Welcome to the June 2020 CornerShot Newsletter

Hello. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in this context of social isolation, Field Hockey BC is trying its best to keep our community engaged while planning for the future, considering a responsible return to play as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please enjoy this issue of our Newsletter and stay safe!
Click on the images below to read important messages regarding FHBC's Framework Approval for the ‘First Stage’ Return to Responsible Play and to access the full framework
Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project: Status Update Webinar
The project has completed its first phase and Field Hockey BC is hosting a webinar TODAY to provide FHBC members and affiliated Clubs with an update on the status of the project. The session will provide information on the following:

  • Provincial Pathway Working Group
  • Project Scope
  • Phase One Activities Completed To-Date
  • Club Feedback Questionnaire Summary Response
  • Phase 2 Activities Planned
  • Next Steps

This webinar will be the first of two planned sessions that the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project will provide to the field hockey community. A second webinar will be held in approximately 5-7 weeks and will include a presentation on the project’s draft recommendations to the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors.

Further engagement between the Field Hockey BC Board and the Society’s membership will occur once the FHBC Board completes a risk assessment of the project’s recommendations and the operational considerations of the organization have been reviewed.

Date: TODAY, Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8 pm PST
Link to join Zoom Webinar Meeting: here
Webinar ID: 844 2451 7187
Password: 508144
Provincial Umpire Course tomorrow!
We are offering another online Provincial Umpire Course. It is open to all Community and aspiring umpires. It will be offered as an online course through zoom meeting. Please see below for full details:

Date: June 18 and 23
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Online – Meeting place will be sent out to confirmed participants
Instructor: Tyler Klenk
Cost: $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members

There will be two 3-hour classroom sessions followed by an online exam. To register for the course please follow this  link or visit our umpire education  page.
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2022/23 FIH Hockey World Cups qualification process reviewed
article by FIH

Following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to next year, and therefore hockey Continental Championships having to be rescheduled, the FIH Executive Board, after consultation with the Continental Federations and the FIH Athletes Committee, has reviewed the qualification process for the 2022/23 FIH Hockey World Cups.

This new FIH Hockey World Cup qualification process includes:
• an increase of the quota of places available through Continental Championships from 6 (the five Continental Champions + the World Cup hosts) to 11 (including the World Cup hosts); these Continental quotas will be filled based on the final rankings at the relevant 2021 Continental Championships ( see allocation of Continental quotas below )
• the organisation of FIH qualification events (in March 2022) for the remaining 5 places; for those events, the Continental quotas will be confirmed at a later stage

The allocation of Continental quotas from the 2021 Continental Championships (plus the World Cup hosts) has been determined as follows:

• Africa 1
• Asia 2
• Europe 4 (including 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts The Netherlands and Spain)
• Oceania 2
• PanAm 2

Men :
• Africa 1
• Asia 3 (including 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup hosts India)
• Europe 4
• Oceania 2
• PanAm 1

FHBC Throwback Thursdays

Follow our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) as every week we celebrate Throwback Thursdays and post photos from our archive.

It is always great to remember our history as a sport in the province. You might even find yourself being featured on one of these!
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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