News and Announcements
Applications open for FHBC bursaries
Field Hockey BC is delighted to announce that the Society is now accepting applications for the following FHBC Foundation Bursary Programs:
- The Barb Hart Harris Athlete Assistance Bursary
- The Dr. Christine Grant Coaching Professional Development Bursary
- The Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary
- The Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary
The Application deadline for The Barb Hart Harris Athlete Assistance Bursary is May 8th. The remaining three Bursary Programs above have an application deadline of April 26th. These Bursary Programs are designed to provide valuable financial assistance towards an individual’s access to and/or professional development in the sport of Field Hockey.
The Barb Hart Harris Athlete Assistance Bursary is open to any member enrolled in an FHBC regional athlete program – technical development program, talent identification program, elite program or regional team program. The Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary aims to support female athletes under the age of 12 to access field hockey programming at the club level. The Coaching and Officiating bursary programs are open to all levels of coach and official, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.
Pat Hall Officials Development Award: In addition to the multiple Bursary windows now open and referenced above, a polite reminder to Vancouver Island Officials in particular that the Pat Hall Official Development Award within the FHBC Foundation remains open for applications year round (until funds are exhausted for the year). This award is designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials with preference given to members active on the Island. Award nominations will remains open until all the available funds are utilized.
IMPORTANT: applicants for all of the financial assistance programs within the FHBC Foundation must be a current member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official, coach or player within National, Provincial or Club base programming.
Go to www.fhbcfoundation.com for more information and to download the application forms.
Lynx Blue, Lynx 2, Demons take Playoffs
The final day of the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) wrapped in fine form with fantastic weather and great action. Lynx Blue came out on top for Division 1 to take the Boudreau Trophy as the Playoff winners, while Patriots were named the league winners (Penn Trophy) after total points in the first half of the season (before UVic players joined and the Lynx club split into two teams). The Mariners beat the Patriots in a high-scoring 6-5 victory on March 15 for third place in the playoff run in Division 1.
In Division 2, after a scoreless four quarters the Rogues downed the Sailors in a shootout to take third place in the playoff set. Lynx 2 beat the Cardinals in the final to hoist both the Al Chedd Memorial Trophy as Div 2 Playoff Champions as well as the Kelman Trophy for winning the league.
Another double winner came in Division 3 as the Demons downed Lynx 3 by 2-0 to hoist the Anne Bridge Memorial Trophy as the Division 3 playoff champions as well as the Jenny John Trophy as the league winners. The Renegades beat the Pirates 4-2 for third spot, while the Stellers forfeited the 5/6th placed game to the Devils for their game originally scheduled for Mar. 12.
Division 1: 1. Lynx Blue, 2. Lynx White, 3. Mariners, 4. Patriots
Division 2: 1. Lynx 2, 2. Cardinals, 3. Rogues, 4. Sailors
Division 3: 1. Demons, 2. Lynx 3, 3. Renegades, 4. Pirates 5. Devils 6. Stellers
For photos from the semifinals and finals weekend please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/vancouverislandladiesfieldhockey
Congratulations to all the teams! Thank you to the officials who helped make the games run this season.
The Spring General Meeting and Annual Awards night will be on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Details: https://vilfha.teampages.com/leagues/1279/announcements/2339155-Spring-General-Meeting-notice
Photo Credit: Chris Wilson (Island Wave Photography)
Spring General Meeting notice
The VILFHA Spring General Meeting is set for April 4 and will include the annual major awards and all-star presentations. The meeting is open for all and award winners will be sent an invitation to attend.
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Juan de Fuca Lower Club House (1765 Island Highway)
Note: Please plan for extra time to find the location and park. We need to begin promptly at 7:00 pm with the awards as we only have the room until 8:30pm. Come down the hill, park in the first lot on your right beside the Q center and then walk towards the velodrome, turn left and follow the path to the room.
As per the VILFHA Rules & Regulations 4.1 c) iv. Fines will be imposed for not having a Team Rep at Council Meetings and/or General Meetings.
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Playoff schedule set
The regular season standings are final and the playoff schedule is for the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association 2022-23 season.
1. Lynx Blue (23 pts)
2. Lynx White (22 pts)
3. Patriots (18 pts)
4. Mariners (17 pts)
1. Lynx 2 (36 pts)
2. Cardinals (35 pts)
3. Sailors (24 pts)
4. Rogues (15 pts)
1. Demons (34 pts)
2. Lynx 3 (32 pts)
3. Pirates (31 pts)
4. Renegades (30 pts)
5. Stellers (27 pts)
6. Devils (13 pts)
Playoff schedule: https://vilfha.teampages.com/leagues/1279/events
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6:30 pm – Lynx White vs Patriots (Div 1 Semifinals)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
9:30 am – Cardinals vs Sailors (Div 2 Semifinals)
11:00 am – Lynx 2 vs Rogues (Div 2 Semifinals)
12:30 pm – Lynx 3 vs Pirates (Div 3 Semifinals)
2:00 pm – Demons vs Renegades (Div 3 Semifinals)
3:30 pm – Lynx Blue vs Mariners (Div 1 Semifinals)
Sunday, March 12, 2023
9:00 am – Stellers vs Devils (Div 3 – 5/6th Place)
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:30 pm – 3/4th Place (Div 1)
Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:30 am – 3/4th Place (Div 2)
11:00 am – 3/4th Place (Div 3)
12:30 pm – Final (Div 3)
2:00 pm – Final (Div 2)
3:30 pm – Final (Div 1)
**Note: In Division 1 the Lynx Club went from one team (Lynx 1) to two teams (Lynx Blue and Lynx White) after the December break due to the addition of the UVic players in the division. As such, for playoffs, Lynx 1’s first half points (7 points) were added to each of the Lynx Blue and Lynx White points in the second half for playoff standings. For league standings only the first half standings (Sept-Dec 2022) were used for all three teams to award the league winner.
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March 4 Bottle Drive
Support Victoria’s Junior national team athletes who will represent Canada this year at the Junior Pan American Championship, a qualifier for the Junior World Cup.
Julia Boraston, Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg will be representing Canada
A bottle drive has been set up this Saturday, March 4 from 10am to 2pm at the Glanford Bottle Depot at 4261 Glanford Avenue. Bring your empties and all funds will support these three Victoria athletes who have to pay most of their way to represent their country.
Thank you Cheryl McCreary for organizing a BOTTLE DRIVE this Saturday to help Julia Boraston Nora Struchtrup and Libby Hogg fundraise for their upcoming trip to the Junior Pan Am’s! If you have any bottles lying around, please bring to the Glanford Bottle Depot this Saturday from 10-2!
If you need anymore information you can contact Cheryl at 250-888-4454 or email@example.com
LETS GO CANADA!!!!