News and Announcements
For those who have played in the Thursday Mixed Seven-Aside League in the past, things are improving this year. Andrew MacKinnon, Cara Jay, and I will be building on past seasons to improve the organization.
+ There will be paid umpires for each match! Not only does this mean we will not have to self-regulate, it also gives an opportunity for players to also umpire and earn back some of their player fees.
+ There will be goalies each and every week! We will endeavour to fill all four goals every week so that we can have some real hockey.
+ There will be mixed-sevens-specific rules! These will include gender equality regulations and short corner rules.
+ There will be online registration! This will ensure everyone has paid, registered, and insured. Please see the registration steps below.
1) Go to http://www.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/
2) Select ONLINE REGISTRATION on the left
3) Select Register Member
4) Select “Mixed 7-A-Side” division ($100.00)
5) Proceed with FHBC validation steps
5a) If you have a valid, paid-in-full FHBC ID, you can proceed to step 6
5b) If you are not yet registered with FHBC for 2012/13, follow the link to the FHBC site and register there. Once registered, re-validate your ID on our website and proceed to step 6
6) Complete payment through Victoria website.
We realize that the fees are slightly higher than in previous years. The increase is a result of decreasing numbers and the necessity to have paid umpires to reinvigorate the league. Let’s get out there and recruit new players. With more players, we will have better hockey with lower fees!
Exhibition games will run on Thursday, 20th at 8pm. Please register online now. All players must be registered by Monday, September 24th to be eligible to pay. League matches begin on September 27th. No exceptions will be made.
See you on the pitch!
More info contact:
Mark Baggott (email@example.com)
Andrew Mackinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org
In the fall of 2012, Vancouver Island will have a new team representing them. VILFHA is proud to announce the formation of a brand new Premier women’s field hockey team that will compete in the Vancouver Premier League, arugably one of the highest divisions of play in the country outside of the national team and university programs.
Kirby’s Source for Sports presents the “Island Wildcats” who will be traveling to and from the mainland to compete in a set amount of tournaments and regular season games this year as they build their staff structure and overall operation strategies.
The team will largely consist of former university and national team members, as well as developing high performance players from the B.C. Under-18 and Under 15 programs. Some of the members on the team will include UVic’s Katie Rushton, Natalie Wise and Ali Lee, as well as Alberta’s Bunny Hughes and UBC’s Kira Graham. Team B.C. Under-18 National gold medalists Claire Seeliger, of Duncan, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Kristina Walters-Shumka and Shinai Sorenson, of Victoria, will also be competing on the squad.
The team’s first home opener is on September 15th at 12:30 p.m. at UVic’s artificial turf field.
The Wildcats are on the hunt for YOUR support! The team will make their official announcement in a full page advertorial of the Times Colonist the week of their home opener and are looking to sell business card advertisements as part of their fundraising.
The cost is $175.00 for you or your business.
If you are interested, please make a cheque payable to “Island Premier Field Hockey”. You can mail the cheque along with your business card to :
Island Premier Field Hockey
c/o Ali Lee
4056 Valerie Place
Victoria BC V8X 2K9
You can also submit your business card electronically to email@example.com
If you need more information don’t hesitate to e-mail!
Ali Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Drop-In will be starting the first week of June! This is recreational mixed play – all levels are welcome. We just throw the sticks in a pile and divide them into teams. It’s a fun way to keep a stick in the game through the summer, get back into the sport, or give it a try for the first time.
WHAT: Drop In Field Hockey
WHEN: Monday Nights, June 4 to August 27 (no sessions on July 2 or August 6 long weekends)
TIME: 7:00 TO 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: UVIC Water based turf
COST: $5 per session or $40 for the whole summer
Questions? Contact Sharon White at email@example.com .
A reminder that the Canada vs USA women’s field hockey series begins this weekend!
Saturday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 22 @ 12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23 @ 12:30 pm
Games are all at UVic’s water based turf!
For more information visit: www.fieldhockey.ca/CANvsUSA
The Canadian Women’s Junior National Under-21 and Under-17 Teams will take on the USA National Under-19 and Under-17 Teams in an eight match test series beginning this week. This is an important tournament for the Junior National Team as they prepare for the upcoming Junior Pan American Championships in September.
Wednesday, April 4 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Thursday, April 5 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Saturday, April 7 (12:00pm & 2:00pm)
Sunday, April 8 (9:00am & 11:00am)
Marine Drive & 13th Drive
West Vancouver, BC
CANADIAN WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM (U21)
Jessica Barnett (North Vancouver, BC): Amanda Bird (North Vancouver, BC): Jessica Buttinger (Kitchener, ON): Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver, BC): Shannon Elmitt (West Vancouver, BC): Bea Francisco (Richmond, BC): Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC): Erin Houle (Burlington, ON): Karli Johansen (North Vancouver, BC): Caashia Karringten (Vancouver, BC): Anna Kozniuk (North Vancouver, BC): Kathleen Leahy (Victoria, BC): Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON): Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC): Mary Nielsen (Cowichan, BC): Paige Norris (Victoria, BC): Emma Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC): Abigail Raye (Kelowna, BC): Poonam Sandhu (Vancouver, BC): Kim Scraper (West Vancouver, BC): Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC): Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, BC): Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, BC): Amanda Woodcroft (Waterloo, ON)
CANADIAN WOMEN’S JUNIOR NATIONAL U17 TEAM
Danielle Aviani (Surrey, BC): Cassidy Bremner (Delta, BC): Emma Cochran (Surrey, BC): Ellie Cookson (Oakville, ON): Jenna Dhillon (Victoria, BC): Shannon Eby (Waterloo, ON): Leah Frome (West Vancouver, BC): Paige Hamilton (Coquitlam, BC): Krista Jensen (Delta, BC): Gillian Kirkpatrick (Victoria, BC): Ashley Kirsten (North Vancouver, BC): Stephanie Langkammer (Duncan, BC): Elspeth McGillivray (Victoria, BC): Samantha McILwrick (Coquitlam, BC): Cailean Meredith (Delta, BC): Stephanie Norlander (North Vancouver, BC): Taylor Pearson (North Vancouver, BC): Sophie Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC): Priya Randhawa (Surrey, BC): Claire Seeliger (Duncan, BC): Natalie Stewart (North Vancouver, BC): Sydney Veljacic (Coquitlam, BC): Sofia Walia (Surrey, BC): Kristina Walters-Shumka (Victoria, BC): Nikki Woodcroft (Waterloo, ON): Hailey Reeves (West Vancouver, BC)