Queensland Nationals 2014

The 2014 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships at the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre from 23rd to 27th January.

The five day event saw 25 teams across five divisions slug it out at one of the best Underwater Hockey pools in Australia.

The tireless work of Tournament Organiser, Russell Cox, and his colleagues on the Queensland Underwater Hockey committee ensured that the tournament ran seamlessly. Through its administrative excellence Queensland has set an exceptionally high standard for future National Championships.

Final placings

Under 15

2014 Australian U15 division champions, Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

2014 Australian U15 division champions, Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Final placings:

  1. WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2
  2. TASMANIA
  3. WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1
  4. VICTORIA
  5. QUEENSLAND

MVPs Maggie Biffin (WA) and Isaac Bridley (TAS)

Under 19

2014 Australian U19 division champions, Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

2014 Australian U19 division champions, Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Final placings:

  1. WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  2. TASMANIA
  3. QUEENSLAND
  4. VICTORIA

MVP: Josh Mackenzie (WA)

Elite Women

2014 Australian Elite Women's division champions, Tasmania [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

2014 Australian Elite Women's division champions, Tasmania [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Final placings:

  1. TASMANIA
  2. NEW SOUTH WALES
  3. VICTORIA
  4. WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  5. QUEENSLAND

MVP Phoebe Stewart (NSW)

Open

Australian Open division champions Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Australian Open division champions Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Final placings:

  1. WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  2. TASMANIA
  3. VICTORIA
  4. NEW SOUTH WALES 1
  5. QUEENSLAND
  6. NEW SOUTH WALES 2

MVPs Tom Miller (WA) and Dwayne Stinson (WA)

Masters

Australian Open division champions Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Australian Open division champions Western Australia [Photo: Tyrone Canning, Mako Productions]

Final placings:

  1. WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1
  2. TASMANIA 2
  3. SA/ACT
  4. QUEENSLAND
  5. WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2

MVP: Derek Duffal (WA1)

Australian Underwater Hockey Championships 2013 – Hobart, Tasmania

The Tasmanian Underwater Hockey Association hosted the Australian Underwater Hockey Championships from 24-28 January 2013. The competition was held at Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Overall Results

Championship State: Tasmania

U15 Division

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships U15 Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships U15 Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia. Photo: Jack Robert-Tissot

U15 Final:

Western Australia (6) def Tasmania (3)
MVP: Tate Strudwick (WA)

Overall Standings:

  1. Western Australia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Victoria

U19 Division

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships U19 Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia.

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships U19 Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia. Photo: Jack Robert-Tissot

U19 Final:

Western Australia (3) def Tasmania (1)
MVP: Josh Mackenzie (WA)

Overall Standings:

  1. Western Australia
  2. Tasmania A
  3. Victoria
  4. Tasmania B

Masters Division

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Masters Gold Medal winning team: Tasmania.

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Masters Gold Medal winning team: Tasmania. Photo: Jack Robert-Tissot

Masters Final:

Tasmania (4) def Western Australia (3)
Final MVP: Colin Hepher (TAS)

Overall Standings:

  1. Tasmania A
  2. Western Australia
  3. South Australia
  4. New South Wales
  5. Tasmania B

Women's Division

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Women's Gold Medal winning team: Tasmania.

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Women's Gold Medal winning team: Tasmania. Photo: Jack Robert-Tissot

Women's Final:

Tasmania (3) def Victoria (2)
MVP: Nat Wickham (TAS)

Overall Standings:

  1. Tasmania
  2. Victoria
  3. New South Wales
  4. Western Australia
  5. Queensland

Men's Division

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Men's Open Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia.

2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships Men's Open Gold Medal winning team: Western Australia. Photo: Jack Robert-Tissot

Open Final:

Western Australia (6) def Tasmania (3)
MVP: Nick Marytn (TAS)

Overall Standings:

  1. Western Ausrtalia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Queensland
  4. Victoria
  5. New South Wales

 

Day 5 Results (28th Jan 2013)

The results of the Grand Finals were as follows:

  • U15 Final: Western Australia (6) def Tasmania (3); Final MVP: Tate Strudwick (WA)
  • U19 Final: Western Australia (3) def Tasmania (1); Final MVP: Josh Mackenzie (WA)
  • Masters Final: Tasmania (4) def Western Australia (3); Final MVP: Colin Hepher (TAS)
  • Women Final: Tasmania (3) def Victoria (2); Final MVP: Nat Wickham (TAS)
  • Open Final: Western Australia (6) def Tasmania (3); Final MVP: Nick Marytn (TAS)

The results of the other finals were as follows:

  • Masters Bronze Medal Game: South Australia def New South Wales
  • Women Bronze Medal Game: New South Wales def Western Australia
  • Open Bronze Medal Game: Queensland def Victoria

