News and Announcements
Monday Mixed 7s
VICTORIA – Traditionally, Victoria’s 7-aside mixed league has taken place on Thursday nights but this year, the league is proud to partner wit UVic Intramurals to present the same league with improved benefits. The co-ed league is set for Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm starting in the second week of September. Teams originally playing on Thursday can still register as a group or players can register individually and get put on a team.
The Monday 7-aside league is co-ed and for all ages. Vikes Intramurals Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the Fall Champions.
WHEN: Mondays starting Sept 16th, 6:30-8pm
REGISTRATION: Starts online on Sept. 4th (vikesrec.uvic.ca)
COST INDIVIDUAL: $41 (non-member) and $35 (member – UVic Student/Staff)
COST AS A TEAM: $233 (non-members) and $175 (must ALL be members)
**must have a designate captain that registers everyone // no limit to # people per team
CAPTAINS MEETING: All team captains and people registered as individuals need to be at the meeting on Sept. 12th (8pm, at McKinnon) to get all their necessary information
You must provide your own stick, shoes, shin guards and mouth guards.
For more information, contact: Mark Baggott, email@example.com
If interested in umpiring ($12-19 per game based on rating) please contact Ali Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall General Meeting - September 9, 2013
The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association Fall General Meeting will be held September 9, 2013 at 7 pm at the Pacific Sport, Saanich Commonwealth Pool Boardroom.
The meeting agenda is attached below.
The Pacific Sport offices are on the lower left of side of the building, on the lower level. There is limited parking in front of the office, please park in the general parking area out front.
The Bunyan Tournament Returns
VILFHA is pleased to announce the return of our pre-season tournament, the Bunyan!
After years of being absent from the VILFHA calendar, the Bunyan will return on Saturday, August 31st. The event will be 7-aside and recreational in nature and attitude!
The schedule for the event is attached. See you on the 31st!
- Parking note: due to ongoing construction UVic has closed Gabriola Road (running between McKinnon Gym and the pitch). Much of the area is fenced off but the pitch is accessible. Parking in the stadium lot maybe the least encumbered access to the pitch.
Fall Hockey Preview
VICTORIA – The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association will kick off early this fall with the Bunyan Tournament on Aug. 30. The Bunyan Tournament is being resurrected after many years of dormancy. The all-day 7-aside tournament will take place at UVic and will be the first opportunity for the women’s league teams to get a touch on the ball before the fall season.
The women’s league will begin their three-division season on Sept. 14 with games going right until Dec. 15 for a Christmas break. The women’s league will be comprised of four teams in both the first and second division and eight teams in the third division. New players interested in joining a women’s league team can e-mail VILFHA@gmail.com
In addition to the regular season for the women and men, several elite teams will be competing at the UVic artificial water based turf. This fall, the University of Victoria Vikes will play host to the 2013 Canadian Interuniveristy Sport (CIS) women’s field hockey national championship, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. All women’s and men’s league play will be suspended for that weekend as four of the country’s top University teams will travel to the island to battle for the McCrae Cup. The Vikes will also host Canada West rivals UBC (Sept. 28/29) and Calgary (Oct. 12/13) for their regular season home games.
In the fall, several high school teams will battle through a short season vying for seeds to the AA and AAA BC Provincial Championships. The annual Ferreira Cup will be hosted in Duncan on Sept. 28-29, while the prestigious Bridgman Cup will be hosted at UVic Oct. 12-13.
The island will also host a variety of Vancouver Premier League games as both the UVic Vikes men and women are members of the league and the Victoria Selects (men) and Kirby’s Island Wildcats (women) contribute to the elite Vancouver league.
The tightly-packed fall schedule will be followed closely by the BC Senior, BC Junior and UVic Indoor tournaments, typically all hosted on the island.
For more information, questions about playing or joining a team please e-mail VILFHA@gmail.com
All schedules, information and contacts will be posted at www.vilfha.ca
Summer Drop in Update
This coming Monday, July 15: Rebels Summer Drop in will be moved to 8-9:30pm.
Following, the below schedule will remain:
REBELS SUMMER DROP IN
MONDAYS @ UVIC
(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
Bring a light and dark colour shirt
SAILORS SUMMER DROP IN
THURSDAYS @ UVIC
(Mixed Hockey, Ages 14+)
$5 per session
COWICHAN DROP IN
(Mixed hockey, ages 14+)
Cost: $5 per session
7-8:30pm, Wednesdays @ John Ferreira Field (Duncan, BC)
Dates: June 19, 26 / July 3, 10, 17 24, 31 / August 7, 14, 21
**Players must be registered FHBC members after the first 2 session