Learn to play indoor and outdoor field hockey

Introduction to the game for 8-12 year olds goes Jan. 15 to Feb. 5

Youngsters enjoying field hockey.

Attention all eight to 12 year olds! Are you interested in playing an exciting, fast-paced, super fun sport that you can play all year round both indoors and out? Then indoor and outdoor field hockey is the sport for you.

As part of the City of Courtenay’s Centennial Celebration, the Comox Valley Field Hockey League (CVFHL) is hosting a four-session Intro to Field Hockey program that will focus on fun activities and games that will teach and improve upon the skills needed to play indoor and outdoor field hockey.

Both indoor and outdoor field hockey is played internationally by both men and women in over 112 countries. Outdoor field hockey is an Olympic sport with many opportunities for men and women to play on local, university, provincial, national and master level teams. The CVFHL has top-notch coaches to assist youth with a good start toward a lifelong passion for sport and community.  For more information on the Intro to Field Hockey program, contact the league via email at cvfhl@gmail.com.

Introduction to Field Hockey for eight to 12 year olds:

Time: Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

When:  Jan. 15 to Feb. 5

Where: Lewis Centre MP Hall

Instructors: Katie Leith-Mills and Moira Ashlee

Equipment needed:  Mouth guards, shin pads and water bottles. Field hockey sticks and balls are provided.

Cost: $25

Two Tournaments

In other news, two field hockey tournaments are coming to the Comox Valley in 2015.

First up is the Comox Valley Indoor Field Hockey Tournament on Feb. 28 at Ecole Au-cœur-de-l’île (Francophone school) at 566 Linshart Rd. The tournament will host four teams from the Island including Nanaimo, Cowichan, Comox and Courtenay. Spectators are welcome.

Next is the Vancouver Island Westerly Outdoor Tournament in September 2015 in celebration of Courtenay’s 100th birthday. Teams from Victoria, Nanaimo, Cowichan and Seattle are expected to participate. Spectators are welcome.

The Comox Valley Indoor Hockey League also welcomes new players to join in on weekly practices and scrimmages every Monday from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5 to March 9 at Ecole Au-cœur-de-l’île. Your first night is free and field hockey sticks are provided. New players must bring a mouth guard and shin pads. For additional information contact the CVFHL via email at cvfhl@gmail.com.


– Comox Valley Field Hockey League



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