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Surrey Sharks Mixed 7-aside Festival

Posted by Ali Baggott at May 28, 2012 12:10AM PDT ( 2 Comments )

Total Field Hockey has been assisting the Surrey Sharks Field Hockey Club organize their first Annual Surrey Sharks 7-A-Side Festival held at Tamanawis field on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th.

Further details are available at

Attached is a brochure and registration form. We would appreciate if you could distribute to your team managers/club players to assist us in getting the word out about this fantastic event.
Note that Early Bird Registration (SAVE AT LEAST $50) ends on Thursday, May 31st!

CANADA vs USA Series

Posted by Ali Baggott at May 17, 2012 1:11AM PDT ( 1 Comment )

A reminder that the Canada vs USA women’s field hockey series begins this weekend!

Saturday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 20 @ 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 22 @ 12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23 @ 12:30 pm

Games are all at UVic’s water based turf!

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Canadian Women’s National Team to face Team USA

MATCHES: May 19 (3:30pm), May 20 (3:30pm), May 22 (TBC), May 23 (TBC)
LOCATION: University of Victoria Field Hockey Turf

The Canadian Women’s National Team will take on Team USA in a four-match test series from May 19 to 23. The teams will compete on the University of Victoria’s Field Hockey Turf, home of the UVic Vikes. This series marks the beginning of Canada’s campaign toward the 2016 Olympic Games. For the USA, this is preparation for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.

This will be the first time Canada has played the US since the semi-finals of the 2011 Pan American Games in October. The American side defeated Canada 4 – 2 and went on to upset the undefeated Leonas of Argentina in the finals, earning a berth to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Canadian Women will assemble for a four day training camp in Vancouver from May 15 to 18 before travelling to Victoria. A squad of 23 players and four reserves has been selected for the series. The staff team leading Team Canada includes Peter Milkovich as Project Lead Coach with Paul Bundy and Krista Thompson as Assistant Coaches.

“As our National Programs undergo a transition phase, we will be giving a broader group of players the opportunity to establish themselves as part of the team focused on 2016,” says Alan Brahmst, Director of National Teams. “Our entire program is geared toward a finish at the top of the podium at the 2015 Pan American Games on home turf in Toronto – this is the beginning of a building phase.

“This series against a strong American side offers the perfect opportunity to implement some new concepts we’ve been introducing within our Junior National Program,” says Brahmst. “We will also be having a look at some of the players pushing for a spot on the Women’s Senior National Team."

The following athletes have been selected to compete for Team Canada:


Katie Baker (Argyle Shore, PEI)
Jessica Barnett (North Vancouver, BC)
Marian Dickinson (Calgary, AB)
Bea Francisco (Richmond, BC)
Stephanie Gardener (Vancouver, BC)
Kate Gillis (Kingston, ON)
Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC)
Danielle Hennig (Kelowna, BC)
Shanlee Johnston (Vancouver, BC)
Caashia Karrington (North Vancouver, BC)
Anna Kozniuk (North Vancouver, BC)
Lauren Logush (Richmond Hill, ON)
Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, BC)
Jocelyn Mitchell
Kelly Newton (Vancouver, BC)
Mary Nielson (Cowichan, BC)
Emma Plasteras (North Vancouver, BC)
Kim Scraper (West Vancouver, BC)
Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC)
Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, BC)
Brienne Stairs (Kitchener, ON)
Kaitlyn Williams (White Rock, BC)
Kristine Wishart (Hamilton, ON)

Jessica Buttinger (Kitchener, ON)
Rachel Donohoe (North Vancouver, BC)
Karli Johansen (North Vancouver, BC)
Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, BC)

Peter Mikovich (Project Lead Coach)
Paul Bundy (Assistant Coach)
Krista Thompson (Assistant Coach)
Carrie Trumpy (Manager)
Noreen Ortilla (Physiotherapist)
Paul Mounter (Video Technology)


Amy van Hemmen

613.521.0465 (office)
613.857.3048 (cell)



DEPARTMENT: Athletics and Recreation
BUSINESS TITLE: Head Coach, Women’s Field Hockey

The head coach is responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program. The objectives are to provide opportunities for athletically talented field hockey players and develop them to their fullest potential as student-athletes.

Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

· Responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program
· Responsible for the recruitment of highly skilled student-athletes
· In conjunction with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport, responsible for orienting student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, Canada West and the CIS
· Works with the Associate Director, Development in support of alumni relations and team fundraising initiatives
· Ensure the participating student-athletes meet all necessary and required eligibility regulations as set out in the Canada West and CIS rules and regulations
· Works with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport in game scheduling and budget preparation.
· Fiscally responsible for the women’s field hockey budget.
· Performs administrative duties in conjunction with the Varsity office in regards to travel arrangements, student-athlete financial awards, housing and eligibility requirements
· Encourage student-athletes to maintain and develop good academic standing and monitors and assists student-athletes with academic progress.
· Cooperates with Sports Information Director in conducting interviews and player information for media guides and website.
· Supports department initiatives such as the Big Block Banquet and Hall of Fame as well as the Millennium Scholarship Breakfast.
· Attends department meetings and participates in the management of the department as required.
· Participation in provincial and national programs and community events is encouraged to enhance coaching ability and the overall program.
· Know and abide by CIS and Canada West rules, regulations and ethical guidelines.
· Other duties may be substituted as required.

Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Part-time / volunteer assistant coaches, student-trainers and student-athletes

This position represents the UBC Women’s Field Hockey Program, the students and the University. Incorrect decisions / judgment will directly affect the Department and UBC’s reputation within the community at large. The women’s field hockey program must be managed with the utmost of integrity so as to positively impact not only the University but also the alumni who are associated with the women’s field hockey program.

· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree beneficial.
· Minimum Coaching Certification: NCCP Level II
· Minimum of five years coaching experience preferably at the University or national level, or equivalent
· Excellent leadership skills and ability to recruit.
· Knowledge of academic system at the University.
· Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
· Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills an asset.
· A proven record of integrity, high principles, and demonstrated skill in developing / motivating student-athletes both academically and athletically
· A pleasant personality together with a positive attitude is essential
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
· Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the university

Please send application (cover letter and resume) to:
Theresa Hanson
Associate Director, Intercollegiate & High Performance Sport
Department of Athletics and Recreation
University of British Columbia
272 – 6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 4, 2012

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Please do not contact UBC regarding your application status. Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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Cowichan celebrates 100th birthday!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 27, 2012 7:58AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Cowichan Field Hockey Association is having a 100th birthday birthday party an would like to invite everyone to come celebrate and play in the 100th Birthday Festive Tournament.

Date: June 30 – July 2
Time: as much hockey as possible
Location: Duncan, British Columbia
Who: adults 19 and over

Events planned: Games, Game and more games, BBQ picnic, celebration cake and more!

It is a 19+ tournament with a ladies competitive, social, mixed and Freedom 55 division. We encourage teams to join but have plenty of room fors ingles to join in the fun!

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