Author: Gail Lomas

Coaches Wanted – BHL1 & BHL2 teams, Senior teams, Junior teams, Junior development teams.


Opportunity knocks for two motivated, committed coaches to continue to develop our men’s squad into a cohesive group, both on and off the field.
Season runs March – September 2020.
Our playing group play top level hockey alternating between Brisbane/Labrador on Saturdays whilst training at Labrador (Gold Coast) x twice per week. A cohort of the playing group are Australian and Queensland representative players with a strong club culture.
These positions would be suited to coaches who have experience coaching high level teams, current qualifications (at least level 2), and outstanding communication and team building skills. The opportunity exists for mentoring from our premiership winning coach of last season on an intermittent basis.
Key responsibilities:
• Communication and team building
• Pre season training (planning, goal setting, practice matches) – from January
• Team selections
• Coaching training sessions (x2pw) and match days
• Assist with talent ID and recruitment
• Understand and agree to club policies as published on our website.
Written applications should address the following:
1. Your interest in the role – BHL1 or BHL2
2. Recent coaching experience (elite team coaching in particular)
3. Hockey/coaching resume
4. Any restrictions/limitations on what you are able to undertake
5. Remuneration will be discussed with preferred candidates.

Applications close Friday 11 January 2020.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for these jobs and will be required to have or apply for a Working with Children check.

Applicants please send resume to by close of business Friday 6 December 2019 indicating interest in BHL1 Coach or BHL2 Coach.

Applicants interested in coaching local Gold Coast Hockey competition teams for Labrador Tigerstix should complete our coach application google form by clicking here.
Details of local team and coach requirements are listed below. 


Div 1 Men & Women

Div 2 Men & Women

Div 3 Men & Women

Div 4 Women


Girls & Boys teams – Under 11s to Under 17s.


(ages are an indication only)

Tigerstix Rookies – 4 years – 6 years

Tigerstix Cubs – 6 years – 8 years

Tigerstix Tens – 8 years – 10 years

Labrador Annual General Meeting – Monday 9 December

Labrador’s AGM will be held at the boardroom at Labrador Clubhouse at 6pm on Monday 9 December, followed by a general meeting.

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

You can download a nomination form as a word doc or pdf.  Click on the link you require.

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 2020 season.

Thank you to our 2019 Volunteers

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” ~Winston Churchill

Thank you to those who kept labrador tigerstix on the park in 2019 – your assistance is valued!

List of LHC Volunteers 2019

Note: If you know of someone who deserves recognition that doesn’t appear on our list, please email

GCHA Umpiring Info Evening – Thursday 7 March

Compulsory for all 2019 Umpires, Coaches & Managers

Hosted by Tara Leonard and Tracey Hollis “Aspiring umpires welcome”

Thursday 7 March

6.30pm at Gold Coast Hockey Centre

RSVP: Please advise club secretary, Gail Lomas if you should be in attendance, but cannot attend.

Discussion Points

  • FIH New rules
  • Expectations of all Coaches, Managers & Players



Come & Try Day – Monday 4 March – FREE at Labrador


Labrador Tigerstix Hockey Club are conducting a “Come and Try Hockey” afternoon session for preschool and primary school age children at our “Smurf Turf” – yes it really is bright blue! – and your child might keen to try a new activity.

  • IT’S SAFE: Tigerstix Rookie & Cubs Hockey is a very safe game for children to play. Modified rules are designed specifically for young children to ensure the activity is safe & fun.
  • ALWAYS ONE VENUE: Labrador Hockey Precinct within Gold Coast Hockey Centre. Access is via Hockey Lane, off Musgrave Ave, LabradorCome and have a go on our fantastic Commonwealth Games “Smurf Turf”. 
  • EQUIPMENT – all equipment is provided free to use at our programs.  (Mouth guards & shin pads not included).
  • DATE & TIME: Monday afternoon 4 March, 5pm – 6pm.
  • MORE INFO: If you like the session/s, information about joining the Club for 2019 will be available.

