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Opportunity To Watch International Field Hockey – No Charge!

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Eight Matches at University of Vermont’s Moulton Winder Field in Burlington – No Charge

Attention Field Hockey Fans in Eastern Canada! You have an opportunity to watch world-class field hockey, starting today at the University of Vermont!  Just a 3 1/2 hour road trip from Ottawa, and you can catch the following matches all FREE OF CHARGE.

Interested in being part of the action?  Also see the call for Volunteers below.

Hope to see you there!


Men’s U19 – Canada East vs U19 Chile
Up and coming international hockey players re-unite a hockey friendship between Canada and Chile. Come watch top level youth hockey!
  • Wednesday, August 1st at 16:00
  • Thursday, August 2nd at 11:30
    Break Day
  • Saturday, August 4th at 18:00
  • Sunday, August 5th at 11:00
Men’s Olympic Teams – Canada vs France
Watch some of the best field hockey on the planet as these two teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup in India, just weeks away!
  • Tuesday, August 7th at 16:00
  • Wednesday, August 8th 16:00
    Break Day
  • Friday, August 10th at 17:00
  • Saturday, August 11th at 17:00
Volunteer Opportunities
Up close with the athletes – be part of the support team at Trader Dukes in South Burlington (1117 Williston Road). Get to know the athletes and help them prepare for the days ahead – meal service, snack zone, volunteer planning, trouble shooting.
  • August 1st to 11th – pick any of the slots on any day and come join the team
    • Afternoon Team – 11:30 – 14:30
    • Evening Team – 17:30 – 20:30
  • Contact Ian Bird at to sign up for a time slot. Or text to (613) 799-3083
  • Ages 16 and over
Get close to the action – be part of the field team at UVM at Moulton Winder Field. Help with the watering system, support the team benches, and support the live game action as a “ballboy or ballgirl”.
  • Match days only – pick any of the game times and arrive one hour in advance to get involved on game day.
  • Contact Ian Bird at to sign up for a time slot. Or text to (613) 799-3083
  • All ages welcome

"Field-Raiser" at Camp Fortune June 2nd, 2018!

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SAVE THE DATE – June 2nd, 7PM onwards
“Field-Raiser” at Camp Fortune

Hello Phoenix and Friends,

We are gathering all of our field hockey members, friends and supporters from the region for a night of fun and “field-raising”. Please spread the word!

Learn more about the field hockey clubs in the Gatineau Hills and our project to build a national level field hockey turf and training centre. Then find ways to make a contribution that is right for you, your family or your organizations. Thank you again to the support and efforts of so many community volunteers and pro bono contributors who have helped to get this project off the ground!

Let’s take the next step as a field hockey community and see if we can “barnraise” a field this year!

Doors open at 7pm

Open to All – donations at the door

  • Autograph session with members of Canada’s 2016 Olympic Team
  • Make a Bid or a Gift directly – closes at 9pm – gift a goal or bench or fence post! Bid on the auction items too!
  • Live Music – dance to some of our best community music and a surprise musical guest
  • Snacks – thank you to the team at Camp Fortune
  • Drinks ($) – after all of that field hockey, of course!

Stay tuned for more details. See you on June 2nd!

Questions or ideas  

Job Posting – Field Hockey Canada

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Field Hockey Canada
Men’s NextGen Pathway Development Manager &
Lead Coach NTC – Quebec

Working in collaboration with a variety of partners, Field Hockey Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, growth and promotion of field hockey in Canada. Field Hockey Canada receives financial contributions from the federal government and other agencies, organizations, sponsors and donors, and is accountable for the disbursement and reporting of funds according to the contracted terms and conditions. Programs, activities and services are operated within the limitations established in an annual budget led by the CEO and approved by the Board of Directors. Field Hockey Canada staff is responsible to manage and administer the finances and provide administrative support for all Field Hockey Canada activity.

Within this scope, this role is responsible for the delivery of the pathway for Men’s NextGen athletes across Canada, as well as serving as the lead coach within the National Training Centre (NTC) in Quebec. The position is based in Quebec and reports to the Head Coach of the Men’s National Program.

Role Summary

Field Hockey Canada is searching for a Men’s NextGen Pathway Development Manager and Lead Coach – NTC Quebec who possesses leadership skills, combined with significant experience in coaching and sports administration. The successful candidate will work under the leadership of the Men’s Head Coach and in collaboration with the Junior National Age Group Coaches and NTC leads. Together, this team will implement the technical direction that will result in the building and activation of a world-class NextGen program. Collectively this leadership team will establish strategies to integrate NextGen athletes into the Senior Men’s National Team, leading to long-term international performance excellence.

