September 2022

National Coaches Week

Time to recognize and celebrate the integral role coaches play in our field hockey community!

Here are the coaches that represented Team BC during Nationals 2022. #thankscoach

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Coaching Association of Canada courses offers

During National Coaches Week, coaches can diversify their coaching knowledge with FREE or discounted NCCP education from September 17-25, 2022: 

Field Hockey Canada celebrates National Coaches Week

You can celebrate this week with Field Hockey Canada by engaging with some of the below resources, recognitions and contests.

Nominate a Coach - You can nominate a coach from your community to be featured on FHC's recognition wall. Access the form here.

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The Coaching Association of Canada teamed up with Petro-Canada to recognize and celebrate coaches from coast to coast to coast. Join us to say #ThanksCoach for a chance to win one of twenty pairs of $100 Petro-Canada gift cards for you and your coach!

It’s easy to participate – just follow these three steps!

  1. Share an Instagram post between September 17 at 12:01am ET and September 25 at 11:59pm ET
  2. Include #ThanksCoach or #MerciCoach in your post
  3. Include #PetroCanada in your post

Don’t have Instagram? Eligible Entrants may also submit an entry for the contest by mail or by email. Visit the contest page (here) for entry details and rules and regulations. (No purchase necessary. Open to residents of Canada who are age of majority or older in their province/territory of residence. Official rules available at

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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.

To start the registration process, access our Membership Page.

FHBC welcomes new Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager, Patricia Wright-Alexis

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Field Hockey BC is delighted to welcome Patricia to the FHBC Staff Team. Patricia will be conducting a full review of the coach and talent identification program delivered through FHBC over the course of the past Spring and Summer before assisting the Society in the identification of coach and athlete centered strategic priorities as part of FHBC’s new six year strategic plan. The FHBC Board and Staff Team look forward to supporting Patricia as she transitions into her new role and we invite community members to reach out to Patricia to welcome her to the fold.

Patricia is a certified FIH Hockey Academy Level 3 Coach with eleven years coaching experience and has been involved in development and strategic planning for field hockey for over eight years. She was the co-captain of her university team (University of Massachusetts, USA), and was selected to the A-10 All-Conference team three of her four years at university. She is a former national player and captain and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the junior and senior levels for fifteen years before retiring and going full time into coaching.

As a coach, she held the position of Development Head Coach at the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board for two years before founding IN Sports Field Hockey Academy with the vision of introducing the sport to non-traditional schools and communities and focusing on development within the 5 – 16 age range. Patricia also coached the female hockey team at the University of the West Indies and was a part of the coaching staff for the Junior Women National team for the last two Junior Pan Am Championships.

Before her career in sports, Patricia worked in the Supply Chain and Logistics field for over six years. She earned her BSc in Business Management (Hons) from the University of Massachusetts and holds a certificate in International Relations. Patricia is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors, reading a good book, and spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Umpires & Officials

Online Community Umpire Course

The Community Umpire course is available to those interested in taking the first steps towards being a rated umpire, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. 

The Online Community Courses is available to current FHBC Members FREE OF CHARGE; please contact to obtain the access code. It will consist of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz. You will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course.

Registrants will have until November 30, 2022 to complete the course, at which time the current session will expire. Participants who fail to complete the course by the deadline will need to re-register in the following session. Course registration for this session closes on November 26, 2022. Please note: a new session will open on December 1st.

Donate and help support the field hockey!


KidSport provides financial assistance for children 18 and younger from families facing financial obstacles to participate in organized sport #SoALLKidsCanPlay. Visit 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.
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 Coach and Officials pages for more information regarding education opportunities.
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