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Congratulations to Corey Weyer – playing his 100th BHL Match 24th July 2021!

Corey Weyer will play his 100th Match for the Tigerstix in this weekend’s match against University of QLD in Brisbane.

Corey joined Labrador Hockey club in 2001, aged 5, in our Mini Minkey Program (Now known as Junior Development) after moving to the Gold Coast from Maryborough with his family. During his time at the Tigerstix, Corey has played in every grade and every division at Labrador Hockey Club right through until he became a Kookaburra in 2017 and moved to Perth.

In his 20 years with Labrador Hockey Club Corey has amassed an impressive list of achievements – described by one cheeky team mate as ‘such an underachiever‘.

Corey’s long list of accolades are outlined below.


Corey Weyer | Labrador Hockey Club | 2001 ~ 2021

2008 – Qld Schoolboys (Pacific School Games)
2008 – U13 Labrador Best & Fairest

2009 – U13 Gold Coast Player of the Year
2009 – U14 Brisbane Rage Indoor
2009 – Qld U13
2009 – U15 Labrador Best & Fairest

2010 – U15 Player Sportsperson
2010 – U15 Gold Coast Player of the Final
2010 – Qld U15
2010 – U15 Indoor Player of the Tournament
2010 – Qld U15 Indoor
2010 – Div2 Men Best & Fairest

2011 – U15 State Titles Player of the Tournament
2011 – Qld U15 Captain
2011 – Qld U15 Indoor
2011 – Qld U16 Schoolboys
2011 – Qld U18 Squad
2011 – Labrador BHL2 Rookie of the Year
2011 – Labrador BHL2 Top Goal Scorer
2011 – Labrador BHL1 Debut
2011 – Gold Coast Academy Outstanding Rep Player
2011 – Jaydon Tippo Memorial Junior Boys Sportsman
2011 – Bill Dunn Medallion

2012 – Qld U16 Schoolboys
2012 – Australian Schoolboys – Shadow
2012 – Qld U18
2012 – Qld U18 Indoor
2012 – Labrador BHL1 Rookie of the Year
2012 – Gold Coast Hockey Academy Junior Male Athlete of the Year

2013 – Qld U18
2013 – Qld U18 Indoor
2013 – Australian Futures Squad

2014 – QAS
2014 – Qld U18
2014 – Qld U18 Indoor
2014 – Australian Youth Olympic Qualifier Team
2014 – Australian Youth Olympic Team Vice Captain (Gold Medal)
2014 – Qld U21

2015 – QAS
2015 – Qld U21
2015 – Qld Blades Squad

2016 – QAS
2016 – Qld U21
2016 – Super League – Player of the Tournament
2016 – BHL Labrador – Player of the Year
2016 – Qld Blades
2016 – Australian U21 Burras Sultan of Johor Cup (Gold Medal)
2016 – Australian U21 Burras – Junior World Cup

2017 – Qld U21
2017 – Super League – Player of Tournament
2017 – Qld Blades
2017 – Kookaburras Debut

2018 – Kookaburras Squad
2018 – Qld Blades AHL Champions (Player of Final)
2018 – FIH World Cup (Bronze Medal)

2019 – Kookaburras Squad
2019 – Brisbane Blaze

2020 – Kookaburras Squad

2021 – Kookaburras Squad
2021 – 100th BHL Match vs University of QLD – 24th July

We want to congratulate Corey on all that he has achieved in his time with us at Labrador Hockey Club.

We are so proud to have you in the Tigerstix Family and we look forward to continuing to watch you smash goals in your hockey career.


Tigerstix U13 Girls State Championships Representatives

Fifteen Labrador Tigerstix ladies recently represented Gold Coast Hockey at the U13 State Championships in Gympie from 4th – 7th July 2021.

Under 13 representative hockey consists of one single day carnival (Boys Coulter Shield & Girls Southern Cross) and one four day State Championships tournament. Gold Coast Hockey took away two teams and Labrador was well represented!


Gold Coast Team 1 were in Division 1 came third in their pool and 5th place overall for the championship.

In Team 1 Labrador ladies included: 

Aurora Kovacevich, Abbey Proctor, Abbey Croke, Ruby Horsfield, Chelsea Price, Riley Roy, Ashley Plane, Abigail Pearson
Coach: Marnie Hudson



Gold Coast Team 2 was in division 2 came 4th in their pool and 8th place overall in the championships.

In Team 2 Labrador ladies included:

Rayne Kovacevich, Amelia Mann, Morgan Walsh, Cienna Withers, Taylor Garside, Myah Holdsworth, Sadie Ranse



Well done to all these lovely smiling ladies for representing Labrador and Gold Coast hockey at this tournament. 

Playing Hockey with Diabetes | National Diabetes Week 2021

As this week marks National Diabetes Week, some of our members who all have Type 1 Diabetes came together by chance at training and we were able to capture the moment.

This impromptu catch up gave players the opportunity to discuss their individual situations and journeys with this chronic condition.