Day 4 Results (27/01/2013)

Open Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
67 Western Australia  (6) def  Tasmania  (2)
68 New South Wales  (4) def  Victoria  (2)
73 Queensland  (4) def  Tasmania  (2)
74 Western Australia (7) def  Victoria  (1)
79 Queensland  (2) def  New South Wales (1)
85 5th - Victoria  (1) def  4th -NSW (0)
87 2nd - Tasmania (5) def  3rd - Queensland (2)
Women  Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
69 Tasmania (11) def   Queensland  (0)
70 New South Wales (3) def   Western Australia  (0)
75 Victoria  (18) def   Queensland  (0)
76 Western Australia  (3) def   Tasmania  (3)
81 Victoria  (2) def   New South Wales  (2)
88  5th - Western Australia  (8) def   4th - Queensland  (1)
89  2nd - Victoria  (4) def   3rd - NSW (0)
Masters
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
71 Western Australia  (8) def   South Australia  (0)
72 Tasmania A  (15) def   New South Wales  (0)
77 South Australia  (9) def   Tasmania B (1)
78 Tasmania A  (3) def   Western Australia  (1)
83 New South Wales (8) def   Tasmania B  (3)
90 2nd - Western Australia (8) def   3rd - South Australia (0)
Juniors (U 19)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
80  2nd - Tasmania A  (8) def   3rd - Victoria  (1)
Juniors (U 15)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
82  2nd - Western Australia  (11) def   3rd - Victoria  (2)

Day 3 Results (26/01/2013)

Open Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
49 Tasmania  (5) def Victoria  (0)
50 Western Australia  (7) def New South Wales  (1)
59 Queensland (1) drew Victoria  (1)
60 Tasmania  (2) def New South Wales  (1)
66 Western Australia  (3) def Queensland  (2)
Women  Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
45 Western Australia  (10) def Queensland  (0)
46 Tasmania  (3) def New South Wales  (0)
53 Victoria  (3) def Western Australia  (0)
55 New South Wales  (8) def Queensland  (0)
64 Tasmania  (4) def Victoria  (2)
Masters
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
47 Tasmania A  (13) def Tasmania B  (0)
48 Western Australia  (7) def New South Wales  (0)
56 Tasmania A  (11) def South Australia  (0)
58 Western Australia  (13) def Tasmania B  (0)
65 South Australia  (8) def New South Wales  (1)
Juniors (U 19)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
52 Tasmania  A  (15) def Victoria  (1)
54 Western Australia  (17) def Tasmania  B (0)
61 Victoria  (8) def Tasmania B  (2)
62 Western Australia  (4) def Tasmania  A (2)
Juniors (U 15)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
51 Western Australia  (9) def Victoria  (2)
57 Tasmania  (8) def Victoria  (1)
63 Tasmania  (5) drew Western Australia  (5)

Day 2 Results (25/01/2013)

Open Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
25 Queensland  (4) def New South Wales  (1)
26 Western Australia (5) def Victoria  (1)
34 Tasmania (3) def Queensland  (1)
36 Victoria (5) def New South Wales (3)
43 Western Australia  (3) drew Tasmania  (3)
Women  Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
27 Victoria  (2) def New South Wales (1)
28 Tasmania (8) def Western Australia  (3)
37 Victoria  (10) def Queensland  (0)
38 New South Wales  (3) drew Western Australia  (3)
44 Tasmania  (14) def Queensland  (0)
Masters
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
23 New South Wales  (2) def Tasmania B  (1)
24 Tasmania A  (3) drew Western Australia  (3)
31 South Australia  (8) def Tasmania B  (0)
33 Tasmania A  (8) def New South Wales  (0)
41 Western Australia  (14) def South Australia  (0)
Juniors (U 19)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
30 Victoria  (10) def Tasmania B  (1)
32 Western Australia  (6) def Tasmania A  (0)
39 Western Australia  (6) def Victoria  (0)
40 Tasmania  A  (19) def Tasmania  B  (0)
Juniors (U 15)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
29 Tasmania  (3) def Western Australia  (2)
35 Western Australia  (8) def Victoria  (2)
42 Tasmania  (7) def Victoria  (4)

 

Day 1 Results (24/01/2013)

