In This Issue: October 2018
In this issue, we will cover Field Hockey BC staff updates, the FHBC Foundation's Pat Hall Award, and the upcoming FHBC Provincial Umpire Course. 

We will also provide updates on WVFHC's Sport for Life project and the Canada West Women's Field Hockey Champions.

At the International level, we will look back on Canada's involvement at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. 

 FHBC Staff Update
WVFHC Sport for Life
 Canada West 
Youth Olympic Games
Margaux Brand

FHBC Foundation: Pat Hall Officials Development Award Foundation

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is launching the Pat Hall Officials Development Award! 

This award is  designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials. An award of up to $500 will be allocated each year. 

The application window will remain open throughout the year until the maximum award has been distributed. Visit the FHBC Foundation website  for more information. To download an application form, click here
Register for the FHBC Provincial Umpire Course!    UmpCourse

Field Hockey BC is hosting a Provincial Umpire Course in November 2018! Interested candidates who are 13 years of age or older are encouraged to register for this course. 

Visit the Online Registration Page to register for the Provincial Umpire Course by Tuesday, November 6th. 
The course will take place on Monday, November 12th and Monday, November 19th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Tyler Klenk will be conducting this course at the Field Hockey BC Head Office. The Provincial Umpire Course costs $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members.
If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact Kurt Du Bois at or 604-737-3146.
FHBC Staff Update: John Sacre and Julie King   Staff

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce the hiring of two staff members: John Sacre and Julie King. John Sacre will be coming on board as the Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager while Julie King will be transitioning from her role as Provincial Coach and Performance Manager to the Head Regional Coach. 

John Sacre: Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager

John is responsible for the development of athletes and coaches within the FHBC Athlete Development and Performance Program, and for the delivery oversight of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP).

John brings extensive field hockey experience to his new role, as both a player and a coach. John's experience includes coaching at the National, Provincial and Community level. Visit the "Meet the Coaches" page of the Field Hockey BC website for John Sacre's coaching bio

Julie King: Head Regional Coach

Julie is responsible for the development of athletes and coaches within the FHBC Regional Program, and for the delivery oversight of the FHBC Provincial Coach Education Program (PCE) and for the FHBC Elementary, Middle, and High Schools Program.

Julie has been actively involved with Field Hockey BC for four years as a Regional and Provincial Head Coach, as well as nine months as the Provincial Coach and Performance Manager.  Visit the "Meet the Coaches" page of the Field Hockey BC website for   Julie King's coaching bio
WVFHC: Sport for Life Project    WVFHC

Over the course of the 2018 Junior League Spring Season, the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club undertook a major project to promote "Sport for Life". 

The purpose of this project is to encourage young athletes to take a multi-sport "active for life" approach to physical activity through a variety of communication methods. WVFHC will be using the findings from this project to continuously promote this message in their Spring League and other programs. 

At Field Hockey BC, we strongly support this initiative and encourage others to learn more about the WVFHC Sport for Life Project.   

University of Victoria wins the 2018 Canada West Championship!    CanWest

It's been an exciting couple of months in Canada West Women's Field Hockey! With the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria all tied up at 15 points a piece after the final weekend of regular season play, the Vikes were named the 2018 Canada West Champions based on goal differential. 

The University of Victoria Vikes will travel to Waterloo, Ontario to face the York Lions in a best of three series from November 2-4, 2018. The winning team will be named the U SPORTS National Champions.  

Vikes defender, Anna Mollenhauer, has been named the Canada West Player of the Year. The Victoria native is in her second year with the Vikes and is a part of the Field Hockey Canada Junior Development Squad.  This year's Vikes squad features eleven athletes who represented Field Hockey BC at the 2018 National Championships at the U23 and the U18 levels. 

For a full recap and list of Canada West Award winners, visit the Vikes website

Photo by University of Victoria Vikes
Junior Men's National Team: 2018 Youth Olympic Games  JMNT

Field Hockey Canada sent a squad of nine athletes, including six from BC, to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although the Canadian team did not achieve the results they had hoped for on the pitch, the overall experience was unforgettable for these young athletes.  

Team Canada finished in 10th place at the Hockey 5's competition, with one win and five losses. Tsawwassen native, Rowan Childs, was the Team Captain and tied as Canada's scoring leader with four goals in the tournament. 

Visit the Field Hockey Canada website for a full tournament recap. 

Photo by Oscar Munoz Badilla

Photo by Field Hockey Canada
Field Hockey BC's own Margaux Brand was the only Canadian representative among the officials at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

As a third generation umpire, Brand has had incredible success as an official since she started umpiring for West Vancouver Field Hockey Club over 10 years ago. Field Hockey BC is lucky to have such a talented and dedicated umpire in our organization! 

To read the full story on Margaux Brand's umpiring career, visit the Field Hockey Canada website
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