2017 Australian Teams

With the Palm Beach Nationals fast approaching it's time to get organised for the selection of the 2017 Australian Teams.

If you are interested in trialing for a team there are a few things you need to do:

  • Fill in the attached Nomination Form
  • Send you form to the relevant team manager and coach
  • Pay your deposit of $300 ($500 for Age Groups) (the team manager will supply bank details when you send them your form)
  • Attend selections on Friday 13th January at Palm Beach Aquatic Centre or Contact the coach to submit a postal nomination.

Contact details:

Elite Team Manager manager [at] underwaterhockeyaustralia [dot] org [dot] au

Men Coach David Lambert lambert [dot] coach [at] gmail [dot] com

Women Coach Eden Brown edenbrown63 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Age Group Manager Sandra Milner uwhmum [at] hotmail [dot] com

U23 Women Coaches Hannah Robert-Tissot and Nina Barry-Macaulay (Co-Coaches) nina [dot] b-m [at] hotmail [dot] com and hrobert-tissot [at] hotmail [dot] com

U23 Men Coaches Nick Martyn and Greg Stinson (Assistant Coach) director [at] underwaterhockeyaustralia [dot] com [dot] au

U19 Women Coach Chris Wenman and Chris Cleaver (Assistant Coach) cwenman [at] amrshire [dot] wa [dot] gov [dot] au

U19 Men Coaches Steve Cleary and Jack Robert-Tissot (Assistant Coach) scleary [at] cnw [dot] com [dot] au

For further information contact the relevant team managers or coaches

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Trans Tasman 2016

A warm up for Age Group Worlds 2017

From 2-10 July, 2016, the Age group Tans Tasman tournament was held at Hobart Aquatic and Leisure Centre. A heartfelt congratulations to New Zealand who took gold in all categories. Hosting this tournament in Hobart provided a rare and fantastic opportunity to trial the venue with an international tournament in preparation for hosting the Age Group World Championships in 2017.

Event organisers are collecting constructive and positive feedback from coaches, players, spectators and volunteers involved in the Trans Tasman tournament. This information will inform the plans for next years championships.

Also trailed during the recent tournament was a love streaming Youtube channel where spectators could watch games on the internet. This channel allowed viewers to stream games live and watch past matches, without charge - making the viewing and spectator process accessible and easy. A crowd funding page to cover the costs involved in filming and uploading is live here. Initiatives such as this are vital for the growth and development of our sport - show your support here. 

 

Underwater Hockey Development Weekend

Hobart | Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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Thinking about developing your coaching? Thinking about developing your refereeing? Thinking about developing your playing/UWH understanding?
Then we have the weekend for you!!!
When - Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept
Where - Hobart
Cost - Free for travelling players, get yourself to Hobart on the afternoon/evening of Friday 16th Sept, the local players will organise billets and lifts for everyone!!
The schedule:
Fri 16th - PM Out of water presentations
Sat 17th - AM Morning presentations and practical skills/drills - PM Hobart Cup Pot Luck tournament 3v3 and 6v6 - Dinner/Party evening (small cost if you want to attend the party/dinner)
Sun 18th - AM Morning presentations and practical skills/drills - PM Hobart Cup Pot Luck tournament 3v3 and 6v6 - Fly home that night.
Australian Referee coordinator Angus Sinclair will be co-ordinating referee training, courses and mentoring from senior referees over the weekend.
Senior Australian coaches will run coaching courses, mentoring and information sessions.
This will serve as a development camp weekend for players working towards the 2017 Junior Worlds teams, and a build block for players looking to enter into Elite teams for 2017. Plus it will be a FUN WEEKEND!
So, book your flights, send us your details and come on down to Hobart for a fun weekend of Hockey! Fill in the attached form with your info, or contact us through facebook or the UHA website. Hopefully see some of you soon!!!

DOWNLOAD FORM HERE

GOLD GOLD GOLD for AUSTRALIA!

A huge congratulations to all players, coaches, volunteers, referees, managers, physiotherapists and support crew involved in this years UWH World Championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa!

