March 2022

This issue of CornerShot will cover bursaries for Coahces, Officials and Players; 2022 Club Championships; Coaching and Umpire courses subsidies; job opportunities and more!

Apply for the FHBC Foundation’s Bursaries &
Pat Hall Officials Development Award

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the following bursaries:

  • Coaching Professional Development Bursary
  • Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary
  • Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary

Application deadline is April 29th, 2022, and recipients will be announced in May.

These bursaries are designed to contribute towards an individual’s professional development in the sport of Field Hockey and to to support female athletes under the age of 12 to access field hockey programming. The Coaching and Officiating bursaries are open to all levels of coaches and officials, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.

Pat Hall Officials Development Award: This award is designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials with preference given to members active on the Island. Award nominations will remains open until all the available funds are utilized.

IMPORTANT: applicants for all three bursaries and award must be a member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official, coach or player within National, Provincial or Club base programming.

Go to for more information and to download the application forms.

Systemic National Coach and Official Certification Pathways
FHBC Strategic Investment and Support 2022
Further to FHBC Communications circulated in October and November 2021 regarding FHBC’s investment initiative in formal NCCP Coach Education for BC Members, FHBC is delighted to announce an extension to such an investment initiative to include further subsidies for formal NCCP Coach Education and complete cost coverage for all levels of formal Umpire Education.

As the field hockey community looks towards 2022 Spring and Summer season delivery, FHBC encourages all BC Member Coaches and Umpires to take full advantage of this investment initiative opportunity. Should BC Member Coaches, Umpires, and/or Community Leads within the Club or League structure require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to FHBC for assistance.

To read the full communique and see in detail the extensions to this initiative, click here.

2022 Club Championship and Festival Program
Program Outline and Call for Club Hosting Assistance
Field Hockey BC and the FHBC Club Championship Review Working Group (CCRWG) are happy to confirm the intent for running Club Championship Programming in 2022, as well as to request expressions of interest from Community Clubs willing to support the hosting of Club Championships.

Any Community Club wishing to return an expression of interest in supporting the 2022 Club Championship Program as a CLUB HOST, please return an e-mail with Club Contact/Follow-Up Detail to by March 21, 2022.

To see the Club Championship Schedule for 2022 and more information about hosting, click here.

Provincial Program Talent ID Nomination Deadline
Field Hockey BC would like to remind our members the deadline for nominating U16 Male athletes to the 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials is March 31st!

The nominations must be completed by a coach. Coaches can access the online FHBC Athlete Nomination Form here. For more information about the 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team, please access our Trials and Tournaments page.

Athlete Nomination Deadlines:

  • U18 & U16 Female Island/Lower Mainland Athlete Nomination Deadline: nominations closed
  • U18 Male & Female Interior Athlete Nomination Deadline: nominations closed
  • U16 Male Athletes: March 31, 2022

Job Re-Posting: FHBC Events and Officials Coordinator
This position provides logistical support to the annual Field Hockey BC event and event based officiating calendars, the officials development pathway and the delivery of the Officials Professional Development and Certification Program, as well as, the oversight for facility bookings and equipment provision to FHBC programming.

Deadline for applications: April 3, 2022
Job to commence from: April 11, 2022

If interested, read more here.

Umpires & Officials
Strong Showing for BC and Canadian Officials at the upcoming
2022 Commonwealth Games

Field Hockey BC is delighted to announce that FIH International Umpires Lelia Sacré and Tyler Klenk were nominated as members of the officiating team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, alongside Wendy Stewart, who will take on the role of Umpire Manager. Megan Robertson has been named an alternate umpire and will not travel unless another official drops out and she is selected.

Congratulations to all four and thanks for making Canadian field hockey proud! Read more on Field Hockey Canada's website.

Provincial Umpire Course

Ahead of the start of the Junior Leagues in both Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, Field Hockey BC is planning on running a Provincial Umpire Course in March. We encourage all interested umpires to fill out the Waitlist Form so FHBC can plan the delivery of the course accordingly.

Access the Waitlist Form at

About the Pronvicial Course: Provincial Courses are $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members or members who are not registered for the current season. Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

Online Community Umpire Course

Registration for the current session of the Online Community Umpire Course is open until April 25, 2022, and registrants will have until April 30, 2022, to complete the course.

For more information on the course and see how to register, access our Umpire Education page.

