The 2020/21 Bermuda Field Hockey season got underway at the National Sports Center this evening.
The first two matches in action was a Mixed team affair with the Griffins falling 4 – 1 to the BHA Pirates.
The Pirates took the lead in the 7th minute when Donnie Simmons scored a Field Goal, but in the 29th minute, the score was level when Alyssa DaSilva scored for the Griffins.
The Pirates would extend their lead in the 34th minute when Jude Mosely scored and then in the 40th minute, Mosely scored again to make it 3 – 1 and then on the 46th minute X Smith scored a Field Goal to make it 4 – 1.
Over the last few weeks, we've had small groups of kids return to the field in the mornings which provided us a great opportunity to ensure our COVID guidelines were in place and adequate.
We've also had 2 mixed friendly games, tonight being the 2nd of them, with another on September 11th and a Men's exhibit game on the 18th. These have been another good opportunity to allow some of our players and volunteers to shake off the summer/COVID Cobwebs.
The BHF is in the process of finalizing our league teams with the plan to start on Friday, September 25th. We are looking to do 2 games on Friday night with 2 more on Sunday. There are some new teams this year so should make for some excellent games.
Registration is also open for our Award Winning Saturday Youth program which is scheduled to start on September 12th.
Boonstra's Babson First Two Months Matches Canceled
Isabella Boonstra and her No. 16th ranked Babson College teammates season first two months have been canceled.
The College continuing their series of taking an inside look at the College's 22 varsity programs.
Field Hockey became Babson's first women's program to advance to a National Semi-Final game in 2016.
Babson Women's Field Hockey team are coached by Julie Ryan.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Junior Pan Am Championships Rescheduled
The Junior Pan American Championships (Women & Men) World Cup Qualifier, has been rescheduled for April 12th to 25th, 2021.
The event will be held under International Hockey Federation (FIH) current security regulations for COVID 19, to be able to take care of the health of the athletes, officials and other people involved in the event.
Athletes' eligibility is maintained based on the date they were agreed to play in 2020.
Meanwhile as National Associations start to make plans for a safe return to hockey activities after the necessary restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the FIH has produced a document to help and support Continental Federations, National Associations and clubs through the process.
The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) announced in co-operation with National Federations and Local Organizing Committees, the ISBHF Board of Directors has unanimously approved that, all upcoming ISBHF events will be postponed by one year. The calendar of the upcoming ISBHF events will be as follows:
Men’s & Women’s Masters World Championships June 16th-20th – České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Under 20 & Under 18 Junior World Championships June 22nd-27th – Visp & Raron, Switzerland
Under 16 Boys & Under 20 Girls Junior World Championships July 1st-4th – Žilina, Slovakia
* the age eligibility regulations for 2021 events will remain the same as regulated for 2020 events.
Men’s & Women’s World Championships June 2022 (dates TBC) – Brandon, MB, Canada
On behalf of the ISBHF, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and support as we navigate the Ball Hockey family through this period of uncertainty.
We look forward to welcoming all players, families, spectators and staff to these wonderful nations as they host the best ball hockey players in the world and provide an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.