The Elite Women's team finished a competitive tournament in 6th place, with the Masters Men and Women, and Elite Men's team bringing home the Gold.

We look forward to sharing a report with you shortly.

Team AUSTRALIA 2016

Team AUSTRALIA 2016

 

AUS Elite Women 2016

AUS Elite Women 2016

AUS Masters Men 2016

AUS Masters Men 2016

AUS Masters Women 2016

AUS Elite Men 2016

AUS Elite Men 2016

Go Australia!

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It has been three years since the last Elite world championships for our favourite underwater sport. In 2013 the Elite and Master underwater hockey teams of the world met in Egar, Hungary. This week, they reunite in healthy competition at the 19th CMAS world Championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Australia will be represented in each devision: Elite Women, Elite Men, Master's Women and Master's Men. Both Master's team are the current World Champions coming away with a Gold Medal in Hungary in 2013.

The first match kicks off on Friday 25th March with Australia vs Argentina in the Masters Women category. To keep up to date with all the matches and results follow the Horizon website here.

The Australian teams progress and journey will also be kept alive online via the 'Aus UWH worlds players and followers 2016' Face book group, and of course the Underwater Hockey Australia Facebook Page.

The games will be streamed live on 247tv. The Cost of the Live Streaming as follows: €25 per complete tournament pass; €7 per playoff match; €4 per round robin match.
Replays will also be made available at reduced rates. Visit their underwater hockey page to view games live.

We wish all teams the best of luck for the tournament. To the Aussie athletes, coaches, support crew and managers - we will all be cheering for you back home: go hard and have a great time.

Go Australia!!

Trans Tasman 2016 – Hobart

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U23 Men 2015 World Championships Spain

The Age Group Trans Tasman Competition will be held from 2-10 July 2016, at the Hobart Aquatic Centre, Tasmania, Australia.

In 2014 New Zealand hosted a fantastic Tras Tasman tournament in the charming city of Wellington. As the host nation, New Zealand fielded a team in every devision, with two barbarian teams to add diversity and challenge to the mix. Australia hopes to make a similar contribution to the 2016 Trans Tasmans and is aiming to field two teams in each devision.

Selections

A squad of up to 24 players (2 teams) per division will be selected at the Bunbury Nationals in January 2016. Those unable to attend these selections can nominate by post.

The final teams will be named at the 1st training camp.

For further details, contact Australian Age Groups Team Manager - Sandra Milner at uwhmum [at] hotmail [dot] com

 

Australian Elite and Masters Selections

Mens Selections (Elite and Masters)
Venue: Challenge Pool, 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont WA
Dates and times:
Saturday 17th   POOL TIME: 9.00-11.00am and 4.00-6.00pm
Sunday 18th      POOL TIME: 9.00-11.00am and 4.00-6.00pm
Monday 19th     POOL TIME: 9.00-10.30am and 12.30-2.00pm        
 
 
Womens Selections (Elite and Masters)
Venue: Hobart Aquatic Centre, 1 Davies Ave, Queens Domain TAS
Dates and times:
Saturday 24th   POOL TIME: 12.30-2.30pm and 3.30-5.30pm
Sunday 24th     POOL TIME: 10.30-12.30am and 1.30-3.30pm
        
 
Australian Team Training Camp
Venue: South West Sports Centre, 1 Rotary Ave, Withers WA
Dates and times:
Saturday 2nd Jan POOL TIME: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 3rd Jan    POOL TIME: 10.00am to 5.00pm
*Note: Each of the teams will have a court for 3.5 hours each on both days.
Selection Process

Selection Process

2016 Nomination Form

2016 Nomination Form

2016 Australian Underwater Hockey Team Selection Process

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KEY DATES

Elite Men and Masters Men

Saturday 17th to Monday 19th October, Perth (3 days) Nominations close: Monday 12th October

Elite Ladies and Masters Ladies

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th October, Hobart (2 days) Nominations close: Monday 19th October

Nomination Fee: $300.00 per player

This fee must be paid prior to selections. If this fee is not paid written approval by way of a financial agreement must be provided from Cathy Waldron, Team Manager. Email forms to cathywaldron [at] bigpond [dot] com

Unsuccessful players will be refunded their Nomination Fee LESS the pool hire costs.

