September 23, 2009
After many years of dedicated service, Suzzanne Nicholson will be retiring from Field Hockey Canada (FHC) on Friday, September 25, 2009. Suzzanne has been an employee at FHC since May 1983, when she began her career as the Technical Director and was later promoted to the Executive Director position. During her 27-year tenure at FHC, she has seen many changes not only to FHC but to the Canadian sport system. She has worked with 9 presidents, 15 national team head coaches, sport ministers, sport consultants, Board members and volunteers… too many to count.
Some of you may not know that Suzzanne has been involved in many aspects of our sport; as a coach for 21 years, both in Manitoba and at Carleton University, as national team manager at the 1982 World Cup and 1984 Olympic Games, as a Canadian level umpire, and as Tournament Director at the National Championships.
Her dedication to the sport has been unparalleled and she excelled in keeping FHC moving forward by ensuring that FHC always operated under a good governance model…not always a favourite topic for the Board or the membership, but her “ensuring that FHC operated under the rules of good governance” is one of the reasons FHC has been able to survive in the ever changing sport climate in Canada.
On behalf of the Field Hockey Canada Board of Directors and our membership, please join me in thanking Suzzanne for her years of service. We wish her all the best in her retirement and enjoying her month of golf in Palm Springs.
Mary Cicinelli, FHC President.