October 2022

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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.

Canada finishes the Masters World Cup in ninth place

story by Adam Hyde, for the Field Hockey Canada website

"After a four year hiatus, 84 teams from 20 countries arrived in Cape Town for the ten-day 2022 Masters World Cup. This tournament was for the Men’s 45+ to 55+ age groups and Women’s 45+ to 65+. After multiple selection camps, extensive fitness testing and six months of training, Canada sent a 50+ team across the Atlantic. Eight players returned from Barcelona (2018) and 10 were new additions.

Canada arrived four days early to shake off the long flight and had three practices prior to the opening parade and ceremony on the Cape Town waterfront. Canada competed in the difficult pool A – along with Argentina, South Africa, Spain, Netherlands, Namibia and an Alliance team and the 9th place was secured along with a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and a tie.

A special mention goes out to John Sacre and Kent McKinon for a world class job preparing, coaching and managing the Canadian team. Seven games in 10 days takes an enormous toll on 50+ bodies and without the stellar services of our South African Physio / Chiropractor – Dr. Eleanor De Kock, we would have not performed the way we did. Our South African crew of videographers kept the coded video clips coming which also really helped the team perform to its potential. Canada now moves up 5 positions in world Master’s rankings."

Read the full article here.

UBC and UVic play this weekend in Vancouver

Photo Credit Armando Tura

This weekend is the final one in the Canada West field hockey season! UVic Vikes and UBC Thunderbirds will play each other on Saturday and Sunday at 11am, Pacific Time, at UBC. Whoever comes out first in the standings will host the U-Sports Championship against the winner from Ontario.

Come and watch!

Play Safe Community Summits

viaSport and the BC Regional Sport Alliance to have partnered to host the Play Safe Community Summits on November 1, 2 and 3. These events are an opportunity to come together with the objective of making sport safer for everyone.

The following topics will be explored in facilitated groups:

  • What does "safe sport" mean to you?
  • What challenges do you face in creating or experiencing a safe sport experience?
  • Where do you get information about safe sport, and what information do you need? How can we get information and resources out to all of British Columbia?
  • How can we all raise awareness of safe sport?

Mental health support will be available on site, and information will be distributed on how to access mental health support afterwards if needed.

Three evening sessions will be held, each in nine different locations, and will be delivered by the Regional Alliance. EVERYONE who participates in sport across BC is welcome to join!

November 1, 2022 from 5:50-8:00pm - for youth athletes (approximately ages 12-23)

November 2, 2022 from 5:50-8:00pm - for coaches and technical leaders

November 3, 2022 from 5:50-8:00pm - for local sports organization leaders, staff, and volunteers

Fore more information and to register, click here.

Umpires & Officials

Umpiring Opportunity

The Fraser North Zone of BC School Sports is hosting the AAA Zone championships at Burnaby Lake on Thursday October 27th and they are in need of 4 umpires for the duration of the day, 12 games total on two fields. 

Pay would be at a rate of $40 per ump per game. $240 for the days work.

Games are set to start at 8:00 AM and conclude by 5:00 PM.

Ideally, candidates would be of at least Provincial level, unless they have a great deal of previous experience and are working towards getting certified.

If interested, please contact (604)-992-5252 or email Moreno.Stefanon@burnabyschools.ca.

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 eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com 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.

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 kidsport.ca 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.
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