News and Announcements

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Victoria players Julia Berk, Julia Boraston, Shyana Ringma, Maddie Hunter, Maeve Connorton and Anais Chace have been selected to represent Canada’s Under 18 squad. The team is heading to Conshohocken, Pennysylvania for a four-game test series, May 11-14, against the United States RISE Women’s Under 18 national team. Victoria coach Krista Thompson is among the staff roster headed down with the team.

Several of these players are coaches in our Victoria Junior League:
Julia Berk: U8 Girls Royal Blue, U12 Girls Purple
Shyana Ringma: U12 Girls Purple
Maddie Hunter: Kindies, U8 Girls Red
Maeve Connorton: U12 Girls Pink
Julia Boraston: U10 Girls Orange, U10 Girls Sapphire Blue

The series will take place at The Proving Grounds with games at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 12, 13 and 14.

All six players are no stranger to top-level hockey and will all represent Team BC this summer as members of the top “BC Blue” squad at the Under 18 National Championships this summer in Surrey. The team is also coached by Thompson.

Berk, Hunter and Chace have all been part of the Oak Bay High School field hockey team that won the 2021 AAA Field Hockey Championships, the first title in BC since 1993. The team also won the Island AAA senior girls championship. Boraston and Ringma have been the stand outs for the Mount Doug side, while Connorton has headed the Lambrick Park team. All six have suited up for the Lynx 1 team in the VILFHA league and four have played for the Island Wildcats.

The trip will be self-funded and each of the girls are looking to fundraise to help them pay their way for this international experience.

Click the links below to support their individual campaigns:

Julia Berk: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/julia-berk-usa-tour-fund/?fbclid=IwAR24Hn6mxGofDDLA4nAOHQ9Fsz6XVwx-3doDofrsEYacxXaZximsmmVNtqk

Julia Boraston: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/julia-borastons-nextgen-athlete-fund/

Shyana Ringma: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/shyana-ringmas-nextgen-fund/

Maeve Connorton: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/maeve-connortons-nextgen-fund/

Maddie Hunter: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/maddie-hunters-next-gen-fund/

Anais Chace: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/field-hockey-canada/p2p/adoptanathlete/team/womens-nextgen-program/member/anais-fh-trip-to-philadelphia/

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The VJFHA is excited to be hosting the 2022 Under 14 Girls Club Championships in Victoria on June 10-12, 2022.

In addition we are fielding teams for Girls (U14, U16 and U18 Tier 1) and U18 Boys.

For more information on trials, team lists and training visit:
http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/142476

Event Formats

Under 12: Festival (non-outcome related), 8-aside with shortened games with running time (ex. 26 minute games / 4-min break / 10-min between games). As many games as possible will be scheduled based on teams and field availability. Recognition ‘fun gift’ will be given to all participants

Under 14: Championship (Intro to competition); 11-aside on a full field. There will be a pool-play and playoffs with tiering introduced according to league standards and anticipated need. Games are 40-50min (likely in quarters) and medals will be awarded per tier.

Under 16 and 18: Championship, 11-aside on a full field. There will be a pool-play and playoffs with tiering introduced according to league standards and anticipated need. Games are 40-50min (likely in quarters) and medals will be awarded per tier.

For more on the event format and programming:
https://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2021-FHBC-Club-Championship-Review-Working-Group-Memo-to-Community-Stakeholders-November-25-2021.pdf

All 2022 Dates:

Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) – May 21-23
U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Surrey) – May 27-29
U18 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Surrey) – May 27-29
U18 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 3-5
U12 Female and Male BC Club Festival (Burnaby) – June 4-5
U16 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 11-12
U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – Victoria) – June 10-12
U14 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – Victoria) – June 10-12
U14 Male BC Club Championship (West Vancouver) – June 18-19
U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 1 – UBC) – June 17-19
U16 Female BC Club Championship (Tier 2 – UBC) – June 17-19
U18 Female National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
U18 Male National Championship (Surrey) – July 29-August 3
U16 Female National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14
U16 Male National Championship (Surrey) – August 9-14

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VJFHA are pleased to announce the launch of our online store!

You can buy an official VJFHA Hoodie sweatshirt and customize your name or any text on the back.

Hoodies come in 9 different colours and in youth and adult sizes.

