Thursday, March 14, 2019
Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity Recreation Council (I-SPARC) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Player Selection Camp to select Indigenous athletes to Team BC to participate in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship (NAHC), taking place May 4 - 12, 2019 in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Top Indigenous male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the selection camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three (3) day period by the Team BC coaching staff. Team BC is seeking 20 male and 20 female athletes to represent BC at the 2019 NAHC.
The Team BC Selection Camp takes place April 5 – 7, 2019 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC. The registration fee is $120 per player and includes a Team BC Selection Camp practice jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no walk-ups will be accepted.
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Player Selection Camp.
- Resident of BC and be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). Acceptable proof of ancestry includes: Status card, Treaty card, Provincial Métis card, Inuit or Inuvialuit identification. For those without a card, a formal Declaration of Ancestry may be completed with supporting documentation.
- Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey. Players currently not registered with BC Hockey may be registered via this camp for an additional fee of $40.
- Male or female players: Bantam or Midget age as of the 2018-2019 competitive season (born 2001 to 2005).
*NOTE: this is a program primarily for Midget aged hockey players (born 2001-2003), but Bantam aged players are eligible to compete in the NAHC. As a competitive selection camp, Midget and Bantam players will be competing amongst one another for a position on the team. For safety reasons, Bantam aged players (born 2004-2005) must be approved by the coaching staff before they can participate in the camp. The coaching staff will consider the player’s size and competitive experience in rendering a decision.
For more information about Team BC and the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), visit www.isparc.ca or www.facebook.com/ISPARC.BC/, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.940.4906.
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