CornerShot - Official Newsletter
October 2016

Thinking of a Charitable Donation? 
Want a Tax Receipt?
In 2016 the FHBC Foundation distributed grants to financially support several members of the field hockey community. These grants helped grassroots players pay local club and league fees, regional and provincial athletes pay program fees, post-secondary athletes continue their field hockey participation, and coaches and officials pursue professional development and opportunities. 

Please help us make an even bigger impact in 2017 by donating today! All donations or gifts of $25 or more are eligible to receive a tax deductible charitable donation receipt. 

Announcing the First 2017 NCCP Coaching Seminar!
We are excited to announce the first seminar in our 2017 NCCP coaching course schedule. We will be holding 4 coaching courses in Burnaby from Friday January 6th to Sunday January 8th. A Vancouver Island Coaching Seminar will be held in February. All courses are currently half-price for FHBC Members - don't miss out!

The following courses are being offered:

CAC Pre-Requisite: Making Ethical Decisions / Concussion Module - Friday January 6th 6-9:30pm

FUNdamentals Coaching Course - Saturday January 7th 9:30am-4:30pm & Sunday January 8th 8am-4:30pm

Learn 2 Train Coaching Course - Saturday January 7th 9  9:30am-4:30pm & Sunday January 8th 8am-4:30pm

Train 2 Train Coaching CourseSaturday January 7th 9 9:30am-4:30pm & Sunday January 8th 8am-4:30pm

For more information or to register for any of these courses, visit the NCCP Courses page on our website.

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Umpire Courses Available in November
A Provincial Umpire Course is being held in Victoria on the evenings of November 21st & 24th. The registration deadline is Wednesday November 9th. This course is a great place to start (or continue) your Umpire career, with six hours of in-class theory preparation led by the course conductor. There is no prerequisite for this course but Provincial Umpire candidates should be 13+ and already have a good understanding of field hockey and the rules. The cost of this course is $60 for FHBC Members.

A Regional Umpire Course is being held in Victoria on Saturday November 5th at McKinnon Gym. The registration deadline is Friday October 28th. This course open to umpires who have a current Provincial Umpire rating. The course consists of two 3-hour sessions and participants must be able to attend both sessions in order to write the exam. The cost of this course is $80 for FHBC Members.

Two Umpire Assessors Courses are being held in November. These courses are only open to umpires with a minimum provincial rating and 4+ years of active umpiring. Candidates should be interested in fulfilling the requirements to mentor and assess umpires completing the FHC umpire pathway. One of the Assessors Courses  is being held in Victoria on Sunday November 6th at McKinnon Gym. The registration deadline for the Victoria course is Friday October 28th. The other Assessors Course is being held in Vancouver on Saturday November 19th. The registration deadline for the Vancouver course is Monday November 14th. The cost for the Assessors Course is $55 for FHBC Members.

To register for any of these courses, click here.

For more information about these courses, visit the Umpire Courses page of our website.

Athlete Programs Update
The 2016-17 Regional Progam season is already underway! Trials for the Girl's Northwest & Southeast Regional Programs have already taken and selections have been made. The Girl's Island Trials were held this past weekend in Victoria and Duncan. Northwest, Southeast and Island Girl's Regional Programs will begin in November with sport science sessions, fitness testing and education.

Registration for the Girl's Interior T2T and T2C Regional Programs as well as the Boy's Regional Programs will open in December. More information about these Programs will be posted on our website and social media as it becomes available.
UBC & UVic Headed to 2016 National Championship
For the 5th straight year, both BC University teams have booked their tickets to the CIS-FHC Women's Field Hockey National Championship. The Canada West Champions, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, and the Canada West silver-medallists, the University of Victoria Vikes, will head to Toronto for Nationals on November 3rd to 6th. The Thunderbirds will be looking to win their 6th-straight National Title, while the Vikes will be looking to improve on their Silver Medal finish from last year's Championship.

