News and Announcements
The Victoria Junior League season is around the corner (April 18 – June 20, 2020). We would like to encourage all adult league participants to consider volunteering their time to coach. No experience is necessary. Coaches will be paired with experienced coaches, if necessary. In addition, print out practice plans for each week and a master coach is there to help you out.
“The best way to learn is to teach.”
Please look at the schedule and consider volunteering your time. You can request to coach with a friend and if you are away for a few weeks, just let the master coach know and we will help find replacements.
View schedule by age group / practice day and time:
The upcoming Field Hockey BC Annual General meeting will have a lot of items on the agenda that will be important to the state and future of field hockey in Victoria. As a collective, it is important that members in the Cowichan and Victoria men’s and women’s league as well as voting members such as coaches, officials, etc. take part in the upcoming votes. Though we don’t expect everyone to attend the meeting we are collecting proxy votes to be submitted to Field Hockey BC before Feb. 3, 2020.
This means that each player should let their designated team rep or club rep know if they are okay (or not) with their names being used by a representative to vote on their behalf. Once the names are submitted we will also circulate information around ‘our’ as in Vancouver Island’s best recommendations on what directions we would like to see the motions and elections move in. This will be a challenging conversation but we are open to having the reps that will carry proxy votes meet in person.
Monday Feb. 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Room 155 at McKinnon Gym (UVic)
In the immediate future, please get your names to your team/club reps who will forward lists to Ali Baggott. Ali will coordinate all the proxy votes going in. Club and team reps are expected to support in finding a person to be either on the phone call carrying 35 votes (plus their own) or doing the same in person (either in Victoria or going to the meeting itself in Vancouver). Proxy names must be submitted by Feb. 3 if we want to have a right to vote via phone.
Just as in any large election, every vote matters, and even if things do not go in our favour, we will know that every voice in Vancouver Island at least participated in their say. This is a really important time for us to take part in the conversation. Please don’t think your vote does not matter.
A reminder that voting members include:
a) Senior Player
b) Junior Player (under 13 and under 18 as of January 1 of the playing season)
c) Associate members (non-playing, non-officiating, non-coaching members that have a FHBC voting membership)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ali at 250-418-5633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference call detail is as follows:
Access Code: 7864046#
A reminder that with rainy and freezing weather in the forecast for this weekend to use the below website to check field conditions:
If you have an afternoon game, please ensure you read carefully to see if the field is closed JUST for the morning or for the whole day.
For questions, email email@example.com
The 2020 January to March men’s league schedule has been posted.
View here: http://www.teampages.com/leagues/1343/events
Please note the playoffs will occur:
Sunday, Mar. 22:
11:00 am (Competitive semifinal 2nd vs 3rd)
12:30 pm (Competitive semifinal 1st vs 4th)
2:00 pm Marauders vs Hawks (Rebels 2 has a BYE)
Sunday, Mar. 29:
10:00 am (Competitive 3rd place game)
11:45 am (Competitive Final)
1:30-3:30 pm (Recreation jamboree – Format TBD)
For questions, please contact league administrator Risa Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada’s men’s national field hockey team is hosting a two-game Olympic qualifier on October 26-27 in West Vancouver. The aggregate winner (most goals) will book their ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. There are six of these two-game series world wide for the last six spots to the Olympics.
Support Team Canada by being there in person!
The Men’s National Team earned their spot in the Olympic Qualifier series by winning the Hockey Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur in April. Their opponent, Ireland booked their spot in the qualifiers by coming second at their respective Hockey Series Final tournament in France in June.
The teams will play a two-game aggregate series over two days to determine who advances to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Come cheer on Canada as they push for Olympic qualification.
The venue, Rutledge Field in West Vancouver, is a world class turf in a truly remarkable setting. Shadowed by the Coast Mountains and looking out over Howe Sound, Rutledge Field is a breathtaking location for the upcoming drama.
Adult: $20 + fees
Teen 13-18: $10
Child 12 and under: Free (Must be accompanied by adult)
Buy your tickets at the door (cash only)
Teen 13-18: $10
The games will also be streamed live via c
The women’s national team will be playing in their two-game qualifier Nov. 2-3 in Ireland. Those games will also be broadcast live on https://fih.live/