How can I enrol my child for this FREE session? 

NB:  You can just turn up at the last minute, but we prefer to know in advance so we have enough coaches on hand to conduct fun, safe and effective sessions for the children involved.

HOCKEY is a game for life:  Builds teamwork skills; promotes physical fitness, wellbeing, and healthy body development; develops hand eye coordination skills; and builds friendships.


Attention all Labrador Club Coaches.  Your attendance is required.

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:15PM



All coaches are required to join our Head Coach, Darren (Chook) Fowler and Brent Livermore to discuss coaching aims, strategies and way of play ahead of season 2019.

Any coaches unable to attend, contact Chook by email.

Labrador members interested in coaching are welcome to attend.

Coach Expressions of Interest – due by 30 October 2018

Expressions of interest to coach Labrador teams – Senior or Junior – are open and due to close 30 October.

Please nominate by going to the google link –

It is an expectation that all club coaches Under 11 and up have at least Level 1 Coach accreditation.  Labrador will conduct a Level 1 course during the off season free of charge to our coaches.  Please contact if you have lodged your nomination and are interested in completing your Level 1 accreditation.

Cubs, Rookies, Tigerstix Tens and Tigerstix Transition coaches are welcome to complete their Level 1 accreditation.



Senior Presentation Night – Saturday 13 October – from 6pm

Join us at the clubhouse for a night of celebration – 6pm till late.


• Trophies
• Presentations
• Meals by Wok’n’Rice and/or Weinerhaus

Everyone welcome. See you there!

If your plans have changed and you still want tix, please contact Gail Lomas


Grand Finals here we come!

It is rewarding to see Labrador’s success in this our 50th Anniversary year.

Our decision to invest in coach the coach, appointment of Head Coach, and consequent appointment of some very committed coaches within the club for this season has bolstered club culture and strengthened our teams.

Already Under 11 Mixed Gold team have secured one gold medal for the club, and with a team in every final yet to come, we are hoping to see lots of supporters (wear your Tigerstix Gold & Black) at Gold Coast Hockey both on Friday night for Under 15 & Under 17 Girls & Boys; and for Seniors on Saturday.

Matches line up as follows:


5.40pm Under 15G v Burleigh – Labrador Families Field (LFF)

6.15pm Under 15B v Burleigh – Gold Coast Field (GC)

7.20pm Under 17G v Roosters – LFF

7.55pm Under 17B v Roosters Blue – GC

SATURDAY – 8 Sept (times updated 5 Sept):

9.30am Div 4W V Mudgeeraba – LFF

11.00am Div 3W Gold v Black – LFF

12.30pm Div 3M Black v Allstars – LFF

2.00pm Div 2W Gold v Capri – LFF

3.30pm Div 2M v Kingscliff – LFF

5.00pm Div 1W v Burleigh – LFF

6.30pm Div 1M v Kingscliff – LFF

Train well this week, and good luck to all teams and supporters in the Grand Finals.



Queen’s Baton Relay – Support our Club members

Tuesday 3 April – Life Member, Vice President, and Tigerstix Junior Development Coordinator, Bruce Curtis carries the baton at Robina.

It is great to see Bruce receive such an honour and we encourage club members to get out in your Labrador colours to cheer for Bruce at approx 2:27pm at Cheltenham Drive, Robina, opposite Jack Wilson Park.

For those at the northern end, on Monday 2 April at Paradise Point, you can support current junior club member and triathlete Keely Whittaker (approx 9:12am at cnr Falkinder Ave and Grice Ave);  former club member and Hockeyroo Nikki Hudson, OAM (approx 9:27am at Paradise Point Park); and GCHA patron and past Australian Hockey player Daphne Pirie, AO, MBE (approx 9:32am at Bayview Street, Paradise Point).

Show your Tigerstix pride by supporting these outstanding Gold Coasters!