News and Announcements


Summer is here and there are lots of ways to keep in good field hockey form over the next few months! Please see details below:

Sailors Drop-In on Tuesdays
The Sailors field hockey club are excited to host another summer season of co-ed drop-in. All participants must be registered under Field Hockey BC and must be 14 years of age or older.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20 and 27
Where: UVic Field 1
Cost: $5 per session (cash upon arrival)

Rebels Drop-In on Thursdays
The Rebels Club will be hosting its regular summer drop-in sessions on Thursday evenings on the turf at UVic. All participants must be registered under Field Hockey BC. Participants under 14 years need a parent or guardian present.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Location: UVic Field 1
Cost: $5 per session or $35 for the whole summer

Cowichan T-Birds Field Hockey Camp: July 2-5
The Senior Cowichan Field Hockey team along with their coaches are proud to be able to provide a field hockey camp for ages 6-14 year olds. Everyone welcome! No experience necessary. Camp runs from July 2-5, 2019. More info in attached brochure.

Tigers Kids Camp: July 9-Aug 13
Victoria Tigers Field Hockey Club annual Kids Camp runs from July 9-August 13, 2019. For boys and girls ages 4-16. Visit for more details.


August Lake n Bake – Kelowna
This August Long weekend (Aug 3-4) join the Lake n Bake in Kelowna for some social summer co-ed field hockey…with a few wine tours as well. Please let Cara Jay know if you are interested

September Westerly Tournament – Nanaimo
Get a good September start for women’s (19+) social field hockey with the Westerly tournament in Nanaimo (Sept 7-8). Cost is $300 per team, due by August 1, 2019. For more information contact Eiko Eby at

Team Canada Opportunities
Team Canada is looking for men and women over 35 to represent Canada. The world Cup locations have been announced for 2020. Over 35 and o40 tournaments are in England. Over 45s, o50, o55, & o60 tournaments are in South Africa. The Grand Masters o60 is in Japan. Please register at: This is a self funded fun field hockey event with countries represented all over the world!

Field Hockey Victoria Society
Annual General Meeting

June 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boardroom @ Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake Drive)

Meeting Agenda:

  • Approval of the agenda
  • Approve minutes of the previous AGM
  • Executive report (Juniors, Men, Ladies, Umpires, Turf)
  • Approval of the Financial report
  • Election of Directors
  • President (incumbent: Mark Baggott, VIFHA)
  • Vice-President (incumbent: Milena Gaiga, VJFHA)
  • Treasurer (incumbent: Amy Jones, VILFHA)
  • Secretary (incumbent: Sandy Grimwood, VILFHA)
  • Directors at Large (incumbents: Shibby Claire, Jim Knight, Nancy Griffin, Ali Baggott, Denise McGeachy)
  • Appointment of Auditor, if required
  • Motion re: new Society’s Act
  • Any other business

Voting structure reminder:

  • Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
  • Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association (Men): 2 Votes
  • Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
  • South Island Field Hockey Umpires’ Association: 1 Vote

All members of the above associations plus other with interest in field hockey in Victoria are welcome to attend.


On April 9 the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) awarded the league trophies, major awards and all-star team acknowledgements. Lynx 1’s Libby Hogg (pictured) earned the Trelawney Shield for being the Most Outstanding Under 18 Player. Demon’s Theresa Kennedy took home the Hibbert Trophy for being the most outstanding player in the association. Mariners goalie Larissa Piva was awarded the Christine Trophy for her ability, sportsmanship and service to the association. For the second straight year, Mariners’ umpire Nora Struchtrup was presented the Foley Shield for her umpire performances this season.

Mariners were the playoff winners for Division 1, while the Sailors won in Division 2. The Stellers were playoff champions for Division 3. See below for the full list of award winners and visit for all photos of the award recipients. Congratulations!

Div 1 Playoff Winner: Mariners
Div 2 Playoff Winner: Sailors
Div 3 Playoff Winner: Stellars

Div 1 Most Sportsmanlike Team: Flickers
Div 2 Most Sportsmanlike Team: Lynx 2
Div 3 Most Sportsmanlike Team: Lynx 3

Hibbert Trophy (Most Outstanding Player): Theresa Kennedy, Demons
Trelawney Shield (Most Outstanding Under 18 Player): Libby Hogg, Lynx 1
Christine Trophy (Service, Ability and Sportsmanship): Larissa Piva, Mariners
Foley Shield (Most improved umpire): Nora Struchtrup, Mariners

Div 1 MVP: Larissa Piva, Mariners
Brianna Zinkiew, Patriots
Div 2 MVP: Kaileigh Simons, Sailors
Div 3 MVP: Eva Cuddihy, Pirates

Div 1 All-Stars
Libby Hogg, Lynx 1
Emily Jackson, Lyn 1
Kyla Kirby, Lynx 1
Meggan Oliver, Patriots
Brianne Zinkiew, Patriots
Emily Bennett, Patriots
Chloe Langkammer, Flickers
Hannah Craig, Flickers
Ava Smith, Flickers
Larissa Piva, Mariners
Ali Baggott, Mariners
Nora Struchtrup, Mariners

Div 2 All-Stars
Maeve Connorton, Lynx 2
Julia Boraston, Lynx 2
Suzie Stone, Lynx 2
Kailiegh Simons, Sailors
Hannah Williams, Sailors
Shannon Petrovic, Sailors
Reese Nagy, Cardinals
Maya Doman, Cardinals
Arden Ross, Blue Jays
Keira Ho, Blue Jays

Div 3 All-Stars
Theresa Kennedy, Demons
Natalie Boraston, Demons
Alyson Denis, Stellars
Lynne Dayton, Stellars
Shyana Ringma, Lynx 3
Hilary Wickware, Lynx 3
Eva Cuddihy, Pirates
Rebecca Simmonds, Pirates
Tracy Nguyan, Devils
Hannah Mazure, Renegades
Hayley Pickard, Kestrals

VILFHA is saddened to hear of the passing of Henry Lenaghan, a tremendous supporter of women’s field hockey. Henry was a skilled field hockey player and umpire. He was devoted to training, mentoring and encouraging field hockey umpires, and especially cherished by FHBC for his devotion to the game. Our thoughts are with Henry’s family and friends. Full obituary: