FHO Quest for Gold: Applications Due February 1, 2019

January 9, 2019

The Quest For Gold (QFG) program is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The program provides funding to individual athletes based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport. 


The objectives of the Quest For Gold program are:


  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;

  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;

  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;

  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;

  • To increase athlete access to high performance coaching; and

  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.



Athletes who are interested in the Quest For Gold program must read the Athlete Agreement carefully as recipients are required to sign and comply with the terms of the Agreement.  Signed Athlete Agreements will be collected after the list of nominated athletes is announced. 



The selection criteria is based on the following:


  • 30% - Performance at National tournament in 2018

  • 50% - National coaches’ squad rankings

  • 20% - Fitness score


Please read the entire Selection Criteria document found here carefully, especially sections 6.0 (the detailed criteria) and 10.0 (how to apply).


If you did not participate in the provincial program in 2018, but want to be considered for QFG funding, you must submit a statement to QFG@fieldhockeyontario.com by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2019 outlining why you did not try out. The Selection Committee will consider the following factors to determine an athlete’s eligibility for QFG funding: no provincial program in your age category, injury, and financial constraints. If the Selection Committee determines that an athlete is eligible, scoring will be based on Junior National/ National team/ squad involvement (70%), and fitness score (30%).


Applications are due Friday February 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for late or incomplete applications.


Please complete the Application Form found here for consideration for QFG funding.


Questions can be directed to QFG@fieldhockeyontario.com.


Learn more about The Quest for Gold Program here: http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/sport/sport/quest-for-gold/quest_funding.shtml







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