Author: Gail Lomas

A refreshed beginning for BHL1 2021

7 May 2021

I would like to inform you that Darren “Chook” Fowler has resigned from his post as BHL 1 coach for the Labrador Tigerstix, effective immediately.  Chook has recently taken on a new job in Brisbane and has now moved back to live in Brisbane, the combination of work hours and travel has diminished his ability to commit enough time to our BHL program.

I would like to thank Chook for all the work he has done for this group of players, bringing success with the club’s inaugural BHL premiership in 2019 and backing it up with another premiership in 2020.  Chook’s commitment to our club and players will continue as he will continue to sit on the GCHMG board as a Labrador representative and continue to assist where required in our junior/senior programs.

Welcome back to Simon Martin.

I have had discussions with the BHL players along with managers and coaching staff over the last week and after those discussions we are pleased to announce that Simon Martin will step into the role of BHL 1 coach for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Simon has formerly held this role prior to Chooks tenure and has recently been coach of our Div 1 men’s side in the local GCHA competition.  Simon will begin his new role effective immediately and I can confirm he has the full support of the club executive and playing group, as they focus on defending their title and aim to bring the club a third consecutive BHL premiership.

An expression of interest is now open to find a coach for our Div 1 men’s side.  All applications should be addressed to Brent Livermore at coachingdirector@labradorhockey.org.au.

Andrew Proctor, Club President

Simon Martin, Coach BHL1 2021
Chook and Simon – always commanding the respect of the players – from Div 2 to BHL (photo c2000s)

 

Tigerstix Junior Development Draws published

We’re pleased to announce that the draws for our littlest Tigerstix have now been published.  You can view the draws for Cubs, Rookies and Tigerstix Tens on the Information for Players/Training Times & Draws page – https://labradorhockey.org.au/draws/.

 

Gold Coast Hockey Season Draw now published

The draw for the 2021 Season is now available for all matches spanning Under 12’s up to Seniors for the remainder of the season.

You can find this information saved under the Training Times and Draws tab under our “information for players” menu on our website. The draw is loaded into GCHA AltiusRT – this is the best place to access the most up-to-date draw, competition points and stats. Please book mark it to find later.

 

 

 

 

We have a break now in matches for Easter, seniors return 10th April 2021 and juniors return from 23rd April 2021.

Please also note:

Weekend of 30th April – 2nd May, there will be no senior games. Juniors will play grass games at GCHC and turf games at Runaway Bay. Note these games run into the afternoon. (This is the QLD Men’s Masters weekend at GCHC)

Anzac Day will be Division 2 only (PM) games.

Weekend of 31st July – 1st August is currently pending and to be confirmed.

The washed out games from 21st March have been rescheduled into the amended draw.

 

TIGERTURF CUP – WOMEN’S WEEKEND @ EASTS

A selection of Labrador’s top women who are available will compete at the Tigerturf Cup at Easts in Brisbane this weekend.

First match is at 4pm, followed by 5pm & 6.30pm.  Draw can be found here: https://www.eastshockey.org.au/index.php/women-saturday-20-feb-2021/

Other details of Tigerturf Cup for Women (and Men next weekend) can be found here: https://www.eastshockey.org.au/index.php/tigerturfcup/

GOOD LUCK TO OUR LADIES!

#STIX SEASON HITS OFF – GIRLS UP FIRST!

#sTIX sHIELD – SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY

If you’re keen to get your season started, come down and support the Div 1 Women squad in the #Stix Shield round robin this Saturday on the Labrador Families’ Field from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Final at 3:00pm.  Other teams competing – South West United/QUT (Brisbane), Mudgeeraba, Capri.

The squad for the day will be:

Karina Curtis
Kyra Livermore
Eden Williamson
Lily-Kate Charles
Ashleigh Ensbey
Ailish Mahony
Tiara Dutta
Jenna Wilson
Laney-Belle Smith
Cassidy Brazeau
Amelia Morgan
Danica Kovacevich
Carey Wear
Keely Baker
Keely Whittaker
Brooke Lucy

Water Girl – Rory Kovacevich
Manager- Lindy Kovacevich
Coach – Tony Mahony

The canteen will not be open, however, we will have:

BBQ – burgers, vegan burgers, and sausage sizzle. Seeking volunteers to assist with cooking from 10am onwards – please contact Gail Lomas, Secretary – secretary@labradorhockey.org.au.

In the clubroom, we will have available:

Coffees (pod) $2; Water, powerade and softdrinks available at the bar all day;  Potato crisps & other snacks;  Alcohol on sale from midday.

Make it a day out at hockey – see you there!

