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Rules Update

Posted by Ali Baggott at Sep 20, 2010 7:31PM PDT ( 1 Comment )

Most of you will have seen these already as they have been posted on the FIH website for a few weeks now. VMFHL will start the season Sept 18 with these new rules in place for our League. (As decided at the Club Reps Board Meeting Aug 31) The Club Reps decided not to wait til Jan 1st so as to avoid rules changes mid-season.

Changes to the Rules of Hockey (for international competition with effect from 1 January 2011 with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2009 edition) are as follows:
Rule 9.15:
“players must not force an opponent into offending unintentionally”. This Rule is deleted.
Rule 13.1:
location of a free hit. This former Mandatory Experimental Rule becomes a full Rule of Hockey.
Rule 13.1.d:
“a free hit awarded inside the circle to the defence is taken anywhere inside the circle or up to 15 metres from the back-line in line with the location of the offence, parallel to the side-line”. The option of taking the free hit “anywhere inside the circle” is deleted.

Rule 13.2:
taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play after it has been outside the field. This former Mandatory Experimental Rule becomes a full Rule of Hockey.

Rule 13.3.h:
“taking a penalty corner … until the ball has been played, no attacker other than the one taking the push or hit from the back-line is permitted to enter the circle”. When an attacker enters the circle before permitted, the penalty corner is taken again except that when attackers persistently enter the circle before permitted, a free hit is awarded to the defence. In the full printed set of Rules, the penalties which apply for an offence during the taking of a penalty corner will listed in detail.

Rule 13.9.a:
for an offence during the taking of a penalty stroke”. If the stroke is taken before the whistle has been blown and a goal is scored, it is taken again.

Rule 13.9.c:
“for an offence during the taking of a penalty stroke … for any other offence by the player defending the stroke which prevents a goal being scored”. Instead of a goal being awarded, the penalty stroke is taken again. This means that Rules 13.9.c and 13.9.d both now lead to the penalty stroke being taken again.
Any questions about the information above should be addressed to:

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Field Hockey Season draws near!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Sep 3, 2010 11:25PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi everyone,

As the field hocke season draws near I would just like to take this opportunity to inform everyone of the upcoming leagues we have available for field hockey.

- The ladies league will run Sept 18, 2011-April 2011
- We are looking for new members so if you are a coach, at a school or would like to post flyers we have created an official "recruitment poster" available in the Document section on the right hand side of our website at

2. Thursday Night Co-ed 7-a-side League
Games are at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m UVic Contact: Chris Dahl (

3. Windsor Park Grass Hockey League (Co-Ed)
Recreational, played on grass
Runs Sept to end of November
Contact: Lorne Carnes (


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Posted by Ali Baggott at Aug 27, 2010 11:28AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

@ UVic water-based turf
Please contact your team rep if you can not make it.


- and click on the right hand side to register
- This is important : If you already exist as a FHBC member please UPDATE your information to the following and if you are new register as follows:
Zone: 6a Victoria
Club: Sailors Field Hockey Club
Sr Team w/in Club: Pirates, Sailors or Mariners
League: Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association.
- We need this information to be under your name in order to verify your status as a registered member for FHBC

Exhibition games will occur on Saturday, September 11 and the league will start on September 18th with practices continuing up until then.

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T-Shirt Sales

Posted by Ali Baggott at Jun 21, 2010 5:14PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Sailors Field Hockey Club of Victoria, BC is proud to show their support in two of their club athletes (Ali Lee and Robyn Pendleton) that are competing at the International level with Canada and at Senior Nationals for BC. In support of these two athletes, the Sailors Field Hockey Club will be selling t-shirts to help them raise money in order to reach their fundraising goals. Limited numbers of shirts are available so, if you would like to purchase one in advance please e-mail with your t-shirt size and colour preference.

WHAT: White or Red T-shirts
SIZES: Small, Medium, Large or X-Large
PRICE: $15.00
See photo album for the image on the red or white shirt

Shirts will be available for pick-up at Senior Nationals in Victoria BC (June 30-July 4) at the Sailors Field Hockey Concession tent.

Thank you.

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Sailors Hockey Update

Posted by Ali Baggott at Apr 28, 2010 5:21PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Just to round things up…


- May 29th and 30th
-planning for about 8-4 on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday.
- let Shannon know what shifts you are free for
-bakers, etc. contact Shannon
- Candy skewer makers on May 27 at Linda Low’s house

Congratulations to the following:

MARINERS: 1st Div Sportsmanship award

SAILORS: 2nd Div league and playoff winners

PIRATES: 3rd Div league winners

and the following individuals:

Veronica Planella (2nd Div MVP)

All stars:
Andrea Bain, Mariners
Chelsea Rabey, Mariners
Connie Wylie, Mariners
Veronica Planella, Sailors
Shannon Petrovic, Sailors
Joy Shumka, Sailors
Sara Brant, Sailors
Erica Kjekstad, Pirates
Catherine Fracy, Pirates
Heather Crisp, Pirates

Newly Appointed VILFHA Executive Members 2010:

President: Sara Brant, Sailors
First VP: Melissa Puckett, Sailors
Second VP: Cheryl McCreary, Cowichan
Secretary: Jenna Lucas, Sailors
Treasurer: vacant
Operations: Pat Hall, Oak Bay
Membership: Denise Hall, Rebels
Communications: Ali Lee, Sailors
Events: Shannon Petrovic, Sailors