you may or may not have heard, Az Ansari passed away on June 10, 2017, at home
with his wife Sharon, his son Faiz and daughter Sophia at his side at the age
honour of Az Ansari who will be officially recognized at his service and
celebration of life on June 28, 2017 as one of the founding members of the West Vancouver Field
Hockey Club-1972 (co-founders: Nick Milkovich, Nick Rowe, Joost Wolsak and Mike
Pearson) . Please click here to see the attached invite from the Ansari family to you and your family and members
of WVFHC to join them at his service (North Vancouver Cemetery) followed by the
celebration of life at Hugo Ray Park/Pavilion. I am personally requesting your
help in reaching players you played with at WVFHC and or any members of the
Vancouver hockey fraternity that knew Az personally by forwarding this invite
on to them.
the request of the family you are being asked to dig deep into the storage
as they would like to see as many of the retro WVFHC, Jokers and all other
league uniforms in attendance at Hugo Ray for his celebration of life to help
engage all to share the history and stories of Az and the WVFHC. As you will
see below our community has reason to celebrate the life of one of its legends
who gave so much of his time, effort and experience to kids and sport:
A brief history of Az Ansari and the founding of the West
Vancouver Field Hockey Club:
Ian Bird - 2x Olympian, 98' World Cup, 98 CG (Captain)
Wettlaufer - 2x Olympian, 2 x World Cup, 98,03,07 CG (Captain)
Mahood - FIH Presidents XI 99' , 2x Olympian, 98 World Cup, 98,03,07 CG
Milkovich - FIH Presidents XI 99', 2x Olympian, 2 x World Cup, 2x Indoor WC, 98
Canadian International Players who made WVFHC their club:
In 1979 the President of the North Vancouver women's field hockey club phones
Az and asks if they can join WVFHC.
A copy of the 1979/80 women's team roster is available. The coach is Bill
Purcell whom I play with today on the WVFHC 'D' team.
Ansari family looks forward to seeing and meeting you and your family on June
Summer Drop-In Sessions at Rutledge
Our free drop-in programs begin on July 10th. Sessions are open to players of all abilities (including non-members). We encourage families to come down and try our family drop-in and more serious or competitive players can attend the Adult skills and 7-a-side times slots. Please feel free to invite your friends and family down to join us.
Adult Skills is a hockey program for Men and Women's players who are looking to maintain or improve their fitness and field hockey skills in preparation for the fall season.
Sessions are catered for both beginner and intermediate players and there is always a game element included in each session. Men and Women will train separately if numbers allow. Players may attend Monday and/or Thursday sessions.
To register for Adult Skills click here.
is now open for our 2017 Summer camps!
SportWays Summer Camp from 4-7 July for age
8-18 years - last year over 80 of you
learned the latest hockey techniques from the Netherlands with the dynamic
Sportways team. This year they are back and ready to bring you more
exciting skills development & fun activities!
Multi-Sport Camp from 10-14 July for grade K - 7 - new for this year we are excited to introduce a new multi-sport camp. Practice your field hockey in the mornings then try a different sport each day!
Summer of Fun Camp from 1-3 August for grade K-7 - looking
to sharpen or learn new skills? Work on technique and skills and play fun
games in a supportive environment. Great place to perfect your hockey or
start a new sport!
Specialty Skills Camp from
8-10 August for grade 8-12 - join us field-side and work on
fun specialty skills that will help to define your game!
Back 2 School Camp from 28 August - 1 September for grade 6-12 - refresh your skills, work on
your fitness and work on your game play with high school & fall field
Click here for registration details for summer camps.
We look forward to seeing you at Rutledge during the
P.S. We are
excited to partner with North Shore Girls Soccer Club to run a Pro-D camp on
the 8 May and a summer camp from 14-18 August. Please visit www.nsgsc.com
for more information
WVFHC is proud to be hosting this international tournament featuring 7 teams including Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Trinidad
& Tobago, Uruguay and Belarus. The full tournament schedule has now been
confirmed and can be viewed here along
with all event details.
Join in the fun and volunteer
was approached by Field Hockey Canada to host World League 2 following our
successful role in hosting the Men's US-Canada Series last summer. To be invited to host this prestigious
tournament is a testimony to our wonderful membership and to the passion for
field hockey on the north shore.
invite you to sign up to volunteer and take advantage of this unprecedented
opportunity to watch and learn from world-class hockey players. We have a variety of roles depending on your
interest and availability. For more
information and to register as a volunteer, click here.
And there is more to come...WVFHC
is working hard to enable our members to benefit from this unparalleled
opportunity to see international-level field hockey in our own back yard. Our Spring League members will receive
separate communication about a selection program for ball kids and team kids
within the next couple of weeks.
you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Neptune Terminals have been part of the North Shore for 45 years and believe in the importance of investing in our community. They have a strong interest in supporting young children trying and discovering their passion for sport - and this is a philosophy that we share at West Vancouver Field Hockey Club. We are committed to encouraging children of all ages to pick up a hockey stick.
Players in our U6-U10 program will receive a t-shirt that is uniquely co-branded with the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club and Neptune Terminal logo. You may also spot some brand new co-branded tents at the field! We are excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring to increase the visibility and awareness of field hockey across the north shore.
Visit www.neptuneterminals.com for more information about Neptune Terminals.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are planning to coach, assistant coach or be a junior coach for one of our teams for Spring League 2017, we would like to invite you to attend one of the
exciting new coaching courses that we are running this January and February
in preparation for the upcoming season:
Field Hockey 001
This course is aimed at new and
U6-U10 coaches who are looking to improve their field hockey knowledge. New
Junior coaches are also encouraged to attend. It will focus on basic
technical principles such as grip, push passing, hitting and tackling. LTAD
(long term athlete development) and how to setup a practice will also be
Field Hockey 101
This course is aimed at U11+
coaches as well as those who are looking to update and improve their field
hockey knowledge. Junior coaches are also encouraged to attend. It will
focus on technical principles such as grip, distribution skills, defensive
skills and penalty corners. LTAD (long term athlete development) and how to
maximize a training session will also be covered.
As fall comes to a close, registration is now open for our Winter 2017 programs.
Winter Indoor ProgramWe are heading indoors! We are offering our popular indoor program for girls and boys over the Winter session. Indoor field hockey is a technically demanding game that will have immediate benefit to your outdoor field hockey skills. Players will attend one session per week consisting of skills and mini-games.
Age: Grade 1 - 12Location: Mickey McDougall Gym, St Andrews and East 23rd in North VancouverDates: January 13 - February 25th, 2017For more information and to register please click here.
Winter Wolves ProgramWolves is a High Performance and Skills Development program to improve the quality of boys field hockey on the North Shore. The Wolves program plays a vital role in a player’s technical and tactical development. All training sessions are based on the Men's National Team core concepts and principles.
Age: Boys grade 6-12 (born 2005 - 1999)Location: Rutledge Field, West VancouverDates: January 11th - March 1st, 2017For more information and to register please click here.
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