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.

April 9 2022: Flood Relief Fundraiser

Retro Round Flood Fundraiser

SPECIAL EVENT: BHL HOME GAME: APRIL 9th 2022

Traditionally, our first home game match for BHL against UQ is “Retro Round” where we step back in time and break out the 90’s era playing shirt, play some retro tunes and support the boys at the Stix Clubhouse.

This year, it’s got to be bigger. Many of our players and their families have been impacted by the recent floods. The Stix have a number of players hailing from this region and together, we’ve decided to create a mamoth fundraising day that all our Stix, both big and small can get behind.

What’s On?

Junior Clinic April 9th 2022

Our BHL Crew will be running a special coaching clinic, open to all junior players from Rookies age through to Open Juniors from any club. The coaching clinic will run from 11am until 12:30pm and will cost $20 with all proceeds generated from the coaching clinic going towards the fundraiser. We hope to see as many juniors as we can take part, not only so that we can raise some much needed funds (particularly as this region is again under flood threat this past week) but also because it’s a great opportunity to build skills with some of the best mentors and coaches our club has to offer – including Brent Livermore, Luca Brown, Joe Sandor and Kyra Livermore.

Goalkeepers will also have a special goalie-focussed skills clinic run by Aaron Weiss.

Parents, we haven’t forgotten about you – the Stix Clubhouse Bar will be open so you can watch on as your kids take part in the clinic, and all proceeds from refreshments purchased at the Stix Clubhouse Bar on April 9th will also go directly into the Flood Fundraising fund.

Lock in your spot ASAP to help us ensure we’ve allocated enough resources to make the day as fun as possible.

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SAUSAGE SIZZLE

There will be a sausage sizzle running from 11am – 1pm with all proceeds going to the fundraiser.

BHL HOME GAME

As mentioned, April 9th is the next BHL Home game and the Stix will take on University of QLD.

BHL 2 Match starts at 2:30pm 

BHL 1 March starts at 4pm

If there was one game we could get you to come and watch all season, it’s this one. ALL BAR PROFITS will go to the Flood Fundraiser and we would love to make it a record day. Come on down and watch some great hockey and have a beverage for a good cause!

It’s RETRO ROUND – so if you’ve got yourself any Retro Labrador gear gathering dust in the back of your wardrobe, dust it off and wear it to the game!

 

Thanks to all involved in making this possible, from the many Labrador Hockey Club committee, players, parents and volunteers. Also a special thanks to GCHMG for donating the turf time so we can make this day possible. We look forward to seeing everyone down there on the 9th!

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!

WIN TICKETS TO JUNIOR BLAZE AT GOLD COAST HOCKEY CENTRE

Would you like to win a place FOR YOU AND A FRIEND at the Junior Blaze Program?

Labrador Tigerstix are giving away 2 tickets to two lucky #stix to join the Junior Blaze Program at GCHA Sunday 23rd January 2021. And better yet – the tickets are for you and one friend!

What is the Junior Blaze Program?

The Junior Blaze Program is a unique opportunity available to all athletes aged between U13 – U16 of all skill levels and abilities.

The program is designed to see our athletes succeed on and off the field with the #TEAMQLD culture embedded through state-wide quality clinics, online resources, Brisbane Blaze player interactions, and much more.

What do these tickets get you?

Access to the 2 Hour Clinic held Gold Coast Hockey Centre, plus;

–> Skill sessions tailored to attending members
–> Sessions focussing on the basic and technical foundations of hockey
–> Coaching by Blaze players & high performance coaches
–> Light snack
–> Blaze player signing opportunities
Valued at over $100 per clinic

Access to the online education platform 12 months of the year including:

  • Information on personal development (Physical, mental and emotional)
  • Athlete health & wellbeing education including information on athlete mindset, physical recovery, healthy eating and more
  • Physical challenges and online activities
  • At home training drills
  • Firsthand learning and interactions with Brisbane Blaze Players
  • Private social platform to engage with other hockey players
  • Access to community networking opportunities with likeminded athletes
    Valued at over $300 per year

Athlete Participation Pack including:

  • Shirt
  • Blaze cap
  • Stickers
  • Tattoos
  • Participation Certificate
    Valued at over $40

You can read more about the Junior Blaze Program here.

