Field Hockey Canada > A chance to crack the 2016 Women's National Team

In an attempt to leave no stone unturned on the path to Tokyo 2020, the Women’s National Program (WNP) will be offering a select few the opportunity to trial with the current Women’s National Team (WNT) when it hosts its upcoming 2016 Selection Camp.

The purpose of the Camp will be to provide the opportunity for prospective National athletes currently outside of the Field Hockey Canada High Performance Pathway to show their wares alongside current squad members.

The camp will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from December 1st-3rd, 2015 (draft schedule below).

The application to attend is open to any player who believes they have what it takes to crack the Women’s National Team. Of note, an application does not guarantee an invite and only successful candidates who progress through the application stage will be invited.

To be eligible for the Camp athletes must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen and have a valid Canadian Passport.
  • Be prepared to commit fulltime to the 2016 WNT Program 

To be considered, athletes should apply via email to FHC WNT High Performance Manager, Stef Sloboda at, by no later then October 31st 2015.

Applicants should include a brief one-page Performance Resume including their playing history, achievements, and a brief fitness profile (including most recent fitness scores e.g. YoYo or Beep Test scores), as well as at least one letter of reference (e.g. from your school or club coach).

Successful candidates will be invited to attend the Camp and will be notified by Friday, November 6th. Further details regarding camp logistics will be shared with successful trial candidates.

There will be a levy of $100 for athletes who are invited to attend.

Any questions pertaining to the camp can be directed toward Stef Sloboda (, WNT High Performance Manager.


Please see below for a draft schedule:

Tuesday 1st December:

All Day:             Fitness Testing

Evening:           Team Activity/Meeting


Wednesday 2nd December:

Morning:           Skills Assessment and Training

Afternoon:        Internal Practice Match 1

Evening:           Team Activity/Meeting


Thursday 3rd December:

Morning:           Internal Practice Match 2