Open Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
1 Western Australia (6) def Queensland  (0)
2 Tasmania  (5) def New South Wales  (0)
10 Queensland  (4) def Victoria  (2)
12 Western Australia  (4) draw New South Wales (4)
19 Tasmania  (3) def Victoria  (0)
Women  Elite
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
3 Tasmania  (4) def Victoria  (1)
4 New South Wales  (11) def Queensland  (1)
11 Victoria  (7) def Western Australia  (1)
13 Tasmania  (3) def New South Wales  (1)
20 Western Australia (11) def Queensland  (0)
Masters
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
5 Western Australia  (13) def Tasmania B  (0)
6 South Australia  (3) def New South Wales  (1)
14 Tasmania A  (15) def Tasmania B  (0)
16 Western Australia  (13) def New South Wales  (0)
21 Tasmania A  (11) def South Australia  (0)
Juniors (U 19)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
7 Tasmania A (13) def Victoria (0)
8 Western Australia  (20) def Tasmania B (0)
17 Western Australia  (15) def Victoria  (0)
18 Tasmania A (19) def Tasmania B (0)
Juniors (U 15)
Game Team (score)   Team (score)
9 Tasmania (13) def Victoria  (0)
15 Western Australia (9) def Victoria (1)
22 Tasmania (7) def Western Australia  (4)

Physiotherapy at Nationals and Worlds

Hi all, just a quick note FYI.

As you may or not be aware, I will be in Hobart to cover all the teams competing at the nationals.

Thanks to the generosity of Pieter van der Woude, I have been offered accommodation on his boat and as such am able to bring some  physio students with me to help. They are Bachelor & Doctoral  students from Australian Catholic University [Sydney], Fontys [NED] and the George Washington University [USA] who are spending time with me to learn and fulfill  part of their formal requirements for their  professional qualification  as well as a steep learning curve into the world of Underwater Hockey.

Hence their ‘volunteering ‘for the exercise . Their cost are covered by external research sponsorship as well as Pieter’s generosity.

My main  aim for  bringing them with me is to follow up on the work I did  in Hobart this march at the training camp in terms of screening and injury prevention. I followed up  with  some  US students in QLD at the Trans –Tasman comp and hope to continue this at Hobart 2013. I will need your support in helping me  get access to all of the  Australian team members during the comp for screening / follow up and continued implementation/ refinement  of preventative injury strategies. I will  also be issuing all competitors with a USB containing all the  necessary exercise regimes etc.

I am documenting all I do for the purposes of validating proven injury  prevention strategies for this sport. I have done this in the past for Triathlons, Surf Life Saving, Touch Football & Endurance Paddling [ refer attachment example]. I also aim to have  this ready for formal publication in an internationally  peer reviewed  sports medicine journal for  the ultimate benefit of the sport.

When I attended at Coimbra last year 23 of the 24 athletes [2 teams] turned up with some form of injury and I had my work cut out for me getting them game ready.  I had some surprise help for two days from an ex- student who flew herself down from Eindhoven [NED] to assist, keen to work with me again.

As there will be  up to 7 teams scheduled for Hungary I do not want to be faced with a similar situation as the resources would be definitely overstretched. [I have some European students keen to volunteer their time at their expense to help in Hungary. For those of you who were in Coimbra, Jola was first to put her hand up again for 2013]

I will be flying into Hobart  early Tuesday 22nd Jan. I can be operational  from Tuesday PM as soon as able .

While I expect to be working primarily poolside I am staying  only 8 mins from the pool and can work wherever, if not from the boat.

My contact phone is 0412 167 976.

Text me on this number if you need any of your players seen to plus to organise a suitable time to re –screen and  capture any new  Australian  team players who may not have been seen before by my crew.

Our Availability will be anytime and fit in to suit games/training/meetings etc as far as possible. We will also be available  on the 29th as we do not fly out until  Wed 30th AM.

If you have any  questions or queries,  or injury concerns closer to the time, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail (steppo@tpg.com.au) or use the mobile text  if urgent.

Please pass this info on to anyone who needs to know for Hobart & Hungary.

Thanks and looking forward to catching up with you in Hobart.

Nick Stepkovitch,
Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Tasmania to host 2013 Nationals

The Australian Underwater Hockey Commission recently endorsed a proposal by the Tasmanian Underwater Hockey Association to host the 2013 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships.

The event will be held from 24-28 January 2013 at the Hobart Aquatic Centre.

Australian UWH Nationals 2013

The Victorian Underwater Hockey Commission (VUHC) is committed to hosting Nationals in 2013. Unfortunately, due to issues with lifting tiles we are no longer able to utilise the facilities at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park.

An organising working group has been elected and we are exploring options at other venues with the aim of securing a booking in the next month.

Further details will be distributed shortly.

The VUHC 2013 Nationals working group includes:

Suan Adorni, Juan Manuel Castano, Sharon Davis, Michaela Dommisse, Luella Genato, Graham Henderson, Alec Johnston, Tracey McFee, David McFee, Tim Odgen,  Rees Quilford, Kirsteen Reid, Martin Vetneer, Belinda Watts, Camille White, Callum Wishart.

Questions about the 2013 Nationals in Melbourne should be directed to the VUHC President, Steven Taylor (president@vuhc.org.au).

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