Players who are selected and subsequently WITHDRAW will forfeit the Nomination Fee.

Training Camp Costs: All players attending the selections must provide their flight receipts to the coach. Flights will be equalized between ALL players attending

selections (Elite and Masters combined).

Pool and Room Hire will be shared equally between ALL players attending the selections. Pool and Room Hire will be deducted from the Nomination fee.

All players will be billeted by local players in both Hobart and Perth. A (local) player will be nominated to schedule this. Where this is not achievable accommodation will be sought and the costs will be equalized between ALL players attending the selections. Meals will be paid for by the individual.

Transport to and from the Airport and pool will be organized by the hosts. Where this is not achievable transport will be sought and the costs will be equalized between ALL players attending the selections.

Nomination Forms: Trials:

All players must submit nomination forms (see attachment) prior to Selections. Players nominating for both categories need only pay one Nomination Fee of $300.00.

For both camps it is anticipated that the Elite Selection trials will be held during the first day and the team will be announced. Following this the Masters Selections will occur and the team announced. A schedule of games and training sessions will ensue. Those who were not selected will take part as opposition for the Australian teams and should not expect to take part in the Australian Team training camp after the team is announced (although it is up to the coaches).

To ensure we do not miss a development opportunity for those players on the fringe ofnational team selection we will appoint a mentor / coach to co-ordinate and offer feedback to those that stay and play as opposition. (For the ladies it will depend on numbers).

It is anticipated that for the elite teams 12 team members plus an additional one or two reserve players will be selected for each team. However a coach may elect to announce a squad of 14 players from which the final team of 12 will be chosen at the January training camp.

Masters may elect to select a smaller team (8) at the initial selections and to host final selections at the January Training camp. Masters may elect to only select 10 or 11 players to travel to Worlds.

All teams are entitled to consider two postal nominations at selections.

Key dates:

Attendance at Selections as per above dates.
Training Camp on the 2nd-3rd January in Bunbury WA (the weekend prior to the nationals).
TBC: Possible training camp between January and March.
For Elites – 3 day training camp preceding Worlds in Stellenbosch. March 23rd – April 2nd CMAS World Championships South Africa.

HOST WEBSITE: http://www.uwhworlds2016.co.za

 

Contact details

Team Manager Cathy Waldron  e. cathywaldron [at] bigpond [dot] com m.0429 376 793

COACH Masters Ladies Kirsteen Reid e. krchook [at] optusnet [dot] com [dot] au m. 0411 172 373

COACH Elite Ladies Eden Brown e. edenbrown63 [at] yahoo [dot] com m.0408 381 051

COACH Elite Ladies Tania Mcleish e [dot] tania [at] ledutchie [dot] eu m.0438 632 804

DOWNLOAD FORMS FROM UHA Facebook page or contact coaches above

III Age Group World Championships

U23 Men 2015

U23 Men 2015, Spain

6-15 August 2015 - Castellon, Spain

UHA Welcomes home all athletes, coaches and supporters from the recent World championships in Spain and to all those continuing their journeys abroad, UHA wish you safe travels. To all those who competed: we are proud of you and we commend you.

 

Australia is left with mixed feelings after the recent Age group world championships held in Castellon, Spain from the 6-15 August. Firstly, Awe at the talent and commitment shown by our young athletes, excitement for their potential and thrill that that the next Age Group World Champs will be hosted on home soil in Hobart, Tasmania. These feelings are mixed with a sense of pride attached to our team’s outstanding efforts, and disappointment at a few almost wins.

 

This Aged Group World Championships was impressively competitive, with each division hosting a group of world-class teams. There were many draws during the round robin and several finals ended in overtime.

