XMAS MESSAGE | PANPACS | 2022
Dec22

XMAS MESSAGE | PANPACS | 2022

Stinkin’ hot, Blue Sky Wednesday 22nd December Hi Masters, From your Committee, a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Although it was a trying year with all of the health restrictions, at least you got to play Football whenever you were allowed to. The entire philosophy behind Masters since inception was to provide social football for all to enjoy and most of the time this happens but sometimes a red mist envelops. FREINDSHIPMateship is fundamental to our Australian culture.Everyone who plays or supports Masters Football shares a common interest—that is …..their love of the game.Camaraderie is not reserved to the individual Teams.Masters Football is about encouraging Players and Supporters to build Mateship beyond that.Get to know Players and Supporters from other Teams.They are fathers, grandfathers, sons, uncles and brothers, just like you.Players as bread winners need to leave the field uninjured…. FUNMasters Football is about having a laugh, taking the piss respectfully out of your Team Mates and those on opposing Teams (read respectfully).We are in the retirement home for footballers.Our bodies are no longer up for what we did as young men.Look after it and be mindful of others.Who knows how long we’ll have to use it? FAIRNESSPlay the ball not the man and remember to leave a man’s back to himself.Vindictive sledging and over aggressive play need not be tolerated.Play the Ball, an expression we are all too familiar with as young men—it still applies as mature men.Control your anger don’t let it control you.Don’t jump to conclusions—-Collisions happen.Our steering and braking system ‘aint what it used to be.Some players are playing with replacement parts be mindful of that.Respect your elders, it’s pretty easy to see who may be an elder.Respect the Refs even if you don’t agree.Follow proper channels if you consider something needs addressing.Remember also, we do have spectators…. FITNESSGet the heart pumping and the legs moving.Fitness will help us as we move into our twilight years.And importantly, remember, Grandchildren will still want their Pop to pick them up. Gold Coast Masters Football was started 15 years ago by 4 Teams back in 2006, played on the back fields at Carrara and afterwards we went over to the Emerald Lakes Golf Course and had a cold beer.We had no Referees because we didn’t need them, games were competitive but friendly and of course, after the games, the beer was cold.Most of the inaugural Teams (Brothers, Wallabies, Wizards and Sharks) had the majority of their players over 40 years young which was the catalyst for forming the GC Masters as an Over 40’s Competition. PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES 2022Mark your calendar for entries opening...

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THE PAN-PACS- ARE GORN TILL ’22 !!
Aug30

THE PAN-PACS- ARE GORN TILL ’22 !!

30th August PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES4 to 13 November 2022. Today we confirm the much anticipated 2021 Pan Pacific Masters Games scheduled for this November has been cancelled.Ongoing lockdowns, travel restrictions and health regulations and uncertainty make the planned 2021 event nonviable. This is fourth event we have had to cancel in the past 18 months and are extremely disappointed we cannot deliver a Pan Pacific Masters Games again for you this yearAs custodians of the Pan Pacific Masters Games the team at Events Management Queensland are passionate about delivering a world class event. Along with you, our participants and stakeholders, we have built these games up to become the biggest and best biennial masters games in world.If there is a positive element of this cancellation it is that all of our key stakeholders want to see a full version of the event delivered in November 2022. This is our focus and with over 12 months available to us to plan and promote the games, we are aiming high and want to deliver the biggest and best ever Pan Pacific Masters Games from 4 to 13 November 2022.To those masters who had already registered for the 2021 Pan Pacific Masters Games, we will contact you by this Friday 3rd September regarding your entry. While the Pan Pacific Masters Games has been cancelled, some of the sports are evaluating the option of having their own stand-alone competition and we will provide those details as soon as practical. Thank you for your patience, your understanding and your support. Stay safe and healthy and start planning for November...

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SPIRIT OF THE GAME
Jan24

SPIRIT OF THE GAME

SPIRIT OF THE GAME FRIENDSHIP Mateship is fundamental to our Australian culture. Everyone who plays or supports Masters Football shares a common interest—that is …..their love of the game. Camaraderie is not reserved to the individual Teams. Masters Football is about encouraging Players and Supporters to build Mateship beyond that. Get to know Players and Supporters from other Teams. They are fathers, grandfathers, sons, uncles and brothers, just like you. Players as bread winners need to leave the field uninjured…. FUN Masters Football is about having a laugh, taking the piss respectfully out of your Team Mates and those on opposing Teams (read respectfully). We are in the retirement home for footballers. Our bodies are no longer up for what we did as young men. Look after it and be mindful of others. Who knows how long we’ll have to use it? FAIRNESS Play the ball not the man and remember to leave a man’s back to himself. Vindictive sledging and over aggressive play need not be tolerated. Play the Ball, an expression we are all too familiar with as young men—it still applies as mature men. Control your anger don’t let it control you. Don’t jump to conclusions—-Collisions happen. Our steering and braking system ‘aint what it used to be. Some players are playing with replacement parts be mindful of that. Respect your elders, it’s pretty easy to see who may be an elder. Respect the Refs even if you don’t agree. Follow proper channels if you consider something needs addressing. Remember also, we do have female members and spectators…. FITNESS Get the heart pumping and the legs moving. Fitness will help us as we move into our twilight years. And importantly, remember, Grandchildren will still want their Pop to pick them up. If you want to play,  don’t stress, if you don’t have a Team or don’t know your Team Leader, please contact  john-registrar@gcmasterssoccer.com.au ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Warm and sunny Friday 24th November Hi Masters, Another year done and dusted, we trust everyone enjoyed the Season with GC Masters. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in this, our 11th Season. Congratulations to the 4 Teams who made the Grand Finals. Division 1 Grand Final Winners: WALLABIES BLK Division 1 Grand Final Runners Up: FARCELONA Division 2 Grand Final Winners: RACV Brothers Division 2 Grand Final Runners Up: Broadbeach 90’s Team of the Year: FARCELONA Div 1 Player of the Year: Ryan Dodd (Reunited) Div 2 Player of the Year: Adam Lane (RACV Brothers) Congratulations to everyone who participated. The GC Masters AGM will be held early next month, stay tuned for details. ——————————————————————...

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FACEBOOK
Jul04

FACEBOOK

For your Fixtures, notifications and cancellations on the run, please go to our Facebook Page. We endeavour to update our Facebook Page quickly, as soon as we have a change to our program. We advise as soon as we know Fixture changes, Cancellations etc. This is the first notification place. Please go to Facebook and have a look and hit ‘like’. Please do not respond on Facebook, any questions, please contact John Registrar by E-Mail and not here through Facebook john-registrar@gcmasterssoccer.com.au...

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BRAVERY AWARD
Feb04

BRAVERY AWARD

Our Regsitrar John Chambers & 3 others wrenched open the doors and freed a couple before their car sank to the bottom of the Canal in 2012 John, who helped to rescue two people from a sinking car has been recognised for his courage. An elderly driver lost control of a car and it plunged into a Broadbeach Waters canal in June last year.

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WHERE WE PLAY
Feb04

WHERE WE PLAY

GC MASTERS play at the Burleigh Bulldogs ground Wednesdays from 6:00pm (or if raining- on the following Monday). First games kick off at 6:30pm Burleigh Heads Soccer Club – Burleigh Bulldogs  Burleigh Heads Soccer Club is part of a large sporting complex called PIZZEY PARK. This Sports Complex is located at Mermaid Waters in the heart of the Gold Coast. (GPS 153º 25’ 9″ East and 28º 04’ 17″ South). Access to the Burleigh Bulldogs is from either Cottesloe Drive off Bermuda Street or via Bardon Ave running westwards from the Gold Coast Highway....

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