Our members in our picture above from left to right are:

  • Andrew Proctor: current Labrador Hockey Club President, coach and former player
  • Anya Prior: current player in both junior and senior women’s hockey,
  • Lucy Proctor: current player in our junior divisions
  • Adam Imer: current BHL Div 1 player and member of the Brazil Men’s National Squad, Adam competed for Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes, in brief, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. It typically appears in adolescence. Treatment aims at maintaining normal blood glucose levels (BGL), through monitoring, insulin therapy, diet and exercise.

Discovering you’re diabetic

Adam, was diagnosed in 2002, he went to a school camp without diabetes and came home with it. He mentions the excessive thirst and need to go to the toilet on his way back in the bus which were classic symptoms before diagnosis. His BGL at the hospital was 64 (normal levels are between 4-8).

Anya, was diagnosed in 2013, at age 7, with very similar symptoms to Adam, thirsty, constant toilet stops and off to the doctor. Anya’s BGL was in the high 20’s at diagnosis.

Lucy, was diagnosed in 2019 also at age 7 with a BGL of 28, similar symptoms to Adam and Anya and as the family left hockey on a Friday night the call came from the doctor to get to hospital.

Andrew, was diagnosed in 1985 aged 10 with a BGL of 42. Playing junior hockey on a Saturday morning he could not run the length of the field and with all other symptoms as mentioned by the others he was admitted to hospital.

This year, National Diabetes Week runs from 11 – 17 July and in year two of the ‘Heads Up on Diabetes’ campaign their focus has been on challenging diabetes related stigma.

Research conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), found that four out of five people living with diabetes have experienced stigma at some point. People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes both reported feeling this way.

Andrew says; “Type 1 diabetes is a very liveable condition, technological advances along with sport are a key component in keeping healthy, in all of the above members hockey has been the key sport of choice and all have proven that having diabetes has not stopped them pursuing their dreams.”

VACANCY: Clubhouse Bar Coordinators required – Can you help?


Sadly, our beloved barman extraordinaire Waz stepped down about a month ago as Clubhouse Bar Manager and we are now urgently seeking a few coordinators to fill his shoes.

The clubhouse bar could be managed by multiple volunteers on a rotating, or regular shift basis. We are open to possibilities. May suit 3 -5 different people.

  • 1 person to take care of stocktake and ordering (monthly)
  • 1 person for Friday night 6pm-9.30pm;
  • 2 people to cover for Saturday 12pm-4.30pm and 4.30pm to late;
  • 1 person for Sunday 11.15-5.15pm or earlier;
  • Clubhouse cleaning crew.

Bonus points if you have an RSA, it’s ideal, but not a deal-breaker.

The Tigerstix bar is an important social aspect for our club, the more successful and profitable it is, the more it helps to fund initiatives for our club. We’d appreciate your support to make it the best watering hole in town!

More information on the proposed roles can be found here CLUBHOUSE BAR ROLES 2021 MID SEASON.

PLEASE NOTE: There are still other committee positions that remain vacant. Please consider putting your hand up if you can assist with any of the following;

  • Social co-ordinator (organising fun social events and entertainment for BHL home games)
  • Newsletter co-ordinator (suit someone familiar with MailChimp)

Please contact club secretary Gail Lomas if you can manage one or more of these roles –



2021 Tigerstix Junior Development Program

Tigerstix Junior Development Program officially kicked off 20th March with 90+ excited Cubs, Rookies and Tigerstix 10’s beginning their season.

It’s been so wonderful to see many returning players, as well as many new families join us to begin their hockey journey.

The junior development program is designed for kids aged 5-10 years with a focus on safety, building skills and most importantly, fun!

Special thanks to our many coaches who volunteer their time every weekend to support this wonderful program.

If you’re interested in signing your child up to play team sport, hockey is a great choice!

Find our more information about our program here.

April 24th 2021 – Bring-a-friend day!

When the Tigerstix return after Easter break, it’s BRING-A-FRIEND day. So grab your mates and come down and have a try of hockey.

Our Junior Development co-ordinator Clare will be happy to answer any questions you may have, you can contact her on 0490 513 629 or via email;


Labrador Tigerstix vs. Victorian Institute of Sport

Hockey Special Event

Come down to watch this special event match between Labrador Tigerstix BHL and the Victorian Institute of Sport, coached by ex Kookaburra; Jay Stacy.

Perhaps one of the greatest Kookaburras of all time, Jay Stacy represented his country on 321 occasions and scored 172 goals for the Kookaburras. He represented Australia at no less than four summer Olympics, medalling in three of the four times he was part of the Kookaburras line-up, including a silver medal at the ’92 Barcelona Olympics.

In 1999 Jay was part of the Kookaburras squad that won gold in the Champions trophy, and in that same year he was announced the FIH international player of the year. This capped-off a tremendous year for a player who was truly deserving of these accolades based on his performances.

His team will take on the #Stix – with our own dance card of ex. Kookaburras including Dylan Wotherspoon, Labrador’s ex Kookaburra of 90 matches and 31 goals for Australia.

This will be a great event for our juniors and seniors to come and watch for skill, structure and enjoyment!

Tigerstix Bar will be open & please let us know if you can help out volunteering at the BBQ.