News and Announcements

Christmas Council Meeting

All VILFHA members are invited to attend the Christmas Council Meeting Dec 10th 7pm at the Robin Hood Motel, 136 Gorge Rd E.

Each club is responsible for providing the following:

Appetizers(Mariners, Sailors, Pirates, Ravens)
Desserts(Flickers, Cardinals, Kestrels, Stellars)
Drinks, plates, napkins & cups(Demons, Devils, Lynx 1,2,3)
Chips & munchies (Blue Jays, Patriots, Renegades)

We will once again be collecting donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. Please bring your donations to the meeting for collection.

Thank you,
Arlene Baker
Social Director

Please find attached information & a registration form for our 2nd Annual U18 Cowichan Indoor Tournament.

Date: January 26-27, 2013
Early Bird Fee: $300 per team (if registered by December 16, 2012)
Where: Island Savings Centre
2687 James Street, Duncan, British Columbia

$350 fee per team otherwise (deadline-January 3, 2013)
Final team lists must be received by January 18, 2013

To register or for more info please contact:
Brenda Lockhart
b-lockhart @shaw.ca

This year’s Field Hockey BC Volunteer Recognition and Awards Dinner will take place on Friday 2nd November. The Awards Dinner recognizes athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in who play a major role in Field Hockey across British Columbia.

Vancouver Island had a number of winners that will be awarded on Friday. Field Hockey Victoria would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2012 FHBC awards:

Junior Female Player of the Year (Under 15)
Chelsey Cleemoff (Cowichan Flickers)

Women’s Umpire of the Year*
Denise McGeachy

Men’s Umpire of the Year
Chris Wilson

Women’s Coach of the Year
Ali Lee

Regional Program Support – Volunteer Recognition Award
Brenda Lockhart (Cowichan FHC)

FHBC Community Club Awards
Ronnie Lee (Sailors FHC)
Brenda Lockhart (Cowichan FHC)

A full list of award winners can be viewed here: http://fieldhockeybc.com/Portals/0/2011%20Volunteer%20Awards/2012%20volunteer%20awards/Field%20Hockey%20BC%20-%20Annual%20Awards%20Dinner%20-%20Award%20Recipients%202012.pdf

Come watch elite level field hockey!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Oct 5, 2012 11:57PM PDT ( 2 Comments )
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VICTORIA – The island has produced a number of national team and elite level field hockey players. That all starts right here, in Victoria, with several of those teams competing at home on a regular basis. For boys, girls, men, women – the action is at the University of Victoria field hockey pitch! For the women, the UVic Vikes women compete in the Canada West conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and host both UBC and Calgary this year. The Vikes women along with the newly formed Kirby’s Island Wildcats will also play host to top competition from the Vancouver women’s premier league. Teams will travel from the mainland to compete against the Vikes and Wildcats, two new members to the premier division. For the men, the Victoria Selects and UVic Vikes are two long-time members of the men’s vancouver premier league who compete regularly both in Vancouver and Victoria!

If you are looking to watch some of the best hockey talent that the island has to offer right now, be sure to come out over the next two weeks. Here are the upcoming games for the premier teams:

UPCOMING PREMIER HOME GAMES
*all games at UVic Artificial Field Hockey Turf (McKenzie Ave. at Gabriola Rd.)

Saturday, Oct. 6
11:00 am – UVic Vikes WOMEN vs. Calgary Dinos (Canada West)

Sunday, Oct. 7
11:00 am – Uvic Vikes WOMEN vs. Calgary Dinos (Canada West)

Saturday, Oct. 13
12:00 pm – UVic Vikes WOMEN vs. West Vancouver (Premier)
2:00 pm – UVic Vikes MEN vs. Victoria Selects (Premier)

Saturday, Oct. 20
12:30 pm – Kirby’s Island Wildcats WOMEN vs. Vancouver Hawks (Premier)
2:00 pm – UVic Vikes MEN vs. Vancouver Hawks (Premier)

MORE INFO:

UVic Vikes www.govikesgo.com
Island Wildcats: www.facebook.com/islandwildcats
Victoria Selects: www.fieldhockey.org
Premier Women’s League: www.vwfha.org

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Umpires Briefings

Posted by Ali Baggott at Sep 11, 2012 12:12PM PDT ( 4 Comments )

The Umpire’s Association committee have been busy this summer!

We are hosting a series of two forums in the next two weeks. Both will happen at PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) 4371 Interurban Rd, Saanich

Monday September 17th Umpire Forum – 6:30 to 8:00 pm – this will address umpire responsibilities and new rules from an umpire’s perspective.

Thursday September 20th Players Forum – 6:30 to 8:00 pm this will address captain’s responsibilities and new rules from a player’s perspective.

You can choose to go to either session but we would prefer to see the umpires on Monday. We will be delivering the new umpire jackets that we ordered this past spring at the umpire forum.

In order to help us make decisions about Island umpires and what they hope to achieve with their umpiring, we have created a survey. We hope that you will take the time to fill this out. Here is the link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VQBK3ZD