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VJFHA Annual General Meeting

Posted by Field Hockey Victoria at Sep 10, 2015 7:20PM PDT
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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
9. Elections
a. President
b. Vice President
c. Secretary
d. Treasurer
e. Boys Representative
f. Girls Representative
g. Directors at Large
10. Appointment of Auditor, if required
11. Other business, if required
12. Adjournment

For questions or more information, please contact Mark Baggott, President VJFHA, at baggott_mark@yahoo.ca

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Due to the recent opening of the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA), we would like to notify all members that access and amenities for the UVic Field 1 (Artificial Water-based Turf) has been changed. Please take note of the below points for your games and practices at the University of Victoria.

UVIC FIELD 1 AND 2 ACCESS
Access is now at the NORTH corner of the pitch (closest to CARSA) which is also the former entrance prior to the CARSA construction

BATHROOMS
_There are now indoor, public bathrooms that are accessible from outside. These bathrooms are located on the north end of the Field 2A and you can enter the doors into CARSA from the outside of the building. There is a men’s and women’s bathroom with a few stalls in each. These bathrooms should be open for all field rentals. There is also bathrooms in the lobby through the main entrance of CARSA, however, teams are encouraged to use the public bathrooms accessible near Field 2.

PARKING
There are the 3 places you can park to access Field 1 and 2:
1. Parking Lot 2 (the McKinnon Building lot) accessible from Gabriola Road (via McKenzie Ave. or Ring Road)
2. The NEW CARSA Parkade (5 levels) accessible from Vikes Way off McKenzie Ave.
3. The CARSA open Gravel parking lot accessible from Vikes Way off McKenzie Ave just before you enter the parkade (on the right)

Pay parking is in effect on Monday through Saturday 24 hours a day. There is no charge for parking on Sunday or statutory holidays except at the Ian Stewart Complex and University Centre parkade where pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Below are the parking rates for the above mentioned parking options:
$1.50 per hour or portion
$8.00 daily maximum until 11:59 pm
$2.50 evening maximum from 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
$2.50 maximum for Saturday
$32.00 weekly permit valid 7 days from date and time of purchase

If you have further questions about CARSA please visit www.vikesrec.ca and for more parking information visit www.uvic.ca/security/parking

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Interested in tuning up your hockey in 7-aside format? Looking for that extra recreational game per week at an affordable cost? UVic Intramurals has replaced the long-time 7-aside league that used to run on Thursday nights. This league is open to community members and UVic students/staff and is co-ed. You can register as an individual and be placed on a team or you can register a team and pick your friends to play with!

WHEN: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sept 21 – Nov 30)
WHAT: Co-Ed Games
WHO: Open to Adult community (17 and up) and UVic Students/Staff (min. 2 players of opposite gender on field per team at a time)
BRING: Your own stick, mouthguard, shin guard and appropriate foot wear (no studded cleats)
WHERE: UVic Field 1 (water-based field hockey pitch)

PRICE:
Individual Pricing (member / non-member): $40 / $50
Team Pricing (member* / non-member): $200 / $250

Mandatory Captain’s Meeting Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. All those registered as individuals should also come to this meeting.

TO REGISTER visit:
http://vikesrec.ca/sports/2015/4/13/intramurals_0413154317.aspx?path=intramurals

*Note registering a team under “member” – all players on the team must be UVic Recreation Members (vikesrec.ca/membership)

UMPIRES: The league is also recruiting field hockey umpires for hire. If you are interested in umpiring this league please let Juggy Buttar know and forward your certification level as well (jbuttar9@gmail.com)

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The Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team has announced the roster of players that will compete for 2016 Olympic qualification at the World League Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 3rd-14th, 2015.

Included in that list is Victoria native James Kirkpatrick. The former University of Victoria Vikes men’s field hockey player will be joined by other Vikes and former Vikes Brenden Bissett and Matthew Sarmento.

Of the eighteen athletes named to the touring roster, seventeen were a part of the Men’s National Team that finished third at World League Round 2 in San Diego, California in March.

The World League Semi-Final is an Olympic qualifying event from which the top three finishers of ten teams earn spots at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With its win against Russia and the third place finish at World League 2, Canada ensured itself two opportunities to qualify for the 2016 Olympics; the first being a top three finish at the Semi-Finals, the second by winning the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this summer.

