Your committee has been hard at work in the "off" season making plans for 2010. Information regarding accommodation for the National Championships, State Championships, the Nomination procedure for 2010 and Uniforms for 2010 can be found in this Newsletter. To see the complete information regarding these topics, please go to the relevant page of this website. Good Luck for the 2010 Season.
INDIVIDUAL NOMINATIONS: All individuals who want to play in a Qld team at the National Championships in Bunbury from 25 Sept to 09 Oct 2010 MUST complete the Nomination form found on the "Nominations" page of this website by the due date.
Due dates are as follows:
Over 40 and Over 50 teams - 16 April
Over 45, Over 55, Over 60, Over 65and Over 70 teams - 28 May It is planned that all Qld teams will be announced at the conclusion of the Over 45 and 55 State Championships on 11 - 14 June.
ALL selected players MUST pay a $200 deposit within 2 weeks of being selected or their place in the team will be given to another player.
This money will be credited to your expenses and is non refundable.
Nomination of teams to participate in the State championships must be submitted by completion of the Team Nomination Form on the "Nominations" page of this website.
Due Dates for these team nominations are as follows:
Over 40 and Over 50 teams - 16 April
Over 45 and Over 55 teams - 21 May
QLD STATE TITLES 2010
These wil be held as follows:
Over 40 and Over 50 Championships - Ipswich (on their new turf surfaces)
DATE: Fri 30 April - Mon 3 May
Team and Individual Nominations are due by 16 April.
Over 45 and Over 55 Championships - Bundaberg
DATE: Fri 11 June - Mon 14 June
Individual Nominations are due 28 May Team Nominations are due 21 May
UNIFORMS 2010. Just Hockey wil be again the supplier of the Qld uniforms for 2010. At each State Championship this year, Just Hockey will have a range of the uniforms in various sizes available. It is recommended that players who are nominating for a Qld team in 2010, visit the Just Hockey shop at the fields during the State Championships, view and try the uniforms for size before completing an order form. It is anticipated that there will be order forms at both Ipswich and Bundaberg so players can complete the "temporary" form with their correct sizes. A final form and payment should then be sent to the Treasurer by the due date once the teams have been announced. More details will be available closer to the championships. To view the order form or check out the uniform styles, please check the " Uniforms" page of this website.
SUNSHINE COAST GOLF DAY Once again Sunshine Coast Vets are planning their annual JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT FUND, GOLF DAY. This event is run by the Sunshine Coast Vets with all monies being used for the development of Junior Players. This is a fantastic initiative by the Sunshine Coast boys and all golf players (even beginners) are invited to participate in a great social day. DATE: 28 March For more information contact Warren Flower firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD VINTAGE HOCKEY CARNIVAL For those of you looking for something different, the "World Vintage Hockey Carnival" might be just the ticket. This event will be held in Barbados - yes that is correct THE Barbados during October 17 - 24 2010. Shame it clashes with the Australian Nationals in Bunbury! To be a Vintage player you only have to be over 35 so if you are interested, go to this website - it looks great. Now all I have to do is win Lotto!! http://www.vintage-hockey.com/
NATIONAL TITLES BUNBURY 2010 The National Veterans Titles will be held in Bunbury WA from 25 Sept until 9 Oct 2010. It is anticipated that a maximum of 13 teams from Qld will be selected to contest this event. Qld players who wish to be considered for a place in one of the Qld teams should complete the Nomination form online (see above) and atend one of the Qld State Championships. The Qld teams will be announced at the conclusion of the Over 45 and 55 titles on 14 June. The committee has booked accommodation for the Qld teams in Bunbury. For details and links to the accommodation please go to the "National Titles" page of this website. Please note that the accommodation has been booked for 15 nights and there will be no refunds for players arriving late or leaving early. The approx. cost of the accommodation will be $900 -$1000 per person.
GET WELL SOON On the Sunday morning after the National Championships last year, Tony Salecich one of our Qld umpires and also a Qld player from previous championships suffered a heart attack at the Melbourne airport. He was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery. The good news is that Tony is doing well and progressing in his rehabilitation. I am sure all Qld players join me in wishing Tony a speedy recovery and send their best wishes to him, his wife Judy and his family as they work through this difficult time.
PHOTOS FROM MELBOURNE The photos from Melbourne have been moved to the "Gallery" page of the website. If you haven't seen them yet it is not too late to see our Qld champs in action.