Welcome to the October 2019 CornerShot Newsletter
Hello. This issue of CornerShot brings important updates regarding FHBC's Regional Trials, Hall of Fame nominations, information on the FIH Olympic Qualifier and more!
Register for Field Hockey BC Regional Trials
U18 Northwest Girls Regional Trial
Field Hockey BC's Regional Program is currently accepting registrations for Regional Trials for U15 Mainland Boys (Vancouver/North Shore and all regions south and south-east of Vancouver) and U15 Southeast Girls (Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

To start the registration process, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.

For detailed information and dates regarding Regional Trials, go to our website and select the program and region you are interested in, or click on the links below:


U18 Northwest Girls and Vancouver Island Regional Trials have already occurred. Field Hockey BC would like to thank everyone who participated, from players to coaches and supporting parents!
IMPORTANT: U15 Mainland Regional Trials new dates!
Due to conflicting dates with the Field Hockey Canada Olympic Qualifier on October 27th, we had to make some changes to the schedule of the U15 Northwest and Southeast Girls and U15 Mainland Boys Regional Trials.

We made this decision because a) we want to encourage all of our athletes to have the opportunity to attend this exciting event and b) FHBC staff will be taking on responsibilities at the Olympic Qualifier that will render us unable to execute trials on the same day. 

Therefore, we have re-scheduled the on-field skills assessment to Sunday, November 3rd, at Eric Hamber, and the athletes will run their yo-yo test at the Regional Intake Session on Saturday, November 9th, at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

  • U15 Girls Northwest: November 3, 4:30-6pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Girls Southeast: November 3, 6-7:30pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Boys Mainland: November 3, 7:30-9pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval

With all that in mind, we have extended the registration period until October 30th and postponed the Program Levy payment deadline to November 27th. Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th and training schedule will remain as is.

You can see the updated Program Overview for each region below:

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this adjustment. If you have any questions, please contact our Athlete Program Manager, Donna Cumming, at dcumming@fieldhockeybc.com.
FHBC is looking for coaches!
Field Hockey BC is seeking expressions of interest for Certified Coaches to be involved in all Coaching areas within its upcoming high-performance Regional Programs for the Southeast (Tamanawis Park), Northwest (Rutledge Field) and Mainland (Eric Hamber) regions.

We are looking for Head and Assistant Coaches for the following High-Performance Programs:

U15 Female (30 Hours of training)
U15 Male (30 Hours of training)
U18 Female (40 Hours of training)
U18 Male (40 Hours of training)

For any FHBC coaching opportunity, honoraria is based on the level of NCCP Certification and the number of practice hours and tournament games in the program. Check the FHBC Coaching rates for details. Go here to submit your expression of interest.
Provincial Umpire Course on Vancouver Island
FHBC is running a Provincial Umpire course in November in Victoria. The cost is $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

Dates: Thursday November 7th and Thursday November 14th (registration cut off: Friday November 1st) 
Location : PISE
Times: November 7th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursday November 14th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Denise McGeachy

To register for the course, click here.
FHBC Membership still open for the 2019-20 season
Membership registration remain 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.
Former Field Hockey BC president, Sue Demuynck is nominated for the Delta Sport Champions Volunteer Award
Presented by Delta Hall of Fame, the 2019 Delta Sport Champions Award have nominated Sue Demuynck in the Volunteer of the Year category. This award is given to individuals who have brought recognition and honour to sport in Delta, demonstrating dedication toward the building and improvement of athletes, teams or sports organizations.

"I am honoured, and thrilled, to receive this award", she said. "Delta has been my home for the past 30 years, where we raised our three sons, and became involved in their sports as parents, coaches and administrators."

Demuynck is the former Field Hockey president, having stepped down in 2018, after serving on the FHBC Executive since 2005. "My involvement in Field Hockey was a direct result of my passion for my personal favourite sport! It is a privilege to join the previous Delta residents who have been recognized for their Field Hockey contributions."

The awards ceremony will be held on October 26. Congratulations, Sue!
Rob Short inducted to the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
Having played for Field Hockey Canada Men's National Team for over 15 years, Rob Short will be inducted into the Greater Victoria Hall of Fame on October 26.

Short played for Canada at two Olympic Games, two World Cups, four Commonwealth Games and five Pan American Games before becoming a successful coach and founding the Rob Short Coaching Academy.

Field Hockey BC would like to congratulate Rob for this great honour. To read the full story, click here.
Photo: FIH / Gordon Morrison
Olympic Qualifier: tickets for sale and Donation Challenge to support Canada's field hockey national teams
Tickets are now for sale to watch our Men’s National Team play against Ireland for a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo. The FIH Olympic Qualifier will happen in West Vancouver, BC, on the Rutledge Field at Ambleside Park, on October 26 and 27. Whoever wins this two-game aggregate series will guarantee a spot in Tokyo 2020. Come and support Canada!

Click here to purchase tickets. Visit Field Hockey Canada’s website to read the full story.

DONATION CHALLENGE

With one month to go for both our men’s and women’s qualifiers – the ladies will also play against Ireland, in Dublin, on November 2 and 3 – it is important that the whole Canadian Field Hockey community, from coast to coast, engage in this journey.

Therefore, Field Hockey Canada is launching a National Donation Challenge to support our teams to pursue their Olympic dream. You can donate at https://fhc.sportlomo.com. The portal also accepts donations to all FHC programming. Click here for more information.
West Vancouver Field Hockey Club - Olympic Qualifier Volunteer Registration
WVFHC is looking for volunteers to assist with the hosting of the Olympic Qualifier games between Canada and Ireland at Rutledge Field on October 26th and 27th. It is an amazing opportunity to being a part of an international event. Feel free to sign up for only one of the days, if that is you availability. Every help is welcome! 

Time Commitment: Shifts are mainly 3 hours long and take place between 1pm-4pm on each of the dates. Some roles might be required to stay until 6pm. 

For more information and registration, click here.
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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