Mississauga to host 2010 Field Hockey Canada U16 National Championships

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 14 /CNW/ - Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce that the 2010 U16 National Championships for the men's and women's under 16 age group (U16) will be held at the Iceland Fields venue in Mississauga, Ontario beginning on Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, July 25.

The six-team women's tournament and five-team men's tournament will each begin with BC Blue versus Saskatchewan. Classification and playoff matches will begin on the weekend with the gold medal finals scheduled for Sunday, July 25th at 10 am for the men and noon for the women. The match schedule for the 2010 FHC U16 National Championships is now available on the Field Hockey Canada website at www.fieldhockey.ca.

"We are again very thrilled to be hosting the highest calibre of Canadian field hockey players in this age group," says Ann Doggett, President of Field Hockey Ontario. "For young field hockey players these championships are an important part in their development."

The Iceland Fields have been home to ten field hockey tournaments since September 2007. This year's tournaments includes elite-level teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario with over 200 young male and female athletes participating in the event.

For information on the tournament hotel or social activities planned during the Event, please visit the Field Hockey Canada website at www.fieldhockey.ca.

SOURCE FIELD HOCKEY CANADA

For further information: For further information: Marise Mascarenhas, Tournament Chair, Tel: (416) 706 - 6080, mm.fieldhockey@hotmail.com, www.fieldhockey.ca.

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