Burnaby Bears Field Hockey Club

About the Burnaby Bears

Founded, December 2016

Mission Statement

To provide safe, affordable, and enjoyable field hockey programs to girls and women in the Burnaby and New Westminster communities

  • Emphasizing teamwork, friendship, and community building
  • Commitment to basic field hockey skills, fundamental movement skills, and a lifelong love of sport

  • Accessibility to opportunities and challenges at all levels of play

  • The promotion of girls and women in all aspects of field hockey: playing, coaching, officiating, and administration.


Board of Directors

2017-2018

President| Erin de Sousa

Vice-President| Chelsie Goodchild

Secretary| Marina Gonzalez

Treasurer| Lauren Pughe

Junior Captain| Manisha Basra

Women's Captain| Alexa Landon

Director at Large| Dawn de Sousa

 


Coaches

2017-2018

Junior Program Coaches

U18 Team - Erin de Sousa & Dawn de Sousa

U16 Team - Chelsie Goodchild, Sydney Shortt & Micky Harris

U15 Team - Sade Alexis & Dawn de Sousa

U12 Team - Anjili Biln, Jessie Isomura, Hanisha Bains

U11 Team - Manisha Basra, Nicole Morneau, Sophia Pinter, Sehaj Kalsi

Minis Team - Andrea Richter, Jaya Hayre, Mika Melles, Rosemary Vayalikunnel, Chandani Parmar


Bear Cubs Program Coaches

Little Bears - Manisha Basra, Sophia Pinter, Rosemary Vayalikunnel, Jaya Hayre, Mika Melles

Big Bears - Samantha Mansinho, Erin de Sousa


Women's Program Coaches

Divison 3 - Sydney Shortt, Erin de Sousa

Division 4 - Dawn de Sousa, Erin de Sousa

 


Anti-Oppression Statement

The Burnaby Bears Field Hockey Club is committed to working with athletes, families, and the community to support physical literacy, sportsmanship, teamwork and resilience. We acknowledge that we live and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Coast Salish Nations. We strive to maintain an inclusive and empowering environment for all our members, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, class, sexuality, ability or age. We recognize that everyone has different experiences and backgrounds which shape their perspectives and welcome this diversity. In order to create a safe space that is inclusive to all, comments or actions that disparage others on the basis of any of the above are unacceptable.  

  We have signed theDeclaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport. We are committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive sport culture to our members. Check out viaSport's movement to ERASE bullying in sport  here!

We have signed theDeclaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport. We are committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive sport culture to our members. Check out viaSport's movement to ERASE bullying in sport here!