SENIOR PROGRAMS

WELCOME TO THE VANCOUVER HAWKS SENIOR PROGRAMS

Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club is one of Canada’s oldest sporting organizations celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2020. We have 13 senior Men's and Women's Field Hockey teams playing in the Greater Vancouver Men's and Women's Field Hockey Leagues. Our Club has proudly supplied many Provincial and National team members, including five on the current men's team and one on the women's team.

2020/2021 Hawks Senior Season

WOMEN'S REGISTRATIONS

OPTION A - Registration to Hawks teams playing in VWFHA League

To be placed on a team and able to play for the start of the season (Monday, October 5), you must be registered by Wednesday, September 30.

In the absence of assessments this year, the senior women’s teams are being built based upon our coaches’ knowledge/assessments of players’ skill and social fit and a prior commitment to playing in the league this season. Please note that, due to issues around COVID, we have fewer teams than normal and limited roster sizes. Priority in rostering of players will be given to those who have already indicated their commitment to league play. If you have not previously committed to league play please contact  srwomen@vancouverhawks.com before registering to ensure that there is space on an appropriate team.

Before you register, please also ensure you have your FHBC number and confirmation email at hand for the 2020/21 season - last year's membership has now expired. If you still need to obtain your FHBC membership you may do so here.

We must know our team rosters by Wednesday Sept. 30 at the latest so please register by this date.

Register here for Hawks teams playing in the VWFHA.

 

OPTION B - Registration to In-House Practices

For those who do not wish to participate in league play this year we are offering in-house practices. Details of this are as follows:

  • practice twice a week (days/times TBC - one evening, one weekend)
  • same length season as league members (Oct - Mar)
  • guaranteed paid coach for all sessions

For these practices you will be placed in separate cohorts and stay in this group throughout. All practices will take place under phase 1 rules meaning physical distancing will be maintained at all times and there will be no scrimmages or competitive play.

Before you register please ensure you have your FHBC number and confirmation email to hand for the 2020/21 season - last year's membership has now expired. If you still need to obtain FHBC membership you may do so here.

Register here for in-house practices.

 

MEN'S REGISTRATIONS

OPTION A - Registration to Hawks teams playing in VMFHL League

We are currently planning to enter either teams into the VMFHL Comp 2 league, depending on numbers. Please note, if we have insufficient numbers you will be contacted and moved into the In-House group. We must submit our teams to the VMFHL by MONDAY SEP 28 12PM so if you plan to register please do so by that date/time!

Before you register please ensure you have your FHBC number and confirmation email to hand for the 2020/21 season - last year's membership has now expired. If you still need to obtain FHBC membership you may do so here.

Register here for the VMFHL League team(s)


OPTION B - Registration to In-House practices

For those who do not wish to participate in league play this year we are offering in-house practices. Details of this are as follows:

  • practice once a week (evenings)
  • scrimmages once a week (weekends)
  • same length season as league members (Oct - Mar)
  • guaranteed coach for all sessions

Before you register please ensure you have your FHBC number and confirmation email to hand for the 2020/21 season - last year's membership has now expired. If you still need to obtain FHBC membership you may do so here.

Register here for in-house practices and scrimmages.

HAWKS Fees 2020/21

Fee Summary
Hawks Senior Membership is $276 for the full 2020/21 season. This amount represents a prorated fee to account for the late start to the season. Typically, we have a 25-week season and our fees are $345; we anticipate a 20-week season, having lost the first five weeks of the season while the men’s and women’s leagues make the necessary adjustments.

To assist members in financial planning this year Hawks will also be collecting fees in installments this season — 50% now and 50% on January 4, 2021 — however the expectation is that players will commit to a full season of league play.

Due to restrictions on rosters and the challenges those pose for team management during the current pandemic, the club will not be offering social memberships this season.

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Membership Type 2020/2021 Membership Fee
Full Senior Member $276
Adult Goalie with Gear* $92
Junior Goalie with Gear* $92
Post-Secondary Student** $208

*Goalies without your own equipment and using club gear - your fees are the same as regular Adult Membership

**Please supply proof of enrollment at registration

Note: FHBC/FHC fees are mandatory. Please visit FHBC to register and pay for your 2020/2021 FHBC membership before you complete your Hawks registration.

