Author: Gail Lomas

New Labrador Tigerstix Playing Uniform – This Weekend

As a club we are very excited to be stepping out to play this weekend in the new Labrador Tigerstix playing strip which returns to Labrador’s original yellow and black (photos coming soon!).  All players are expected to be attired as follows:

Girls and Women:

  1. Tank top (under 12 girls wear sleeved shirts)
  2. Socks (yellow, black, or other team colour)
  3. Skirt with black underwear or skort (a skirt with a short sewn in underneath)
  4. Compression or sun safety garments – must be plain black and to be worn under Labrador uniform.

Boys and Men:

  1. Shirt
  2. Socks (yellow, black, or other team colour)
  3. Shorts
  4. Compression or sun safety garments – must be plain black and to be worn under Labrador uniform.

Players may choose to wear undergarments such as activewear under their shirts, shorts, skirts or skorts. This is acceptable for all players, male or female, at all levels of hockey, provided that the undergarments are plain black and are worn under skirts/skorts/shorts and socks.

Feedback on additional uniform items will be considered for 2023 season options.

This is our first year of the new uniform and we have completed the design and ordering process and kitted out some 275 players from 8 year olds to 67 year olds all with volunteer labour.

We think we’ve met our goal for a design for the club to look smart and sporty with the support of our corporate partners SOPO.  Any additional feedback or uniform suggestions can be provided to our club secretary, secretary@labradorhockey.org.au.

Covid-19 Safety – Labrador Requirements

4 February 2022

Dear members and supporters

Please review the following 7 action items before returning to hockey at Gold Coast Hockey Centre.  This is a minimum requirement to keep our hockey community safe.

COVID-19 SAFETY – LABRADOR TIGERSTIX REQUIREMENTS

We require all club members, supporters and guests to follow Queensland Health’s key directives to ensure competitions and events can proceed safely.

MOST IMPORTANT:

1. If you are unwell DO NOT ATTEND – STAY HOME and get tested
2. CHECK IN. Use the Check In Qld app. This is a condition of entry of Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
3. Observe GOOD HYGIENE at all times and use hand sanitiser and hygiene products, where provided.
4. PHYSICAL DISTANCING should be observed at all other times, where possible, excludes playing.
5. Wear a FACE MASK while not playing, where physical distancing is not possible (Qld Health Recommendation).
6. DO NOT STAY at hockey unnecessarily, especially on busy days.
7. To enter the clubhouse bar area, you will be required to be FULLY VACCINATED (evidence required). This is mandatory under Qld Office of Liquor and Gaming laws.

Please see below for more detailed information published 13 January by Qld Health.

Queensland Government Restrictions for sport, recreation, and fitness organisations

[Publication – https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions/sport/restrictions – edited to remove references to other sports.

Note this Qld Govt publication was updated on 13 January 2022].

COMPLYING WITH RESTRICTIONS IN STAGE 3

From 17 December 2021, the following restrictions have applied:

Outdoor sport

  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are permitted to attend and participate.
  • Outdoor based organisations are not considered a restricted business, activity or undertaking. Therefore, organisations are not required to comply with the COVID Checklist.
  • It is not possible for contact sports to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity, however physical distancing should be observed at all other times, where possible.
  • Whilst not mandatory, it’s best practice to continue to clean frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment.
  • Collection of contact tracing information is not compulsory but recommended via the Check in Qld app.
  • Indoor spaces associated with outdoor venues such as clubhouses are required to follow occupant density requirements of one person per two square metres.

Events

  • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are permitted to outdoor community events. No occupant density limits apply. Contact information must be collected via the Check In Qld app.

Check In Qld app

The collection of contact information via the Check In Qld app will be mandatory for community facilities and recreation centres (i.e. GOLD COAST HOCKEY CENTRE)

Face masks

Face masks are required to be worn indoors everywhere in Queensland, except in your own home or accommodation, and where it is unsafe, such as while doing strenuous exercise.

Facemasks will be required in the Labrador Clubhouse and when you are not able to socially distance (1.5m).

Thank you for working with your club to keep yourself and our hockey community safe.

Andrew Proctor

President

WINNERS OF JUNIOR BLAZE PROGRAM

Congratulations to the winners of our Junior Blaze competition who won 2 memberships each.

Matthew Morris – who decided to invite Rylan Morris to join him; and

Sadie Ranse – who invited Taylor Garside to join her.

Unfortunately for all our keen junior hockey players the program has been postponed until Covid-19 spread has abated, but we know this will be an opportunity that these keen juniors will make the most of!

Enjoy!

Notice of Labrador Annual General Meeting – Monday 13 December 2021

Labrador’s AGM will be held at the boardroom at Labrador Clubhouse at 6pm on Monday 13 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 2022. Nominations must be completed and in the hands of the secretary by Monday 29 November 2021. 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 2022 season.

It’s Finals Time – See which teams are playing!

We hope to see all #Tigerstix supporters down at the hockey centre to support our teams this weekend.  Junior Grand Finals hit off on Friday night and Saturday morning, followed by Senior (Sudden Death) Semi Finals. Play hard and go for gold #stix!

The match times and oppositions are as follows:

Day/Date Time Labrador Team Opposition Field
JUNIORS
Friday, 3 September 2021 06:00pm Open Girls Gold Burleigh Gold Coast Turf
Saturday, 4 September 2021 09:30am U14 Girls Black Burleigh Gold Coast Turf
11:00am U14 Boys Gold Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Turf
SENIORS
Saturday, 4 September 2021 1:00pm Div 4 Women Black Div 4 Women Gold Gold Coast Turf
2:45pm Div 3 Men Capri Labrador Families Field
4:00pm Div 3 Women Burleigh White Gold Coast Turf
Sunday, 5 September 2021 9:45am Div 2 Women Gold Burleigh Labrador Families Field
10:00am Div 2 Women Black Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Turf
11:30am Div 2 Men Gold Roosters Orange Gold Coast Turf
1:00pm Div 1 Women Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Turf
2:30pm Div 1 Men Mudgeeraba Gold Coast Turf

Hockey is Back Again

Tigerstix, with the news that restrictions will be relaxed from 4pm Friday 20th August we are excited to let you know that hockey starts up again Friday night with Open Boys and Girls followed by all the usual fixtures on the weekend.

Updated draws for everyone from Rookies to Div 1 Men & Women have been added to our webpage Information for Players – Training times and Draws – https://labradorhockey.org.au/draws/.

Remember, check-in is still required, please be mindful your hygiene practices and have your mask on you at all times – ready to wear if you’re going indoors.

Let’s do this! It’s almost finals time! Who are we?!  We are the team from LSC!

Give it your best shot this weekend #Tigerstix!

It’s on Again – the Labrador Tigerstix Pie Drive – delivered after school holidays

Get in and support the club and feed the family with some winter soul food!  Quick and easy family meals from $10-$12.  Scones also available.

Download your form and lodge for pickup:

FRIDAY NIGHT PIE DRIVE 2021

SATURDAY PIE DRIVE 2021

Thanks for supporting Labrador Tigerstix juniors by selling to your friends and workmates.

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/.