September 2021

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover job opportunity with FHBC, National Coaches Week, the Junior Pan American Championships and more!
Access the latest communiques and updates regarding the COVID-19 Responsible Return to play here.

Job Posting – Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager
John Sacré
Following a successful three year tenure as Head Provincial Coach & Performance Manager, John Sacré has taken the difficult decision to step down from this role and open an exciting opportunity for someone new to take on the reins.

John will remain with FHBC until mid-November. On behalf of the entire FHBC Membership, FHBC would like to thank John for his considerable insight, leadership, and expertise in continuing to move FHBC programming forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out to John over the next two months as FHBC transitions this role.

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.

The Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager will be directly responsible for the systemic development of athlete and coach pathways, for skills matrix oversight, direction, and coach mentorship within Field Hockey BC’s Train to Train (T2T); Train to Compete (T2C); Learn to Win (L2W); and Academy Programs, as well as be responsible for supporting the active implementation of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and the FHBC Provincial Coach Education (PCE) program.

Deadline for applications: October 10, 2021
Job to commence from: November 8, 2021

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

FHBC Board of Directors – Community Recruitment Notice: Vacant Position of Vice-President
There is an exciting opportunity for an individual to apply for consideration to become a voluntary member of the FHBC Board of Directors in the position of Vice-President.

The Vice-President provides Board leadership in the following areas:

  • Act as Board Nominations Chair
  • Act as Constitution, Bylaw, and Policy and Procedure Revisions Chair
  • Act as Board Records and Membership Meetings Chair (Notices and Meeting Records)
  • Act as the FHBC Discipline Chair

Expression of interest deadline is October 10, 2021. Read more here.

Register for the 2021-22 season
Registration is now open for the 2021-22 season! Go to our Membership Page to read all the necessary information and start the registration process.

If you do not know your FHBC Membership #, check your Registration Confirmation Email from previous seasons; your FHBC# will be included in there. If you still cannot find it, contact

Please, do not create a new membership if you already have one.

Happy National Coaches Week!
In honour of National Coaches Week, the Coaching Association of Canada is offering select eLearning modules free of charge!

This is a great opportunity for community coaches to complete the "NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport" module, which is a pre-requisite for the FHC Community Coach course. 

The "NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport" is accessible through The Locker. It takes approximately 1 hour to complete and usually costs $15. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Course link here. If you have any inquiries, please reach out to our Athlete Program & Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, via

FHBC and Field Hockey Canada recognize coaches
This year we will be featuring the coaches that participated on our Provincial Talent ID Camps last month as a way to thank them for lending their time and expertise to our BC athletes! Checkout our social meadia until September 26 to see the featured coeaches.

Also, Field Hockey Canada is putting together a recognition wall of coaches across the country. Please consider taking a few minutes to nominate deserving coaches from your community, club, school, etc.  The Nomination Form can be acessed here.

Congratulations to everyone representing Canada at the Junior Pan American Championships
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Jaramillo/PAHF
The 2021 Junior Pan American Championships came to an end last month and marked a very important chapter in Canada’s and British Columbia’s proud field hockey history. The Junior Women’s National team brought home the gold medal; the first ever Canadian women’s Pan American gold registered at any level.

Their campaign at the tournament was spotless, without a single defeat or goal conceded. The three goals scored by Canada in the competition came from BC players: Sara Goodman against Argentina in the Pool stage; Thora Rae against Chile in the semifinal; and Anna Mollenhauer in the final against Uruguay.

The Junior Men’s National team also proudly represented our country and province, finishing in 4th place. BC athletes Sean Davis, Johnny Jacoby and Aaron Fong scored in the competition.

Canada was also represented in the competition by umpires Tyler Klenk, a BC umpire for over 10 years now, and Joanne Wudrich from Ontario.

On behalf of the Field Hockey BC Board Members and Staff, a huge thank you and congratulations to the athletes, umpires and supporting team for creating history for FHBC and the sport that we love.

See the full list of BC players in the tournament here.

Coaching Opportunities
Byrne Creek Community School in South Burnaby is reviving their field hockey program for female students and is looking for coaches!

If interested, contact Mr. Moreno Stefanon, Athletic Director, via email at


Women’s Master’s team playing Div 3 exhibition matches starting Oct 16th

Practices on Fridays at 7:15pm at Hamber (Sept 24th, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19)
Small honorarium included
Contact Clare Ford ( if interested/for more information

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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