News and Announcements
The TC U16 Venoms Field Hockey Team are all smiles here
The Team has lots to smile about, after working extremely hard they WON the GOLD Medal at the U18 Club Championships hosted in West Van.
Overall the ladies had a great season with 5 wins and three losses for 15 points in a very competitive Tier 1 U16 Division where three points separated themselves and the top stop
We are all hoping they can re-play their successful season next year, but for now Congratulations to all the ladies who had such a great season
On June 24th the Club held its annual Mini-Mite Wrap Up Tournament for the U10 girls and boys
Pictured are the Mini Raptors in Green with their GOLD Medals and Mini Crunch with the Silver
On the Mite side of things we saw the saw the Fireflys take the gold and the Goblins the silver
Along with all the play the Club held two raffle draws for a Stick and Stick Bag, and we collected $348.00 that will go to the local Food Bank to help fill their shelves
It was a great day for everyone involved
At the Vancouver Womens Field Hockey Association League Meeting, Cydney Smythies long time contributor to Field Hockey within our Community was presented with the Jennifer Pearson Award.
The Jennifer Pearson Trophy is awarded in recognition of a team member who has not only contributed to her club and team but also to the league
Not only has she provided excellent service to our club for many years as the Fall Women’s coordinator but she continues to do so as a club administrator. She has created an assessment and tryout procedure for our fall women’s program that is second to none and is being adopted by a number of other clubs in our league. This process she continues to refine every year to create an efficient and transparent system that is fair to all players, coaches and teams and also meets our club’s mandate to produce the most competitive teams possible at every division.
Cydney is also very active at the league level and was instrumental in providing significant insight and feedback to a number of controversial proposals that have surfaced in our league. She has joined and created a number of subcommittees including the games committee charged with significant restructuring of our divisions and tiers in an ongoing effort to provide fair and competitive divisions at every level. Cyd also led the charge to create the ‘proxy’ system of voting to ensure all clubs had a fair representative voice in all matters concerning the league.
Cydney continues to play, umpire, coach and organize to this day and has done so for decades. This year she even stepped in to coach at the high school level when another coach could not be found and also umpired a number of games. She emulates fair play in every aspect of the game and we are hopeful that she will continue to hold leadership positions within our club and league for many years to come. The league will not find a more more worthy recipient for the Jennifer Pearson award.
Congratulations to Cydney Smythies from across everyone in our Field Hockey Community
To all Tri Cities Athletes, Coaches and Family Members
Your club is looking for volunteers to take on the operation of club activities. We have strived to keep all jobs manageable to encourage participation.
These positions are great resume builders and the time can be used for volunteer hours.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the board members if you have any questions.
Each volunteer job description has a contact board member listed.