Cowichan prominent in awards
A Cowichan Valley player and two ardent volunteers are among the recipients of Field Hockey B.C. awards.
Chelsey Cleemoff received recognition as the junior female player of the year for U15 while Brenda Lockhart and Heather Goodman were honoured for their volunteering efforts.
Cleemoff was selected to the top U15 B.C. team that competed in the Under 16 national championships and brought back the gold medal.
She was co-captain of the team. Her complete range of speed, strength, tackling and distribution skills were evident on defence and she also made an important presence on the attack.
Cleemoff exhibited the key traits required from an athlete at this stage and was truly deserving of the recognition, according to Field Hockey B.C. selectors.
In the regional program support category, Goodman emerged as the winner. She devoted many long hours as team manager for the Learn-to-Train and Train-to-Train regional programs as well as providing invaluable assistance to both program coaches and Field Hockey B.C. staff to coordinate and communicate program updates for families.
Goodman’s desire to make the field hockey experience more enjoyable for everyone was a major factor in her selection.
Lockhart received the award for voluntary contribution to field hockey.
She’s been a true ambassador for the Cowichan Field Hockey Association as a past president, captain of indoor and outdoor teams, coach within the junior programs and also sits on numerous committees.