CornerShot - Official Newsletter
July 2015

FHBC in Partnership with ViaSport to showcase Field Hockey Athlete & Pathway Development

We have recently partnered with ViaSport in the production of media resources that help Field Hockey BC promote Athlete Development and Pathway Development. In the first video, our Train to Compete Regional Program is used to exhibit Athlete Development and the pathway from being a Regional athlete, to a Provincial athlete on to a National athlete. The second video demonstrates Pathway Development and discusses the benefits of team sports, as well as the importance of female participation in organized sport.


To read ViaSport's article on Athlete Development in the Train to Compete Program, click here.


To read ViaSport's article on Pathway Development and female participation in sport, click here.


2015 FHBC Train to Compete Regional Program
Video 1: Athlete Development - FHBC 2015 Train to Compete Regional Program

Pathway Development - Promoting Female Participation in Organized Sport
Video 2: Pathway Development - Promoting Female Participation in Organized Sport
2015 Learn to Train Festival

On July 3rd & 4th, over 75 under 13 girls joined us for the Learn to Train festival. The festival was a culmination of a two month program that focused on developing fundamental technical skills in an educational, supportive and fun environment. Over the course of the festival weekend, each team played six 28-minute Hockey 5s mini games. We also held a festival picnic at the nearby Ambleside Park. Overall it was a successful festival weekend with lots of good hockey and great fun!

Special thanks to Kate Gillis & Abi Raye, members of the Women's National Team, who came out to help open the Festival. The girls were excited to meet their field hockey heroes!



Boys & Girls BC Teams at U16 National Championships

After taking in the Men's and Women's Field Hockey Medal Games at the Pan American Games, our Boys BC U15 Blue & White Teams and our Girls BC U15 Blue & White Teams are halfway through their own field hockey competition! U16 Nationals are in Brampton this week and all four of our teams are performing well.


The Boys BC Blue team are 4-0 at the tournament so far, with one game remaining in pool play. The Boys BC White team are currently sitting in 5th position with 1 tie and 2 losses, but can make up ground on the last day of pool play when they take on both Ontario teams.


The Girls BC Blue finished 2nd in pool play, after a narrow loss to Ontario Red. BC Blue beat Ontario White in a tight 1-0 match and advance to the Gold Medal Game! The Girls BC White team had a 1-3 record in pool play, finishing 4th. This morning they faced off against Alberta in a quarter-final match. BC White managed to get by Alberta in a 4-3 sudden-death shootout decision! They will now play Ontario Red in a semi-final later today.


Good luck to all of our athletes! It has been an exciting week so far and we look forward to seeing how it all plays out.


BC Blue celebrating a goal on Day 1
U18 Girls National Championships Aug 5-8 in Surrey

FHBC is hosting the 2015 U18 Girls National Championships at Tamanawis next week. The tournament runs from Wed. August 5th to Sat. Aug 8th. Our U18 BC Blue Team and U18 BC White Team will be taking on Alberta, Ontario and PEI for the Gold Medal! Good luck to all of our athletes and everyone else involved!


For the full schedule and live results once the tournament has started, visit http://fhc.altiusrt.com.



August Equipment Offer from the Field Hockey Shack

Looking for some new equipment for the upcoming season? Need a new stick, stickbag, or maybe turf shoes for high-school or Fall League? Now all FHBC members can enjoy 15%-off during August, from  our partners the Field Hockey Shack in West Vancouver! Simply mention this ad before September 1st, and they will knock 15%-off your final bill!


For store hours please visit www.fieldhockeyshack.com, or email/call to: [email protected] / (604) 800.5279. Have fun and happy shopping!




Canadian Men Qualify for 2016 Olympics in Rio!

After their outstanding performance at World League Round 3 and a successful campaign at the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Canadian Men's National Team have officially qualified for next year's Olympic Games! The Men's team competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, but failed to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012. Many of the athletes that were part of the qualification process in the last year are from right here in BC! We're excited to see them represent Canada and BC on the world's biggest stage next summer!



Canadian Women grab Bronze & Canadian Men seize Silver at 2015 Pan Am Games

The Canadian Women's National Team broke a 16-year medal drought last week at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. They defeated Chile 1-0 in their final game to win Bronze! The Women were 2-1 in pool play, losing only to Argentina. They then beat Uruguay in the Quarter-Final but lost a hard battle to the US team in the Semi-Final. USA went on to beat Argentina for the Gold Medal, and Olympic Qualification. 


The Canadian Men's National Team went undefeated at the Pan Am Games, until the Gold Medal match against world no. 6 Argentina. Despite a fairly even and exciting match, the Los Leones managed to pull ahead and take the Gold Medal with a 3-0 win. Canada won the Silver Medal in front of a supportive home crowd and will now turn their attention to the World League Finals in November and the Rio Olympics in August 2016!


Congratulations to both teams.  


Click here for more information from Field Hockey Canada.



Canadian Women's Team with their BRONZE Medals

Canadian Men's Team with their SILVER Medals
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In This Issue
FHBC + ViaSport Videos
2015 Learn to Train Festival
BC Teams at U16 Nationals
U18 Nationals Aug 5-8
Field Hockey Shack Discount
Men's National Team Qualify for Olympics
National Teams Medal at Pan Ams
In Short
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