SENIOR PROGRAMS

WELCOME TO THE VANCOUVER HAWKS SENIOR PROGRAMS

Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club, one of Canada’s oldest sporting organizations, celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2020. We have 13 senior Men's and Women's Field Hockey teams playing in the Greater Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League and the Vancouver Women's Field Hockey Association. Our Club has proudly supplied many Provincial and National team members.

2023/2024 Hawks Senior Season

We are delighted to announce the new season’s registration is now open.

Here is the men's and women's registration for all players U14 and up for the VWFHA/VMFHL senior season.

CLICK HERE: Vancouver Hawks 2023/24 Senior Season Registration


Women Members

We are delighted to announce a new structure to our senior women’s teams this year, as follows:

Team

Division

Team Identity

Hawks Prem

Prem

Selected

Hawks 1

Div 1

Selected

Hawks 2

Div 2

Adult - higher division

Hawks 3

Div 3

Junior - higher division

Hawks 4

Div 4

Adult - mid division

Hawks 5

Div 5

Junior - mid division

Hawks 6

Div 6

Junior - lower division

Hawks 7

Div 6

Adult - lower division

These changes have been made after collecting feedback from both adult and junior members around what you would like to improve about your experience in the club. It has been a long process to get to this point, and your women’s senior representative, Aliaa Remtilla, along with a fantastic committee, have been working extremely hard behind the scenes planning, discussing and negotiating with VWFHA, and listening to your feedback, to bring this change to fruition. Thank you everyone involved!

If this is enough to get you excited then you can register right away - here are the links to the senior registration and self assessment form:

Vancouver Hawks 23/24 Senior Season Registration

Hawks women's self-assessment form

If you would like more information, read on!

Team Details

Selected Teams

Hawks Premier

High performance. Hawks Premier is the club’s flagship women’s team, competing in the Premier division in the VWFHA. The top 16 players as selected by the coaches will receive free registration in exchange for 9 hours of volunteer time. The roster will be selected weekly, and a high level of commitment is expected. There is no age restriction on Hawks Premier.

Hawks 1

High performance. Hawks 1 competes in Div 1 of the VWFHA. The roster will be selected weekly, and a high level of commitment is expected. There is no age restriction on Hawks 1.


Selected Adult-Focused Teams

Hawks 2 - adult higher division

Hawks 2 is new this year (despite sharing a name with previous years). Competing in VWFHA division 2, it is designed for Hawks members 19+ years of age to play at a high level while also developing a social group.

Hawks 4 - adult mid division

Hawks 4 has already existed as an adult-focused team for several years and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA division 4, it is suitable for those who wish to play competitively with their peers and develop a social group.

Hawks 7 - adult lower division

Hawks 7 has already existed as a mostly adult-focused team for several years and will continue as a 19+ team. Competing in VWFHA division 6, it is suitable for those who wish to develop as players, and play with a competitive spirit balanced with a social and recreational aspect. Hawks 7 also serves as an entry point to league hockey for newer adult players.


Junior-Focused Teams (ages 14-18)

Hawks 3 - Junior higher division

Hawks 3 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 3, it is designed for juniors wishing to play competitively at a high level while also developing a social group.

Hawks 5 - Junior mid division

Hawks 5 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 5, it is designed for juniors to continue to develop their skills while also coming together in a social group.

Hawks 6 - Junior lower division

Hawks 6 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 6, it is designed for players as they enter the women's league and develop their skills over time, or those wishing to play in a lower division while also coming together in a social group.


Team Selections & Player Assessments

In order to make the best placements possible we have developed 3 mechanisms for feedback:

  • Your feedback - we want to know where you would like to play, and why! To give us this feedback please fill out this form: self-assessment form

  • Coach feedback - we will be asking your previous coaches (if applicable) for brief feedback

  • In-game observation - we will be running a couple of evenings in August of small-sided games at which independent coaches will be on hand to provide feedback

We will use a combination of all 3 of these to place you in teams, focusing on 2 criteria - skill level and social fit. There will likely be opportunities for those who want to play up into a higher team, and for training up also, at the discretion of the coaches.

We recognise that even with these 3 channels available not everyone may get their desired team fit, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions about the process and how the decisions have been reached.

August Small-Sided Games

These are an opportunity to get together before the season starts, play some fun small-sided games and, if you would like, have the coaches take a look at your play in order to help in the team placement process. The schedule is as follows:

UBC

Monday Aug 21st - 7-10pm Hawks 3/5/6

Tuesday Aug 22nd - 6-7:30pm Prem/H1

Tuesday Aug 22nd - 7:30-9pm Hawks senior 2/4/7

Hamber

Friday August 25th - 6-7:30pm Hawks senior 2/4/7

Friday August 25th - 7:30-9 Hawks P/1

Saturday August 26th - 9-12pm Hawks 3/5/6

In order to take part in the small-sided games please register here!

Small-Sided Games Registration

If you have any questions, CLICK HERE to email Aliaa, Hawks Senior Women's Representative.