In Buenos Aires in June, Canada is grouped with Austria, Germany, Spain, and host Argentina in Pool B. Pool A consists of Egypt, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Canada’s first match at the World League Semi-Finals is on June 3 against Spain at 6:00pm local time. Canada’s full schedule and results are available at the Field Hockey Canada website.

The World League team will be training in Toronto from May 27th-29th at the new Pan Am Fields before heading to Argentina.

Also representing Canada in Argentina is Judge Tony Stewart.

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team – World League Semi-Finals Roster

Name Position Hometown Caps
Adam Froese Defender Abbotsford, BC 106
Antoni Kindler Goalkeeper Vancouver, BC 51
Ben Martin Midfielder Vancouver, BC 70
Brenden Bissett Forward New Westminster, BC 22
David Carter Goalkeeper Vancouver, BC 104
David Jameson Midfielder Vancouver, BC 218
Devohn Noronha-Teixeira Forward Mississauga, ON 41
Gabriel Ho-Garcia Forward Burnaby, BC 49
Gordon Johnston Defender Vancouver, BC 60
Iain Smythe Forward Vancouver, BC 97
James Kirkpatrick Forward Victoria, BC 21
Mark Pearson Midfielder Tsawwassen, BC 169
Matthew Guest Forward Calgary, AB 89
Matthew Sarmento Forward Vancouver, BC 31
Paul Wharton Midfielder Vancouver, BC 40
Scott Tupper (Captain) Defender Vancouver, BC 202
Sukhi Panesar Midfielder Surrey, BC 38
Taylor Curran Midfielder North Vancouver, BC 84

Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team – World League Semi-Finals Staff

Head Coach – Anthony Farry

Assistant Coach – Paul Bundy

Team Manager – Celia Plottel

Physiotherapist – Joshua Ferguson

Performance Analyst – Paul Mounter

Performance Analyst – Moabi Malebye

Nutritionist – Sandra Millward

World League Semi-Finals Canadian Officials

Judge – Tony Stewart

Junior League needs YOU!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Mar 12, 2015 10:44PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is recruiting coaches and soon to be coaches to help our wonderful program that spreads our favourite sport of field hockey to the developing youth. It is great to enjoy PLAYING but we can learn a lot about ourselves as coaches AND we need to continue to give back and develop the league to keep our sport growing! Be a part of that movement and it starts RIGHT NOW!

I am the Master Coach for the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association and my job is to help coach the coaches – that’s YOU! Regardless of your expertise, ability or experience YOU are a fitting coach for this league as long as you want to help grow the game and you enjoy the sport yourself :) Now, stay with me…

This year’s league starts April 11 (boys) and April 12 (girls) and runs to June 22. Don’t worry you are allowed to have other commitments and go on holidays. I will shuffle coaches around to meet YOUR flexibility and schedule! I still want your commitment so IF you are event the slightest bit interested and want to ask super specific questions about any hesitations just e-mail me back and let me know the following:

1. Are you interested in helping coach April 11-June 22 (all sessions at UVic) ?
2. Specify if you have a preference for a particular day/time OR what gender and age group you want to coach (specify if you have no preference)
3. Specify if you have someone you want to coach WITH (whether that’s a specific person or for ex. you want to learn from a more experienced coach)
4. Specify what role you think YOU would take on if you know (lead coach, assistant coach, parent coach)
5. Would you be interested in helping in multiple age groups?

That being said, here are the commitments and age groups;

KINDIES (Boys & Girls Age 4-5) : Sundays 9-10 am

GIRLS
Under 8: Sundays 9-10 am
Under 10: Sundays 10:15-11:45 am
Under 12: Sundays 12-1 pm & Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 13: Sundays 1:15-2:15 pm & Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
Under 15: Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm

BOYS
Under 8: Saturdays 9-10 am
Under 10: Saturdays 9-10:30 am
Under 13: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 15: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm

There will be a Coaches Meeting on April 7th and April 8th at UVic’s McKinnon Building, Room 150, from 7:00-8:30pm. You must attend one of these sessions.

Before you get intimidated by commitments – did I mention that 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! SO, all I need from you is your time and commitment and if you aren’t entirely sure yet – just e-mail me back to let me know you are interested.

All of the league information is available online at victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

Looking forward to hearing back from each of you! 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!

PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY, MARCH 20!

- Ali Lee

e-mail: alilee05@gmail.com
mobile: 250-686-8913