Newsflash Sun21stJan2018
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➤ Darren Campbell (Memorial Service details)
➤ Goalkeepers ... NEEDS & WANTS
➤ AGM on Tues for Brisbane Masters committee

➤ Thursday Arvo & Monday Night Social Hockey.
➤ Inaugural Masters' Super Nines Update
➤ State & Aust Championships Dates & Venues

Memorial Service – Darren Campbell

As was announced in the previous Masters' Newsflash, Bulimba MHL4 player Darren (Campo) Campbell (as photographed by Andrew Blanchard in 2017's MHL4 Grand Final), had unexpectantly passed away on Sat morning, 6th January.
Darren, 52, an insulin dependent diabetic from age 18, suffered a severe hypoglycemic episode which claimed his life.
A funeral was held in Tasmania on Friday 12th January (he had been visiting his parents in Tassie).
For those in Brisbane who wish to pay tribute to Darren, there will be a Memorial Service at 2:00pm on Thursday 25th January.
It will be held at Easts Hockey Club Room (southern end of building), Carina. 
At the request of his partner Therese and their daughter Rosie, all are invited to attend wearing your "favourite sports attire". Instead of flowers, please make a donation to the "Salvos". DONATE_HERE
NOTE: The usual Thursday afternoon hockey will be played from 3.00pm and as a tribute to Darren – if numbers permit – there will be a Bulimba v The Rest to follow the Memorial Service. 
Anyone participating will pay the usual $6.00 fee (collected by Laurie Robinson). The usual Thursday hockey proceedings will apply.
Any Bulimba players wishing to play are expected to wear Bulimba uniforms and Playing Shirts – there will be some spare shirts but please bring your own if possible.

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Goalkeeper WANTS a team!

The esteemed Richard Pearse (goalkeeper extraordinaire) is seeking a MHL1 or MHL2 team to play in for 2018. 
His registered Club, Pine Rivers/Saints don't have a Masters' team in that division.
Please contact Richard on 0466842188 or to claim him!

Team WANTS a Goalkeeper!

The esteemed MHL3 Bulimba hockey team (abundant with players extraordinaire! 😜) is seeking a Goalkeeper for season 2018. 
The "lucky" Goalkeeper will benefit greatly from getting plenty of work on the field, especially with the many "passes across the middle" ... "mis-traps" ... and "ball-kicks in the circle" that are a hallmark of the Bulimba MHL3 team. So much in fact, that the said keeper is not even required to warm up! Just turn up! 🤪
If for some god-forsaken reason you wish to foolishly nominate yourself ... do so by contacting Garry Royle on 0418534401 or

AGM for Brisbane Masters' Committee

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (followed by the monthly meeting) of the Brisbane Masters' Committee. 
The AGM will be held at the State Hockey Centre meeting room on Tuesday night 23rd January at 7pm.
Election of Office Bearers and sub-committee positions will be decided at the AGM.
All welcome.

Monday Night & Thursday Arvo Hockey

The Monday Night social hockey for 2018 has resumed and will run until a week before season starts. Play from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. Held at East's Tiger Turf, Carina. Bring a plain White shirt (not grey), a plain Black shirt as well as plain Red shirt. Numbers are expected to increase to three teams, so teams will rotate every 15 mins. (30mins on field, 15 mins rest. Each team will play four times). Cost is $10. Bar is open. 

The Thursday Arvo hockey for 2018 has resumed. Cost is $6 and play starts from 3pm to 4:30pm. Drinks on the balcony follow. Plain white and plain dark shirts required.

Inaugural Masters' Super Nines

To date, five teams (Bulimba, Commercial, Kedron Wavell, Norths, Saints) have nominated for the Masters' Super Nines to be played at Burringbar (Chermside) on 24th & 25th February, 2018.
Use this LINK to access all the info and how to enter.
Individual players who are looking for a team to play in the Super Nine's can nominate themselves by clicking the link above and change Team to your name (ignore any irrelevant info on form).  More info will follow after the AGM and Monthly Meetings on Tuesday night. 

State Championships 2018

The dates and venues are confirmed for the 2018 Qld State Championships.
The O60s+ State Carnival: Hervey Bay – Fri, Sat & Sun 20th, 21st & 22nd April.
The O40-49s & O50-59s+ State Titles: Cairns – Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 4th to 7th May.
The O35s State Titles: Mackay – Sat, Sun 2nd & 3rd June.

The O60s+ Carnival is used to select players in the O60s, O65s, O70s & O75s Queensland Teams to play in the Australian Championships in Sept/October.
Likewise, the State Titles will select Queensland teams for O35s, O40s, O45s, O50s & O55s to play in Aust Championships which will be held in Lismore and Ballina in Sept/October 2018.

A QUOTE for You  – Author Unknown
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain!
And a JOKE or three
  – Author will remain Unknown (HINT: Don..d Tr..p)
  • When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body ... men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
  • A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.
  • Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
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