News and Announcements
Robin Goodman is our Umpire of the Month for January!
Robin has been with the Tri-City Eagles field hockey club for over 13 years as a player, coach and umpire! She began her umpire journey seven years ago because she wanted to become more involved with the sport that she loved, and also make some side cash. Robin is one of our few high-rated provincial umpires in the club, and just received her recertification. She enjoys umpiring because it provides her with challenges and gives her a different perspective, and appreciation, for field hockey. “I feel like the more I develop as an umpire, the more I learn and become a better player”, says Robin.
Currently, Robin plays on our Division 1 women’s league team, and coaches for Shiv’s Coaching Academy. She has recently graduated from SFU with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and hopes to become a veterinarian.
Robin’s advice to young upcoming umpires is “be confident, and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself to umpire difficult games. I feel that I have always learned the most from higher level games.” I couldn’t agree more Robin!
Thank you for all the hard work you do for our club! We hope you continue to umpire, play and coach with us for many more years to come.
The Umpire of the Month for November is Alyssa Tong!
Alyssa, one of our younger and upcoming umpires, began playing for the club over 8 years ago. She began umpiring several years ago to develop a deeper understanding of the game. Her favourite part of umpiring is being able to support players and watch the Tri-City teams at all levels of play.
In addition to umpiring, Alyssa coaches one of our U12 teams in the Spring, and plays for the Tri-City Eagles Champions team during the fall. She also played for the Port Moody Secondary School, where she is in her final year of study. After Alyssa graduates this year, she hopes to play field hockey at a varsity level and pursue a nursing career.
We are fortunate to have such a bright, positive young lady on our umpiring squad. Thank you Alyssa for stepping up and representing our club!
Priya Puri is the TCE Umpire of the Month for October! In October she umpired the most games for the club, a total of 7 games in 3 weeks.
Since 2004, Priya has been involved with the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club as a player, coach and umpire. She has umpired for over 7 years, and is one of our senior umpires. She extremely reliable and always steps up to umpire and mentor last minute games.
Priya became an umpire because she wanted to improve her understanding of field hockey and build confidence. “Becoming an umpire helped me become a better player and develop personal everyday skills,” says Priya.
Currently, Priya is in her 4th year of the Forestry Science program at UBC, where she will be writing her undergraduate thesis next year. She hopes to continue conducting research that will benefit the forestry industry of B.C. Her tip to developing umpires is to “trust your instincts, communicate, and have fun!”
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication Priya!
Umpire of the Month is a part of our new initiative to recognize our club’s amazing umpires. Georgia Lemaire is our umpire of the month for June!
Georgia started playing with the club 10 years ago. Since then she has joined the coaching and umpiring team, currently coaching with her younger brother Malcolm. Georgia is a keen young umpire that has stepped up many times. She umpired 13 games this spring season. Currently, she has a community umpiring rating and hopes to upgrade to a provincial. Georgia also plays for her High School field hockey team at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School. Next year she will be entering grade 12. She hopes to continue building her skills as a player, coach and umpire.
Thank you Georgia!
At this time, I would also like to thank our whole team of umpires this Spring season. This season we had a total of 27 active umpires, including 12 mentors. Without them our games would not be possible. Thank you to each and every one of you.
This season we also recruited two new umpires, and completed five community assessments this season. To these seven individuals, I would like to say welcome to the team, and congratulations!
Welcome to the Umpiring Team, New Umpires
Once again, a huge thank you to all our umpires. We look forward to working with you in the Fall and next Spring!
Umpire of the Month is a part of our new initiative to recognize our club’s amazing umpires. Shayla Turner is our umpire of the month for May!
Shayla has been playing field hockey with the Tri-City Eagles for 7 years, and has been part of the umpiring team since 2017. Shayla has been a great asset to the club, filling in for games when we desperately need someone. She has umpired the 2nd largest amount of games for our club this season, and she has become part of our umpire mentor squad, providing feedback to develop our next generation of upcoming umpires. This year Shayla is graduating from Dr. Charles Best Secondary school, with plans to go to Capilano University next year for her Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma. She is also interested in upgrading her umpire rating to Provincial.
Thank you Shayla for your amazing work!