp (Ages 6-10)
    - July 10th-14th
  • Girls Only Learning to Train Camp (Ages 10-14)
    - July 10th-14th
  • Girls Only U16 Camp (Ages 13-16)
    - July 17th-21st
  • Girls Only Back to School Camp (Ages 14-17)
    - Aug 14th-18th
Canadian Men Qualify for the 2018 World Cup
Congratulations to the Canadian Men's National Team on qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India! Canada finished 5th at the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in London, thereby clinching a spot in the prestigious Hockey tournament next year.
Canada had a strong performance at the Hockey World League Semi-Finals, which serves as a qualification for both the 2018 World Cup, as well as the Hockey World League Finals in December. They started the competition with an impressive 6-0 win over Pakistan that really set the pace for the rest of the tournament. Canada finished their campaign with a 3-3-1 record, with their losses coming from tight matches with higher ranked teams, the Netherlands, India and England. Most importantly, Canada came through when it really mattered, and booked their ticket to the World Cup with an exciting 3-2 victory over India, currently ranked 6th in the World.

Read the recap from Field Hockey Canada.

Read the write-up by CBC Sports.

Missed a game? You can still watch all the matches from the World League Semi-Final on cbcsports.ca!
(Note: Go to the 'Full Events and Shows' tab)

Women's National Team: Call to Arms Fundraiser
Your Women's National Field Hockey team needs YOU!!! 

Why? Well, despite climbing the World Rankings and growing in competitiveness and experience, in January of this year the team lost approximately $300,000 of Government Funding. As a result, the athletes, and their coaches, have taken on the daunting task of replacing this capital through sponsorship and fundraising. In order to maintain the Program, the athletes now have to pay to play. As all of the players on the team are full-time Athletes, many do not have the financial capability to remain with the Program if they are required to cover these significant costs, on top of their own costs of living. Program costs include such things as coach and staff salaries, facility and field time, travel, and competition. Their fundraising is an effort to offset these costs, to allow the team to focus on preparation for the 2017 PanAm Cup, the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games.

So, how can you help? Here are 3 ways:
  1. Come have dinner! The Call to Arms Fundraiser Dinner will be held on July 15th, 2017 at Mahony & Sons Irish Pub, located on the UBC Campus. Individual tickets are available online for a cost of $40/person ($10 for children). Included in this ticket is an entree, side, drink and a ticket for some awesome door prizes! All the proceeds from the evening will go directly to the Women's National Team Program.
  2. If you are unable to attend the dinner, but you would like to know more about the team and their story, and/or make a tax-deductible donation, please visit  the Women's National team Chimp page. 
  3. If you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction or door prizes at the dinner, please send and email to wnt-hpadmin@fieldhockey.ca.
You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
2017 Club Championships
2017 National Championships
Meet Team BC
2017-18 Membership
UBC Summer Camps
Canada Qualify for World Cup
WNT: Call to Arms
In Short
If you have any information on upcoming events, programs, human interest, awards or other field hockey news that you'd like to include in future editions of CornerShot E-News please send them to info@fieldhockeybc.com or contact us at 604-737-3046.  The CornerShot E-Newsletter is distributed each month. 

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