North Vancouver School District
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Field Hockey Academy

Located at Sutherland Secondary, Grades 8-12

In partnership with Field Hockey BC (FHBC), the academy provides for the participation of all students, male and female, regardless of their field hockey experience. The program consists of a field hockey curriculum as set out by Field Hockey BC and is in compliance with the BC Ministry of Education Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical Education.  Students earn their grade-equivalent P.E. credit upon successful completion of the program. 

Academy players are eligible to dovetail into regional programming for a four-week tactical block prior to the regional tournament in April (at which initial Provincial selections are made).  A pro-rata charge for players who meet the criteria and wish to pursue the Provincial opportunities will be charged.

Note: Registration in the Field Hockey Academy will not affect a player's ability to play on their home school's field hockey team.

How to apply 

Applications begin January 23, 2017 and close March 3, 2017.

All applicants must submit:

To be completed upon acceptance:

  • Student Medical Form
  • Personal Information Consent Form

Returning students must reapply to the Field Hockey Academy every year.


Priority 1 - Returning students
Priority 2 - Waitlisted players from previous years
Priority 3 - Lottery for remaining spaces.

Total spots available will be dependent on the number of applications received and the ability of schools to organize suitable timetables to meet student needs. 

If applications are greater than the maximum enrolment, student selection for the Field Hockey Academy will be determined by a lottery in a manner consistent with Policy 605: Admission of Students to School.  Note: Those players not selected via the lottery will be placed on a wait list.


$2,500 program fee per school year ($250/month)

First month payment confirms placement in the academy and is non-refundable. It is due on or before June 1, 2107. If a family chooses to pay in 10 installments, this must be set up for automatic withdrawal in September 2017 with the first payment due October 1, 2017 and then on the first of each month through June 2018. Information for payment will be included in the acceptance package. An additional course fee may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the academy.


If you have questions about the Field Hockey Academy, please contact:

Susan Ahrens

Melody Haddow

Bill Mahon
Academy Teacher

Rick Chan 
District Principal