News and Announcements

The VILFHA Annual Christmas Meeting details are below:
When: Thursday, December 5 at 7 pm
Where: Lower Clubhouse, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway

Please see map of Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre at http://www.westshorerecreation.ca/facilities/map-of-west-shore-parks-recreation-centre/ (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 below:

1) Adoption of Agenda
2) Report from the Executive
3) Second half of schedule
4) Discussion /feedback regarding game length
5) New Business
-underage players
-turf condition/plan
-default/forfeits
6) Announcements
7) Adjournment

Training Sessions: November 16, 17 and 24
If you are over 40 and were wondering about the Canadian Masters Women’s teams, come out to a training session! They are looking for athletes from the over 40, over 45, over 50, over 55, and the over 60 age categories. See below for more details on the upcoming sessions:
•November 16, 5:30 to 8 pm, Eric Hamber, Vancouver – $30
•November 17, 7:45 to 10 am, Livingston, Vancouver – $30
•November 24, 9 to 11 am, Uvic, Victoria – $15

Please contact cara.jay.71@gmail.com to register!

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2020 Masters World Cup Expressions of Interest
Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce that Canada will submitting both men’s and women’s teams to the masters and Grandmasters World Cups, slated for 2020. At this point, both programs are seeking expressions of interest from prospective players from Coast to Coast. Please sign up via the registration form to express your interest in being a part of the Canadian Masters programs. Here is the form: http://www.fieldhockey.ca/mastersform/

If you are interested in o40s World Cup in Nottingham in August 2020 or the o45s, o50s, o55s, or o60s World Cups in Cape Town in September 2020, see attached letter.

The document Masters_2020_recruitment_letters.pdf was attached to this post.

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Provincial Umpiring Clinic

Dates: Thursday November 7th and Thursday November 14th (registration cut off: Friday November 1st)
Location : PISE
Times: November 7th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursday November 14th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Denise McGeachy

Register for the course https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/

This clinic is open to anyone. We recommend that young learners take the Community umpiring course first (though it is not mandatory).

Those who have previously taken an umpiring course and are unsure of their current standing should review this list: http://fieldhockeybc.com/officials/umpire-certification/umpire-certification-list/

If your name does not appear on this list, it means your certification has expired.

**If you are a player – you could probable go just to learn!

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 (asweeten@shaw.ca) or text (250 516-4455)