Vancouver Hawks and FHBC
The Vancouver Hawks have been working with the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League to address several issues related to how FHBC's programming affects clubs. The Hawks board has also been in direct conversation with the West Vancouver FHC regarding similar issues as well as wider concerns regarding the Field Hockey landscape in the lower mainland and across Canada.
Vancouver Hawks and WVFHC created a document entitled Pathways To Change which outlines current issues and suggested changes.
At the recent GVJFHL AGM all 18 clubs unanimously voted to request FHBC to agree to the following 3 points:
- Instruct FHBC players to prioritise club over FHBC for the duration of the Junior Spring Season
- Reinstate the Club Championships as the pinnacle of the junior season
- Remove the requirement for athletes to enrol in the Regional Program in order to be selected for their provincial team.
All 18 clubs also unanimously voted to effect change by nominating members to join the FHBC board. As such Hawks have put forward Andrew Dewberry to stand as President of FHBC.
Members Call To Action!
The Vancouver Hawks is asking all members to vote in support of the GVJFHL proposals and board nominations at the upcoming FHBC AGM. This can be done in 2 ways:
- In person. The FHBC AGM takes place on February 10th, 2020 6:30pm @ Fortius Sport and Health in Burnaby, BC
- By proxy. email your support using this form (takes 10 seconds). Please note - there is no requirement for a signature for your proxy vote to be eligible. We simply require your name and FHBC number (we will provide).
By filling this out you will send a Vancouver Hawks member with the following mandate:
- Vote for the GVJFHL proposals outlined
- Vote for Andrew Dewberry as FHBC president
- Vote for other FHBC board members put forward by the GVJFHL membership
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Vancouver Hawks is deeply rooted in its community and actively seeks to maintain this connection in all its endeavours. One of the most crucial ways this manifests itself is in the number and quality of our volunteers.
The Junior Spring Season is almost entirely run through volunteerism and this allows us to bring hockey to almost 1000 athletes from 3 to 18 years old. Volunteers help us with coaching, managing teams, selecting players, setting up events, organising and distributing equipment and uniforms, umpiring, mentoring and more and more and more... Please visit Volunteer Positions for a more detailed list of the volunteer positions and the amazing people who give their time.
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