August 2019
Welcome to the August 2019 Cornershot Newsletter! This issue will cover the U15 National Championships, registration for Regional trials, Nationals "Tournament 11" and more!
Registration for Field Hockey BC Regional Trials
Field Hockey BC's 2019-20 Regional Program will accept registration for trials starting August 30 for Under 15 and Under 18 athletes - the dates may vary depending on your gender, age group and region.

Go to our website and select the program you wish to try out for to see detailed information and dates, or click on the links below:

FHBC will not be running the Learn 2 Train (U13) Development Program in the 2019-2020 season due to critical mass. We will look to reinstate the program when critical mass returns. For development opportunities at the U13 level, please contact your local club.
Membership renewal for the 2019-20 season
Membership registration is open for the 2019-20 season, which will be valid from September 1, 2019, until August 31, 2020. Have your FHBC Number and email address ready to start the process. All the fees remain the same from last season. For more information about FHBC's membership, the registration process and detailed fees, please access our Membership Page.
U15 National Championship
The Field Hockey Canada U15 National Championships were played in Calgary, Alberta, this year, and the Team BC players did great representing their province away from home.

The U15 BC Boys led the round robin against Ontario, Quebec and Alberta, beating all of their adversaries. In the final, however, Quebec ended up winning by 2-1. Our boys came back home proud of their silver medals in such a balanced tournament.
BC Boys, silver medallists in the U15 Nationals
Among the girls, BC was represented by three teams: Rams, Lions and Stags. Coming from Vancouver Island, the Stags finished the tournament in 5th place, and the BC Lions ladies finished 4th. The Rams made it to the final and won the gold medal by beating Ontario Central with a 4-0.

Click here to read the full tournament recap.
BC Rams, gold medallists of the U15 Nationals
BC Stags, 5th place in the U15 Nationals
Photo Credit: Milena Gaiga
BC Lions, 4th place in U15 Nationals
Photo Credit: Carla Unger
2019 Nationals "Tournament 11"
Team BC was greatly represented by our boys and girls, men and women, during Nationals. Some of them had such tremendous performances that they were selected among the best players in their age group. Here are the BC players named to the 2019 Nationals “Tournament 11”:
2019 Golden Oldies Festival coming to Vancouver
Established in 1979, the Golden Oldies Sporting movement has a strong relationship with mature age sports enthusiasts, and the Golden Oldies Hockey Festival will be taking place in Vancouver from September 15-22, 2019.

The festival happens every two years in different locations around the world and is open to men and women over the age of 35 regardless of athletic ability. Check out the Golden Oldies Hockey Festival's website for more information.
Clubs are looking for players!
Located in Burnaby, Fury Field Hockey Club is looking for female players to join their team. Fury is an independent team that plays Division 1 in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association league.

They are looking for players who are fun, spirited and love playing field hockey to join for next season. Also, they guarantee loads of playing time! If interested, please contact [email protected].
Located in Vancouver, Jokers Field Hockey Club is registering for experienced male and female adult players for this 2019-20 season. Goalies in particular are in high demand. Come and join this Vancouver’s fun and social club.

Great people, great community and with a clubhouse located in Stanley park, the Jokers are also a great option for off-turf socialising. See for more info.
Field Hockey Canada makes history in the Pan American Games 2019
Hosted in Lima, Peru, the 2019 Pan American Games was particularly special for Canadian Field Hockey, since both our teams, men and women, came back home with a silver medal on their chests.

The Canadian women's national team, had an amazing and surprising run. Ranked 18th in the world, our ladies managed to eliminate the United States - 2015 Pan Am champs - in the semifinal. Despite loss to Argentina in the gold medal game, the silver medal was historical. Click here to read the full story.

As for the men's team, the story ended similarly. Their great performance in the tournament also culminated in a clash against Argentina. The South Americans, who had won the Panamerican gold medals in 2011 and 2015, secured another title by defeating Canada. Click here to read the full story.

Now, both Canadian teams will play the Olympic qualifiers in the fall for a spot in Tokyo 2020.
Canada vs. Argentina in the Pan American Games 2019 / Photo Credit: Yan Huckendubler
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
Field Hockey BC is happy to announce that things have gotten much easier for those of you who want to take any of the courses offered by us.

If you are keen on becoming a coach, umpire or technical official, all you have to do is fill out our Waitlist Form, check the boxes for the courses you are interested in, and we will reach out to you once these courses are being offered.

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