In This Issue: April 2018
In this issue, we will cover the results of the Train 2 Compete Regional Tournament, the introduction of our Provincial Pathway Series, upcoming tournaments and opportunities for officials, the FHBC Foundation Allyn Murison bursary, and Field Hockey Canada's result at the Commonwealth Games. 
 Call for Officials     Field Hockey Shack
 T2C Regional Tournament
T2C Girls Athlete Features
    T2C Boys Athlete Features
Commonwealth Games
FHBC Foundation Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary FHBCFoundation

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is now accepting applications for the FHBC Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary.

This bursary is designed to support female athletes under the age of 12 in the early stages of their field hockey development. A maximum of five athletes will be awarded up to $100 to help cover club level expenses.

Interested candidates must apply by May 18, 2018 to be considered for the Allyn Murison bursary. Visit the FHBC Foundation Bursary Programs page for more information or download an application here!

"The Real Thing": A Free Boys & Men's Field Hockey Day    TRT

On May 12, 2018 the West Vancouver FHC and the Vancouver Hawks FHC are hosting a free showcase of boys and men's field hockey! 

The event will run from 9am - 6pm at Rutledge and Ambleside field in West Vancouver. The day will be packed with fun activities such as a junior jamboree, skills competitions, a meet & greet with Men's National Team members and lots of food, prizes and giveaways!

The full event schedule can be found on the WVFHC website. We hope to see you there!
Call for Officials: Vancouver International Tournament   Officials

Applications are still open for Umpires who would like to officiate at the Vancouver International Tournament. 

The VIT will be held at Burnaby Lake West Complex from May 18-21, with teams in the Masters, Mixed and Social divisions. Umpires of all levels are encouraged to apply. 
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kurt Du Bois as soon as possible at 604-737-3145 or

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Boys & Girls Train 2 Compete Regional Tournament  T2CTournament

The Boys and Girls U18 Train 2 Compete Regional Tournament took place April 13-15 at Tamanawis Park. This tournament was the selection trial for the U18 Provincial Teams which will participate in the National Championship Festival this July in Toronto, Ontario.

On the boys side, a three team round robin tournament saw the Condors come out on top, with the Ravens and Owls placing in second and third respectively. From this tournament, two U18 Provincial Boys teams have been named to represent BC at the National Championships. To see the full rosters, click here.

On the girls side, eight teams competed from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Interior. The Island Barracudas defeated the North Shore Academy Alligators in a shootout to take the gold medal. The Island Stringrays were the bronze medallists with a victory over the Southeast Killer Whales. From these eight teams, three Provincial teams have been selected to compete in the National Championships. Click here to see the full rosters for the U18 Girls BC Provincial teams.  

Congratulations to all selected athletes and thank you to the players, parents, coaches and organizers for a great tournament! 

The Provincial Pathway: Train 2 Compete Girls Athlete Features  ProvGirls

With the Provincial season upon us, Field Hockey BC is taking the opportunity to highlight a few of our Regional Program athletes as they train and prepare for the upcoming National Championships.

From the Southeast Girls Train 2 Compete Program, we had a chance to speak with Saneh Basra. Basra is a grade 11 athlete who plays her club hockey with the Surrey Panthers. She was also named to the Canadian Women's Junior Development Squad this past winter. 

From the Northwest Train 2 Compete Program, Tessa Johnston is a five time BC Provincial athlete in her final year with the program. After she graduates this spring, Johnston will either be attending the University of Victoria or the University of British Columbia to study and play field hockey. 

Visit the Field Hockey BC website to see full features for Saneh Basra and Tessa Johnston
The Provincial Pathway: Train 2 Compete Boys Athlete Features  ProvBoys

From the Lower Mainland Boys Train 2 Compete Regional Program, we caught up with Rowan Childs and Gary Mann of the U18 Team BC Rams. 

Rowan Childs has been with the Regional Program for five years and is playing in his fourth and final National Championship Festival this July. He plays his club hockey with Surinder Lions and Burnaby Lake, and has participated in two major International tournaments with the Canadian Men's Junior National Team. 

Gary Mann, a member of Surinder Lions since he was six years old, has been a Provincial athlete for five years. He has recently returned from his first official training tour with the Canadian Men's Junior Development Squad in the Netherlands. Next year, Mann will be attending university to study sciences. He hopes to play club hockey in university and will continue working with the Canadian Junior Development Team. 

Visit the Field Hockey BC website to see the full features on Rowan Childs and Gary Mann
2018 Boys & Girls Train 2 Train Regional Festival   T2T

The Boys and Girls Train 2 Train Regional Festival will be taking place at Tamanawis Park, Surrey from May 4-6. The tournament will consist of a three team round robin tournament for the boys and a ten team round robin and playoff for the girls. 

Come out and support our Regional Program athletes as they showcase some of BC's best field hockey! For more information, visit Field Hockey BC's Trials and Tournaments Page
Registration Open for the Women's and Men's Learn 2 Win Provincial Trials   Train2Win

Registration for the Women's and Men's U23 Provincial Trials are now open! Athletes born in 1994-2000 are encouraged to register free until June 6th.

The men's trial will be held at Tamanawis Park, Surrey on June 9th from 6-9 pm. The women's trial will take place at Eric Hamber Field on June 10th from 4:30-7:30 pm. 

Visit the Field Hockey BC Trials and Tournaments page for more information or click here to register!  
2018 Commonwealth Games Recap  CWG

Women's National Team

The 2018 Commonwealth Games were a resounding success for the Canadian Women's National Team. Although their medal hopes were not realised, their fifth place finish in Gold Coast, Australia was the best result in Canadian Women's field hockey history at the Commonwealth Games.  

Team Canada finished the round robin with a 1-1-2 record, including a tie with New Zealand who went on to win the gold medal. They defeated South Africa 3-1 in the 5/6th placing match to secure their historic result. Kaitlyn Williams, the Canadian goalkeeper from White Rock, BC was lights out throughout the tournament, allowing only three goals in five games. 

For a full recap of the Canadian Women's performance at the Commonwealth Games, visit the Field Hockey Canada website.

Photo by Field Hockey Canada
Men's National Team

The Canadian Men's field hockey team had a difficult showing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, coming out with an eighth place finish. 

With one win and three losses in the round robin, they played Pakistan for the 7/8th placing match. After taking a 1-0 lead into the second half, Pakistan scored three unanswered goals in the second half to take 7th place with a 3-1 final. 

While it was not the result they had hoped for, Team Canada is confident that with a few key adjustments, they can improve their performance for upcoming International competition. They will look to make these changes in preparation for the World Cup, their next major International event which will take place in December 2018.   

Photo by Field Hockey Canada

Canadian Officials

In addition to the Men's and Women's field hockey teams, Canada was well represented from an officials standpoint at the Commonwealth Games.  Tyler Klenk and Leila Sacre were the two Canadian umpires at the tournament, Paula Parks was a technical official and Margaret Johnson was on the appeals committee. 

BC native Leila Sacre was an umpire in the women's bronze medal game between England and India. Paula Parks was the Technical Director for both the women's gold and bronze medal games. Tyler Klenk also got his share of action as both an on-field umpire and a video umpire.  
Tyler Klenk (left), Margaret Johnson (center), and Leila Sacre (right).
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