The FHBC membership registration is open for the 2013/2014 season. Current FHBC memberships expire on August 31st 2013. All field hockey players must be registered with FHBC, memberships can be purchased from now and throughout the season. The 2013/2104 season membership will run from 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014. Visit the FHBC website to register for next season.
U18 Club Championships Results
The U18 Girls and Boys Club Championships were held at Tamanawis Park June 14th-15th. FHBC would like to thank to all the teams, officials and volunteers who made the tournament a big success and thanks to Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club for hosting the U18 Club Championships. In the boys tournament the final positions were 1st United Brothers, 2nd Victoria and 3rd India Club. In the girls tournament 1st place went to India Club, 2nd to Tri City Titans and in 3rd was Vancouver Hawks FHC.
Megan Robertson's Steps to International Umpiring
Burnaby's Megan Robertson has been steadily climbing the steps in international umpiring. Megan earned the International Field Hockey Badge, the first step on the 5 step ladder to world panel status, at the Pan American Junior Championships last year in Mexico. Megan's biggest assignment yet will come in September when she heads to Argentina for the Pan American Cup. Read the article published in Burnaby Now about Megan's umpiring success.
FHC Announce Jeff Sauvé as New CEO
Field Hockey Canada have announced that Jeff Sauvé will be their new Chief Executive Officer. Jeff will leave his current position as CEO at BC Rugby Union and take up the position at FHC on July 22nd 2013. Jeff said he is "excited for the opportunity and looking forward to meeting the individuals I will work alongside" For more information please visit the FHC Website!
Twin Brothers from Vancouver Aiming High
The Vancouver Courier recently published an article on two young prospects from Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club. Tom and Liam Fannin are 17 year old twins who will both take a gap year after graduating high school to gain field hockey experience and develop their game. Both
players, who already have 3 international caps earned playing for Canada's U21's, play quite different roles on the field. Liam plays in defense whereas Tom plays as a forward. Tom and Liam share the aspirations to compete at an international level and at future Olympics.
PAHF Coach and Umpire Course During PanAm Cup
The Pan American Hockey Federation are holding two courses during the Pan American Cup which takes place in Brampton, Ontario 10-17 August. There will be an umpire course taking place 14-18 August and a high performance coaching course held on 10-17 August.
Silver for Team BC at National Championships
Congratulations to Team BC Blue who came 2nd at the Senior Women's National Championships in Ontario. Team BC Blue got off to a great start at the tournament recording big wins against Alberta (8-0) and Guyana (14-0). The team also won against both Ontario teams, but lost out to the Canadian U21's. Team BC Blue and Canada's U21's met in the final, which was a closely fought game. After full time and extra time the teams were tied at 1-1, so the final went to a shootout with the Canadian side taking the win, 3-2. The U18 and U16 National Championships are also due to take place later this month, good luck to the Team BC teams competing in these events. Visit the FHC website to find out more about the National Championships.
Men's National Team: Road to Rio 2016 Olympics
The Mens National Team are preparing for Rio 2016. After missing out on qualification for London 2012 the Men's National Team are determined to qualify for Rio 2016.
Behind the Scenes with the England Hockey Team
Take a look at what happens behind the scenes with the England women's team on match day.
England Hockey Team: Quick Fire Questions
England's hockey team answer quick fire questions.
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