November 2022


Officials from BC share their experiences at the 2022 Masters World Cup

Michelle McNaughton (second from the right) with her field team

The FIH Masters World Cup returned in 2022 after a four-year hiatus. A strong Canadian contingent travelled to Cape Town, South Africa and this was more than just a team of players. Field Hockey Canada was represented by technical officials Tony Stewart, of Alberta, and Sanjya D’Silva, of Ontario, and B.C.’s Michelle McNaughton, also appointed assistant technical director of the tournament. Victoria’s Denise McGeachy was also present as an appointed umpire. B.C.’s John Sacre, Kent McKinnon and Nicky Graham were also present as coaching and staff for the Canadian men’s side.


“We were all very busy on a daily basis – especially Michelle who, as Assistant TD, was often at the pitch all day long”, recalls McGeachy, who umpired at the World Cup and was even selected to umpire the Over 60s Women’s Final. McGeachy and McNaughton are dedicated members of the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors – as President and Coaching Director.


Read the full article here.



viaSport Grant Programs

Photo Credit Armando Tura

Funded by the Province of B.C., Government of Canada, individual foundations and corporations, viaSport awards approximately $2 million dollars in sport-related grant programs each year. The program’s aim is to reduce barriers and ensure quality sport experiences by:


  • Increasing participation and leadership opportunities for under-represented groups
  • Developing grassroots sports in outlying and under-served areas in B.C.
  • Supporting the continued education of training of certified coaches
  • Encouraging regional, provincial, national and international sport event hosting across the province
  • Assisting with travel costs for youth


To apply and for more information, access the viaSport Grants page.



2022 BCSS Girls Field Hockey Provincial Championship

Congratulations to Handsworth Secondary for winning the 2022 BC School Sports AAA! The final against Oak Bay ended in 0-0 draw, and the title was decided on shootouts, similarly to the 2021 final between the two teams. However, this year, Handsworth came out on top and celebrated the championship!


FINAL RESULTS:

1 Handsworth

2 Oak Bay

3 Churchill

4 Heritage Woods

5 Kelowna

6 Cowicchan


7 Eric Hamber

8 South Delta

9 Tamanawis

10 Centennial

11 GW Graham

12 OKM

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Registrations are now open for the 2022-2023 season. This is being done under a new system, so we kindly ask our members to please refer to the Step-by-Step Guide before registering.



Coaching Opportunities

Whistler Field Hockey Club



Whistler FHC is a newly established field hockey club that focus on developing the sport of field hockey in the Sea-to-Sky area and provide a club environment for passionate members.


They are looking for coaches for their adult indoor program. There is also opportunity to coach their kids program.




Dates: 12 Mondays starting Jan 9th until April 3rd (no session on Feb 20th-BC Family Day)

Program: Adult Indoor sessions

Location: Spring Creek Community School, Whistler 

Time: 7pm-8:30pm (plus paid time for set up and planning )

Pay $25 p/hour minimum depending on qualifications


The group of players is very varied in skills and fitness, however all enthusiastic on learning and improving.Please send your application to admin@whistlerfieldhockey.com.


UBC Women's Varsity Team


There is an opportunity for a one year maternity leave position as Head Coach of the UBC women’s varsity team. The Head Coach, Women’s Hockey is responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the Women's Field Hockey program. The objectives are to provide opportunities for athletically talented field hockey players and develop them to their fullest potential as student-athletes. This position is responsible for operating under USPORT operating bylaws, University policies, and philosophy and objectives of the Varsity Program and Athletic Department.


UBC is committed to supporting the best possible environments for working, learning and living where respect, civility, diversity, excellence and inclusion are valued. The Head Coach, Women’s Field Hockey reports to the Director of Athletics, Student Services. This role interacts with other departmental, faculty and on campus/off campus stakeholders.


For more information and to apply, click here.


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KidSport

KidSport provides financial assistance for children 18 and younger from families facing financial obstacles to participate in organized sport #SoALLKidsCanPlay. Visit kidsport.ca and find your local Chapter for details on eligibility and how to help this project.

In 2021, the KidSport BC program distributed $1.3 million in funding to help 4,164 children participate in 45 different sports in 132 communities across the province, including field hockey participants. Help support KidSport and, if you are in need of assistance, reach out to your local Chapter!


Field Hockey BC Society & Field Hockey BC Foundation

The Field Hockey BC Society is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) dedicated to supporting and developing field hockey in BC. Your donation will support FHBC's commitment to delivering its five main service pillars - Athlete Development, Coach Development, Officials Development, Event Hosting and Volunteer Recognition. Donate to the Society here.

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Registered Society 'Field Hockey BC' and is managed by the FHBC Board of Directors. The Field Hockey BC Foundation is a leading example of the Society's commitment to the sustainable development of the sport across the province. Tax Receipts are available for donations to the Foundation, and donors have the opportunity to create their own Legacy Fund or donate to an existing program. Donate to the Foundation here.
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