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Military Sports

Teams you can join Formation Sports

Esquimalt Formation Sports organizes sports teams, leagues, and tournaments from the Formation/Base level to international competition. The programs offered are:
Cock of the Walk/Formation
The Formation Cock of the Walk program is a new and enhanced program that now includes both fleet and base units. The base units and fleet units will compete in a variety of sports to obtain points throughout the year. Your unit Sports Rep will be provided a schedule of events. If you do not know who your unit Sports Rep is or to register yourself as the Sports Rep for your unit please contact the PSP Sports Coordinator, Heather Catte at 250-363-4068
 
Formation Teams (CFB Esquimalt Tritons)
Esquimalt Formation Sports teams are comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members that are Regular Force or Class A, B or C Reserve Force and belong to CFB Esquimalt in full capacity or are Attached Posted here. The Tritons represent CFB Esquimalt at Pacific Regional Championships for various sports, and if they win at the Regional Championship move on to represent the Pacific Region at the National Championships. Full time DND or NPF civilian personnel may coach, manage, or officiate a sport with appropriate documentation. For more information contact the Formation Sports Office at 250-363-4068/4069.
 
CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire/International Military Sports Council)
CISM is an international sports association composed of, and open to, the armed forces of participating nations. The fundamental aim of CISM is to promote sport activity and physical education between armed forces across the globe as a means to foster world peace. This ideal is encapsulated in the CISM motto “FRIENDSHIP THROUGH SPORT.” For more information about CISM events check out the official CISM website at www.milsport.one or contact the Sports Office – 250-363-4068 / 4069.


Badminton/Squash
The Formation Badminton and Squash teams offer drop-in sessions at noon hour at the Naden Athletic Centre to prepare for the Base Play-Downs, which are conducted in October, for selection to represent CFB Esquimalt at the Regional Championships.
Contact Badminton: PO1 Andy Buczynski – Andrzej.buczynski@forces.gc.ca
Contact Squash: CPO2 Tim King – timothy.king2@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca


Ball Hockey
The Tritons Ball Hockey Team is always looking for interested players to join the team. The team begins participation in a civilian ball-hockey league in late April to prepare for the Regional Ball Hockey Championships in June. Keep an eye on the MARPAC Notice Board and posters around the gym for practice times and dates in May.
Contact: PO2 Adam Parsons –adam.parsons@forces.gc.ca
MS John Helpard – john.helpard@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Basketball
The Men’s Tritons Basketball team will begin practicing in December at the Naden Athletic Centre to prepare for the Pacific Regional Championships in late February.  In the past we have not have enough interest to organize a Women’s team; however, female athletes are welcome and encouraged to come out to practice and potentially compete as teammates alongside the men.
Contact: Cpl Ryan MacLean – ryan.maclean@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
                                                         
Ice Hockey
The Esquimalt Tritons Men’s, Women’s, and Old-timer’s teams will begin practicing in August in preparation for the Pacific Regional Championships held in December for the Men and OT's and at the end of January for the Women. The winner of the Regional Championships will represent the Pacific Region at the National Championships in March. 
Contacts:
(Women): A/SLt Sarah Halfkenny – sarah.halfkenny@forces.gc.ca

(Men): MS Pat McKernan- pat.mckernan@forces.gc.ca
(Old Timers): Maj Mark Kierstead – mark.kierstead@forces.gc.ca 
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Running      
Military runners are required to provide qualifying race times from sanctioned races (5km, 10km, half and/or full marathon) in order to qualify for the CAF Running Nationals. Runners must meet their respective qualifying times within 14 months of the Canadian Forces National Running Championship, held in Ottawa in late May. Deadline for submissions is in January of the competition year. For more information contact the Sports Office 3-4068/4069.
Contact: CPO2 Chris Fraser – Christopher.fraser2@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Slo-Pitch - Men’s and Women’s
The Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch teams participate in civilian league play and practice April through August in preparation for the Regional Championship which is held in July. Both teams are always looking for interested players, so please contact the respective coaches. There will be no National Championship for these sports in the current season.
Contacts:
(Men): PO1 Christopher Joyce – Christopher.joyce2@forces.gc.ca

(Women): PO2 Corey O’Neil – corey.o’neil@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Soccer - Men’s and Women’s
The soccer teams participate in civilian league play and practice beginning in February. The teams compete at the Regional Championships held in August and the winners will represent the Pacific Region at the National Championship early September. The Men’s and Women’s teams are always looking for interested players, so please contact the respective coaches.
Contacts:
(Men): Lt(N) Demetris Mousouliotis - demetris.mousouliotis@forces.gc.ca

(Women): Lt(N) Kristy Jinnouchi – kristy.jinnouchi@forces.gc.ca
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Swimming  
Swimmers practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 0600-0730hrs at the Naden Athletic Centre Pool. The team participates in the Masters’ Swim Program, in both local and regional meets. Formation swimmers may submit qualifying times in sanctioned swim meets in order to represent the Pacific Region at CAF Swimming Nationals in March, submissions are due in January of the competition year.
Contacts: coachjohn@navymasters.com or visit www.navymasters.com
Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
  
Triathlon
Triathletes are required to provide qualifying race times from sanctioned races (Sprint, Olympic, Half, and Full) in order to qualify for the CAF Triathlon Nationals. Triathletes must meet their respective qualifying times within 14 months of the CAF National Triathlon Championship held in Gatineau/Ottawa in July.
Contact: esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

Volleyball   
The Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams begin civilian league play and practice beginning September in preparation for the CAF Regional Championship in March and National Championship in April.
Contacts:
(Men): LS James Poirier – james.poirier@forces.gc.ca

(Women): Lt(N) Krista Seguin – krista.seguin@forces.gc.ca
esq.sports@forces.gc.ca
 
Golf
Base Play-Downs are conducted in May at a local course in order to determine the golf team that will represent CFB Esquimalt at the Pacific Regional Championship, which is comprised of the top 5 scoring males and top 2 scoring females; the Pacific Region Championship will be held in June.
Contact: esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

For information regarding any sporting events, please contact:   
  • PSP Sports and Athletics Assistant – MaK Klepsch: 250-363-4069


Check the MARPAC Notice Board and the Sports Bulletin Board at the Naden Athletic Centre regularly for current and upcoming sports information.