There was a buzz at The Hobart Aquatic Centre over last weekend as selections were held for the age group teams heading to New Zealand for the Trans Tasman Competition in July 2014. This years selections were particularly exciting. In 2014 Australia will field all four age groups, with the first ever selection of a […]
It is an exciting time to be a junior in the Australian underwater hockey community. The development of junior involvement both at a national and international level has risen substantially over the past decade, and continues on an exciting incline. More over, our junior’s are exposed to celebrity opportunities, like those experienced by Caleb Thomas, […]
Lena Plambeck was presented with the Australian Underwater Federation’s prestigious annual prize: Best Sportsperson of the Year
About Underwater Hockey
Underwater hockey is a non-contact sport in which two teams compete to manoeuvre a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into goals. The sport of Underwater Hockey is played across Australia and has a long history here (the first Australian Championships were held in 1975). Equipment Players wear a diving mask, fins and a snorkel for play. Safety gear includes ear protection usually in the form of a water polo cap, a mouthguard, and a glove. The stick coloured white or black to indicate the player's team. In tournament play, the colour of the stick and cap are randomly assigned to each … Read more...