The closing date for Over 45, 55, 60, 65 and 70 Nominations will close on 15 May. If you have not registered yet go to the nominations page and click on the link for "Individual Nominations". Also - if your centre has not yet nominated teams for these championships, please do so by the 15 May. Keep checking the website for the draw for these championships.
OVER 35 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS The O’35’s QLD Championship were successfully held at Labrador Hockey Club on the Gold Coast on Sat 9th and Sun 10th May. The final resulted in a 4-0 win to Ipswich over Brisbane.
The QLD team was announced which will play against NSW for the annual shield on the Sunshine Coast on 17th and 18th Oct. QLD has held this shield since the inception of the competition 3 years ago. Last year's competition was very tight and the minkies will have to be on their game to retain the title.
Following that warm up weekend, plans are positive for a 4 state competition between NSW, VIC, ACT and QLD in Melbourne during the Champions Trophy being held at the same time. The games will be at Footscray, with the Trophy games being held at Vic State Hockey Centre. The date for the Champions Trophy is 28th Nov to 6th Dec. So make your plans.
It was good to see Toowoomba bring a team to the weekend with some imports from Ipswich who they met 15 minutes before the first game. Additionally, Sunshine Coast had imports from Warwick. The future of this age group looks positive. Vets’ is about participation for the enjoyment of game as well as trying to achieve personal fitness and state selection. There were many earnest conversations on the weekend over umpiring on and off the field. Some were resolved and some of the country guys will be talking to their umpires about what should happen (is that what we all do now). There were also conversations about sore limbs, but they seemed to get better over a beer. Some of the games may not have been as close as they wanted but given the smiles over the weekend everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks must go to Grant Smith and the Labrador Hockey Club team for providing the venue at such short notice. Bill (Wombat) Tomkins .
Over 45,55,60,65,and 70 Teams and Individuals are due this week.
COACHES & MANAGERS NOMINATIONS 2009
As advised in the previous newsletter nominations for coaches and managers of Qld Over 45,55,60,65 and 70 teams in 2009 are now being accepted. Many people have already sent expressions of interest so if you are interested in these positions send a letter outlining your experience and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org We all know how vitally important these positions are in each team and if we get enough expressions of interest from players/supporters it will avoid last minute selections or as in some cases in previous years no selection at all. Due Date: As for Player Nominations.
QUEENSLAND DINNER 2009 This will be held Friday Oct 2 during the national championships in Melbourne. For more detail on the venue and date, please go to the "Events" page of the website. This page will give you all the latest information about the National championships in Melbourne.
QLD OVER 35 AND 40 TEAMS ANNOUNCED Congratulations to all the players who have been selected to Qld teams after the Over 40 and 35 championships. To see the list of successful players, please go to the "Teams" page of the website.
OVER 40 AND 50 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS These were held over the May Long Weekend in Townsville. It was a great weekend and Townsville provided a great venue and great entertainment for the weekend. The results can be found on this website on the "State Championships" page - the complete score card can be found on the Score Card Link while the final results are to be found on the "Awards" link. If anyone has any photos from Townsville please send them to us so that they can be added to our Gallery Pages.