As planning continues for the 2020-2021 season, the FGHA Board of Directors wants to remind all of our members that financial constraints shouldn't be a barrier to participation in hockey. As hockey begins to resume across Canada, a number of foundations are offering assistance and their grant process is open now. The Lace'Em Up and the Grindstone Award are two of these accepting applications now. Please note, applications are limited by either time or funding levels, so apply now!
Links and updates are posted on our website, please click here to check them out!
The health, safety and well-being of players, families, coaches, officials, volunteers and members of our community remains our priority during this difficult time. Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent directives by various authorities, the Flamborough Girls Hockey Association has suspended all in-person association and team activities until such time as the appropriate authorities and/or our governing sport associations suggest we can resume our operations.
We will advise our membership on our programming resumption and plans as soon as the situation becomes more clear. At this time we are NOT opening registration for the 2020/2021 season, assigning players to rep teams or posting House League coaching applications due to the uncertainty of what hockey will look like in fall. We are in communications with Hockey Canada and OWHA and will update our membership as information becomes available. We are planning to hold our AGM for the 2019/2020 season in early Fall pending further developments.
For additional information, please refer to the following public resources:
Government of Canada
We thank you, our members, for your patience at this time and sincerely hope you and your families remain in good health!
Steve MacRae, President, FGHA
The OWHA held a conference call on May 5th to provide the member associations an update on the current situation. In an effort to keep our membership advised of these ongoing updates, we've posted them on our website.
Please click here to see the meeting notes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Information is subject to change for a variety of reasons. Please watch the OWHA web site. The priority of the OWHA is the health and safety of our members and participants and for all people and we urge everyone to keep themselves informed of the requirements issued and updated by various levels of government and health professionals.
Please note that all OWHA players, as well as their parents/guardians (for players under 18), coaches, trainers and other rostered individuals MUST review the OWHA Concussion Awareness Resource annually. Click here to access the Rowan's Law Document.
The content of this document MUST be read by parents and players before a player will be eligible to play any games. Additionally, all required individuals must have signed and returned the Acknowledgement Form before they can play in a game.
Please take the time to review this content before the evaluation skate and return your signed acknowledgement form when signing in. More information is available here. Completed forms should be handed to your team's coach for collection and recording. Once all required forms are gathered, they should be provided to the appropriate Director (House League or Rep) for retention by the FGHA.
Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
The OWHA in conjunction with Hockey Canada has crafted new policy for developing hockey players at the youngest of ages. They will be implementing the new policy attached below mostly in the 2019/2020 season.
Please take a moment to review the new policy if your daughter would be within this age group when this takes effect.
In an effort to ensure that all players, staff, coaches, skaters, parents, members and volunteers have access to new safety and hygiene protocols, we have provided the links to the information below. Please click on the title for the link.
This year, we want to see lots of photos of our Falcons in action! To have photos added to the site, please send them in.
Attach your photos on the email, and be sure to tell us who's in them and what team they're on! We'll capture the best of them and add them to the website. Please ensure that #fgha2020 is in the subject line of all submission emails.
Please ensure that any photos submitted are appropriate, and by submitting photos, you are giving the FGHA permission to post these photos on our website.
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