Ian Baggott grew up in Argentina until age 20, when he moved to England to pursue career pilot training. Ian flew professionally with British Airways from 1971 until 1980, when he moved to Vancouver with his wife, Jane, and sons, Ted and Mark. His youngest son Chris was born in Vancouver. After flying professionally with Pacific Western Airlines, Nationair, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada for many years, Ian retired in 2006.
With three sons playing field hockey, Ian became involved in junior administration at the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club in 1988. He served as WVFHC President from 1995 to 2010, was involved in the Vancouver Junior League from 1995 – 2003 and served on the BCFHA Board from 1998 – 2005. Ian has been a Field Hockey British Columbia Board member since 2005, and an FHC Board member since 2007.
Ian continues to play recreational and ‘Golden Oldies’ hockey. Ian’s ‘goal’ continues to be proficient administration of the sport at club, provincial and national level, together with the strongest social connection of players at club level, best practice and standards at provincial and national stages, so that every player and advocate can be proud of the sport they play.