News and Announcements
Field Hockey BC is now offering an online version of our Community Umpire Course. The course is open to FHBC Members for $25 (previously $60) and consists of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz.
Requirements for candidates remain the same in that will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course. The first registration window is now open until the end of the Junior League season, with more to follow in the coming months. The success in this online offering is a first step in Field Hockey BC’s commitment to facilitate future umpire, coaching and development courses.
The current course is available to those interested in taking the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt Du Bois at 604-737-3146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the online course click HERE: http://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/
Field Hockey Victoria Society
Annual General Meeting
Monday, February 19, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boardroom @ Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake Drive)
1. Approval of the agenda
2. Approve minutes of the previous AGM
3. Executive reports (Juniors, Men, Ladies, Umpires, Turf)
4. Approval of the Financial report
5. Election of Directors
a. President (incumbent: Mark Baggott, VIFHA)
b. Vice-President (incumbent: Kathryn Dawson, VJFHA)
c. Treasurer (incumbent: Mike Rodgers, VIFHA)
d. Secretary (incumbent: Ali Lee, VILFHA)
e. Directors at Large (incumbents: Nancy Griffin, Sandy Grimwood, Denise McGeachy)
6. Appointment of Auditor, if required
7. Turf Update
8. Any other business
Voting structure reminder:
• Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• Vancouver Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
• South Island Field Hockey Umpires’ Association: 1 Vote
All members of the above association plus others with interest in field hockey in Victoria are welcome to attend.
Community Umpire Courses
Community Courses are $60 for FHBC members, and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 2.5 hours, including theory and exam.
Community Umpire Courses are open to those interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated Umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt at the Field Hockey BC office at 604-737-3146 or email@example.com
VICTORIA – January 2018
Dates: February 6 & 8 (last day to register: Tuesday January 30th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday February 6th and Thursday February 8th, 2018
Venue: PISE – 4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C5
Course Conductor: Denise McGeachy
To register: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/
Please note the Victoria water-based field hockey pitch at UVIC is closed today, Sunday, November 5.
Please check vikesrec.ca/fields for updates. Team reps will also be contacted by e-mail.
The Umpires’ Association will be holding an early season briefing on October 2, 7-9 pm at Uvic (room tba).
The briefing will be lead by Chris Wilson and will go over a variety of topics. Luckily thought, no new rules! Topics will include:
New positioning recommendations (recently distributed by FHBC – let Denise know if you didn’t get a copy)
Aerial balls and safety
FIH has turned their annual umpire’s briefing into a video. Please watch this video before the briefing – before you umpire if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5gbPmcF0u8
All umpires are expected attend this briefing. Coaches and players are welcome too.
Please note, this session is for education, not rehashing events of past games. These types of discussion take up valuable time and don’t really serve the purpose we are trying to achieve.
Please RSVP to Denise firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th.