Author: Gail Lomas

UNDER 11 AND UNDER 13 TRAINING CANCELLED

Families, we are so sorry to have to advise that training has been cancelled. This has not been the best start to our season, however we know that all will work out in the end and the weather will eventually be kind to us!
Labrador is committed to trying to ensure the safety of our players and parents and the road conditions, constant rain and the total lack of any shelter at the Hockey Field at Runaway Bay is all taken into consideration when training is called off.

Next training will be at 5pm – 6.15pm at fields 7 & 8 Dodgers Touch fields, Cos Zantiotis park, Labrador – see map.

If you don’t have Team app please download it now from our website home page as this is the best way for you to receive late notices.

SENIOR WOMEN & SENIOR MEN TRAINING GOING AHEAD

Our brave coaches are committed and will be keen to welcome you to training tonight.

Grab your rainjacket and your stick and head down to Runaway Bay for training.  Women 6-7pm.  Men 7-8pm.

 

UNDER 15/17 TRAINING CANCELLED – SENIORS & UNDER 11/13 ON STANDBY

Families, we are so sorry to have to advise that training has again been cancelled. This has not been the best start to our season, however we know that all will work out in the end and the weather will eventually be kind to us!
Labrador is committed to trying to ensure the safety of our players and parents and the road conditions, constant rain and the total lack of any shelter at the Hockey Field at Runaway Bay is all taken into consideration when training is called off.

Unfortunately, due to the weather this afternoon U15 and U17 training has had to be cancelled.
A decision on Senior Women’s training will be made by 4pm and Men’s training tonight will be made by 5pm and published on the website, facebook and Team app.   If you must leave home/work before that time to get to training, we suggest you make an informed decision yourself.
A decision on U11 and U13 training tomorrow morning will be made at 7am tomorrow.
Please keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Team App (if you don’t have Team app please download it now from our website as this is the best way for you to receive late notices).

COREY WEYER CALLED INTO KOOKABURRAS TEAM FOR AZLAN SHAH CUP

Congratulations to Corey Weyer #3 who has been called into the Kookaburras team heading to Malaysia to replace defender Matt Dawson who has withdrawn with injury.  Corey will join fellow Tigerstix player Dylan Wotherspoon #26 in the team.

Hockey Australian says:

“Weyer is a 21-year-old with eight caps who hails from Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast, having played for Labrador Tigerstix. He was added to the National Senior Men’s Squad for this year after debuting in November.

“Corey has had a good couple of weeks in training following the Netherlands series,” Batch said.  “He’s played in Malaysia before, so he’ll be accustomed to the conditions and challenges that they bring.”

Australia will meet England, Malaysia, India, Ireland and Argentina in the Azlan Shah Cup which runs from March 3-10 with matches televised on Fox Sports.  The 18-man Kookaburras team is due to depart for Malaysia on Sunday morning.

The Azlan Shah Cup will be the Kookaburras’ final tournament before the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.  The Kookaburras team for the Commonwealth Games will be named in mid-March after the Azlan Shah Cup.”

Make sure you catch the action on Fox Sports!  All the best in Malaysia Corey!

CLUB TRAINING CANCELLED – THURSDAY 22 FEB

No club training at Kurrawa tonight.  Next training at Runaway Bay this Friday 23 February.

We will see all our Under 15/17 juniors at Runaway Bay 5 – 6pm;  Senior Women 6 – 7pm;  and Senior Men 7 – 8pm.

FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY – TRAINING CANCELLED TONIGHT

Thunder & Lightning!

Storm season has had its way with the start of training for Under 15s and 17s and Senior players.  No training tonight due to risk of lightning strike at Nikki Hudson Hockey Centre.

Under 11s and Under 13s are still on tomorrow morning, and so are senior women’s trials on Sunday.

2018 Season Details for Seniors & Graded Juniors Updated

Season training and match information has been updated with the most current information available to us from the training venue at Nikki Hudson Hockey Centre, Runaway Bay and Gold Coast Hockey Association.

Field availability is limited and creates a lot of challenge until we return to Labrador Tigerstix at Gold Coast Hockey Centre on 11 May after the Commonwealth Games organisers have packed up the additional hardware needed for the Commonwealth Games.  However with careful organisation, all juniors and seniors will still have a full season of hockey without the need for midweek games after March.

