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Posted 8/22/2018 Ref # 6497

WVFHC and WVFC Create Harmonized Playing Schedules for their Club Members


WVFHC and WVFC Create Harmonized Playing Schedules for their Club Members

August 21, 2018 - WVFHC and WVFC proudly announce a new coordinated programming approach for the Fall season.   Working together on scheduling and field allocations, our clubs have program options allowing kids to play both sports with minimal time conflicts. Field hockey and soccer are very popular sports in West Vancouver and we are happy to enable our members to play both.

Both clubs have traditionally enjoyed a close relationship, sharing resources, field times and joint fundraising for the creation of Rutledge and Ambleside turfs. Over this last year, this relationship has also resulted in joint programming, including the recent field hockey-soccer summer camp that took place.

“We are pleased to accommodate our members with the ability to allow their children to play on two different teams,” said Leo Nash, WVFC Director of Academy. “As a club, we promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and this partnership simply supports this.”

“We have been sharing schedules for a while, but this represents the first time we have sat down together and proactively identified options to avoid conflicts,” said Emma Gibbons, WVFHC Executive Director. “Both of us have an aligned commitment to multisport and ensuring that kids are able to play multiple sports without having to choose at an early age.”

For Fall 2018, this means that our K-12 players will benefit from:
A coordinated practice and game schedule for age groups to minimize conflicts: We have moved practices and game times that are in our control to avoid direct conflicts.

Flexible practice and program choices for players impacted by any conflicts: We have created choices between training days and times or the opportunity to train with alternative age groups.

Although the Fall schedule won’t be completely without conflicts, we are jointly committed to finding solutions for our players when these conflicts arise. This is an exciting step forward for both clubs and we plan to build on this moving forward. Watch out for more joint programming and benefits for our members who enjoy both sports!

For additional information contact:
Christy Fabros
Communications, WVFHC
christy@wvfhc.com

Leo Nash
Assistant TD & Director of Academy, WVFC
Leo@westvansoccer.com

 
Posted 7/5/2018 Ref # 6495

WVFHC remembers Megan Scraper


WVFHC remembers Megan Scraper 

1989 to 2018

West Vancouver Field Hockey Club are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Megan Scraper.  

Megan Scraper's field hockey career started with the WVFHC U10 Angels in 1999. Megan was a bubbly and super enthusiastic young athlete with masses of curly hair. She became an excellent hockey player, converting hard work and athleticism into a university career at both Kent State and Western University, with many achievements along the way. She played on regional and provincial teamsand when she was in Grade 10 she was selected to the Senior Team at West Vancouver Secondary School which went on to win their first Provincial Championship. 

Megan never quit. When she broke her arm as a young girl, we kitted her up with a special brace (which included oven mitts) and she played goalie for a season. She was very competitive and enjoyed our end-of-practice sprints, determined to beat the coach (which she finally did). She never looked back.

After university graduation she played for the WVFHC Premier women's team for a short while and then embarked on a new career. 

The Scraper family contributed greatly to WVFHC during both Megan's and younger sister Kim's time with the club and our hearts go out to them. 

The WVFHC family extends deepest sympathies to Megan's family, including Kim, Autumn and Gord. 

In remembrance of Megan, the club held a 1 minute silence at the Canada-China game at Rutledge tonight.

There will be a remembrance service on 19 July at 5pm:
Christ the Redeemer, Keith Road, 1 block east of Taylor Way
Celebration of Life in the gym afterwards




 
Posted 6/29/2018 Ref # 6494

Summer Drop-In Schedule

Summer Drop-In Schedule
We are excited to offer our popular Summer drop-in program.  Each week night in July and August we have FREE drop ins for you to come down and have fun with your friends and family at Rutledge. We have something for everyone:
  • Family Drop-In for all players and all ages
  • Open Drop in for adults and youthg over 15 years
  • Competitive Drop-In for those seeking a little more challenge
We also would like to introduce you to Dan Pescott, our Onfield Coordinator, who will be at the drop-ins every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to welcome you and help organise the drop-in.  Having been involved with our drop-in program for several years, we are very lucky to have Dan coordinate these summer activities for us.



The details:  
The drop-in program starts week of 9 July and runs until 24 August.  Please follow us on social media to be informed of any cancellations or changes to the schedule.
Don't forget your stick, mouthguard and shinpads.
If you have any questions, please email info@wvfhc.com

 
Posted 6/27/2018 Ref # 6493

Canada, Pakistan & China play games at Rutledge!



As the "Home of the Men's National Team", we are excited to announce that we will be hosting 5 international games as part of the Men's International Summer Series.

Canada will be playing Pakistan and China at Rutledge Field on the dates listed in pink above.  These games are free and open to everyone.  Please come down, bring your friends and family, and watch some great field hockey!

Please park north of Marine Drive and walk into Rutledge. Parking is extremely limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
Posted 6/19/2018 Ref # 6492

Tryouts for Fall High Performance & Shooting Stars Tournament



Try-outs for two of our most popular programs are taking place on 19 and 21 June.  It's not too late to register for them!

U14-U18 Fall High Performance
Our High Performance program allows players to experience an international style of coaching and training as they work on match-related skills in a high intensity environment. Sessions are designed to improve players core technical and tactical skills. We want to provide our most ambitious, committed and highly motivated players the opportunity to take their game to the next level. 

To find out more and sign up for try-outs please click here.

Shooting Stars Tournament 

We are headed back to Shooting Stars Thanksgiving for a third year!


Shooting Stars provides a competitive opportunity to showcase our U14 and U16 players with outstanding coaching visibility. 



Name:  Shooting Star Thanksgiving Tournament

Location:  River City Sportsplex in Richmond, Virginia

Dates:  November 23 - 25, 2018

Age groups:  U14 and U16

Tour cost:   Approximately $2275 per player. 

To find out more and sign up to try out, please click here.