With support of the Integrated Support Team (IST), the Men’s NextGen Pathway Development Manager and Lead Coach – NTC Quebec will establish an optimal daily training environment within the four Men’s NTC’s (BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec). The role includes the creation and implementation of integrated training programs and training sessions for identified NextGen Development athletes. Strengthening partner relationships and working towards common goals with NTC leaders, the successful candidate sets out the development pathway for all NextGen athletes and coaches in Canada.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver and implement the NextGen 2017-2020 High Performance Plan;
  • Lead the development and activation of the NTC network;
  • Establish benchmarks and training plans for the delivery of high quality on-field
    coaching sessions for NextGen athletes;
  • Support provincial age group coaches in their training environments and in their
    competition preparations;
  • Plan, manage and lead elements of training and competition for the Quebec NTC;
  • Communicate with and coordinate logistics with all NTC and provincial coaches
    involved with NextGen athletes;
  • Create a performance environment for players and instil performance behaviours;
  • Monitor and coordinate NextGen athletes, providing athlete reports as required;
  • Provide technical support during identified training and competition elements;
  • Oversee strategy, development and implementation of the athlete pathway;
  • Scout and identify talent in accordance with the FHC player pathway;
  • Support in the selection of the NextGen squads and teams;

Attributes and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in high performance coaching, and possess strong consultative, facilitation and decision-making skills. She/he will have demonstrated success as a team leader with excellent management and administrative skills, both of which are all considered key attributes. The ideal candidate attributes and qualifications include:

  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressive leadership experience in field hockey;
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, preferably in English and French;
  • Personal commitment to the holistic development of people and programs;
  • Appropriate coach education and certification;
  • Post-secondary degree related to sport science and / or sport management;
  • Knowledge of Long Term Athlete Development and the integration into a high performance environment;
  • Competent working with Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows;
  • Familiarity of the existing sport structures across Canada;
  • Can take initiative, show leadership and work under minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking related to program planning and evaluation.

Terms & Conditions

  • This position is a one-year term (contract) with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon on-going Own The Podium funding;


Dependent on skill level and experience, with a compensation range of $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 CAD per annum, plus a benefits program.

If you believe you posses the appropriate experience and skill set for this important role, please submit your resume by May 18, 2018 to: Paul Bundy, Head Coach Men’s National Team (

Field Hockey Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications
from all qualified candidates. In addition, Field Hockey Canada is committed to
providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation,
we will work with you to meet your needs.

See post on Field Hockey Quebec >

Download Job Posting >

We appreciate your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chelsea Field Hockey

Job Opportunity! Full-time Contract Coach

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Come join an up-and-coming program in a beautiful part of Canada! We have a growing club and high performance field hockey program, situated alongside the natural beauty of the Gatineau Hills with its famous parks, rivers, lakes and recreation.

This is a great role for a passionate field hockey coach who is looking for a new hockey experience and a bit of adventure.

You will lead the club programs for Chelsea FHC from April through June 24th by providing child-centered coaching to all age groups and by mentoring youth and parent coaches to work with the U12 and U10 programs. You will also lead and engage with the coaches at MaxTech Field Hockey, Lac St. Louis Field Hockey, and Philemon Wright Field Hockey in shaping and rolling out the Team Quebec programs in the run-up
to the National Championships in Toronto from July 10-22nd.

This also includes engaging with the club leadership and aligning our programs with the curriculum of the National Training Centre – Quebec, which is hosted in Chelsea. It also includes preparation for international matches planned at our new field hockey centre in early August.

For more information and how to apply, download the job description details.

Field Hockey 2017 Flashback

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Well it was quite the summer!

Friends and Field Hockey family gathered with the troops of athletes to support their new coaches Mark Dekker and Jelle Dekker during summer 2017.  The Quebec hockey family grew with culture and expanded with field hockey flavour.

Here are some of the pictures from this summer’s field hockey adventure!  Go-Quebec-Go!

U18 Nationals:

Hard work, athletic conditioning and feisty spirits brought the U18 boys to the west coast Nationals.  Although the 4th place finish didn’t reflect the level of play that the boys showed, the field hockey family was very proud of their performance during the games. Way to go guys.  You played with Quebec-style grit, skill and determination.

The girls grew, developed and discovered and all the things that the West Coast and field hockey had to offer.  Many thanks to the Field Hockey Shack for the hospitality and the warm welcome.

Dekker Dudes shared monumental moments at the Canadian Junior Development Camp. Proud moments were had by all as they wore their Canadian colors.

We celebrated during nationals and achieved a very special memory moment:  First Quebec Medal at Nationals (U16 Bronze).

And the summer was filled with amazing moments:


Thank you friends old and new and our growing field hockey family for making 2017 an unforgettable summer and year!

Quebec U16 Girls Team

U16 Quebec Girls Development team goes to Alberta

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U16 Quebec Girls team travels to the Province of Alberta to compete in the U16 Field Hockey nationals! Exciting opportunity to play against teams from across the county. Whether win or lose, the girls will claim victory on a great experience and an opportunity develop and grow as a team.