Cost: $40.00
Add: $8.00 for name on back

Deadline for ordering April 29, 2022

Order online: https://store.passionsports.ca/VJFH/shop/product-detail/1005476

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The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association thanks all the families, coaches and volunteers for their patience as we navigate changing schedules due to upcoming UVic turf constructions. We understand that changing schedules, unusual times and venues can be a challenge for families and coaches but, after last season, we know that we are all adaptable.

Please visit our schedule page for the latest updates and to download week-by-week schedules per age group:
http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/pages/6257

Of note:
- April 23 and 24 at GNS is not available so all boys teams, U16/18 Girls and U10 Girls have a different schedule
- June 18 and 19 at GNS is not available so all boys teams, U16/18 Girls and U10 Girls have a different schedule
- The UVic water-based turf (Field 1) is available in April so Sunday UVic teams may have some sessions on Field 1

TEAM PHOTO & HEAD SHOT DAYS

Sunday, April 24, 2022
9:00 – 10:00 am Kindies UVic Field 3 (Orange, Lime Green, Red, Royal Blue)
10:15 – 11:15 am U8 Girls UVic Field 3 (Lime Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Royal Blue, Purple)
11:30 – 12:45 pm U12 Girls UVic Field 1 Light blue, Purple, Yellow, Red, Pink)
1:00 – 3:00 pm U14 Girls UVic Field 1 (Light blue, Maroon)

Saturday, April 30
9:00 – 10:00 am U8 Boys GNS (Kelly Green, Royal Blue)
9:00 – 10:15 am U10/12 Boys GNS (Grey)
10:15-11:45 am U14/16/18 Boys GNS (Maroon)
11:45 -1:15 pm U16/18 Girls (Group 1) GNS (Red, Kelly Green)
1:30 – 2:45 pm U16/18 Girls (Group 2) GNS (Navy Blue, Purple)

Sunday, May 1, 2022
9:00 – 10:00 am U10 Girls (Group 1) GNS (Light Blue, Kelly Green, Orange, Red)
10:15 – 11:15 am U10 Girls (Group 2) GNS (Sapphire Blue, Purple, Pink, Lime Green)

Download detailed schedules here:
http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/pages/6257

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It is time to pass on your valuable time and experience to the next generation!

This year’s league starts the weekend of April 9-10 and runs to June 10. Don’t worry you are allowed to have other commitments and go on holidays. We will shuffle coaches around to meet YOUR flexibility and schedule! We still want your commitment so IF you are event the slightest bit interested please go to the below link to sign up now!

Here are the commitments and age groups:

U6 Boys & Girls: SUNDAYS 9:00am – 10:00am

GIRLS
Under 8: SUNDAYS 9:00am -10:00am
Under 10: SUNDAYS 10:15am -11:15pm
Under 12: SUNDAYS 11:30pm – 12:45pm
Under 14: Sunday Games 1-2:30pm or 2:30-4:00pm AND Wednesday Practices 6-7:15pm or 7:15-8:30pm
Under 16 / Under 18: Saturday Games 12:30-2:00 pm AND Thursday Practices 6-7:15pm or 7:15-8:30 pm

BOYS
Under 8: SATURDAYS 9-10 am
Under 10: SATURDAYS 9-10 am
Under 12: SATURDAYS 9-10 am
Under 14: Saturday Games 10:15-11:15 games AND Practices Tuesday 6-7:15pm or 7:15-8:30 pm
Under 16/18: Saturday Games 11:30-12:30 pm games AND Tuesday Practices 6-7:15pm or 7:15-8:30 pm

Coaches Meeting TBA.

Note: A Master Coach will typically be at your sessions to help you out and guide you and help YOU learn! ALSO EVERY session comes with a practice plan that every team will follow each week! SO, all we need from you is your time and commitment and if you aren’t entirely sure yet – just sign up online and we can be in touch closer to April!

Please sign up at: https://forms.gle/hGpV7xkvb1UY3XGY8

Please pass this on to anyone else you think might be a fitting and/or interested coach in our spring league. Everyone is welcome to help!

Coach certification requirements now include 5 parts. Read more here to get started early: http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/182500

If you have any questions throughout this process or throughout the season please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Ali Baggott (alilee05@gmail.com or text/call 250-418-5633)
Technical Director, VJFHA