December 2021

This issue of CornerShot will cover an important COVID-19 PHO Order Update, job opportunities with Field Hockey BC, Provincial Program Talent ID information, the Junior World Cup and more.
PHO Order Update – December 20, 2021

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) ‘Provincial Gatherings and Events Order’ has been amended with this latest revision active from Sunday, December 19 at 11:59 pm to at least January 31, 2022. The PHO Order revision restricts the BC Organized Sport Sector in the delivery of tournament play and associated tournament travel. As a result, please note the following:

  • Tournaments are not allowed, until at least January 31, 2022. The definition of “Tournaments” requires some clarification, however, where field hockey is concerned tournament structures such as the indoor tournaments traditionally held during the calendar month of January cannot now take place.

  • Regular league play continues to be allowed, as is travel for those games. Further clarification as to the diversity when considering the broader definition of “regular league play” is being sought, however a green light (cross-referenced through viaSport BC) for regular league play remains in place at the time of this circulation.

Note: Field Hockey BC will make a determination as to the scheduled hosting of the BC Women’s Senior Indoor Tournament (Duncan, BC) over the weekend February 5/6, 2022 in the New Year. All Tournament registrants to date will be contacted directly and registration for this event remains open.

Access the latest communiques and updates regarding the COVID-19 Responsible Return to play here.

Read the full PHO Order

2022 Women’s Senior Indoor Championship on Vancouver Island
*Considering the recent PHO Order Update - in effect until January 31, 2022 - Field Hockey BC will be monitoring the PHO parameters and will determine whether the Senior Tournament, scheduled for February, will go ahead. For now, registration is still open.

WHEN: February 5-6, 2022
ENTRY DEADLINE: January 14, 2022
FEE: $300 per team
WHERE: Cowichan Community Centre (Island Savings Centre) - Duncan, BC

Download the Entry Form for more information and follow the instructions to register.

2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trial
Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce dates for the upcoming 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials. The 2022 Provincial Talent ID Program will be a joint venture with Field Hockey Canada in being both a Talent Identification point for the FHC NextGen Program, as well as a Talent Identification point for FHBC National Championship Team participation.

Following FHBC’s Provincial Athlete Pathway Review in 2020, FHBC Provincial Teams at National Championships will now be selected through a series of regional and centralized trials. For more information on the general concept of this staged trial program, please see the review committee’s final report here:

2022 U18 National Championships
  • Year of Birth: 2004 and 2005
  • July 29th – August 3rd @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
  • Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

2022 U16 National Championships
  • Year of Birth: 2006 and 2007
  • August 9th – 14th @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
  • Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

Access the full Communique with all the necessary information here.

Employment Opportunities with Field Hockey BC
Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager

The position of Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager is designed to support the delivery of programming intent on improving the skill and knowledge base of both male and female athletes and coaches throughout the Province of British Columbia.

Deadline for application: January 3, 2021

To read the full job description and learn how to apply for the position, click here.

Events and Officials Coordinator

The position of Events and Officials Coordinator is designed to provide logistical support in line with the operational requirements of the annual Field Hockey BC event calendar and event based officiating calendar, 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 Field Hockey BC programming.

Deadline for applications: January 3, 2022
Interviews: January 12, 2022
Job to commence from: January 26, 2022

Access the full Job Description and see how to apply here.

Scott Tupper announces retirement from Men's National Team
After 16 years, 322 caps, 126 goals, three Olympics, two World Cups and countless other feats, Scott Tupper has announced he is retiring from Canada's National Team.

He finishes his National career as one of the longest-serving team captains in Canadian hockey history, the top scorer of all time for any Canadian National player, and as the third most-capped athlete of the Men's Team - behind Ken Pereira and Rob Short.

Scott Tupper has showed leadership throughout his career on and off the pitch, and is a true inspiration for every aspiring field hockey athlete. Congratulations and thank you, Scott.

Read the Field Hockey Canada article here.

Junior Women’s National Team arrived safely in Canada
via Field Hockey Canada

On December 9, 2021, athletes and staff of the Junior Women's National Team have safely arrived in Canada after the cancellation of the Junior Women’s Junior World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

As per testing rules, the whole group tested negative in South Africa before entered a government-hotel quarantine in Canada until they received another negative test. They proceed to an approved home-quarantine environment for the remainder of the 14-day period.

Read more here.

Junior Men’s National Team finishes World Cup with a win
via Field Hockey Canada

The Junior Men’s National Team, who finished the Junior World Cup in 13th place after a 2-1 win over PAHF Pan American Hockey Federation rivals, Chile. The tournament took place in Bhubaneswar, India.

Congrats to all the athletes and support team; thirteenth place is the best finish for a Canadian Men's Junior team since 1985.

Read more here. You can access the tournament's page here.

Sport BC Flood Relief Fund
The BC Amateur Sport Fund (BCASF) has set up a Flood Relief Fund for Sport BC members and affiliates to generate donations for costs resulting from the recent flooding across the province. Organizations can direct supporters to the link below where they can write in the name of the group they wish to support. Donors to the fund will receive a tax receipt for eligible donations. 

Sport BC will match $10,000 in donations to the Flood Relief Project. Sport BC will match every dollar raised up to $500 for each PSO and affiliate, up to a total of $10,000. Match funding will be prioritized for organizations most affected by the flooding.

Organizations can access funds designated to them by providing quotes or invoices for costs associated with the flooding. Sport BC preference is to pay for those costs directly to the suppliers. Eligible costs must be to the exclusive benefit of amateur sport and may include replacement equipment, facilities repair and renovation, rental fees and travel costs. BCASF will hold back 5% of all donations to cover overhead and administrative costs.

Please direct any questions about the Flood Relief Fund, or the BC Amateur Sport Fund, to Andy Price at

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.

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