The Girl's Train to Train & Train to Compete programs are under way in the Lower Mainland and on the Island. Trials for the Northwest and Southeast regions were held in September, the training squads have been selected and the athlete intake sessions have been completed. Trials for our Train to Train & Train to Compete Island athletes were held this past weekend and the training squad will be announced at 5:00pm on October 21st.
Trials for Interior Train to Train & Train to Compete athletes will be held in Kelowna on December 5th & 6th. To view the Trial Notice, click here.
To view the Lower Mainland athlete training squads, click below:
Also, a reminder to all selected regional athletes to purchase your regional clothing from the online Kukri store by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 22nd.
The Boy's Regional Train to Train & Train to Compete Programs are tentatively scheduled to start in February and March of 2016. More information should be released in the new year, so make sure to check our website in January!
AA & AAA High School Provincials - Call for Umpires
High School Provincials are fast approaching! Both the AA & the AAA tournaments are being held on Vancouver Island this year. AA Provincials are at the University of Victoria from November 4th - 6th. AAA Provincials are at Shawnigan Lake and Duncan from November 12th - 14th.
Umpires are needed for both of these tournaments. All umpires should at least have a Provincial umpire rating. Some travel expenses may be covered, but this must be agreed upon before the tournaments. Gillian Horgan & Megan Robertson are the head umpires for the AA tournament, while Alison Sweeten takes the lead at the AAA tournament. Please contact them directly if you have any questions or would like to umpire.
An Umpire Assessors course is being held on Saturday October 31st from 9:30am-1:30pm. This is a required course for all Umpire Assessors wishing to become certified, or renew their expiring Assessor rating. Umpire Assessors must have experience and knowledge of the game and are able to mentor aspiring umpires.
Click here to see the criteria for becoming an Umpire Assessor.
Registration for the course is limited to 12 participants, so act fast! To register for the Umpire Assessors Course, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the course or the registration process, please contact Kathryn Pohran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Umpire Rating Renewal - New Renewal Information
This is a notice to all Field Hockey BC Umpires in our database. Extended renewal will be taking place until August 31st, 2016. This is applicable to any umpire who has taken a Field Hockey Canada approved umpiring course with us in 2005 or later, and is either up for renewal this year or has already expired, and would like to remain active as an umpire. This extended renewal process also includes those who successfully completed a course but did not submit the required field assessments. To find out more about this renewal process, please email Kathryn Pohran (email@example.com) to check your eligibility.
Congratulations to the University of Victoria Vikes who clinched the Canada West title and a berth to CIS Nationals with a win over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on October 10th. With that win, the Vikes moved to a 5-0 record on the season and couldn't be caught by either UBC or the University of Calgary Dinos.
This past weekend, UBC clinched 2nd place in Canada West and the remaining berth to CIS Nationals with two wins over U of C. The Thunderbirds beat the Dinos 4-0 and 5-3 and finished their season off with a 4-3-1 record.
The Vikes will play the Dinos in the final CanWest regular season games on October 24th & 25th in Victoria.
CIS Nationals will be held at the University of Victoria from November 5th-8th. The top two teams from the OUA Playoffs will join already-qualified UVic and UBC in the fight for the Gold medal.
UBC Women's Field Hockey celebrates 107 years!
This year marks the Centennial for one of British Columbia's most prestigious universities, and it marks 107 years for the school's women's field hockey program. Before it became UBC, it was actually McGill University College of BC and in the fall of 1908 a women's field hockey team was created. Over the course of the last century, UBC's field hockey program has produced and been the home of many Provincial and National team athletes, world class coaches and international umpires. As of 2015, the program has won 16 National Championships, including 4-straight titles in the last 4 years.
To read more about the 107 year history of the UBC Women's Field Hockey Program, click here.
1915 UBC Grass Hockey Team
2016 Americas Masters Games
The Americas Masters Games are coming to Vancouver in August of 2016. This is a massive multi-sport Games for athletes over the age of 35 and of any skill level! We are pleased to be helping organize the field hockey portion of the Games. Organization meetings are fully under way and the Games are starting to come together nicely. Registration has begun and we are happy to see that some teams have already registered!
For more information on the Americas Masters Games, please visit the Games website.
To register for the Games, either as a team or an individual (field hockey only), click here.
Women's Junior National Team named for Chile Tour
The Women's Junior National team will head to Chile in January for seven test matches. This tour will serve as a final preparation before the Junior World Cup Qualifier in March. Seven athletes from this tour roster are from BC, including Alexis De Armond, Sara Goodman, Laura MacLachlan and Thora Rae, who were all on this past year's U18 BC Blue team.
Good luck to all of the girls, many of whom are beginning their promising international careers!
To see the full roster for the Chile Tour, click here.
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