 

Australia arrived in Spain on Sunday the 2nd of August, with training beginning for most teams on Tuesday the 4th. These days of practice matches pre-tournament provided valuable preparation for the Australian sides, it allowed them the opportunity to adapt and adjust to the time difference and climate, and to re-familiarise themselves with their team mates who come from all across our vast nation.

 

The round robin began on Saturday 8 August. Each division had a single round robin, the U19 Men boasting the largest group of 1o teams. The U23 Men and Women, and U19 Women all had 8 countries represented. In total 12 countries attended this world championship.

 

Australia’s U19 Men and Women’s teams finished in 6 place. Both teams show exciting potential with commendable demonstrations of teamwork and skill in this high stakes tournament. The U19 Women have an average age of only 15, given their achievements in Spain, this is a team no doubt on their way to success. They demonstrated commitment, skills and determination in their overtime games against Canada and Spain on the final days of the tournament. They have all made us all very proud.

 

The U23 Women finished in 5 place at the end of the round robin, moving to 4th after defeating New Zealand in overtime 3-2 in the first of the knock out matches. Their Semi-final against Netherlands ended in a nail biting 4-3, leading them into a bronze medal play off against Great Britain where they were defeated 1-0. These close matches reflect the intensity of this competition and remind us of the difference a single goal can make.

 

Australia’s Medal bearers the U23 Men’s team finished the round robin undefeated, with a draw against Turkey. They pushed through each final to end in first place, meeting turkey in the Grand Final. The Turkish team where physically large with a remarkable presence on the bottom of the pool. Despite Australia’s best efforts to switch, to open the game up and to run around the Turkish giants, they were defeated 3-1 and bought home the Silver. Josh Mackenzie from West Australia finished the game with a remarkable breakaway goal.

 

In addition to the outstanding efforts of all the Australian athletes, there was a large supporter presence at this tournament, and UHA thanks all of the parents, supporters and coaches who travelled to Castellon, cheering from the stands for each match.

 

Importantly, UHA would like to give special thanks to Nick Stepokivitch the Physio and his team, and Sandra Millner, the Team Manager – without who our presence at competitions like this would simply not be possible.

 

Here’s to Hobart 2017!

U23 Women 2015

U23 Women 2015

U23 Men 2015

U23 Men 2015

Asian Underwater Hockey Championship (AUHC) 2015

13-15 November 2015, Jakarta - Indonesia

Indonesia will be hosting this years AUHC in Jakarta, Indonesia. It will be held from the 13th to the 15th of November. Players from Philippines, Singapore, China, Japan and Indonesia are expected to join the event. And invitations are exended to any Australian teams/players interested in attending.

 

Following previous AUHC tournaments, Indonesia will host a Nations Cup and Challenge Cup. The Nations cup will include a male and female division, open to Asian countries only. The Challenge cup will use a mixed team format and encourages a high level of social hockey, forming teams of combined Asian and Australian players. There will also be exhibition matches between an all-Australian team with each Asian nation.

 

The tournament ill be hosted at the Universitas Pelita Harapan Swimming Pool, one of the top private university in Indonesia. The campus is located in Karawaci, Tangerang which is 15-20km away from Jakarta CBD. Karawaci is a well-developed satellite town so all modern amenities and services are available.

 

The tournament pool is olympic size, with 2 playing courts planned. The length of each court will be 21m x 12m. Court 1 depth will be 1.8m, court 2 will be 1.8m  and slightly sloping to 1.6m. Tiles for the pool is blue in color, size of tile is 5x5cm.

 

Like previous AUHC, there will be an optional post event trip that will be arranged by the tournament organisers. It will be a 4 days 3 night trip, 16-19 November. Further information will be provided at a later date.

 

The tournament fee is expected to be similar to previous AUHC tournaments. About USD 100 per participant.

 

Aryaduta lippo village is the choice accommodation for AUHC 2015. Current booking rates on booking.com is about USD 66 per night for 1 twin room.

 

Stay tuned for more information.