News and Announcements


The annual and prestigious Bridgman Cup is returning to Victoria and the UVic campus on the long weekend of Oct. 9-11, 2015. Four pools make up the three-day tournament, which will include 16 teams from all over B.C. Island teams featured include Shawnigan Lake, GNS, SMUS, Frances Kelsey, Cowichan, Mount Doug and Oak Bay, while mainland powerhouses West Vancouver, Collingwood, Handsworth and South Delta will also be in appearance.

Games run Friday 10-6 pm, Saturday 8-5 pm and Sunday 8-3pm on the hour.

The organizing committee is in need of VOLUNTEERS to help out at the technical table. Whether you are a parent, supporter or community field hockey member you are the right fit! There is no experience necessary and all instructions will be given to you at the event. You will help record the score and time keep at the table!

Attached to this notice is the schedule! If you can help out for some games, please contact Brenda Rushton at as soon as possible.


After 4 seasons as the Vice President, Erica Kjekstad is stepping down from the Victoria Junior League executive 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


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) and Field 2 (Rubber-Based Turf) has changed. Please take note of the below points for your games and practices at the University of Victoria.

Access is now at the NORTH corner of the pitch (closest to CARSA) which is also the former entrance prior to the CARSA construction

_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.

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 and for more parking information visit


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)

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.


*Note registering a team under “member” – all players on the team must be UVic Recreation Members (

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 (

The Rebels Field Hockey Executive have released a job posting in search of a Master Club Coach. This position is foundational to a coaching and player development model approved by the Rebels FHC Executive in 2015. This model has been employed by other clubs, both within hockey, and within other sports/codes. The overall outcome that the role is intended to support is to increase participation in the club; both the number of players, as well as the level of engagement of players and other participants between teams.

Practically, there are 2 distinct functions:
1. To support an integrated approach to coaching and player development/movement with each of the 5 team’s coaches and captains (3 women’s teams, and 2 men’s teams); and
2. To coach the women’s first division team (games and practices).

The Rebels FHC Executive are looking to successfully introduce a new culture and structure to the club. As such, there is a desire to enter into an agreement of up to 3 years, recognizing that to achieve sustainable change, will require multiple years.

It is expected that the individual and Rebels FHC executive will meet at least on an annual basis to assess the achievement of objectives, and to validate approach/commitment for the following year.

• The applicant must provide a letter outlining experience and skills (against qualifications listed on the attached description). This is to be brief (2 pages maximum).
• 2 References should be provided.
• Applications must be received by: 3 September 2015
• Applications should be sent to:

Please read the below, attached, document for more information.