Like most other activities on the Gold Coast, we appreciate your patience as we all try to do our best to provide hockey for the kids.  Details for Juniors can be viewed on the Juniors 2018 Season Overview page.

Details for Seniors can be viewed on the Seniors 2018 Season Overview page.

Tigerstix Junior Coach Appointments 2018

We are pleased to announce Junior coaches for 2018 season.  Our Coordinators Nicole Stone (U11s & U13s) and Lauren Clarke (U15s & U17s) have worked hard with Head Coach Darren Fowler to attract coaches with minimum HA Level 1 Coach or equivalent.  We are very pleased that Brent Livermore (International Coach) is continuing to coach Under 17 girls which provides continuity from 2017 season.

Australian Kookaburra Squad Honours

Congratulations to Corey Weyer and Dylan Wotherspoon on their Kookaburras squad selection.
Dylan and younger brother Blake joined Labrador Tigerstix in 2017 to play in our BHL1 team and with their team mates and coaches, helped the team to go all the way to the grand final in Brisbane, but unfortunately the team was unable to get the win on the day.
Corey and his younger brother Tate have played with Labrador Tigerstix since they started as juniors. Corey has played with underage Australian teams previously but played his first matches for the Kookaburras senior Australian team at the Festival of International Hockey held in Victoria last year. The club is very proud of both Dylan and Corey’s achievements, and will miss them when they move to Perth in mid January to train with the Kookaburras squad. Keep up the training Corey & Dylan, and best wishes for upcoming selections and matches.  We hope to see you both playing at the Commonwealth Games in April!

2018 Coach Nominations

All interested coaches are requested to complete our online nomination forms by Tuesday 19 December 2017 using the following links:
Junior Development (Cubs, Rookies, Tigerstix Tens) approx 4 years – 10 years:
Junior Development Coaching Nomination form

Graded Juniors Under 11s – Under 17s and Senior Teams:
U11 – Senior Team Coaching Nomination form

Junior Development Coaches for 2018
For anyone who is planning to coach one of our Junior Development teams (Tigerstix Cubs, Rookies or Tens) there will be two weekend sessions (approximately 1 – 1.5 hrs each) prior to the start of the Junior Development season. At this stage it is proposed that these will take place on Saturday 24th February and Saturday 3rd March (Times and Venue to be advised). We would really like you to attend these as it will make your coaching experience more enjoyable. Please complete the above Junior Development Coaching Nomination form ASAP as Bruce is already looking at the organisation of 2018. If you have any queries re coaching a Junior Development team please contact Bruce on juniordev@labradorhockey.org.au.

Coaches Under 11 – Senior Teams
Labrador Hockey Club is continuing to develop and upskill all our coaches and have conducted Monday Night sessions to accredit our coaches to Level 1 with Brent Livermore and Darren Fowler. For those who haven’t been able to attend these but who are planning to coach any Labrador team (U11 – Senior levels), a Level 1 Coaching Course will be held in the New Year. This will be a total of approx. 6 hours either on a weekend or over a couple of weeknight sessions. Details will be sent to all coaches who nominate.
Please complete the online U11 – Senior Coaching Nomination Form above ASAP as Coordinators are already starting to organise coaches for 2018. If you have any queries please contact one of the following:
U11, U13 – u11mixedcoord@labradorhockey.org.au
U15, U17 Juniors – juniorscoord@labradorhockey.org.au
Senior Men – menscoordinator@labradorhockey.org.au
Senior Women – womenscoordinator@labradorhockey.org.au

School Coaches 2018
Your Club is seeking expressions of interest for School Coaches who will be employed from February 5 to 23, 2018. The successful candidates will be responsible for delivering our Junior Hockey Schools Program to Labrador Hockey Club allocated primary schools. Ability to work enthusiastically, independently, apply for a Working with Children Blue Card (if not currently held), have your own transport and being available during school hours are the essential criteria for being appointed to one of the available positions. To lodge your Expression of Interest or to request further information, email Bruce on juniordev@labradorhockey.org.au.