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.

 

Tigerstix U13 Girls State Championships Representatives

Fifteen Labrador Tigerstix ladies recently represented Gold Coast Hockey at the U13 State Championships in Gympie from 4th – 7th July 2021.

Under 13 representative hockey consists of one single day carnival (Boys Coulter Shield & Girls Southern Cross) and one four day State Championships tournament. Gold Coast Hockey took away two teams and Labrador was well represented!

 

Gold Coast Team 1 were in Division 1 came third in their pool and 5th place overall for the championship.

In Team 1 Labrador ladies included: 

Aurora Kovacevich, Abbey Proctor, Abbey Croke, Ruby Horsfield, Chelsea Price, Riley Roy, Ashley Plane, Abigail Pearson
Coach: Marnie Hudson

 

 

Gold Coast Team 2 was in division 2 came 4th in their pool and 8th place overall in the championships.

In Team 2 Labrador ladies included:

Rayne Kovacevich, Amelia Mann, Morgan Walsh, Cienna Withers, Taylor Garside, Myah Holdsworth, Sadie Ranse

 

 

Well done to all these lovely smiling ladies for representing Labrador and Gold Coast hockey at this tournament. 

Playing Hockey with Diabetes | National Diabetes Week 2021

As this week marks National Diabetes Week, some of our members who all have Type 1 Diabetes came together by chance at training and we were able to capture the moment.

This impromptu catch up gave players the opportunity to discuss their individual situations and journeys with this chronic condition.

Our members in our picture above from left to right are:

  • Andrew Proctor: current Labrador Hockey Club President, coach and former player
  • Anya Prior: current player in both junior and senior women’s hockey,
  • Lucy Proctor: current player in our junior divisions
  • Adam Imer: current BHL Div 1 player and member of the Brazil Men’s National Squad, Adam competed for Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes, in brief, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. It typically appears in adolescence. Treatment aims at maintaining normal blood glucose levels (BGL), through monitoring, insulin therapy, diet and exercise.

Discovering you’re diabetic

Adam, was diagnosed in 2002, he went to a school camp without diabetes and came home with it. He mentions the excessive thirst and need to go to the toilet on his way back in the bus which were classic symptoms before diagnosis. His BGL at the hospital was 64 (normal levels are between 4-8).

Anya, was diagnosed in 2013, at age 7, with very similar symptoms to Adam, thirsty, constant toilet stops and off to the doctor. Anya’s BGL was in the high 20’s at diagnosis.

Lucy, was diagnosed in 2019 also at age 7 with a BGL of 28, similar symptoms to Adam and Anya and as the family left hockey on a Friday night the call came from the doctor to get to hospital.

Andrew, was diagnosed in 1985 aged 10 with a BGL of 42. Playing junior hockey on a Saturday morning he could not run the length of the field and with all other symptoms as mentioned by the others he was admitted to hospital.


This year, National Diabetes Week runs from 11 – 17 July and in year two of the ‘Heads Up on Diabetes’ campaign their focus has been on challenging diabetes related stigma.

Research conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), found that four out of five people living with diabetes have experienced stigma at some point. People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes both reported feeling this way.


Andrew says; “Type 1 diabetes is a very liveable condition, technological advances along with sport are a key component in keeping healthy, in all of the above members hockey has been the key sport of choice and all have proven that having diabetes has not stopped them pursuing their dreams.”

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.

VACANCY: Clubhouse Bar Coordinators required – Can you help?

URGENTLY SEEKING CLUBHOUSE BAR VOLUNTEERS

Sadly, our beloved barman extraordinaire Waz stepped down about a month ago as Clubhouse Bar Manager and we are now urgently seeking a few coordinators to fill his shoes.

The clubhouse bar could be managed by multiple volunteers on a rotating, or regular shift basis. We are open to possibilities. May suit 3 -5 different people.

  • 1 person to take care of stocktake and ordering (monthly)
  • 1 person for Friday night 6pm-9.30pm;
  • 2 people to cover for Saturday 12pm-4.30pm and 4.30pm to late;
  • 1 person for Sunday 11.15-5.15pm or earlier;
  • Clubhouse cleaning crew.

Bonus points if you have an RSA, it’s ideal, but not a deal-breaker.

The Tigerstix bar is an important social aspect for our club, the more successful and profitable it is, the more it helps to fund initiatives for our club. We’d appreciate your support to make it the best watering hole in town!

More information on the proposed roles can be found here CLUBHOUSE BAR ROLES 2021 MID SEASON.

PLEASE NOTE: There are still other committee positions that remain vacant. Please consider putting your hand up if you can assist with any of the following;

  • Social co-ordinator (organising fun social events and entertainment for BHL home games)
  • Newsletter co-ordinator (suit someone familiar with MailChimp)

Please contact club secretary Gail Lomas if you can manage one or more of these roles – secretary@labradorhockey.org.au.

 

 

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)

 

2021 Tigerstix Junior Development Program

Tigerstix Junior Development Program officially kicked off 20th March with 90+ excited Cubs, Rookies and Tigerstix 10’s beginning their season.

It’s been so wonderful to see many returning players, as well as many new families join us to begin their hockey journey.

The junior development program is designed for kids aged 5-10 years with a focus on safety, building skills and most importantly, fun!

Special thanks to our many coaches who volunteer their time every weekend to support this wonderful program.

If you’re interested in signing your child up to play team sport, hockey is a great choice!

Find our more information about our program here.

April 24th 2021 – Bring-a-friend day!

When the Tigerstix return after Easter break, it’s BRING-A-FRIEND day. So grab your mates and come down and have a try of hockey.

Our Junior Development co-ordinator Clare will be happy to answer any questions you may have, you can contact her on 0490 513 629 or via email; juniordev@labradorhockey.org.au

 

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/.