And here’s the draw:

Time Team 1 Team 2 Umpires
9:00 Labrador Mudgeeraba SWU/QUT Capri
10:00 SWU/QUT Capri Labrador Mudgeeraba
11:00 Labrador SWU/QUT Mudgeeraba Capri
12:00 Capri Mudgeeraba Labrador SWU/QUT
13:00 SWU/QUT Mudgeeraba Labrador Capri
14:00 Labrador Capri SWU/QUT Mudgeeraba
15:00 1st 2nd TBC

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Nominations 2021 Now Open

Labrador will be re-implementing a Coach Mentor program in 2021. Coaches who have or are willing to undertake Level 1, or Level 2 or higher Coaching levels and who would like to contribute to club members by getting involved in coaching (all levels from Cubs to BHL) are invited to nominate online using this Google form link – applications for all Senior and Graded Junior coaches need to be completed by Friday 5 February and applications for Junior Development coaches to be completed by Friday 26 February please.

Please click below to apply:

Coach Nomination 2021

 

Labrador Tigerstix Perpetual Award Winners 2020

Congratulations to all of our award winners announced at Presentation Events over the weekend.  We are proud of your outstanding dedication and achievements.

Junior Awards
Junior Female Player of the Year Kyra Livermore
Junior Male Player of the Year Quintyn Laskey-Vella
Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year (Rob Jacobs Award) Charlotte Fowler
Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year (Jaydon Tippo Memorial Award) Patrick Jackson
Junior Volunteer Award (Bill Dunn Memorial Award) Madison Dewar
Junior Coach of the Year Joe Sandor
Junior Manager of the Year Allyson Small
Junior Umpire of the Year Dan Carson
Senior Awards
Senior Club Dedication Award (Owen Ray Memorial Award) John Caldwell
Male Player of the Year (Kevin Litfin Memorial Award) Dylan Wotherspoon
Female Player of the Year (Bob Jackson Memorial Award) Laney Belle Smith
Coach of the Year Chook Fowler
Manager of the Year Karen McQuade
Umpire of the Year Natasha Cotten
Best Club Man Bruce Curtis
Best Club Woman Nicole Stone
Outstanding Achievement Award Karen Little & Div 4 Women
Team of the Year BHL1
Most Improved Team of the Year Div 2 Men – Gold

Notice of Labrador Annual General Meeting – Monday 7 December 2020

Labrador’s AGM will be held at the boardroom at Labrador Clubhouse at 6pm on Monday 7 December, followed by a general meeting.

All positions will be vacated and nominations for all positions are encouraged.

You can download a nomination form here Committee Nomination form 2021.  Nominations must be completed and in the hands of the secretary by Monday 23 November 2020.  Email your nomination to secretary@labradorhockey.org.au.

Committee position descriptions can be found here.  Ask a current committee member if you are unsure of the workload involved in a position you are interested in.

We look forward to club members attendance at our AGM in readiness for a spectacular 2021 season.

Hockey is Back – Important Information

Labrador Tigerstix teams are back to training.  New Return to Play Guidelines agreed to by Queensland Government, Hockey Queensland, Gold Coast Hockey Management Group (GCHMG), and all Gold Coast Hockey clubs must be adhered to until further notice.  This includes:

Download and keep active the Covid Safe app on your smartphone.

Parents are strongly encouraged to drop and go, or drop and wait in the car for junior players who are training in order to limit the number of spectators within the facility.  If it is necessary for parents to enter the venue they may only do so after players are on the field, with a designated Covid rep.  Parents must stay within the designated parent waiting area at all times and leave prior to players exiting the field (at 5 minute warning). A maximum of one parent for each child can enter and any non training siblings cannot enter at any time.

There will be NO ACCESS to any of the UPSTAIRS areas.

We ask that anyone intending to access the Gold Coast Hockey facilities reads the following information which applies to everyoneEntry to our facilities is acknowledgement that you have read and accepted ALL of the conditions below.

Please also review:

GCHMG https://www.gchmg.org/covid.html:

  • Return to Play Guidelines
  • GCHMG Covid Training Guidelines

Labrador Tigerstix Organisational requirements:

Each team will need to have a Covid Rep who has completed the Covid induction.  If the coach is the Covid Rep, there will be another Covid Rep to admit parents if necessary. If there is any team that does not have a Covid Rep, please contact your coordinator.  The Covid Rep will be required to perform the following duties:

  1. Meet players at the gate.
  2. Check off each player/attendee on the sign in sheet – no more than 20.  Cross out any not in attendance.  (This sheet MUST be forwarded to admin@gchmg.org within 48 hours of training – or can be left with the GCHMG office at hockey).
  3. Ensure they use hand sanitiser and have safety gear on, only bring in their stick, water bottle and any necessary medication.
  4. Walk the team through to designated end of turf.
  5. Ensure no one touches anything.
  6. Ensure packup starts when 5 minute warning sounds.
  7. Post training – bring gear off the pitch.
  8. Sanitise training cones and balls used on concrete area outside field and adjacent to the dugout with bleach spray provided.
  9. See the team out safely.
  10. Leave a copy of the sign in sheet at the GCHMG office or send a copy of the sign in sheet to admin@gchmg.org within 48 hours.

Entry to our facilities is acknowledgement that you have read and accepted ALL of the above.

Thanks for working with us to get our whole club back to training and ready for the hockey season ahead.