CornerShot - Official Newsletter
March 2016

FHBC Mourns the Loss of Mark Roydhouse
The Field Hockey Community has lost another great member. Mark Roydhouse had a big impact on the community - he was a coach, a player, a manager, an umpire and a fan. He was a friendly, funny, positive and all-around caring guy. He taught us all that field hockey was more than just a game, but a place to be social as well. He was always the first one to crack a joke to lighten the mood and put a smile on anyone's face. Mark will be missed greatly by FHBC staff and others in the community.

Mark passed away on the weekend of March 12th. A celebration of life was held at the Vancouver Rowing Club on March 18th.

Learn to Train Registration
Don't forget to register for the Learn to Train (U13) Program! This is a program for female and male athletes born in 2003-2006, with 20 hours of training from April-June, ending with a fun festival in July. The program is open to all athletes from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Interior. Registration deadline is March 25th. 

If you would like more information about the Learn to Train Program, click here

To register for the 2016 Learn to Train Program, click here.

Field Hockey Shack Offer
Do you need junior or senior equipment for the upcoming Spring season? Our partners at the Field Hockey Shack have a massive selection of the latest 2016 gear for all players, from U6's to senior players. Just pay them a visit, give them a ring at 604.800.5279 or email them at: [email protected], and get 15%-off your in-store purchase until April 15th. Good luck and happy shopping!

Reminder: Umpire Rating Renewal
Attention all Field Hockey BC Umpires! Don't forget to renew your rating before 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 protected]) to check your eligibility.

Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) 
Don't forget to register! 
The 2016 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) registration is now open! Join us for the VIT on Friday May 20 - Monday May 23 at Burnaby Lake West. There are five divisions open for registration: Men's Social, Mixed Social, Women's Social, Women's Competitive, and Women's Masters (35+). Players must be active FHBC members or teams can purchase insurance for an additional $75.

Click here for the BC Team Registration Form

Click here for the Out of Province Registration Form

Final registration deadline is April 13th. For more information, visit the VIT section of our website.

2016 Americas Masters Games - Aug. 26th-Sept. 4th

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!


There are two ways to register for the games. You can either register as an individual and be placed on a team, or your team captain can register your team and invitations will automatically be sent out to the rest of your team so they can register. To complete the registration process either as an individual or for your team, click here.


If you aren't playing in the Games, but still want to be involved, apply to be a Games Volunteer! Registration is now open for Volunteers. Click here for more information.


Call for Officials: 2016 National Championships

Field Hockey Canada is now accepting applications for technical officials and umpires for two 2016 National Championship tournaments this summer. The U16 Boys' & Girls' National Championships are being held in Calgary from July 19th-24th. The U18 Girls' National Championships are being held in Toronto from July 27th-31st. 


The deadline to submit an application is April 8th. For more information and to apply, click here.


Canadian National Teams on Tour

April is set to be a very busy month for Team Canada! 


The Senior Women's National Team have recently landed in New Zealand for two test matches against the New Zealand Blacksticks ahead of the Hawkes Bay International Tournament. The test matches will be played on march 27th & 28th and the tournament will run from April 2nd-10th. Canada will play pool matches against Korea (No. 9), Japan (No. 10) and Australia (No. 3). This tour offers Canada a great opportunity to continue their steady path of improvement and to see where they rank against some of the best teams in the world! For more information on the tour, click here.


The Junior Women's National Team begin their quest for a Junior World Cup berth at the Junior Pan American Championships on March 30th in Trinidad & Tobago. They will face off against Bermuda, Mexico, Venezuela, USA and T&T in pool play before hopefully advancing to the quarter-finals. The top two teams from this tournament will qualify for the Junior World Cup at the end of 2016. There will be 7 athletes representing BC at this tournament. To see the full roster list, click here (Please note that since this article was written, Thora Rae has been selected to the Senior Women's team, and Robin Fleming has joined the Junior team set for T&T)


The Senior Men's National Team are set to travel to Malaysia for the Azlan Shah Cup in April. This prestigious invitational tournament has become a staple in the Canadian team's yearly schedule. This year it will be extra important as it will serve as one of their last tune-ups before the Olympic Games in August. In Malaysia, they will be joined by other Olympic-qualified teams, Australia (No. 1), India (No. 7) and New Zealand (No. 8). Pakistan (No. 10), Malaysia (No. 13) and Japan (No. 16) will also be competing at the Azlan Shah Cup. For more information about the tournament, as well as the Canadian team roster (featuring 14 BC athletes), click here.


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In This Issue
RIP Mark Roydhouse
L2T Registration
Field Hockey Shack Offer
Umpire Rating Renewal
VIT Registration
Americas Masters Games
Call for Officials
National Teams on Tour
In Short
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