Australian Team Coaches & Managers: Call for nominations

In light of delays to the CMAS and international tournament calendar since 2020, and in the interests of fairness, UHA has made the decision to open Australian Team Coaching and Manager positions across all divisions.

UHA invites nominations via the nomination pro forms attached for the following positions:

ELITE/MASTERS World Championships
Gold Coast Australia, Currently scheduled for July 2023*

  • Coach Elite Women
  • Coach Elite Men
  • Coach Masters Women
  • Coach Masters Men
  • Manager 1
  • Manager 2

*Note: Tenure of Elite/Masters coaching positions will be from successful selection until post World Championship Tournament 2023.

AGE GROUP World Championships
Istanbul, Turkey. Currently scheduled for mid year 2024**

  •  U24 Women
  • U24 Men
  • U19 Girls
  • U19 Boys
  • Manager 1
  • Manager 2

**Note: Tenure of U24/U19 coaching positions will be from successful selection until post World Championship Tournament 2024 (this may include an international tournament during 2023).

Selection nominations will close at the end of April 2022.

It is expected that selection of Australian national team coach and manager positions will be confirmed by end of May 2022 via an out of session state representative vote (date to be confirmed pending nominations).

Wollongong Potluck 4s

The Wollongong 4s is a potluck competition where teams of four players battle it out in 2x5min games in a court 2.4m deep and 15x17m.

This year's event will be held on the 5th of March 2022.

Please pre-register @ https://www.trybooking.com/BXJXU

Australian 2022 National Championships Postponed

AUFQ in consultation with UHA and AUF have made the decision to delay the 2022 Australian National Championships until July 2022 (provisional dates 4-9th July) 

The reasons for this decision are the following:

  • Limited team registrations per division
  • WA border restrictions have been extended and may not open until past the current comp date;
  • COVID 19 - associated risk to the tournament should any team be taken out by the impacts of Covid or the rules around close contacts of a positive case.

AUFQ, UHA and the AUF hope that delaying the 2022 Australian National Championships until July will achieve the following:

  • Facilitate WA state team inclusion across divisions;
  • Provide a more stable and understood tournament environment in consideration of COVID 19.
  • Increase the likelihood of additional teams across divisions (inter-state/overseas). 

Updates about the competition are posted on 2022 Australian National Championships Facebook page.

Should you have any questions please contact AUFQ Organisers uwhnationals2022@gmail.com or the UHA Tournament Director (Stewart Parkinson) via email or mobile.

A updated information pack and important dates will soon follow. 

2022 Kings Cup Club Championships moved to April

The Kings Cup was scheduled to be held in July but with the postponement of the 2022 Australian National Championships, the Kings Cup club championships will now move to April.  

The event will be held on 9 & 10 April 2022 at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Updates about the competition can be viewed via the Kings Cup 2022 Facebook page.

UHA Annual General Meeting 2020

The Underwater Hockey Australia Commission Annual General Meeting will be held online on Saturday 20 September 2020.

Login details will be posted shortly.

Committee Positions up for election include:

  • Executive Director
  • Secretary
  • Ordinary Members

View the UHA AGM 2019 Minutes

Australian 2020 Elite Teams

The Australian Elite teams for 2020 were announced at the recent Australian UWH Championships. The selected teams are as follows:

Australian Elite Women's Team

  • Hannah Robbert-Tissot (C)
  • Eliza Game
  • Romy Keppel
  • Sunny Pasco-Thompson
  • Alice Van Der Woude
  • Sasha Baudestil
  • Zoe Canavan
  • Dan Hunt
  • Katelyn Tenbensel
  • Tori Wickham
  • Briody Hilder
  • Kate Howard

Australian Elite Team 2020 Australian Elite Men's Team

  • Tom Miller (Captain)
  • Gavan Wise
  • Todd Canavan
  • Josh Mackenzie
  • Gary Rosewarne
  • Mason Gillespie
  • Shannon Griffiths
  • Amar Sarmiento
  • Stewart Parkinson
  • Scott Mackenzie
  • Hunter Jones
  • Rhys Milburn
  • Joel Hattie (Reserve)
  • Max Campbell (Reserve)

Australian UWH Championships 2020

The 2020 Australian Underwater Hockey Championships were held at Knox Grammar School, Sydney from 19-24 January 2020.

For information and results about the competition:

Knox Aquatic Centre

Pacific Rim Age Group Championships announced for Cairns

Note
Dear members, Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have had to cancel the 2020 Asia Pacific Cup that was due to be held in Cairns in December.  Australia and NZ are working closely to look at potential UWH replacement tournaments for both elites and age teams once there is more certainty around international travel.
We will keep you posted.
UHA Committee

The Tobruk Memorial Pool in Cairns will play host to an Australian / New Zealand Age Games Invitational from the 5th to the 8th of December 2020.

Categories include U19 & U24 Male & Female divisions.

An information pack will be released soon.

Register your interest via email to secretary@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

Competition flyer

Australian Junior Training Academy

DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION THIS TRAINING CAMP WILL NO LONGER PROCEED.

The UHA is pleased to announce the first annual Weekend Training Academy for Age Players in May 2020 on the Gold Coast.

  • Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May 2020
    Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Thanks to Coordinator Sean Hartley (and team) for their efforts in bring this to fruition.

The idea behind this is to provide an annual weekend for U19 and U24 players along with Age Games Appointed Coaches and/or equivalent trainers.

The Academy is for those junior and young adult players wishing to "represent" and further their hockey skills and understanding to the next level. We anticipate the attendance of:

  • U19 girls + coach
  • U19 boys + coach
  • U24 women + coach
  • U24 men + coach
  • +experienced players to assist and act as mentors
  • +specialist presenters to be confirmed
  • a chaperone from each state to accompany underage players

The flyer below provides an indication of what to expect and estimated costings (which are based on the attendance of 30 to 40 players).

PROCESS FOR PLAYER ATTENDANCE:

  • Advise your State Rep / local junior coach or Australian Age Games Coach you wish to attend (they will submit your name and contact details to the organisers)

On confirmation of attendance the process for flight bookings will be communications.

For further information please contact Eden Brown edenbrown63 [at] @yahoo.com

Call-out: Australian Team Selectors

The UHA is calling for nominations for national team selectors for the 2020 Australian teams for the following categories:

  • Elite Womens AUS
  • Elite Mens AUS
  • Masters Women AUS
  • Masters Men AUS

Selectors are required to be in Sydney for the Australian Underwater Hockey Championships on the 24th January.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email UHA at secretary@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au