Field Hockey Canada > Field Hockey Canada announces Women’s National Team Carding Camp

All eligible players encouraged to fill out expression of interest form

Field Hockey Canada is hosting a Women’s National Team identification and carding camp on April 3-7, 2023. The event will take place in the Metro Vancouver area and will be centred around identifying the Women’s National Team cohort for the 2023-2024 training and competition cycle. 

The Women’s National Team and Field Hockey Canada are welcoming applications from all eligible players. Please fill out the Expression of Interest form below. 

CARDING CAMP – Expression of Interest

Field Hockey Canada recently announced the hiring of gold-medal winning head coach, Danny Kerry as the new Women’s National Team Head Coach. The carding camp will be coach Kerry’s first order of business in Canada. 

Kerry was formally the head coach of the GB Women’s Team and Men’s Team. From 2005-2016, he led the women’s program to incredible success, culminating in the Olympic gold in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed the head coach of the GB Men’s side and led the team to their first FIH Hockey Pro League Grand Final in 2019. 

The Canadian Women’s National Team is fresh off a summer that featured them playing at their first FIH Hockey World Cup in 28 years, following up by tying their all-time best performance at the Commonwealth Games finishing fifth. The Wolf Pack is currently ranked 15th in the world and looking to gain momentum towards the 2023 Pan American Games and 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

Application details

Please fill in the form here:

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION: Friday, March 10, 2023

About carding:

The Government of Canada’s AAP is one of the funding streams Field Hockey Canada as a national sport organization can access to support its programs and athletes. The AAP is a sport funding program that contributes to the pursuit of excellence. AAP support seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with preparing for and participating in international sport and assists high-performance Canadian athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances.  

FHC receives a total of $338,800 athlete assistance for its women’s program. This is the equivalent of 16 Senior cards. FHC also can split cards to enable a greater number of athletes to benefit from this support.  Athletes identified by FHC and put forward for AAP support (known as ‘carding’) receive funding directly.  

As a reminder, athletes may be part of the senior squad (WNT) but not be nominated for AAP ‘carding’. There are other benefits that all identified athletes within our WNT receive including eligibility for additional support to services including, tuition support within Canada, gym access and Game Plan education from system partners such as the sports institute network (CSI) and the Olympic Committee (COC).

The AAP carding cycle for our women’s program runs from May 1st to April 31st 

LEARN MORE: AAP Website | Field Hockey Canada Carding Policy