Welcome to the February 2020 CornerShot Newsletter
Hello. In this issue we will cover the 2020 FHBC Annual General Meeting and the new members of the Board of Directors; registration for the Vancouver International Tournament; our new Events & Officials Coordinator and Sport Development Manager and more!
2020 Field Hockey BC Annual General Meeting  
In advance of the production of minutes for the 2020 FHBC AGM and in an effort to inform the membership as to the outcome of elections to the FHBC Board of Directors and formal motions from our 2020 meeting, please find an associated supporting document here.

FHBC would like to welcome our new members of the Board:
  • President, Andrew Dewberry
  • Finance Director, Jasbir Tatla 
  • Coaching Director, Gurjit Sidhu
  • Umpiring Director, Narinder Sangha
  • Business Development Director, Mark Vaughan

Every document related to the AGM is available in the Documents page on our website.
Welcome, Ben Harvey
Sport Development Manager
Ben started his career in sports overseeing the Australian Boxing team’s London Olympic Campaign in 2012, where the team sent the largest number of athletes they ever qualified for an Olympics.

Following this role, he spent time with the Australian Men’s Field Hockey team under head coach Ric Charlesworth working as video analyst.

Ben also worked in Surf Life Saving as the Sport Development Officer and introduced technology to the sporting environment where previously there had been none.

Following his departure from Australia, Ben coached in the USA with Syracuse University before settling in Vancouver, where he has been working with numerous BC provincial teams.

He has a passion for Field Hockey that he will bring to this role with FHBC, being a player himself for over 28 year.
Welcome, Rahim Walli
Events & Officials Coordinator
Born and raised in Burnaby, Rahim grew up playing sports, mainly soccer and baseball.

"Even though I am not the most athletic I have immersed myself in sports either as a volunteer, a fan or through work in sports".

He have had the great pleasure to work at major sporting events throughout Canada, including the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, the Pan American Games in Toronto and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

"I have a passion for sports event management as it gives me the opportunity to witness the joy on the athletes as they compete."
For further details on the new positions' duties and responsibilities, please access the job descriptions here and here .
Registration is now open for the Vancouver International Tournament
Traditionally held over the May Long Weekend, the VIT has been for over twenty years one of the largest social field hockey tournaments on the West Coast.

2020 sees Burnaby Lake West Complex play host as our main tournament venue; three artificial field turfs and a beer garden await, rain or shine. There are five tournament divisions this year including once again a women’s masters division for the over 35’s.

All players must be currently active FHBC members, or teams can purchase coverage for an additional $90. If your team wishes to do this, they can indicate it along with their registration form and add $90 to the team’s registration fee.

For more information and to download the registration forms, please visit this page.
PCE Fundamentals Coaching Course at UVic in March
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association will be hosting Field Hockey BC’s PCE Fundamentals Coaching Course in March. This course is intended for:

  • Coaches working with under 12 age groups
  • Coaches that are under 18 player and have an interest in coaching in the Junior League
  • A parent volunteer who is new to coaching and to the game of field hockey

Course Details (it is mandatory to attend both sessions):
Wednesday March 4 – McKinnon Building Room 150 from 6 to 9 pm (Victoria)
Sunday March 8 – UVIC Turf #3 from 2 to 5 pm

Click here for more information.
Register for the 2020-21 FHBC/NVSD Academy program
Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 North Vancouver Field Hockey Academy program. North Vancouver School District applicants must apply at sd44.schoolcashonline.com. Out of District applicants may contact academies@sd44.ca to receive the application link.

Returning students must complete the online application.

Application deadline: February 24, 2020. Access bit.ly/2GlMpyG for more details.
2020 Senior Women's BC Indoor Championship
Our 2020 Senior Women's BC Indoor Championship that happened early in February on Vancouver Island. FHBC would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the tournament. Congrats to the champions, the Wildcats Black Team, and we hope to see you all again next year!
Field Hockey represented amongst the finalists of Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards
Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate Scott Tupper and Anna Mollenhauer for being finalists of the 54th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. Tupper is a finalist in the Senior Male Athlete of The Year category and Mollenhauer is a contender in the University Athlete of The Year category.

From Victoria, BC, Anna Mollenhauer is the daughter of Nancy Mollenhauer – two time field hockey Olympian for Canada – and was a constant presence in FHBC’s High Performance programs over the years. Currently, she is displaying her talent at the University of Victoria.

Last year, Mollenhauer debuted with the Senior Women’s National Team and was selected as Junior Player of the Tournament for Team Canada, in the FIH Hockey Series Finals played in Valencia, Spain. She also collected quite a few honours at Uvic, winning gold medals at both the Canada West Championship and U SPORT Nationals. Anna made the Canada West All-Star team and was named a U SPORT First-Team All-Canadian. Plus, she was the U SPORTS Championship MVP. Not bad at all!

The Vancouver-born Scott Tupper has been playing with the national team since 2005, with more than 300 games for Canada under his belt. In 2019, as captain of the Men’s National Team, Tupper showed tremendous leadership and was fundamental for Canada’s Olympic berth in Tokyo 2020. He scored the last-second goal that took the Olympic qualifier against Ireland to the penalty shootout.

The Men’s National Team also won the 2019 FIH Series Finals in Malaysia and brought home a silver medal from the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Scott was the flag bearer for Team Canada in the Pan Ams’ Opening Ceremony.

The upcoming 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. Access http://sportbc.com/athlete-of-the-year-awards-2/ for more information on the event and to purchase tickets.
Scott Tupper (left) and Anna Mollenhauer
Field Hockey Canada is hiring!
There are currently two job opportunities with Field Hockey Canada. The national governing body for field hockey is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to provide support to the management and membership of the organization (access the job description here). FHC is also looking for a interim Women’s National Team Head Coach (job description here).

Applications for both positions are to be submitted electronically by February 21st, 2020.

Send your resume and cover letter to Susan Ahrens, Chief Executive Officer, at sahrens@fieldhockey.ca.
Do you have any field hockey sticks for donation?
Our friends from Okanagan are in need of sticks for some of the local high school teams. Let's come together and help them out!

If you have any sticks or other equipment for donation, please contact info@fieldhockeybc.com and we can arrange to pick it up.
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
Field Hockey BC is happy to announce that our registration process has been streamlined for those who want to take any of the courses offered by us.

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.

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