July 2019
Welcome to the July 2019 Cornershot Newsletter! This issue will cover the U23 and U18 National Championships, the upcoming U15 Nationals, membership registration, courses and more!
Field Hockey BC membership renewal 2019-20
Your Field Hockey BC membership for the current season (2018-19) expires on August 31, 2019. Registration is now open for the 2019-20 period, which will be valid from September 1, 2019 until August 31, 2020.

All the fees remain the same. For more information about FHBC's membership, the registration process and detailed fees, please access our Membership Page. We even have a Step-by-Step Registration Guide available for download.

If you want to go straight to our online registration page, click here.
Men's U23 National Championship
Field Hockey BC hosted the U23 and U18 FHC National Championships from June 29 to July 8 at Tamanawis Park, in Surrey. Provincial teams across the country came to compete in BC.

Among the men, both U23 BC teams, Rams and Lions, reached the final. After a tie, the tournament was decided in a penalty shootout, with the Lions winning the gold medals.

The U18 BC Rams also participated in the U23 Men's National and finished in 5th place.
Women's U23 National Championship
In the women's division, the BC Rams brought it home. Throughout the competition, the Rams faced Ontario two times without a win before beating them 2-0 in the final, becoming national champions! The BC Lions came in third place

Click here to read the full U23 tournament recap or visit FHBC's website. For standings and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com
BC Lions, gold medallists in the U23 Men's National
BC Rams, gold medallists of the U23 Women's National
Girls' U18 National Championship
Team BC finished the U18 Nationals with gold and silver medals among the girl’s and was well represented by the BC Rams, BC Lions and BC Stags.

The Rams and Stags finished first in their pools and eliminated Ontario teams in the semifinals. The BC clash was very even, and the Stags won 1-0 to take the gold medals.

In the Consolation Pool, the BC Lions also had a great performance and won all their games, finishing the championship in 5th overall.
Boys' U18 National Championship
After playing with U23s, the U18 BC Rams' boys had a perfect tournament, winning all of their games.

With Alberta and Quebec as adversaries, BC had to face each team three times before being crowned champions. In the end, they earned all of the 18 points possible and finished with an outstanding 42 goal difference.

Click here to read the full U18 tournament recap or visit Field Hockey BC's website. For standings and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com
BC Stags, gold medallists of the U18 Girls' National
BC Rams, gold medallists of the U18 Boys' National
Meet the Athletes: U15 Team BC
Nationals are not over yet! The U15 National Championships of 2019 will take place in Calgary, Alberta, from July 23 to July 28. It will be an amazing experience for these kids having the opportunity to represent their province away from home. Let's get to know them:

In Memoriam: Anna Marchand
Field hockey lost a good friend, Anna Marchand, last week on July 9th. Anna was an Ontario, BC and Canadian national player in the 60's and 70's, also a Rambler / Tiger club member for "eons".

She was an amazing player, a joy for all who played with her: tenacious, skilled in brain and performance and the perfect teammate. "Forever" a BCWFHF executive / council member for over 20 years, a valued contributor in all aspects.

She will be missed.
Summer session now open for the Online Community Umpire Course
Are you looking to obtain your Community Rating before the start of the 2019/2020 season? The Online Community Course is a quick and easy way to qualify you for league games. If you want more information, please access our Umpire Education page.
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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