Regional & Assessor Courses

The Regional and Assessor courses are under review by Field Hockey Canada. Once these courses are available, they will be promoted and offered to the field hockey community.

If you need further information or assistance regarding umpiring and/or officiating, please do not hesitate to contact Lelia Sacré, FHBC Umpiring Director, at

Field Hockey Canada Call For Staff

Congrats to all Vancouver Women's Field Hockey Association winners!
The West Vancouver 5, winners of the women’s league Division 4 playoffs. Photo taken from WVFHC social media.
Premier: West Vancouver Premier A / Runner-up: Polar Bears Premier
Division 1: The Terrors / Runner-up: Burnaby Lakers 1
Division 2: Surrey Sharks 1 / Runner-up: Point Grey Bluebirds
Division 3: Chilliwack Pink Panthers / Runner-up: India 1
Division 4: West Vancouver 5 / Runner-up: Delta Saker Falcons
Division 5: India 2 / Runner-up: Vancouver Hawks 4
Division 6: North Vancouver Mariners / Runner-up: Vancouver Hawks 6

2022 India Club Tournament
Registration for the 2022 India Club Tournament is now open!

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Tournament Dates: 23-26 June, 2022 @ Tamanawis Field, Surrey, BC

Download the Tournament Flyer and the Registration Form here.

For more information, visit or contact

Former national player, Lynne Beecroft is awarded the
2022 President’s Distinguished Alumni Award from UVic
Former National Women's Team player Lynne Beecroft was awarded this month with the Presidents' Alumni Awards from the University of Vitoria. This award recognizes graduates who, through their leadership or accomplishments, contribute significantly to communities locally, nationally or globally.

Beecroft was selected to represent Canada 1977 and continued to train and play for the National Team until 1985. Having participated in the 1983 World Cup and the 1984 Olympics. She went on to coach at Uvic and, over the past 38 years, her teams have won 14 intercollegiate championships.

Read more here.

In Memoriam - Doreen Fraser
It is with sadness that Field Hockey BC mourns the passing of Beverley Doreen Fraser (nee Armour) last February at the age of 91. Most notably in her field hockey career, Doreen was a member of the 1956 Women’s National Field Hockey Team that was inducted into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame in 2021.

Doreen played field hockey in high school and at UBC under the renowned women’s grass coach May Brown. She was part of the senior UBC Team "Varsity" that won the City League twice in 1949 and 1952 (Spalding Trophy) and the Major Bentham Trophy as the Runner-Up in 1948, 1951, & 1953.

Playing at the highest level, Fraser was rewarded as the recipient of the Watson Trophy in 1953 – an annual award, a rose bowl, for the player who, in addition to being an asset to her team, showed the best sportsmanship in the Greater Vancouver Grass Hockey League.

After graduating from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, she captained the 1954 Canadian Touring Team to California and UBC's hockey grads team called the ‘Alums’. “As UBC students, Barb Hart Harris and I were both on that team that went to California with her; we remember her as very kind and helpful teammate as well as being a very skilled player”, says Charlotte Warren.

In 1956, Doreen was selected to the historic National Women’s Team of that year - the first ever Canadian team to travel to an official international hockey tournament - and played at the Sixth International Federation of Women’s Hockey Association (IFWHA) Triennial Tournament in Australia.

Outside of field hockey, Doreen attended school in West Point Grey where she met her husband, Richard (predeceased), and was a much-loved pharmacist at several drug stores in the area including University Pharmacy and Point Grey Pharmacy. She was also part of the Women's League of Health and Beauty, and an engaged member of the Dunbar Heights United Church and Pacific Spirit United Church.

Doreen passed away peacefully and is survived by her daughter Margot, son Bruce and daughter-in-law Cecilia as well as nephews and a niece. She will be missed.

You may access Doreen’s obituary here.
The 1956 Canadian Touring Team to the Sixth Triennial
Back Row: Lila Scott, Pat Manson, Barbara Wilson, Heather Glover, Berta Whittle, Shirley Topley, Margaret McLean, Florence Strachan.
Middle Row: Audree Rees, Betty Best, Pam Edens, Doreen Fraser.
Front Row: Reneth MacKay, Lil Beauregard, Lucille van Hees, Moira Rerrie.
Photo courtesy of Reneth MacKay.

Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
If you are keen on becoming a coach, umpire or technical official, fill out our Waitlist Form, check the boxes of the courses you are interested in, and we will contact you once these courses are being offered.

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