CornerShot - Official Newsletter
January 2018

2018 FHBC Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th. It will be located at the Holiday Inn Vancouver - Centre at 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3Y2. The meeting will take place in the Pine Room from 12-3pm. Associated documentation and forms will be available for upload under the Documents section of our website. Please keep an eye on this section in the lead up to the AGM, as the following documents will be uploaded: Board Nomination Form, Proxy Voting Form, Final Agenda, Notice of Motions, Financial Statement, and Voting Chart. FHBC looks forward to welcoming you to the AGM next month.
The FHBC Foundation 
The FHBC Foundation is pleased to accept applications for the Coaching and Jenny John Officiating Professional Bursary. The Bursary is open to applications from both male and female coaches and officials. It is designed to contribute to the individuals' professional development in the community of field hockey, and is open to coaches and officials of any level. Visit the foundation website for more information and to download an application form. The deadline for applications is January 31st. 
Field Hockey Shack

FHBC Member Special!
All remaining 2017 stock is now ON SALE at the Shack! Choose from a wide selection of Gryphon, Voodoo, and Ritual equipment! Buy a new Taboo or Tour Range stick, and get a free pair of turf shoes! 
Sale ends February 11th, and supplies are limited!
Winter Store Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:30 to 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm
Telephone: 604.800.5279

Store Location:

Suite 100 - 1525 Bellevue Ave
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1A3

Staff Update: Welcome Julie King and Donna Cumming
We are pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members here at Field Hockey BC: Julie King and Donna Cumming. 

Julie takes over as the new Provincial Coach and Performance Manager, where she brings forth an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise. Julie has a Bachelor of Science in Coaching, as well as a Graduate Certificate of Analysis Performance. Since moving to Canada, she has been involved with a number of programs and will continue her work with us through coaching mentorship and education, as well as professional development of our learning facilities. 

Donna is our new Member Services and Communications Coordinator. She  is a Communications graduate from the University of Calgary, a past Field Hockey BC member, and a keen sports enthusiast.

Welcome to the team Julie and Donna!
 NCCP Coaching Seminar
From January 5-7, we hosted an NCCP Coaching Seminar. We ran both Learn 2 Train and Train 2 Train Coaching Courses, along with a CAC "Making Ethical Decisions" Course. We take pride in supporting coaches with the opportunity to grow and develop their coaching foundation and principles. A big thank you to all of the facilitators and participants involved. Keep an eye out for information on upcoming courses.


 2018 VIT Registration Open!
We are excited to announce that registration for the annual Vancouver International Tournament is now open. This year's event will take place from May 18-21 at the Burnaby Lake West Complex.

The VIT has been recognized as one of the largest social field hockey events on the West Coast for over twenty years. With five divisions, three fields and a beer garden, we look forward to continuing the tradition this year! The deposit deadline to secure your spot is March 16, 2018 and the final entry deadline is April 12, 2018. Visit our VIT Event page for registration forms and more information.

2018 Petro-Canada FACE Grant
Congratulations to the Vancouver Hawks' very own Jamie Wallace on receiving the 2018 Petro-Canada FACE Grant! Every year, Petro Canada awards 55 grants to Olympic or Paralympic hopefuls who are in need of financial support. 

Jamie Wallace, a Vancouver native, played with the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club. He joined the Canadian Junior National Program in 2014, and was later named to the Canadian U-21 Team. As a 16 year-old, Wallace was the youngest player to represent Canada at the 2016 Junior Men's Pan-Am Games, where they won the silver medal.

His current goal is to make the senior team tour and contribute to the Men's National Team on their quest to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Read more about Jamie Wallace and the Petro-Canada FACE Grant on the  Field Hockey Canada website.

Well done Jamie, and best of luck pursuing the Olympic dream! 

Photo by Field Hockey Canada
Giles Bonnet Named Head Coach of Women's National Team
Field Hockey Canada has appointed South Africa native, Giles Bonnet, as the Interim Head Coach for the Women's National Team. 

With over 30 years of professional experience as both a player and a coach, he brings tremendous knowledge of the sport into his new role. Bonnet will be leading his new squad through their winter and spring tours, as well as into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. 

To read more about the newly appointed WNT Head Coach, click here .
FHC Announces 2018 Development Squads
Field Hockey Canada has announced its Women's NextGEN Training Tour Squad and the Men's Junior Development Squad.

The Women's NextGEN Roster is comprised of 27 strong up-and-coming field hockey athletes. The squad will be going on tour in Chula Vista, San Diego from February 7-17.  The Men's Junior Development Squad includes four teams that will travel to Europe at various times throughout this spring for training and competition exposure. 

We are honoured that many of the young athletes have developed through the regional and provincial programs supported through FHBC. Congratulations to every athlete on their hard work and good luck to each squad on tour.   To check out the  women's and men's rosters,  visit the Field Hockey Canada website.
Photo by Field Hockey Canada

Women's and Men's National Teams Depart for Training Tours
The Women's and Men's National Teams are both currently abroad for their winter training tours. 

The Women's Team is currently on tour in Chile from January 17-30. After a tough loss to Chile last year in the World League Round 2, the Canadians lead the Chileans 1-0-1 in their four game series. They defeated Chile 3-2 in their first game of this series, with BC's own Sara McManus scoring the game-winner, and came to a 0-0 draw in game two. The rival teams will face off twice more before the end of the month. To follow their progress, click here.

The Men's Team is on a two week training tour for the five-nations tournament in Malaga, Spain. They will spend a week training and a week competing, with their first match taking place on January 29th against Ireland. The 22 player squad will be focused on training and team building in preparation for the Commonwealth Games this coming spring. For more information on the men's tour, click here.
You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
2018 Annual General Meeting
FHBC Foundation Bursary
Field Hockey Shack
Staff Update
NCCP Coaching Seminar
2018 VIT Registration
Petro-Canada FACE Grant
Giles Bonnet named WNT Head Coach
FHC Development Squads
WNT and MNT Training Tours
In Short
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