News and Announcements

The upcoming Bridgman Cup on Thanksgiving weekend runs from Oct. 11 until Oct. 13. This premier high school field hockey tournament in BC was resurrected by Liz Hawes in 1992. Since that time, many women who play field hockey with VILFHA have enjoyed this tournament. The quality of the tournament is only due to the tremendous efforts from current and past volunteers.

The organizers need volunteers to help for a couple hours during the tournament, specifically to help run the Tech table. This requires you to start the game clock, help the substitutes enter and exit the game and record the goal scorers. There are tents which will keep you dry, most of the time. It is a great way to watch a few games, while helping out the sport you love.

Each game starts on the hour with 25 minute halves.

  • Games on Friday, October 11, start at 10 am and last game ends at 6 pm.
  • Games on Saturday, October 12, start at 8 am and last game ends at 5 pm (2 hour lunch break between 11 am and 1 pm)
  • Games on Sunday, October 13, start at 8 am and last game ends at 3 pm

If you are interested in helping for 2 hours, please contact Alison Sweeten via email ( or text (250 516-4455)


Field Hockey Victoria are working closely with the University of Victoria to be proactive in communicating field closures due to weather or other issues.

As a reminder, UVic has a field status page that they will update. Please ensure you read carefully to see if the field is closed JUST for the morning or for the whole day.

We will endeavor to also communicate to the team reps and umpires as well but the field status page is the priority for communication from UVic.

View Field Status:



Women’s League begins on Saturday, Sept. 7. Please ensure everyone is registered with Field Hockey BC and with your respective teams and clubs.

Saturday, September 7th
9:00am – Lynx 3 vs Pirates
10:30am – Demons vs Devils
10:30am – Patriots vs Flickers (Duncan)
12:00pm – Bluejays vs Cardinals (Duncan)
12:30 pm – Vikes Men’s Premier Game vs. West Vancouver
2:00pm – Lynx 2 vs Sailors
3:30pm – Lynx 1 vs Mariners

Questions? E-mail

Photo Credit: Island Wave Photography (Chris Wilson)


The VILFHA Fall Annual General Meeting will be held:
Tuesday, September 3 at 7 pm
Lower Clubhouse, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway

Please see map of Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre at (Lower Clubhouse is “p” on the map)

  • As per Regulations 4.1 c) Fines shall be imposed on any team: iv. For not having a Team Rep at Council meetings and/or General Meetings $25.00

The meeting agenda is attached to this notice. We will be ratifying the 2019 Fall schedule at this meeting and reviewing the adoption of International Hockey Federation rule changes. We will also be putting forward the following motions to amend VILFHA regulations:

Motion: To delete clause 5.2© of the VILFHA Rules and Regulations which states:

_5.2© The duration of all league games shall be two (2) periods of thirty-five (35) minutes each. No overtime shall be played in league play. _

Motion: Following the deletion of clause 5.2©, motion to renumber the remainder of the subclauses 5.2 into sequential order.

There are two Executive positions that need to be voted on. Job descriptions are as follows:

Chair all meetings of the Association.
•Chair all meetings of the Executive and Council.
•Be a signing officer of the Association.
•Represent the Association, or delegate others to represent the Association, on appropriate occasions.
•Act as Chair of the Discipline Committee.

Director of League Operations:
– Oversee the activities of the League Operations Coordinators and ensure that tasks are completed in a timely fashion.
– Offer support and direction to her Committee members.
– Ensure that the playing objectives of the Association are met in that all teams play games on a regular basis, teams are treated fairly in terms of the use of the fields, umpiring assignments and schedule, and all teams are informed of changes to the schedule and other pertinent intonation
-Compile weekly results and standings
-Attend Executive and Council meetings to report on the activities of her committee.

We look forward to seeing you on September 3!


The Canadian women’s national field hockey team have recently climbed the world rankings by three spots and are getting ready for their first of two chances to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. They are heading to Lima, Peru for the 2019 Pan American Games where the champion earns a berth to the Toyko Games.

On the Canadian women’s roster are second-year UVic Vike Anna Mollenhauer (Midfielder, St. Michael’s University, former UVic Vikes Kaitlyn Williams (Goalkeeper, White Rock, BC) and Dani Hennig (Defender, Kelowna, BC) and Victoria native Maddie Secco (Oak Bay Secondary School, Stanford University).

YOU ARE INVITED to meet the team and send off the Canadian WolfPack to the Pan American Games in Style. Join the team for an evening at Victoria’s Strathcona Hotel while also supporting the team.

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 5-8 pm
Where: Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, BC
What: Food, drinks, silent auction, draw prizes
Cost: $30 + admin fee


If you are unable to attend you can still support the team financially. Visit the above ticket link for more details.