Hello FHO Community,
May is an exciting and busy time with May Meltdown a week away! We also have multiple Try-It Events coming up this month. So, stay active, and learn more about field hockey this summer through our grassroots and high-performance programs. Stay tuned and follow us on social media to stay updated about the upcoming dates and locations.
We are excited to get everything going this summer, and we can't wait to see you all there!
May Marks Asian Heritage Month!
Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to learn more about the culture, achievements and contributions of the Asian FHO athletes. They play a massive role in shaping our community.
This month, we will use our platform to showcase our Asian athletes to share parts of their heritage. We look forward to continuing a legacy of greatness and reminding all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination.
Follow us to learn more about the Asian Heritage spotlight series, as we will showcase some of our FHO Asian Members.
The countdown begins! We are officially one week away from our May Meltdown tournament, happening May 20-22. Bring out the pompoms and come down to support the clubs across the province as we have some great competition this year. Check out our social media so you don’t miss any important information!
More exciting news, there will be a big blowout sale, first come first serve! Run don’t walk to get your FHO merch sponsored by Under Armour, Saturday ONLY! We have sandals, t-shirts, long sleeves, and tracksuits. Be sure to check out the tent as we will be taking debit and credit only!
Hope to see you all there, as you won’t want to miss out on this fun weekend!
FHO Try It Events Coming Soon
FHO hosted a few successful Try It Events and partnered with some of our clubs around the province. If your kids want to stay active in the summer, try field hockey at our event to learn new skills! If you missed some of our previous events, don't worry; we still have a few more locations and dates near you!
Don't miss out and register now at Fieldhockeyontario.com!
London - May 14, 2022
Goderich - May 21, 2022
Hamilton - May 28, 2022
Niagara - May 29, 2022
Alumna Spotlight - Kate Wright
Today the spotlight is on Kate Wright! Kate has been playing field hockey since the age of 14 and recently hung up her stick as a 15-year veteran of the national team, a captain and an all-time cap record holder for 228 international matches in female Canadian field hockey history.
Wright is the most internationally experienced athlete to play for the women's national field hockey team. Some of her biggest highlights, to name a few, have been helping Canada win bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games, silver at the 2019 Pan American Games, and was named FHC player of the year in 2013.
Wright played other sports like hockey, soccer, track and field, and cross country. Still, Field Hockey Ontario ultimately provided her with a high-performance environment to jumpstart her career to play for the national team.
Wright understands the importance of support from FHO. As she stated that we need to "start at the grassroots, to continue to grow the game in our province and introduce new players to the sport, while also supporting our high performance teams and players too fast track them to the national team."
Follow us for more on the Alumni Spotlight series as we look to showcase FHO alum and their careers!
Quote of the day
"Be fearless in trying new things, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional since being afraid can challenge you to go to the next level."