The Canada West Awards were handed out at the conclusion of the regular season in Vancouver on Sunday September 23rd. Thirteen BC Athletes were honoured at the ceremony. UBC's Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver) was named Canada West Player of the Year and Gabby Switzer (Vancouver) was named Goalkeeper of the Year. The Vikes took home three awards with Emily Wong (Vancouver) winning Rookie of the Year, Annie Walters-Shumka (Victoria) winning Outstanding Contributor, and Lynne Beecroft (Victoria) was named Coach of the Year.

Ten BC Athletes were named to the Canada West All-Star Team: Rosie Beale (UVic/Victoria), Jessica Britton (U of C/Rossland), Rachel Donohoe, Hannah Haughn (UBC/North Vancouver), Sarah Keglowitsch (UBC/Shawnigan Lake), Kathleen Leahy (UVic/Victoria), Stephanie Norlander (UBC/North Vancouver), Kristina Walters-Shumka (UVic/Victoria), Sabrina Wong (U of C/West Vancouver), and Lizzie Yates (UVic/Cobble Hill).

Men's Junior World Cup Roster Announced
Congratulations to the 14 BC Athletes that have been selected to represent Canada at the Men's Junior World Cup in Lucknow, India. The 16-team tournament is taking place from December 8th to 18th. The Canadian team is in Pool D and will face off against England, India, and South Africa before entering the quarter-final matches.

The 14 BC Athletes named to the team are Amrit Sidhu (Abbotsford), Angus Grauer (Vancouver), Balraj Panesar (Surrey), Brandon Pereira (Surrey), Fin Boothroyd (West Vancouver), Gavin Bains (Ladner), Harbir Sidhu (Victoria), Iqwinder Gill (Surrey), Jamie Wallace (Vancouver), Kabir Aujla (Surrey), Michael Mackenzie (White Rock), Rajan Kahlon (Vancouver), Rowan Childs (Tsawassen), and Thomson Harris (Vancouver). 

For more information, including the full team list, click here.

Thea Culley Retires from Women's National Team
Congratulations to Thea Culley on an illustrious career with the Canadian Women's National Team! Field Hockey Canada announced Thea's retirement from the National program on September 30th.  

Thea began playing field hockey in school in her hometown of Rossland, BC, and quickly picked up the game. She joined Field Hockey BC's regional and provincial programs and played at various tournaments, including Junior National Championships, Canada Summer Games and Senior National Championships. Thea then moved on the international stage, playing for Canada's Junior and Senior National teams. In her 10 year Senior National Team career, Thea has played in 157 international matches and sits as the 4th most-capped Canadian Women's player of all time. 

Thea has been an inspiring role model for many of our young athletes, and we want to thank her for all of the ways she has given back to field hockey in our Province. We are lucky to have her as part of our field hockey community. 

We wish you all the best in the future, Thea!

Click here for the fully story from Field Hockey Canada.

World League Round 2 Teams Confirmed:
West Vancouver to Host Women's Tournament 
The FIH has announced the teams that will be competing in World League Round 2, comprising of 3 Men's tournaments and 3 Women's tournaments. 

The Canadian Men's National Team will be competing at World League Round 2 in Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 4th to 12th. They will face off against hosts Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Fiji, Oman, and Sri Lanka as they begin their campaign to return to the World League Finals which they reached for the first time last year.

The Canadian Women's National Team will begin their World League campaign on home soil as they compete in the tournament hosted at West Vancouver's Rutledge Field. The tournament will take place from April 1st-9th. Canada will be competing against Belarus, Chile, France, India, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Uruguay. 

For more information about World League Round 2, click here.

You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
The FHBC Foundation
2017 NCCP Coaching Seminar
Umpire Courses Available
Athlete Programs Update
UBC & UVic Qualify for Nationals
Junior World Cup Roster
Thea Culley Retires
World League Round 2
In Short
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