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In-Person Indoor Provincial Umpiring Clinic

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019

2nd Floor Lounge, Bridgeland Crossings I
38 9 Street NE, T2E 7X9

  • Parking is free on the street after 6:30pm
  • Inside the Car2Go home zone
  • Steps away from​ the Bridgeland C-Train Station on the Blue Line
  • Dial 2-717 on intercom to gain access to building, wait in lobby for elevator access
  • After reaching the second floor, turn right out of the elevator, and the lounge is a few doors down on the right

$50 to attend in-person ($80 for online only)
Optional Umpire Shirt: $55

To re-certify, the online course is the only option and costs $25

Course Conductor: Keely Dunn

To register, follow this link –


1. Classroom

  • Rules & interpretations
  • Positioning
  • Management tools
  • Lots of video clips to illustrate and fuel discussions
  • Q&A

Internet-capable device (phone, tablet, laptop) and/or paper and pen
Food, snacks, drinks (seriously, there’s a full kitchen)

2. Written Exam
The exam is available online and must be completed by the end of the season in which the clinic or online course was launched

3. Field Assessment

  • You will be scheduled or can request opportunities to shadow experienced umpires
  • Then you will umpire with an experienced umpire or umpire-coach shadowing you
  • Then you work with the League Coordinator and an Assessor to schedule a field assessment
  • You get paid retroactively to the beginning of the season for games where you umpired (i.e. blow the whistle)
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Astros Club Apparel

Posted by Astros Field Hockey Club at Nov 12, 2018 10:28AM PST

Many of you have probably seen other club members sporting some pretty fantastic looking hoodies, T-shirts etc. Now is your chance to buy or order some for yourselves if you are interested.

We have the following items currently available to purchase:

  1. Long sleeve performance t-shirts – $25
  2. Short sleeve performance t-shirts – $15
  3. Cotton T-shirts – $10
  4. Red Beanies – $10

We have both adult and youth sizes.

If you would like a Hoodie, Sweatshirt or Sweatpants, then you can order one and we will get them custom printed with your name on them.

  1. Hoodies – $45
  2. Sweatshirts – $40
  3. Sweatpants – $35

Deadline to order/purchase will be Dec 1, 2018.

Send me an email to with which item(s) and what size. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


2018 was a year where a major project to replace the turf at Hawkings Field lasted all of the outdoor season and teams had to adjust their skills and frustrations with playing on slower field turf, (vs. water-based turf).

Astros-A emerged victorious with a hard-fought 1 – 0 over Cougars-1 in the Gold Medal match and repeat as A-League Champions! This match followed another very competitive chess match over Phoenix Black in the semi-finals the previous week, one that required penalty stroked to decide the winner.

Astros-A were able to follow the lead of Astros-B who had won Gold in their league final the previous night!

BACK (left to right): Sabrina Wong, Verla Wong, Nicole White, Maddie Romeril, Brooke Van Oosten, Stef Wind, Melinda Bretzer
FRONT (left to right): Burgundy Biletski, Nadia Izzo, Jess Britton, Emilie Pianarosa, Marla Richardson, Peggy Seto

MISSING_: Jose Esposito-Festen (_tended to injured Cougars-1 player at end of 2nd half of Gold Medal match), Dee-Ann Evans, Jenny Johnson, Paige Koochin, Aidan Pattison, Maryanne Umbsaar, Michaela Walter

CLFHA will be having a casino on June 4th and 5th as part of the fundraising efforts for the turf replacement at U of C.

The document 2018_CLFHA_Casino_Volunteers_June_4_5_Final.xlsx was attached to this post.


Hawkings Field is being re-carpeted during the summer of 2018. We are now set up to take donations directly to this project, and U of C will provide you with a tax receipt . Please follow the link below to donate to this project!

This project is going to cost $1.4 million dollars, and is not possible without the support of all members of the Field Hockey Community. We are working closely with the University of Calgary during this project, and they have created an online donation link for us (which will also allow you to receive a tax receipt)!

For example, if 400 CLFHA players all donated $25 dollars, we would have an additional $10,000 to put towards the turf! Any and all donations will help us reach our funding goals and get our new turf! Please feel free to share this link with anyone who may like to make a donation (family, friends, past players, etc.).

If you have any questions regarding the turf, this project, or would like to help out in some way, please contact Debi Seaman (

Thank you in advance for your support for this project!