News and Announcements

Please find attached a job posting for the Umpire Coordinator position. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 31, 7:00 pm.

There will be additional duties to this position this season as it will integrate the men’s premier game appointments. The pay reflects these extra duties.

Thank you to Julie Williams who previously held this position and to Chris Wilson, who retires from organizing the Premier men’s umpires, which will now fall to the umpire coordinator.

For questions, please contact Denise McGeachy (denise.mcgeachy@gmail.com)

The document JOB_-_VIFHUA_Umpire_Coordinator_-_2018.pdf was attached to this post.

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BILLETS NEEDED IN VICTORIA
The Women’s Junior National Team camp is now running in two groups:

Group #1 — Saturday, August 18th – Tuesday, August 21st (some athletes from out of province arriving on Friday, August 17th)

Group #2 — Tuesday, August 21st – Friday, August 24th (some athletes from out of town leaving on Saturday, August 25th)

Some billets are still needed for these athletes if you are able to help on either or both of the date ranges above, please respond to Diane Gillis by e-mail (dcgillis3@gmail.com) by Sunday, August 12th.

Families will be asked to help transport players to/from the field and will receive a $60 stipend for food for the players.

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2018 Summer Drop-In Hockey information:

The below dates are club-run drop-in sessions of pick-up hockey. Both session are co-ed and players should be registered with Field Hockey BC for insurance purposes. Depending on numbers, players will be split by an appropriate experience level. Beginners are welcome.

SAILORS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Tuesdays (July 3 – Aug 28)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per player (must pay before playing)
Age: 14 and up
Contact: Ronnie Lee ( 250-727-6033 or leeronnie19@gmail.com)

REBELS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Thursdays (July 5-August 30)
Time : 7-8:30 pm
Cost: $5/session or $30 for the whole summer (9 sessions total)
Contact: rebelsfieldhockey@gmail.com

For general questions, please e-mail vifhainfo@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Jim Knight

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The Canadian women’s national senior squad will wrap up their two-week training camp in Victoria with their second and last scrimmage of the month. This won’t be the last of international level competition you will be able to see in Victoria as the team hopes to have a Chile development team and Scotland here before the Fall.

You can come watch the intra-squad game with the below details:

TIME CHANGE
Date: Saturday, June 2
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm (including warm-up)

Come cheer on the Vancouver Island athletes!

Island Athletes on the Senior squad include:
Defender Anna Mollenhauer (Victoria – St. Michael’s)
Defender Sara Goodman (Duncan – Cowichan Secondary)
Defender Alexis DeArmond (Victoria – Mount Douglas Secondary)
Midfielder Kathleen Leahy (Victoria – Oak Bay Secondary)
Forward Maddie Secco (Victoria – Oak Ba Secondary)

Former Vikes on the squad:
Defender Danielle Hennig (Kelowna)
Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Williams (White Rock)

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Following the Field Hockey BC men’s Train to Compete Tournament April 13-15, three Victoria players were named to BC teams for this summer.

Rebels forward Johnny Jacoby made the top team, the BC Rams, while Rebels midfielder Ryan Knight and Tigers forward Sahjun Sehmi were named to the BC Lions.

Marauders midfielder Sebastien Kum was named as one of the six reserves.

Teams will train beginning in May to prepare for the Field Hockey Canada U18 National Championships hosted mid-July in Toronto, Ont.

For full BC team rosters visit: http://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Selections_T2C-Boys-Team-BC_20180418.pdf

Photo: Jim Knight