Men's Registrations

Registration for the 2023/24 Hawks men's teams (playing in the VMFH League) is now open CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Remember - before you register you must renew your 2023/24 FHBC Membership. You can do that HERE



Senior Team Practice Schedule

DAY TIME UBC S UBC N Hamber S Hamber N
Mon 6-7:30 Hawks 6 Hawks 5
7-8:30 Hawks E Hawks 3
Wed 6:30-8 Hawks Prem Hawks B
8-9:30 Hawks 1 Hawks A
7:30-9 Hawks 4 Hawks 7 Hawks F
9:30-11 Hawks D
Thur 8-9:30 Hawks C

 

Womens
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HAWKS Fees 2023/24

Membership Type 2023/2024 Membership Fee
Full Senior Member $362.50
Adult Goalie with Gear* $120.83
Post-Secondary Student** $181.25

*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. FHBC 2023/24 Membership opens Aug 1, 2023. Please visit FHBC to register and pay for your 2023/2024 FHBC membership after Aug 1. FHBC MEMBERSHIP LINK IS HERE

2024 WINTER ADULT SKILLS

Registration IS NOW OPEN for our Winter Vancouver Hawks Adult Skills Program! Register soon as spots are limited to 30.

Program details:
Sundays, 9:00-10:30am
Hamber AT Field

Cost:

  • Hawks Member 23/24 season - $105
  • Non Hawks Member 23/24 season - $160
January 14 – March 17
10 sessions 

Program will focus on personal skills rather than team play – developing control and technique in a variety of attacking and defending contexts.

 

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Women's Teams

SELECTED TEAMS
Vancouver Hawks Premier

High performance. Hawks Premier is the club’s flagship women’s team, competing in the Premier division in the VWFHA. The top 16 players as selected by the coaches will receive free registration in exchange for 9 hours of volunteer time. The roster will be selected weekly, and a high level of commitment is expected. There is no age restriction on Hawks Premier.
Coach: Matthew Sarmento

Vancouver Hawks 1

High performance. Hawks 1 competes in Div 1 of the VWFHA. The roster will be selected weekly, and a high level of commitment is expected. There is no age restriction on Hawks 1.
Coach: Brandon Stelling/Peter Kang


ADULT-FOCUSED TEAMS (19+)
Vancouver Hawks 2 (adult higher division)

Hawks 2 is new for 2023/24 (despite sharing a name with previous years). Competing in VWFHA division 2, it is designed for Hawks members 19+ years of age to play at a high level while also developing a social group.s a competitive team of varied ages playing in Division 2 of the VWFHA.
Coach: Elise Wong

Vancouver Hawks 4 (adult mid division)

Hawks 4 has already existed as an adult-focused team for several years and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA division 4, it is suitable for those who wish to play competitively with their peers and develop a social group.
Coach: Paul Mounter

Vancouver Hawks 7 (adult lower division)

Hawks 7 has already existed as a mostly adult-focused team for several years and will continue as a 19+ team. Competing in VWFHA division 6, it is suitable for those who wish to develop as players, and play with a competitive spirit balanced with a social and recreational aspect. Hawks 7 also serves as an entry point to league hockey for newer adult players.
Coach: Carolina Curti


JUNIOR-FOCUSED TEAMS (ages 14-18)
Vancouver Hawks 3 (junior higher division)

Hawks 3 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 3, it is designed for juniors wishing to play competitively at a high level while also developing a social group.
Coach: Sean Davis

Vancouver Hawks 5 (junior mid division)

Hawks 5 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 5, it is designed for juniors to continue to develop their skills while also coming together in a social group.
Coach: Julia Ross

Vancouver Hawks 6 (junior lower division)

Hawks 6 has already existed in its present form as a junior-focused team and will continue in this vein. Competing in VWFHA div 6, it is designed for players as they enter the women's league and develop their skills over time, or those wishing to play in a lower division while also coming together in a social group.

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: CJ Roydhouse
Practices: Wednesdays 8:00-9:30pm 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.

Coach: Oliver Scholfield
Practices: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm 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.

Coach: Cedric Vaz
Practices: Thursdays 8:00-9:30pm at Hamber Field

Vancouver Hawks D

Our all ages recreational team. The Hawks D team plays in the Competitive 2 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.

Coach: CJ Roydhouse
Practices: Thursdays 9:30-11:00pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Hawks E

Coach: Sam & Brenden
Practices: Mondays 7:00-8:30pm at Wright Field

Vancouver Greyhawks (Hawks F)

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

2022/2023 Indoor Program

We are delighted to announce our Vancouver Hawks Indoor Program!

We have been lucky enough to secure gym time at York House School for indoor this year. Sessions will be coached by paid Hawks coaches, led by our Head Coach Matt Sarmento. Players are expected to arrive early and warm up off the court, as time in the gym is limited.

Equipment
Hawks have indoor sticks available to borrow. If you would like to purchase your own we have a discount available with Just Field Hockey – please email Andrew for more information. We strongly recommend all senior players wear gloves – these are available to purchase from the club at the gym for $35 each.


PROGRAM DETAILS

Senior Women (19 and up)
$99
York House School Gym (4176 Alexandra St)
25 spaces

Senior Women
Tues Dec 6, 7-8:15pm
Tues Dec 13, 7-8:15pm
Mon Dec 19, 5:30-7:30pm GAMES
Tues Dec 20, 7-8:15pm
Mon Jan 16, 7-8:15pm
Mon Jan 23, 7-8:15pm
Mon Jan 30, 7-8:15pm

 

 

Senior Men (U15 and up)
$99
York House School Gym (4176 Alexandra St)
25 spaces

Senior Men
Tues Dec 6, 8:15-9:30pm
Tues Dec 13, 8:15-9:30pm
Mon Dec 19, 7:30-9:30pm GAMES
Tues Dec 20, 8:15-9:30pm
Mon Jan 16, 8:15-9:30pm
Mon Jan 23, 8:15-9:30pm
Mon Jan 30, 8:15-9:30pm

 

 

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