News and Announcements


Greetings everyone,

I am the newly elected executive committee member representing grand masters
women hockey players on the Alliance International Hockey Club and I look
forward to working with any of you who are active players aged 60 and above.

I am currently recruiting players for the Grand Masters’ World Cup to be
held in Canberra, Australia from March 28 – April 9, 2016.

Here are links to the tournament:

and the Grand Masters World Cup Hockey site:

I know it is a lot to ask, but please give serious consideration to
participating on the Alliance team in Canberra. I really do hope that you
will think about it and ultimately decide to play next spring.

I am reaching out to people in Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the
U.S. in an attempt to field a team, and it would be great if you could share
this email with other active 60 year old and older players, and cc me on
your emails to them so that I can continue to build a strong list of

I’ve attached the application form and I encourage you to nominate
yourselves or others!

I do hope to hear from you and that we will indeed field a team in Canberra.

Ishbel Dickens,
Committee member,
Alliance International Hockey Club

tel: 1.206.851.6385



The Umpires Association has committed to improving the standard of Umpiring in Victoria and the Island and hopes to offer a few educational opportunities over the 2015-2016 season. The first of which will be on Wednesday October 28th.

Instead of doing the tradition briefing, we’re going to try something a little different. The focus of the session will be Game Management and instead of conducting a lecture with videos and a Q & A, we’re going to have you work together in small groups to discuss and problem solve various scenarios related to game management.

Each breakout group will work on game management issues related to:

1. Dissent
2. Off-ball or “out of your area of control” management
3. Physical play

The session will be facilitated by Gillian Horgan, Chris Wilson, Alison Sweeten and Denise McGeachy. The facilitators role will be there to offer suggestions but the goal is for the groups to work through each scenario as a group and find a successful solution and present that solution to the larger group.

In order to make this session truly useful to all umpires, we would like YOU to send us suggestions of situations you have faced under the categories above – things that happened to you that maybe didn’t go very well and you wished you could have done it better, or was confusing, or maybe just weird. We intend to use as many of your scenarios as possible so please email them to Denise!

Seminar details:
October 28, 7-9 pm
UVic, McKinnon Gym room 150
Please RSVP attendance to Kevin Burns:
Send scenarios to Denise McGeachy:
All umpires are strongly encouraged to attend
Players interested in attending can also contact Denise or Kevin to attend.

Due to AAA conflicts for the Cowichan and Lynx clubs, a NEW schedule for Oct. 31 has been released. Please note that Nov. 1 schedule will go ahead as planned.

Oct. 31, 2015
11:00 am – Sailors vs Blue Jays (UVIC)
12:30 pm – Mariners vs Patriots (UVIC)
3:00 pm – Devils vs Pirates (UVIC)

Nov. 1, 2015
9:00 am – Lynx 3 vs Demons (UVIC)
11:00 am – Cardinals vs Lynx 2 (DUNCAN)
12:30 pm – Kestrels vs Ravens (DUNCAN)
2:00 pm – Stellers vs Renegades (DUNCAN)

If you have any issues please contact Ronnie Lee, Director of Operations for VILFHA at:

The website calendar has already been updated.


The annual and prestigious Bridgman Cup is returning to Victoria and the UVic campus on the long weekend of Oct. 9-11, 2015. Four pools make up the three-day tournament, which will include 16 teams from all over B.C. Island teams featured include Shawnigan Lake, GNS, SMUS, Frances Kelsey, Cowichan, Mount Doug and Oak Bay, while mainland powerhouses West Vancouver, Collingwood, Handsworth and South Delta will also be in appearance.

Games run Friday 10-6 pm, Saturday 8-5 pm and Sunday 8-3pm on the hour.

The organizing committee is in need of VOLUNTEERS to help out at the technical table. Whether you are a parent, supporter or community field hockey member you are the right fit! There is no experience necessary and all instructions will be given to you at the event. You will help record the score and time keep at the table!

Attached to this notice is the schedule! If you can help out for some games, please contact Brenda Rushton at as soon as possible.


After 4 seasons as the Vice President, Erica Kjekstad is stepping down from the Victoria Junior League executive board. Erica has been with the VJFHA executive since 2011. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for hard work and for dedicating countless hours on and off the field. Erica’s work on marketing and communications has lifted our association to a new level.

After many years as the association’s Treasurer, Bill Moffat is stepping down from the board. We would like to thank Bill for his many years of valuable advice and responsible financial book-keeping. Bill has given many hours to our association and ensured that all legal and financial items are carefully considered when conducting business.

Needless to say, there are two very key vacancies on the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association (VJFHA) Board of Directors for this upcoming season. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the field hockey community. For parents, you will have a direct hand in shaping the association to benefit all children in our sport. For younger adults, this is a great way to acquire some professional development in a volunteer organization. Both Bill and Erica will be available for consultation as we get up to the new volunteer up to speed. We look forward to having YOU on the board!

The AGM will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:30pm at UVic in the MacKinnon Building, Room 155. The order of business will be as follows:

1. Call to order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of 2014 AGM Minutes
4. Financial Report
5. President’s Report
6. Girls Representative Report
7. Boys Representative Report
8. Auditor’s Report
9. Elections
a. President
b. Vice President
c. Secretary
d. Treasurer
e. Boys Representative
f. Girls Representative
g. Directors at Large
10. Appointment of Auditor, if required
11. Other business, if required
12. Adjournment

For questions or more information, please contact Mark Baggott, President VJFHA, at