SHOWN WITH THE Westerly Trophy are (left to right): Front row - Vanessa Navarro-Merr

Westerly Trophy back in the Comox Valley

Women's field hockey team captures coveted cup at tourney in Nanaimo

After many years absence, the Westerly Field Hockey Trophy has finally returned home.

The Westerly Field Hockey Tournament, which began in 1981 in the Comox Valley by Joan Longtin, was hosted in our community for several years. Over time, the tournament was hosted by different Island communities.

With the revival of women’s field hockey in the Valley and the formation of the Comox Valley Ladies Field Hockey Association in 2010, the club has steadily promoted the sport.

Playing on a grass pitch during the spring season and indoors the rest of the year, this enthusiastic group of women have developed their skills and strategies. With the upcoming artificial turf in fall 2014, the club is hopeful that they will be given time on the turf to improve their game.

At the Westerly Tournament, held Sept. 5-6 in Nanaimo, the Comox Valley women’s field hockey team fought hard to win in the semifinals against Nanaimo 2-1. In a challenging final game against the favoured Cowichan team, the ladies skillfully played an exciting game, defeating Cowichan 1-0.

If you are interested in joining the CVLFHA, contact the club at cvlfha@gmail.com Any junior players can join the Comox Valley Field Hockey League in spring 2014.  Check out both clubs on their website at www.comoxvalleyfieldhockey.ca.

– Comox Valley Ladies Field Hockey Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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