News and Announcements

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Hello Falcons families and players!

We have an exciting opportunity for the junior Falcons.
Next Sunday May 2nd, seven of the current Women’s National Field Hockey team players have generously offered to coach the U6-18 players!

When:
Sunday May 2
U11-14 12-1pm
U15-18 1-2pm
U6-10 2-3pm

There is a lot of experience in this group of national players with 3 of them having played well over 100 games for Canada.

Do your Covid 19 Health Check before arrival.

Read attachment for player bios.

The document WNT_coaches.docx was attached to this post.

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Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the Graeme Carswell “Follow Your Dreams” Award. This $500 bursary will be awarded to a deserving young Falcon or Falcon Alumni who best exemplifies the characteristics of Graeme. who tragically passed away in 2016.

These characteristics include:

1.Follow their dreams.
2. Live their passions.
3. Always be kind.
4. Be a positive example for their team-mates in whatever sport they play.
5. Be self-less, humble, spontaneous, modest, charismatic and have a sense of humour.
6. Appreciate and love music.
7. Have compassion and respect for others.
8. Give their time freely to mentor younger people.
9. Be genuine.
10. Make a difference.

Details on how to nominate a deserving young Falcon or to apply for the bursary are in the attachment. They can also be found in the Documents section of the Falcons Webpage.

The deadline for the application is May 28th, 2021.

The document Application_for_Graeme_Carswell_Award__3_.docx was attached to this post.

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Falcons Field Hockey is proud to offer scholarships to deserving graduates. Scholarships of $500 towards post secondary education are awarded each year to deserving students.

The application deadline has been extended this year to May 17th, 2021 Applications form can be found in the Documents section on the website (bottom right hand corner of the site) Their are two application documents. One for graduates from 2020 and one for graduates from this year (2021).

You can either mail the application to our mailbox or drop it in a sealed envelope with anyone on the executive.

Here is what is expected from all parents and players around Covid 19 Safety:

General for Parents:
Please read and familiarize yourself with the following Covid safety information:
We are following current First Stage FHBC and ViaSport Return to Sport guidelines. This means:

-noncontact socially distanced training is allowed.
-no game play.
-no spectators are allowed on or around the field.
-focus is on skill development.

Prior to the athletes first training session, each player must bring a completed Covid-19 Attestation form signed by their parent. You can download this form from the documents section of the webpage www.falcons.ca The form is also attached to this email.
This is required to participate. A safety officer for your team will be at the entrance to the field collecting these forms. This will be the only time you need to bring a paper form.

Prior to subsequent sessions, parents can submit Covid 19 Health Check under the Links section of the website or use the following link: http://www.falcons.ca/forms/23399-Covid-19-Health-Check

Participant Personal Safety

-come dressed ready to play.
- bring your own water bottle.
- washroom access for emergency only.
- there will be a designated personal belonging area.
-only athletes, coaches and safety officers allowed in field of play.
- parking lot for pick-up and drop off only.
-wear a mask prior to and after each session.

Field Access Plan
-There will be a marked entrance (northeast side of Winskill turf) and exit (northwest side of turf). Please respect these designated areas at pick up and drop off.

Let’s have a fun and safe season!

Paul Foster
Falcons President

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FHBC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Southeast Technical Development Programs for U14, U16 and U18 boys & girls.

The deadline has been extended until* April 5th*. Please note registration is limited to maintain an athlete coach ratio of 8:1. All registration will be on a first come-first served basis.

SOUTHEAST

U14 Southeast Boys & Girls (Born: 2007 and 2008)
6 sessions, Saturdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, starting April 10th @ Tamanawis

U16 Southeast Boys & Girls (Born: 2005 and 2006)
6 sessions, Saturdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, starting April 10th @ Tamanawis

U18 Southeast Girls (Born: 2003 and 2004)
6 sessions, Sundays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, starting April 11th @ Tamanawis

U18 Southeast Boys (Born: 2003 and 2004)
6 sessions, Sundays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, starting April 11th @ Tamanawis

SOUTHEAST PROGRAM ELIGIBLITY

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program is open only to athletes associated with clubs located in the SE region (Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

For more information and to register, access the following links:
Male Technical Programs – http://ow.ly/gl6v50E5IGQ
Female Technical Programs – http://ow.ly/c14Z50E5IHJ