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IGNITE: Athletic Development Program

Posted by Ali Baggott at Dec 8, 2011 6:49PM PST ( 0 Comments )

An Athletic Development Program for Ages 12-17

To introduce young athletes to high performance lifestyle by improving their athleticism, physical literacy and fitness through a multi-sport training program which compliments their current sport specific practice and competition.

- Introduction to a High Performance Lifestyle
- Dedicated and experienced Coaches
- Exclusive Athlete to Coach ratio
- Improved overall athleticism
- Physical literacy and fitness
- Nutrition and Mental Readiness
- Two 1 hour strength and conditioning sessions per week
- One 90 minute balance and kinesthetic session per week

Applications now accepted for Winter Session (Jan 9-Mar 29) – 12 week program

(only 20 applications accepted)

First 20 athletes receive a $510 scholarship


UVic Alumni Field Hockey Dinner

Posted by Ali Baggott at Dec 5, 2011 11:47AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Attention all UVic Vikes Field Hockey Alumni & Friends,

The Vikes women’s field hocke alumni chapter would like to invite you to an informal dinner being held on Friday, January 20, 2012 in Victoria. We would also like you and all members of the field hockey community to come watch or participate in the UVic INDOOR Field Hockey Tournament being held January 21-22nd, 2012 at the Ian Stewart Complex Gymnasium at the University of Victoria.

When: Friday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Location: Cucina Luca’s & Taphouse (3195 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC)
Registration Online at:
Registration Deadline: January 13, 2012

ALUMNI GAME – Current Vikes vs. UVic Alumni
When: Sat. Jan 21, 2012. 11:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: Ian Stewart Complex, UVic

For more information contact:
Ali Lee

Christmas Council Meeting

Posted by Denise McGeachy at Nov 22, 2011 3:39PM PST

Just a reminder that the VILFHA December Council Meeting and Social will be held on Monday, December 12th @ 7:00 @ the Robin Hood Hotel.

Each team is responsible for providing food or refreshments for the evening.

- Appetizers (Demons, Devils, Blue Jays, Patriots, Renegades) - Desserts (Lynx 1, 2, 3, Ravens) - Drinks, plates, napkins, and cups (Mariners, Sailors, Pirates) - Chips and munchies (Swifts, Cardinals, Kestrels, Stellars)

We will once again be collecting donations for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Please bring your donations, in a box or bag, to be collected at the meeting.


The Field Hockey BC Volunteer Recognition and Annual Awards Dinner took place on Nov. 4 in Vancouver, B.C. and honoured several athletes and volunteers for their hard work over the past year. Field Hockey BC president Ian Baggott was on hand as the Master of Ceremonies.

Duncan-native Diana Roemer, a Cowichan High School graduate, was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Roemer has amassed 71 caps following her most recent international competition – the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Roemer has also competed in the 2011 Champions Challenge and the 2010 XIX Commonwealth Games. Vancouver’s Scott Tupper was named Male Athlete of the Year.

During the Volunteer recognition awards, the 2011 Senior Nationals hosting committee in Victoria was honoured in the Event Hosting category. Honoured at the awards ceremony included committee members Ian Batey (Media), Susan Jobbins (Ceremonies), Ali Lee (Media/Communications), Mike Rodgers (Treasurer), Pat Hall (Hospitality), Alison Sweeten (Umpire Liasion), Lyndon Williams and George Kirkpatrick.

As well, the community club awards honoured Andrew Poland, the president of the Cowichan Field Hockey Club.

Congratulations to all the island athletes and volunteers who were recognized.

For more information visit:

For awards ceremony on video visit:

WANTED: VILFHA Action Photos

Posted by Ali Baggott at Oct 30, 2011 10:33PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

VICTORIA – The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) is currently looking for recent action photos from the women’s league games. In order to help promote the women’s league in each of its three divisions it is necessary to improve the variety, consistency and availability of media.

In particular, the league is looking for a photographer or anyone with recent photos from the 2011-12 season. We would like to encourage you to reach out to those you think might be interested in volunteering their time for a game or two on a weekend.

Photos will be used for the website and/or promotional and recruitment media.

If anyone has any current action photos or has interest in this position, please contact:

Ali Lee
VILFHA Communications Director