2017 National Championship Festival – July 17-25, 2017

Field Hockey BC to Host the First National Championship Field Hockey Festival (U15/U18/U23) at the first class Tamanawis Park facility in the City of Surrey – July 17-25, 2017

Field Hockey BC will host the first National Championship Festival involving both male and female divisions at U15, U18, and U23. It is expected that approximately 1000 athletes and support staff will enjoy eight days of competition in what promises to be a groundbreaking event for the sport of field hockey. The Championships will take place in the City of Surrey and utilize the first class water-based field hockey facilities at Tamanawis Park. Held over an eight day period (July 17-25, 2017), and involving the top athletes, coaches, and officials from across Canada, the Championships promise to be a true celebration and we encourage all fans to mark their calendars accordingly!

The move to host multiple National Championship events within the same calendar time frame and at the same host venue, is part of the recent strategic commitment to Long-Term Field Hockey Development Competition Review. In this case, the focus is very much targeted at the performance stream for athletes, coaches, and officials; and it is hoped that this Festival Celebration will act as a catalyst for similar events at both the developmental and social level of our sport.

Our sincere thanks to the City of Surrey and Sport Surrey for the continued support of field hockey events and the opportunity to host this exciting new initiative within the municipality. Watch this space for more information, including how you may be able to get involved with this major icon-fieldHockeyevent. We look forward to welcoming the rest of the Country to BC and the City of Surrey later this summer!

As Reported By: Field Hockey BC
Posted On: May 18, 2017
Original Article: fieldhockeybc.com/events/national-events/