News and Announcements
Field Hockey Victoria Society
Annual General Meeting
June 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Boardroom @ Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake Drive)
- Approval of the agenda
- Approve minutes of the previous AGM
- Executive report (Juniors, Men, Ladies, Umpires, Turf)
- Approval of the Financial report
- Election of Directors
- President (incumbent: Mark Baggott, VIFHA)
- Vice-President (incumbent: Milena Gaiga, VJFHA)
- Treasurer (incumbent: Amy Jones, VILFHA)
- Secretary (incumbent: Sandy Grimwood, VILFHA)
- Directors at Large (incumbents: Shibby Claire, Jim Knight, Nancy Griffin, Ali Baggott, Denise McGeachy)
- Appointment of Auditor, if required
- Motion re: new Society’s Act
- Any other business
Voting structure reminder:
- Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
- Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association (Men): 2 Votes
- Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association: 2 Votes
- South Island Field Hockey Umpires’ Association: 1 Vote
All members of the above associations plus other with interest in field hockey in Victoria are welcome to attend.
Last week of Spring League but no fear- let’s not forget of all the amazing hockey opportunities we have:
GNS SUMMER CAMP
Dates: Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
Age: 9 to 13
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pemberton Woods Campus Turf
Leader: Bunny Hughes
Full Week Cost: $225/ 5 days
Spaces: 24 per camp
The GNS Field Hockey Camp is for girls and boys between Grades 4 and 8 and is open to all skill levels. The emphasis is on having fun and introducing and developing a love for the sport of field hockey and daily physical activity. Activities will include physical literacy skills, skills specific to the sport of field hockey as well as mini-games and friendly competitions. Field hockey is a fun and active sport with many transferable skills to other field sports. Come on out and have some fun!
Flexible drop off and pick up hours included in the price between 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Senior Camp (Ages 14 to 17)
Monday, August 26 to Thursday August 29, 2019
Camp Hours: 1:00-3:00pm
Website for more information:
VICTORIA TIGERS CLUB FIELD HOCKEY KIDS CAMP
Dates: Tuesday evenings from July 9 to August 13, 2019
Time: 5:45 to 7pm
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who came out for their first spring league game and who helped support our Women’s National Team. They sent their regards…
“On behalf of the Canadian Women’s National Team (WNT), I would just like to say thank you for supporting the girls in their journey to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games by donating $320.00 over the opening weekend of junior league. Your support is greatly appreciated and every bit helps as the girls continue to train and compete over in Europe in preparation for qualification tournaments.
Congratulations go out to Bonnie Lo who won the WNT dry fit training shirt and Lisette Hay for winning the WNT rain jacket in our draw for those who donated. Both winners were very excited to hear they had won. Thank you again to all those who donated. The Victoria field hockey community is AWESOME in its’ support for our national team athletes. "
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s faces this opening weekend. There is some exciting news as some of you may not know but our Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team is currently training and playing in Belgium in preparation for Olympic qualification for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. The team has been fundraising for the past few months to help subsidize the tremendous costs associated with this process. You are invited to take a few minutes to read their story – it is truly inspiring. Please check out their Make a Champ website…..you’ll be glad you did!
Many of these athletes volunteered within the junior league themselves! To now give back to them we are collecting donations in support. Please feel free to follow the link below to donate online or there will be a donation bucket located at the Field Hockey Shack tent both Saturday and Sunday, we kindly ask that if possible to donate anything, every little bit counts!
Canadian Women’s National Team – makeachamp.com
Our 2019 Spring Session is starting soon and planning and team organizing is well under way. Here are some dates to keep in mind:
• Saturday April 13, 2019 is opening day for the Boys Divisions and the U16 & U18 Girls Divisions on the Uvic water turf, with the following times:
U8 Boys 9:00 – 10:00am
U10 Boys 9:00 – 10:15am
U12 & U14 Boys 10:15-11:15am
U16 & U18 Boys 11:15-12:15pm
U16 & U18 Girls 12:30 – 1:30pm*
1:45 – 2:45pm*
3:00 – 4:00pm*
• Sunday April 14, 2019 is opening day for U6 Co-ed Division and all the other U8, 10, 12 and 14 Girls Divisions on the UVIC water turf, with the following times:
U6 Boys & Girls 10:00 – 11:00am
U8 Girls 10:00 – 11:00am
U10 Girls 11:15 – 12:15pm
U12 Girls 12:30 – 1:45pm
U14 Girls 2:00 – 3:00pm*
3:15 – 4:15pm*
*Designated schedules will be provided for game days.
Note: The league schedule or session times may need to be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances; participants will be notified if any changes need to be made. Schedules will be confirmed before the league starts on April 13, 2019.
Photo Day will be on Saturday May 4, 2019 and Sunday May 5, 2019. Photos will be taken at the field during the participants session.
The last day of the season is Sunday June 23, 2019.
Players will receive a league t-shirt and mouth guard at their first session. It is mandatory that players wear shin guards and mouth guards when they are participating. A player will not be allowed to participate in practices or games without wearing a mouth guard and shin guards.
Running shoes or Turf shoes are best – soccer cleats are not allowed as they damage the water-based turf. Players are encouraged to wear black shorts, and are asked to provide their own stick. If you don’t have a stick you may be able to sign one out to borrow for the season.
Looking forward to a great season.