Women's Teams

Vancouver Hawks Premier

Hawks Premier is the club’s flagship women’s team, competing in the Premier division in the VWFHA. Our Hawks Premier team has had a great record winning League, Divisional Championships and the BC Indoor Championships over the past twenty years.
Coach: Matthew Sarmento
Practices: Wednesdays 6 – 7:30pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks 1

Hawks 1 is an elite team of varied ages, playing in Division 1 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Doug Harris, Rowan Harris
Practices: Mondays 7 – 8:30pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks 2*

Vancouver Hawks 3

Hawks 3 is a competitive team of young players, playing in Division 4 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Penny Cooper, Tony Boyd
Practices: Mondays 7:30 – 9 pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks 4

Hawks 4 is an competitive team of young players, playing in Division 4 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Gabby Jayme, Ben Fitch
Practices: Mondays 6 – 7:30 pm at Hamber

Vancouver Hawks 5

Hawks 5 is a social team of varied ages, playing in Division 5 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Kevin Pereira, Paul Mounter
Practices: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 pm at Hamber

Vancouver Hawks 6

Hawks 6 is an emerging team of young players, playing in Division 5 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Michael Mackenzie, Ian Mackenzie
Practices: Mondays 6 – 7:30pm at Hamber

Vancouver Hawks 7

Hawks 7 is a social team of new and experienced players, playing in Division 6 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Patrick Oswald, Celia Plottel
Practices: Mondays 7 – 8:30pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks 8*


* This team will not be playing in the VWFHA this season

Men's Teams

Vancouver Hawks A

Our flagship Men's team, the Hawks A team competes in the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League Premier division.

You must be fully committed at the highest level to play on this team and be able to attend practices and games once a week. You must be invited to join this team.

Coach: John Smythe

Practices: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks B

The Hawks B team competes in the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League Division 1. You must be fully committed to once a week practices and games.

Practices: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks C

The Hawks C team competes in the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League Division 2. You must be fully committed to practices and games once a week.

Practices: Thursdays 8 - 9:30pm at Hamber Field

Vancouver Hawks D

Our all ages recreational team. The Hawks D team plays in the Recreational Division of the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League. New and Junior players are welcome. For new players an athletic background or previous participation in a team sport is necessary for your enjoyment.

Practices: Thursdays 8 - 9:30pm at Hamber Field

Vancouver Greyhawks (Hawks E)

Our senior Men's recreational team. A social group of players with a high level of play (for their age!). You must like post-game samosas and frothy beverages.

Practices: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9pm at Hamber Field

Hawks Ambassadors

Our Club Ambassadors are always available to help you if you have any questions about the Club or if you are not sure about which team may be appropriate for you. They come from the highest, lowest and indeed middle teams, and will be able to point you in the right direction!

Ceri Cornwall

"I started playing field hockey at age 12, much against my will as I “thought" that I preferred swimming.  Bullied into a team sport, played outside mainly in the rains of North Yorkshire, I grew to love the game. I am astounded to say that over 40 years later I’m still playing!  The occasional swim still sometimes occurs on the slightly damp fields of now, The North Shore, but the move from the grassy knolls of Yorkshire to the lush turf of Vancouver keeps my love of field hockey alive and well... New for this year is Umpiring 😉 Ceri is the person to contact at ceri.cornwall@gmail.com for social/competitive league hockey!"

Rolf Sickmuller

Rolf has been dribbling (rather clumsily) and whacking (rather erratically) a hockey ball since he was able to tie his shoelaces (no idea when that was, but it was certainly pre-velcro). He joined the Vancouver Hawks in 1991 and has since played on a number of teams in various divisions, still seeking the perfect placement. Rolf has, in recent years, played with the Hawks B and C teams.
Rolf can be contacted at sickmuller@envirowest.ca

 

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Women's Assessments

Due to the current public health restrictions, we are unable to hold assessments this season. If you are interested in playing for one of Hawks’ senior women’s teams, please send an email to srwomen@vancouverhawks.com with your name, date of birth, and prior playing experience.

 

Attending a player assessment day is mandatory for all players intending to play in the Senior Women's season. If you are unable to attend either of the scheduled days, please send an email to srwomen@vancouverhawks.com.

Format: Two half-field scrimmages with umpires.
Location: Wright Field, UBC
Cost: Free

  1. Each player must attend ONE of the two assessment days
  2. Each player can attend the assessment session that best aligns with the division they previously played in or a division they want to play for.  If you have not played with Hawks previously, or in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association league, please see above for a brief description of our teams.
  3. Each player will register at the field on each day of the assessment, and at that time they will be provided with a numbered pinnie.
  4. Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled player assessment to warm up and register; assessments will begin promptly.

Senior Drop-In

Senior drop in runs from April to August every year. Registration will open in March.

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Indoor Programs

Stay tuned for our upcoming indoor programs!

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Box 18118
2303 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6M 2A3