Abigail RayeWeb

July2,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia consistently produces the countries best
field hockey players through Field Hockey BC’s regional and provincial
development programs.

Marking the end of the ten week Learn to Train
program, 180 athletes ages 9-13 from across the province will be
participating in the festival this weekend, July 4-6, at Rutledge Field,
West Vancouver.

“This festival is an opportunity for our athletes to showcase the skills
they have been working on throughout the spring and summer, without the
pressure of a championship event” says Sue Demuynck, Field Hockey BC

“For some of these athletes, this event will be a stepping stone on their
path to representing British Columbia and Canada in the future.”

Thea Culley knows firsthand how far field hockey can take you. She began her
field hockey career playing for her high school in Rossland, BC, before
representing BC at U16 and U18 National Championships. Thea went on to play
for the University of Victoria Vikes and will be one of 12 BC athletes
representing Canada later this month at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in
Glasgow, Scotland.

Our Learn to Train athletes will have the chance to meet Thea Culley this
weekend as she officially opens the tournament. The young athletes will
present her with a signed Canadian flag to take with her to the Commonwealth