CornerShot - Official Newsletter
May 2017

Register for the U23 Male & Female Provincial Trials!
This year, Field Hockey Canada has committed to offering our U23 athletes an opportunity to come back into the high performance pathway with the introduction of the U23 National Championships! We are offering a short training program ahead of Nationals for both the Men's & Women's Squads. Trials for our U23 Provincial Teams are being held on the evening of Friday, June 16th at UBC's Wright Field. Training for selected athletes will be on June 23rd, June 30th & July 14th at Wright Field. The 2017 National Championships are being held at Tamanawis Fields in Surrey from July 20th to 25th.

Please note that the deadline to register for the U23 Provincial Trials is Monday, May 29th. Register for Trials now!

For more information, visit the Men's U23 Player page or visit the Women's U23 Player page.

Introducing the FHBC RESPECT Program
RESPECT is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in field hockey to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.

We will be continuing to soft launch our RESPECT Program through the remainder of the 2016-17 Season. We have already had positive feedback from the initial roll-out at the T2C Championships, the T2T Festival and the VIT. 

The intent of the Program is to target all levels of the game. Through ongoing education and awareness, this program is designed to address concerns related to poor coaching practices, abuse of umpires/officials, respect between players, and issues involving spectators and fans on the sideline. The RESPECT Program will target local, regional, and provincial field hockey programs and events throughout the junior and senior seasons. The program will attempt to inspire community clubs and leagues to implement and promote the campaign, and promote positive behaviours within their respective environments.

More information will become available as the Program is fully launched at the start of the 2017-18 Season.

2017 Boys & Girls Regional Program Tournaments
This past month we hosted our marquee Regional tournaments. The Train 2 Compete Championships were held at UBC from April 21st to 23rd. Our Train 2 Train Regional Festival was held at Tamanawis from May 5th to 7th. Both tournaments featured Boys & Girls teams, as well as an impressively high level of field hockey. These tournaments served as a selection point to our Provincial Programs, and it was a difficult task for our selectors due to the quality of competition at both tournaments. Congratulations to all of the athletes that competed in our high performance programs this season. We look forward to seeing you next season! Good luck to all of our graduating athletes on your future endeavours.

To view full results from the tournaments, visit our Tournament Management Systems website. Please note that winners were not declared at the Train 2 Train Festival, even though scores were recorded.

2017 U18 & U15 Provincial Teams Selected
Congratulations to the 196 athletes that have been selected to the Provincial Program this summer! We have eleven teams set to represent BC across four divisions - U18 Boys, U18 Girls, U15 Boys & U15 Girls. All of these teams will be competing in the National Championship Festival at Tamanawis from July 18th to 25th.

All athletes were selected to the Provincial Program at the completion of the 2016-17 Regional Program. Athletes were evaluated by coaches and selectors at the Regional Tournaments held at the culmination of the Program.

Click below to view the full team lists:

2017 Vancouver International Tournament
The 2017 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) was held at Burnaby Lake West over the Victoria Day long weekend, May 20th to 22nd. For the first time in many years, the sun shone on all 3 days of the tournament, making for a great social atmosphere! Teams were happy and the Beer Garden was full from opening to closing time.

Congratulations to all teams on a great tournament! 

Women's Masters 2nd Place - England Ladies
VRC Jokers: Just Because Party
The VRC Jokers are hosting the "Just Because Party"  in order to bring the field hockey community together for a great social event, and to raise money for Field Hockey Canada!  There are two bars, and a deck with some of the best views in the city, so in mid-June you can expect to hang out on the deck with a cold drink in hand, watching the sun set over Vancouver.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Party on June 17th!

Canadian Roster Announced for World League 3
The roster for the Canadian team that will compete that the World League Semi-Finals in London has been announced! 16 of the 18 Men selected are from British Columbia, including veteran defender Scott Tupper and newly capped players Brandon Pereira and Balraj Panesar. See the full team list on Field Hockey Canada's website.

Canada will compete against some of the best countries in the world as they attempt to qualify for the 2018 World Cup being held in India. Canada will compete in pool play against India, the Netherlands, Pakistan and Scotland. Top finishers from the tournament will advance to World League Finals, as well as the 2018 World Cup, both of which are being held in India. For more information about the 3rd Round of World League, visit the FIH website.

Ahead of World League Semi-Finals, Canada will play three test matches against fellow World League Semi-Finalists, France. Read more about the Test Series here.

In related news, the Head Coach of the Canadian Men's National Team, Anthony Farry has stepped down from his position, as he has accepted a role with the Japanese Women's National Team. Paul Bundy will step in as the Interim Head Coach. Click here to read the full release from Field Hockey Canada.
2018 Masters World Cup - Women's Update
The 2018 Masters World Cup has been confirmed for July 27th - Aug 5th in Terrassa, Spain - the location of the 1992 Olympic Games. Field Hockey Canada is hoping to send two teams to the event and is looking for serious expressions of interest from players. Please submit your expression of interest to Ali McGillivray by August 1st, 2017.

For more information, please visit Field Hockey Canada's website.
You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
U23 Provincial Program
Regional Tournaments
U18 & U15 BC Teams
2017 VIT
Just Because Party
Team Canada - Men
Masters World Cup
In Short
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