March 2023


2023 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT)


Registration is now open!

The 2023 VIT is scheduled to take place over the 2023 May Long Weekend at the Burnaby Lake West Complex. The 2023 VIT is targeted to involve three divisions, Women’s Social, Mixed Social, and Women’s Masters, although consideration to include other divisions will follow the team registration deadline in April 2023. FHBC looks forward to welcoming the teams for what we hope will be another memorable weekend for all.


Tournament Dates: May Long Weekend (May 20-22, 2023)

Tournament Venue: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West – Three ‘field turf’ artificial surfaces

Tournament Schedule: Playing and Umpire Schedules will be posted following the team entry deadlines

Tournament Rules: will be posted to follow the team registration deadline

Entry Forms:  BC Teams  /  Out of Province Teams



55th SportBC Awards

The 2023 Annual SportBC Awards celebrated a few members of the field hockey community. FHBC would like to congratulate Anna Mollenhauer, who has won in the University Athlete of the Year category, and Jennifer Taylor, who was a recipient of the SportBC Presidents’ Awards, given to volunteers who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism through their dedication and commitment given to sport. Additionally, the UVic Women’s Field Hockey Team was one of the finalists in the Team of the Year category; former FHBC Events & Officials Coordinator Stephanie Rudnisky also received the Presidents' Awards.


Anna Mollenhauer is a former Team BC and UVic player, and currently playing for the Women's National Team. Anna is the first field hockey athlete to have received the U Sports Player of the Year award three times! She has also been nominated Canada West Player of the Year and UVic Female Athlete of the Year in 2022. Anna is the daughter of Nancy Mollenhauer – two time field hockey Olympian for Canada – and was a constant presence in FHBC’s High Performance programs over the years.

Jennifer Taylor has been an important figure for field hockey in British Columbia. She has participated in local, regional, provincial, and national events as a technical official; she has volunteered her time to support the Field Hockey BC’s Train-to-Train and Train-to-Compete events, the Club Championships, and the National championships held in BC; she was also a member of the FHBC Board of Director as the Athlete Program Director.


Jennifer served as a long-term committee volunteer to the Field Hockey BC athlete program and pathway portfolio before being appointed to the Society Board of Directors as the Board Director responsible for athlete program and pathway governance in 201 4. Jennifer stepped down from this role in 2021 having worked tirelessly to promote athlete program opportunities across BC for over a decade.


2023 Club Championship and Festival Program


Call for Club Hosting Assistance

Field Hockey BC is still seeking expressions of interest from Community Clubs able and willing to support the HOSTING of the 2023 Club Championship Program.


The 2023 Program still requires Club Hosts to come forward in all categories, as well as the need for venues to be secured for the Under 16 and Under 14 Girls Divisions. See the full schedule and details about hosting responsibilities here.


For any Community Club wishing to return an expression of interest in supporting the 2023 Club Championship Program, please return an e-mail to info@fieldhockeybc.com by March 22. FHBC and the CCRWG thank all Community Clubs and Community Club Contacts in advance for their due consideration.


FHC Call for Officials


2023 Nationals

Field Hockey Canada is calling for officials for the 2023 National Championships. The U16 and U18 are taking place in July/August in Brampton, Ontario.


For the U16 tournament, the expectation is that appointments will be of Provincial Level or higher; for the U18 tournament, appointments should be Regional or higher. Still, everyone is encouraged to apply.


Learn more and apply here.


Support Canadian umpires to the Junior Pan Am

Three Canadian officials have been appointed to the upcoming Junior Pan American Championships, April 10-18, in Bridgetown, Barbados, but all three of them need to pay their own ways there.


Meghan McLennan (umpire)

Pambavasan Manikandan (umpire)

Laurie Hogan (technical official)


We are hoping the community can rally together so these three can officially accept their appointments.


Donate here.


Any additional funds that are raised will be donated directly to the Field Hockey Canada Officials Committee, where it will be specifically used for Officials ONLY development.


Donate and help support field hockey!

KidSport


KidSport provides financial assistance for children 18 and younger from families facing financial obstacles to participate in organized sport #SoALLKidsCanPlay. Visit kidsport.ca and find your local Chapter for details on eligibility and how to help this project.


In 2021, the KidSport BC program distributed $1.3 million in funding to help 4,164 children participate in 45 different sports in 132 communities across the province, including field hockey participants. Help support KidSport and, if you are in need of assistance, reach out to your local Chapter!


Field Hockey BC Society & Field Hockey BC Foundation

The Field Hockey BC Society is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) dedicated to supporting and developing field hockey in BC. Your donation will support FHBC's commitment to delivering its five main service pillars - Athlete Development, Coach Development, Officials Development, Event Hosting and Volunteer Recognition. Donate to the Society here.

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Registered Society 'Field Hockey BC' and is managed by the FHBC Board of Directors. The Field Hockey BC Foundation is a leading example of the Society's commitment to the sustainable development of the sport across the province. Tax Receipts are available for donations to the Foundation, and donors have the opportunity to create their own Legacy Fund or donate to an existing program. Donate to the Foundation here.
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