Author: Gail Lomas

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

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:


  • 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 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 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.

Hockey is back – Stage 2

We’re pleased to announce that overnight the Covid Safe Field Team Sports Industry Plan was approved by Qld government which is great news for hockey.  We now have some clarity on how our players can return to the pitch for training.

Club representatives will attend training on Saturday morning hosted by GC Hockey Management Group (GCHMG) to understand the facility requirements to ensure everyone’s safe return to hockey during Stage 2.


  • from 15 June – Senior & Junior teams training
  • from 9 June – BHL teams training

Our BHL Men’s teams will return to training week commencing Monday 8 June, with club teams following the week after.  Training times and days may need to be altered to ensure that all teams have reasonable access under the new guidelines.

If you would like to read more about the Covid Safety Plans, please click on this link to access GCHMG’s operating guidelines.  By the time teams are ready to start, we will have mastered all the requirements and have a simple process to follow.

Facility training guidelines can be reviewed here.


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

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.