News and Announcements
Nominate for VILFHA Awards
After a two-year hiatus of the annual VILFHA Awards, due to the pandemic, the awards will be returning. As a reminder, the entire league is asked for nominations (players, coaches and officials – not fans or parents) to submit their nominees but a selection committee chooses the final recipients.
Here are the steps to nominate:
1) Review the award criteria carefully
2) Review who is actually registered on what team as that is the only division they can win division-specific awards
3) Nominate online here:
Please submit nominations by midnight on Sunday, March 5.
The year-end wrap up will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Center (still TBC). Awards will be given out on that night.
UVic Indoor Tournament returns
The University of Victoria hosted Indoor Tournament returns for 2023. The two-day tournament will be a 6-team round-robin on Jan. 21-22 at the McKinnon Gymnasium at UVic.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the game of indoor (5v5 on hardwood floor with boards along the sidelines to stay in play) this is a great time to come and watch.
9:00 am – UVic vs Wildcats Red
10:00 am – Wildcats White vs KIL
11:00 am – UBC vs West Van
12:00 pm – UVic vs Wildcats White
1:00 pm – Wildcats Red vs UBC
2:00 pm – KIL vs West Van
3:00 pm – UVic vs UBC
4:00 pm – Wildcats White vs West Van
5:00 pm – Wildcats Red vs KIL
8:00 am – KIL vs UBC
9:00 am – Wildcats white vs Wildcats red
10:00 am – UVic vs KIL
11:00 am – Wildcats Red vs West Van
12:00 pm – UBC vs Wildcats White
1:00 pm – UVic vs West Van
Come try the Game Free
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association (VJFHA) are hosting their annual open session for all new youth players to come try the game for free!
How you can help:
(1) Let your friends, family, neighbours or other community members know!
(2) Volunteer at the session as a coach
Who: Youth players aged 5-18 (no experience necessary)
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: UVic Field 3 (rubber-based)
Please check in at 12:50 p.m. to get sized for a stick and be put in your correct age groups.
If your child is between the age of 5-18, and would like to try a new sport for FREE we look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to bring a friend but we encourage registration per participant to help with planning. Current players are welcome, too, but this session is geared at growing the game.
Please bring shin pads and mouth guards if you have them. No cleats. Sticks, balls, coaching and fun will be provided.
Online registration is required at: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/forms/24747-COME-TRY-IT-FREE-DAY-SUNDAY-FEBRUARY-5-2023
Registration for the event closes on February 1, 2023.
If you are interested and available to coach at the session (practice plan provided), please sign up at: https://forms.gle/MNiQXMjkoBkzSahd6
The 2023 VJFHA Season runs April 11 to June 25, 2023. Registration for the league opens on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 am.
For detailed schedules per age groups visit: http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/6257
For questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Training for U16/18 Players
For players aged 13-18 there is a 6-week block of the FHBC Technical Programming coming up. This is especially great for the high school players looking to get some more training and specific technical practice to supplement any game play. While all levels are welcome, it is expected that players have some hockey experience and are not brand new to the sport.
U18 Male & Female Island Athletes
Thursday January 19 – February 23 (6 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm @ UVic
U16 and U14 Male & Female Island Athletes
Friday January 20 – February 24 (6 sessions), 6:00 – 8:00pm @ UVic
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 13th.
2023 FHBC AGM on Feb. 8
In preparation for the upcoming Field Hockey BC Annual General Meeting on February 8th, 2023 (6.30pm), the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors and Staff wish to reach out to inform the membership that the 2023 AGM will be hosted in a VIRTUAL capacity utilizing both video conference and web-based voting technology. This is a similar format to that followed successfully by FHBC for both the 2021 and 2022 AGM.
FHBC will again be providing a series of advance notices to membership beginning with this communique outlining a calendar timeframe for the submission of information and documentation ahead of the 2023 virtual AGM:
AGM Date: February 8, 2023 at 6.30pm
Deadline for Submission of Nominations to the Board of Directors: January 19, 2023
Deadline for Submission of Formal Motions: January 19, 2023
Release and Posting of Proxy Form Template: January 20, 2023
Deadline for Submission of Proxy Form to FHBC: February 3, 2023
Deadline to Register as an Individual Voter: February 5, 2023
Deadline to Register Questions in advance of the AGM (Optional): February 6, 2023
Virtual AGM Trial Run (Internal): February 7, 2023
The timeline above recognizes the level of complexity required when considering a virtually hosted AGM and in particular sets realistic submission deadlines designed to enable FHBC to pre-load election, motion, and voting detail into the supporting technology. Once such detail has been pre-loaded sufficient time remains for FHBC to communicate with members (most specifically voting members) as to how such technology will be utilized both in advance of and at the AGM.
FHBC intends to provide similar AGM updates/reminders scheduled for membership dissemination on January 16, 2023; January 20, 2023; and January 30, 2023. Each AGM update is intended to provide guidance as to due process ahead of pertinent calendar deadlines.
This first AGM notice provides the opportunity to introduce due process for nominations to the FHBC Board of Directors:
FHBC Board of Director Nominations
The following four FHBC Board of Director positions are up for election in 2023:
- Domestic Director
- Marketing Director
- Athlete Program Director
FHBC has posted the terms of reference for each position above and the applicable nomination form in the General Meeting Documents section of the FHBC website www.fieldhockeybc.com/documents/ under the heading 2023 FHBC AGM. To nominate an individual for any of the Board of Director positions above, please complete a nomination form and return the form by January 19, 2023 to email@example.com. A reminder will be included in the January 16, 2023 update to follow.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions regarding the 2023 FHBC AGM.