News and Announcements
A Community Umpire Training Session will be taking place on March 8 and 10th in Duncan, B.C. Led by Alison Sweeten, this is a great opportunity for people to not only familiarize themselves with the current rules but also received the basic understanding of umpiring field hockey. Whether you are an aspiring umpire or just a player wanting to better understand the rules and game – this is a great session to attend!
DATE: March 8 & 10, 2016
TIME: 6-8:30 pm
COST: $60 (FHBC Members), $80 (Non-FHBC Members)
ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php
If you would like to attend the course in Duncan and need a ride from Victoria, please contact Alison Sweeten at email@example.com
Note: This is the ONLY Community-Level course being offered on Vancouver Island this Spring.
Our annual Come Try the Game Free session is happening at UVIC Sunday, March 6, 9-10 am – bring your kids, friends, neighbours, or family aged 4-18 to try a new sport! We provide sticks, balls, coaching, and fun! Sign up at
2016 Registration opens February 3rd, 2016.
The document 2016 Spring League was attached to this post.
In honour of the recent passing of long-time field hockey contributor John Morrison, a mixed 7-aside tournament is being organized to celebrate John’s contributions to sport , especially with Victoria’s junior development and club culture.
WHEN: November 21st. 5:00 – 7:00 pm UVic Turf 1
If anyone is interested in participating or being involved, please reply to Veronica Planella (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, Nov. 16.
John Morrison, kilt-wearing, golf-obsessed, coffee-loving foodie, fisherman, gardener, athlete and all round “good man” died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the age of 57. He fought an almost unprecedented 6-year battle with brain cancer after being told he had 12 months to live. John died as he lived, with courage, kindness, spirit and humour.
John was a big-hearted man of many passions. He loved the water, being both in it and on it. Growing up in Vancouver, he spent childhood summers at Sechelt, fishing, swimming, and vowing never to live far away from the ocean. He eventually settled in Victoria with his family. Always into sports, John swam competitively, raced road bikes, and played and coached field hockey. John discovered the joy (and agony) of golf later in life. Golf allowed him to remain competitive, even through his illness, and led to great friendships with his “Posse” from the Cordova Bay Golf Course where he was a fixture.
John graduated from UBC in Microbiology and went on to become a CA, ultimately becoming CFO at Viking Air. When he could no longer work, he directed his energy into volunteering for Junior Achievement and the Victoria Brain Injury Society.
John’s greatest love was his family. He was adoring and proud father to Fiona and Axel, loving husband of 25 years to Daniela, wonderful brother to Jill (Thom) and Maggie (Tom), brother-in-law to Sue (Stephanie) and Katrin (Rich), and devoted uncle to Mack, Maggie, Angus, Cam, Cole and Finn. John will be dearly missed by them and by his many friends, including his golf “Posse”, business colleagues, field hockey teammates and kids he coached.
The family would like to extend the deepest gratitude to all those who cared for John on his journey – his doctors, nurses, hospice caregivers and volunteers, spiritual healers, and the many dear friends who brought John his favorite daily brew, along with a lot of laughs. John’s story is one of will and determination, and the power of love and support from family and friends. John taught us all that the biggest gift to one’s self is a life well lived.
Please join us to celebrate John’s life on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2-5pm at the Church and State Winery, 1445 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood, Victoria. RSVP to email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice.
After 4 seasons as the Vice President, Erica Kjekstad is stepping down from the 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
b. Vice President
e. Boys Representative
f. Girls Representative
g. Directors at Large
10. Appointment of Auditor, if required
11. Other business, if required
For questions or more information, please contact Mark Baggott, President VJFHA, at firstname.lastname@example.org