News and Announcements

As a new year and the second half of the season is now underway the VILFHA executive would like to send this reminder to players, coaches, officials and spectators. This is a reminder that there is a VILFHA Code of Conduct (see link below) that highlights fair play, respect and the overall goals of showing the sport of field hockey in a positive light.

Though it is a game and moments of it are competitive and may be heated, there are a variety of ages and skill levels out on the field and regardless of personal opinions of what is happening, who is doing it or what their intent might be, it is important for everyone to check in with themselves about how their behaviour or words might affect another person or how it might be perceived by people walking by. It should be in all of VILFHA’s membership’s best interest to show our sport as an inclusive, positive, competitive and recreational activity that would be welcoming to anyone walking past the field.

Utilize the officials, coaches and team managers if you have a personal issue with an opponent or other player. Inappropriate language or dissent towards any personnel on the field is not good for anyone. Everyone should exercise self-control at all times.

As it states in the code of conduct, we should all: Inspire a love of game and a desire to compete fairly.

CODE OF CONDUCT LINK: https://teampages.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/106188/VILFHA_Code_of_Conduct.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=0MADWNHT7KBQHYNHHQR2&Expires=1515380290&Signature=ugQcvOGJgmvHNh0kerGa7IJCTbE%3D

MISSING:

Adias stick
Length: 38"
Description: black stick with red stripes and a yellow/off-white chamois grip
Identifier: Has a silver Pan Am sticker on it

This was lost in November at the UVic turf. If anyone knows where this might be please e-mail vilfha@gmail.com

It belongs to a school that lent it to the player.

Thanks!

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VILFHA CHRISTMAS COUNCIL MEETING

Date: Monday, Dec. 4
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Meeting Room)
Address: 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC

Parking is available behind the Hotel

Car pooling would be a good idea if you can make arrangements.

Meeting Agenda to follow from Executive

Please Note: This meeting is open to all VILFHA members.
Each team is required to send one team representative not including executive members.

Coffee, tea and Christmas goodies wil be provided.

Questions? Please Contact
Kate Knappett
VILFHA Social Director
e-mail:kate-k@shaw.ca

The document Christmas_Council_Meeting_2017.docx was attached to this post.

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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)
Game management
Aerial balls and safety
Preparation
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 denise.mcgeachy@gmail.com by September 30th.

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The VILFHA General Meeting will be held:

Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.
UVIC McKinnon Building Room 150
Please note it is Pay Parking

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

Note the 2017 Fall schedule will be ratified at this meeting.