This weekly, intensive program for U13-U18 boys and girls (athletes born between 2004 and 2009) will challenge the athletes both tactically and technically, and will group the athletes based on a tiering system. The Academy will run for 8 sessions starting January 21/ 22 and is aimed at those looking to challenge and improve the fundamentals of their game.

Girls U15 Academy
    •    Saturdays, 4:30-6pm
Girls U18 Academy
    •    Fridays, 6:30-8pm

Boys U15/U18 Academy
    •    Fridays, 5:00-6:30pm

All sessions will be held at Hamber AT Field

Program Fee: $250 + Academy Kit

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS (dates, age groups, etc) on the program, visit the Hawks website, HERE



Hawks is excited to offer a weekly, skills development program for U10 to U12 boys and girls (athletes born between 2010 to 2012). This is a seven week, fun-based training program for field hockey players who are interested in playing field hockey year round and who want to improve their technical skills.

U10-U12 Academy (Grades 3-6)
Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm, Hamber
January 29 to March 12

Program Cost: $150

More information on the Tune-up program is available on our Hawks website HERE


3. JUNIOR SPRING SEASON (U5 to U18, boys & girls)

After another safe and successful Junior Fall Season, we will again be offering programs that operate within the protocols and guidelines of FHBC and local health authorities.

The season will run between April and June (exact dates are still to be confirmed by the league). Spring Season is our busiest program of the year and is open to U5 to U18 boys and girls.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS (dates, age groups, etc) on the program, visit the Hawks website, HERE

Please remember to register early as spaces may be limited in your age group Participation will be strictly first-come first-served with no exceptions.

Invite a Friend!
Does your daughter or son have a friend who is into sport and may be interested in trying something new? You should invite them to join us at field hockey! We have players with all levels of experience and ability and welcome newcomers to join!

Canadian National Team Hawks Asking For Support

Hi Hawks Community,

In case you didn’t know or haven’t met us yet, five Hawks coaches & Prem players are also members of the Canadian Women’s National Team (WNT) and Canadian Women’s National Indoor Team (WINT): Rowan Harris, Kat Leahy, Alison Lee, Madi Thompson & Elise Wong.

We are lucky to have such a great Hawks community supporting and cheering us on. As amateur athletes, unfortunately the financial burden of training for and competing in major tournaments often falls on our shoulders and we wanted to ask for your continued support in our current fundraisers.

Recently, WNT played our first international matches in over 2 years on a tour to San Diego, where we swept the USA in a 5-game series. In January, WNT is traveling to Santiago, Chile to compete in the Pan American Cup. As the 13th ranked team in the world and 2nd ranked team in the tournament, our goal is to finish in the top 3 and qualify for the 2022 World Cup, which would be our team’s first appearance since 1994.

In February, WINT is competing in the Indoor World Cup in Liège, Belgium. In order to qualify, our team competed at the Indoor Pan Am Cup in June 2021 and won silver despite having only trained together for 2 weeks due to COVID restrictions.

Currently, WNT needs to raise $35,000 by mid-January in order to get to Chile and WINT, which is a completely self-funded program, is looking at a $5000 levy per player for the World Cup.

Please, if you are able, consider making a donation to the WNT Back the Pack and/or WINT Mind the Skirt campaigns. Any amount counts! With your tax-deductible contributions, you will get recognition on our virtual donor wall, help us reach our fundraising incentives (which include 1-on-1 coaching sessions, stick giveaways & more), and help us achieve our dreams!

If you aren’t in a position to donate at the moment, please share our campaigns with your network and follow our journey on social media! @fhc_wnt & @fhc_indoorwomen

Thank you so much for your support!

Have a healthy and safe holidays,

Alison, Elise, Kat, Madi & Rowan



On behalf of the Vancouver Hawks Board I’m delighted to inform you that we have created and filled three new staff positions within the Hawks Club, effective today, November 1. The purpose of these new staff positions is to create better capacity for our club to achieve our strategic aims while improving operational effectiveness and our service to members.

Our Club Manager, Alex Bale, has been promoted to the role of Executive Director. Alex has been with the club for five years. In that time, he has proven his abilities as an administrator, substantially expanded the club’s program offerings, and demonstrated strong leadership both within the club and as the club’s representative in many field hockey settings in the Lower Mainland and BC. The Executive Director role is intended to strengthen the club’s ability to develop and implement strategic direction, as well as the overall running of club activities. You can reach Alex at executivedirector@vancouverhawks.com

We are also very pleased to announce that Matt Sarmento will be cementing his role in the club by taking on the Head Coach position. Matt has been coaching with the Hawks club in a variety of roles – Women’s Premier Team, junior fall and spring programs, summer camps, academies, schools program – for many years. The Head Coach role is responsible for embodying and instilling the coaching philosophy of the club as a coach, and leading, educating, supporting and organizing the club’s coaching pool. Matt can be contacted at headcoach@vancouverhawks.com

Matt Sarmento

All three roles are permanent part-time, subject to continuation of the Community Gaming Grant.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to let you know that the Club is looking to expand and strengthen its Board of Directors. At this time, we are particularly looking for Directors with experience and interest in marketing or building the club’s community spirit. We are also very interested in new Directors with experience and interest in governance, human resources, finance, fund-raising and municipal government relations. Please contact me directly if you’d like to learn more: president@vancouverhawks.com.


Penny Cooper

Vancouver Hawks President

2021/2022 FHBC Fees

From Field Hockey BC (FHBC), June 25, 2021:
In consideration of the progressive removal of COVID-19 restrictions under BC’s ‘Restart 2.0’ program and with greater freedoms for both adult and youth field hockey participation expected post July 1st, both the FHBC Board of Directors and the FHC Board of Directors have agreed to offer an early bird incentive for those participants considering a return to field hockey activity ahead of the new season and for new participants to the sport of field hockey in BC. Any new registrations purchased on and after July 1st, 2021, are valid for the full 2021-22 season.


Vancouver Hawks will now be required to register and pay fees directly with FHBC rather than within the Hawks registration system. This change will simplify the administration of fees for our club and help reduce errors, ensuring each member has a valid FHBC #. The FHBC # is important as it provides your insurance coverage for any sanctioned field hockey activity in BC.

For this year, FHBC fees are valid from July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, and they will be due before you begin any Hawks programs. They are valid for any FHBC-member program including at other clubs and FHBC/FHC programs. Proof of FHBC registration will be required in the form of an uploaded copy of the receipt in order to register for all Hawks programs.

FHBC registration is available here (start the process by searching for your existing #, which stays with you each year):

FHBC Online Registration

If you have any questions about these fees, or this process, please email info@vancouverhawks.com


The Hawks online store is open again for your Vancouver Hawks branded off-field gear.

Have a look at some great gear we have available - make great holiday gifts!
The store will close Nov. 15 for delivery before Christmas

Hawks LS Hood Tee



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