How Can I Enter?

Simply enter the name of the player who wants to win and why they should get it – that’s it!

ENTER HERE

Competition closes: 5pm Saturday Monday 20th December 2021.

Open to: athletes aged 11 – 17 in 2022 (born 2005-2011)

Location of clinic: Gold Coast Hockey Association

Date of clinic: Sunday 23rd January 2022

Clinic Time: 8.30am – 10.30am

There will be an opportunity for photos & signatures with Blaze players after the clinic.

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!

Congratulations to Corey Weyer – playing his 100th BHL Match 24th July 2021!

Corey Weyer will play his 100th Match for the Tigerstix in this weekend’s match against University of QLD in Brisbane.

Corey joined Labrador Hockey club in 2001, aged 5, in our Mini Minkey Program (Now known as Junior Development) after moving to the Gold Coast from Maryborough with his family. During his time at the Tigerstix, Corey has played in every grade and every division at Labrador Hockey Club right through until he became a Kookaburra in 2017 and moved to Perth.

In his 20 years with Labrador Hockey Club Corey has amassed an impressive list of achievements – described by one cheeky team mate as ‘such an underachiever‘.

Corey’s long list of accolades are outlined below.

 

Corey Weyer | Labrador Hockey Club | 2001 ~ 2021

2008 – Qld Schoolboys (Pacific School Games)
2008 – U13 Labrador Best & Fairest

2009 – U13 Gold Coast Player of the Year
2009 – U14 Brisbane Rage Indoor
2009 – Qld U13
2009 – U15 Labrador Best & Fairest

2010 – U15 Player Sportsperson
2010 – U15 Gold Coast Player of the Final
2010 – Qld U15
2010 – U15 Indoor Player of the Tournament
2010 – Qld U15 Indoor
2010 – Div2 Men Best & Fairest

2011 – U15 State Titles Player of the Tournament
2011 – Qld U15 Captain
2011 – Qld U15 Indoor
2011 – Qld U16 Schoolboys
2011 – Qld U18 Squad
2011 – Labrador BHL2 Rookie of the Year
2011 – Labrador BHL2 Top Goal Scorer
2011 – Labrador BHL1 Debut
2011 – Gold Coast Academy Outstanding Rep Player
2011 – Jaydon Tippo Memorial Junior Boys Sportsman
2011 – Bill Dunn Medallion

2012 – Qld U16 Schoolboys
2012 – Australian Schoolboys – Shadow
2012 – Qld U18
2012 – Qld U18 Indoor
2012 – Labrador BHL1 Rookie of the Year
2012 – Gold Coast Hockey Academy Junior Male Athlete of the Year

2013 – Qld U18
2013 – Qld U18 Indoor
2013 – Australian Futures Squad

2014 – QAS
2014 – Qld U18
2014 – Qld U18 Indoor
2014 – Australian Youth Olympic Qualifier Team
2014 – Australian Youth Olympic Team Vice Captain (Gold Medal)
2014 – Qld U21

2015 – QAS
2015 – Qld U21
2015 – Qld Blades Squad

2016 – QAS
2016 – Qld U21
2016 – Super League – Player of the Tournament
2016 – BHL Labrador – Player of the Year
2016 – Qld Blades
2016 – Australian U21 Burras Sultan of Johor Cup (Gold Medal)
2016 – Australian U21 Burras – Junior World Cup

2017 – Qld U21
2017 – Super League – Player of Tournament
2017 – Qld Blades
2017 – Kookaburras Debut

2018 – Kookaburras Squad
2018 – Qld Blades AHL Champions (Player of Final)
2018 – FIH World Cup (Bronze Medal)

2019 – Kookaburras Squad
2019 – Brisbane Blaze

2020 – Kookaburras Squad

2021 – Kookaburras Squad
2021 – 100th BHL Match vs University of QLD – 24th July


We want to congratulate Corey on all that he has achieved in his time with us at Labrador Hockey Club.

We are so proud to have you in the Tigerstix Family and we look forward to continuing to watch you smash goals in your hockey career.