Cornershot - Official Newsletter
February 2013

FHBC AGM Reminder

The Field Hockey BC Annual General Meeting takes place on Saturday 23rd February at the Holiday Inn, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC at 12 noon. More information is available on our website or contact Jo Rowbottom at the Field Hockey BC office 604-737-3046 or [email protected] 

Performance Sport Results

A recently completed Provincial Government review and report into High Performance Athlete and Coach Development, sees Field Hockey as the highest ranked team sport (6th), with a ranking percentage of 80% that places the FHBC HP Athlete and Coach Education program in the top bracket to receive future funding support.  This is a credit to all involved and a reflection on our community development pathway for athletes and coaches across BC.  Most significantly, results of this nature will enable FHBC to continue to support the active community implementation of Long Term Field Hockey Development (LTFHD) through 2016. 

New Water Based Facility   

FHBC is delighted to announce that Burnaby Parks and Recreation are supporting the replacement of the current 2nd pitch at the Burnaby Lake West Complex with a new water based Field Hockey surface.  The proposed time for the field work is April-Aug 2014.  This new facility is excellent news for the field hockey community and especially to Burnaby Field Hockey Club.

Congratulations to Maddie Secco
FHBC would like to congratulate Maddie Secco from Victoria BC, who is a finalist in the High School Female Athlete category at the 47th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on 7th March 2013 at River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond BC.  For more information click here!
Lesley Magnus' Honoured
The Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver, BC held a ceremony on Friday 1st February 2013 to recognize the accomplishments of Lesley Magnus in Field Hockey. Lesley began playing field hockey at Southern Okanagan Secondary School and went onto to play for UBC, winning two CIS championships nack to back with the T-Brids. Lesley went on to play for Canada and earned 55 caps throughout her career. Read the full article to find out more about Lesley's' achievements.
UBC-20th Sports Hall of Fame 

Penny Cooper and Victor Warren have both been inducted into UBC's Sports Hall of Fame. Penny Cooper achieved success with UBC, leading the Thunderbirds to the 1990 CIAU (now CIS) national championship title.  She was named a Canada West all-star and all Canadian multiple times, and was a member of Canada's national team and an Olympian in Seoul in 1988. 

Victor Warren was one of Canada's top field hockey players in the late 1950's and early 1960's.  He led the Thunderbirds to Vancouver City League Championships in 1958, 60 and 63 and is still recognized as UBC's all-time scoring leader, with 114 goals in 92 games over six seasons. Victor was also a key member of Canada's national team in the 1960's, playing for Canada in the 1964 Olympic Games. Visit UBC Sports Hall of Fame website 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

A huge congratulations to FHBC's coaching director Eric Broom who has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The recipients of this medal were nominated for their significant contributions to coaching development and coach education through the NCCP Program.  Eric has coached coaches for over 35 years and has certified over 10,000 coaches throughout his career. Find out more.

Olympic Endowment Fund Applications

The Men's Field Hockey Olympic Endowment Fund is used to enhance high performance men's and boy's field hockey in and for Canada.  This includes, but is not restricted to, training, encouragement and development of field hockey skills, providing coaching for boy's and men's teams playing in or for Canada, providing training facilities and equipment and providing funding for boys and men participating in field hockey.  For more information visit FHC's website 

(Photo: Canadian Press) 

Provincial Umpires Courses 

A number of Provincial Umpires courses are scheduled for March/April in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.  The Provincial Umpires course is the first step to obtain certification in umpiring or to serve as a refresher for those already umpiring.  To find out information and to register your place in one of the courses please visit our website.  

(Photo: Chris Wilson) 

Senior Women's Indoor Championships

The Senior Women's Indoor Hockey Championships took place  February 2-3, 2013 at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan.  Many thanks to Andrew Poland, Jamie Goodman and the Duncan community for hosting this successful event. Congratulations to the UVic team who won the prestigious tournament for the first time by defeating the defending 2012 Champs, UBC!  

Final Standings: UVic-1st, UBC- 2nd, Wildcats Black- 3rd, Valley Vixens-4th, Wildcats White-5th. 

World News:
Ranchi Rhino's Victory in Hero Hockey India League

Ranchi Rhinos came from a goal down to beat Delhi Waveriders  2-1 in the final of the Hero Hockey India League.  Ranchi Rhinos were trailing for most of the game in the Hockey India League Final on 10 February 2013, but the team showed fighting spirit and came away with with a 2-1 victory over Dehli Waveriders. This was the first season of the Hockey India League which began on January 14th with 5 teams. To read more about the final and watch footage of all the Hero Hockey India League games visit the FIH Website 


(Photo: Hero Hockey India League) 

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In This Issue
AGM Reminder
Performance Sport Results
New Water Based Facilities
Maddie Secco Wins Award
Lesley Magnus Honoured
UBC Sports Hall of Fame
QE II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Olympic Endowment Fund
Provincial Umpires Course
Indoor Championships
Hero Hockey India League
In Short
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