Welcome to the November 2019 CornerShot Newsletter
Hello! The field hockey community in British Columbia had quite an exceptional time last month, and this newsletter will cover all that. From FHBC's Annual Awards to the Olympic Qualifiers, this issue of CornerShot will keep you posted on what has been happening in our sport.
2019 Field Hockey BC Annual Awards Night
Nathalie McGee, Delta Falcons Community Club Recognition Award winner
The Field Hockey BC Annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Dinner took place last Friday, November 15, at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver. The Field Hockey BC Annual Awards recognize both individual performance and voluntary contribution. In addition to this, Field Hockey BC is proud to manage a number of legacy awards aimed at assisting participation and professional development.

We are proud to have recognized 20 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their contributions and commitment to field hockey in British Columbia. Go to the FHBC Awards page to see the full list of the Field Hockey BC Annual Award winners and the Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Gordon Johnston, Senior Male Player of the Year
Ahria Dhillon, Junior Female Player of the Year Under 15
Sara Goodman, Female Player of the Year Under 23, and Harbir Sidhu, Male Player of the Year Under 23
Tasha King (left), VRC Jokers Community Club Recognition Award winner, and Jenn Beagan, Coach of the Year
Field Hockey BC Regional Trials
Field Hockey BC Regional Trials have ended for all Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland players.
FHBC would like to thank all the athletes and coaches who participated and congratulate those who have been selected. If you want to see the names of the athletes invited to the Regional Program, please access the links below:

IMPORTANT: Registration for the Interior U15 and U18 Girls
Regional Trials will open in December
Registration for the Regional Trials of U15 and U18 female athletes in the Okanagan and Kootenay area will open on December 11. The deadline for registering will be January 8. The trials will occur in Kelowna, on January 15. For more information, check the program overview for the U15 Program here, and the U18 Program here.
FHBC Regional Program Fitness & Education session at Richmond Oval
The athletes from Field Hockey BC Regional Program enjoyed a full day of fitness testings and educational courses on November 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

"This event is a great opportunity for the athletes to experience High Performance fitness testing in a world-class facility with the direction of Sport Science professionals", said FHBC Athlete Program Manager, Donna Cumming.

"The education components provide our players with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the game, and it is a fun way for the athletes to bond with their teammates" she added.

All the U15 and U18 players participated in sprint tests, run the yo-yo and had a full battery of testing anthropometric assessments.

Additionally, the kids also enjoyed a Rules & Regulations Education course with FIH Umpire Tyler Klenk and a Tactics & Strategy session with FHBC Provincial Coach, John Sacré.
Canada Men's team earn spot at Tokyo 2020 in sudden death shootout
Canada Men's National Team will be at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. They earned their spot after defeating Ireland in a thrilling Olympic Qualifier series, decided by a sudden-death shootout.

The two game series was hosted in West Vancouver at Rutledge, and the field hockey community came together to support the Red Caribous. The stands were crowded - as they should be -, and people even hung themselves on the fences around the pitch to get a glimpse of the games.

In the first match, Ireland beat Canada by 5-3. However, things changed on the second and decisive encounter. The Canadians played their hearts out and managed to tie the series with penalty shootout goal in the last second. The 3-1 win meant things would be decided in a sudden-death shootout, and so it was. Canada won by 5-4 and celebrated a spot in Tokyo 2020.

To read the full story, go to Field Hockey Canada's website.
Photo Credit: FHC
Photo Credit: FHC
Ireland defeats Canada Women's team to claim Olympic berth
by Field Hockey Canada

Ireland advanced to the 2020 Olympic Games with a dramatic sudden death shootout victory over Team Canada. The two-game series played in front of back-to-back capacity crowds in Dublin was a nail biter from wire to wire.

Zero goals through eight quarters of play set up a thrilling shootout to cap off the Olympic Qualifier weekend. In the shootout, Canada came out firing with goals, but the Irish fought back with a pair of terrific saves by McFerran and two conversions.

With the win, Ireland becomes the first Irish Women’s National field hockey team to qualify for an Olympic Games.

Read the full story here .
Job Opportunity: West Vancouver FHC is looking for a General Manager
West Vancouver FHC has a job vacancy for a General Manager position. The General Manager is responsible for successful leadership, management, and delivery of the programs, services, policies, and initiatives supporting WVFHC’s operations and growth as a club. The GM is expected to manage the organization’s risk, human, and financial resources effectively and in a responsible manner, using strong leadership, administrative, communication, and people skills.

Click here to see the full job description.

Salary minimum of $55,000/yr
Must receive resumes by November 25th, 2019.
Please email resume and covering letter to: [email protected]
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
Field Hockey BC is happy to announce that things have gotten much easier for those of you who want to take any of the courses offered by us.

If you are keen on becoming a coach, umpire or technical official, all you have to do is fill out our Waitlist Form, check the boxes for the courses you are interested in, and we will reach out to you once these courses are being offered.

Access our Coaches and Officials pages for more information regarding education and opportunities.
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