Communications Officer

Seeking Communication Officer

UWH Australia are looking for a enthusiastic and driven individual to join the committee in the role of Communications Officer.

If you play or follow our favorite underwater sport, and have an interest in journalism, social media and public relations, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

This role is suited to someone with experience in, or an aptitude to learn, the following skills:

  • Website maintenance
  • Writing Media Releases
  • Social Media maintenance and monitoring
  • Liaising with media and responding to enquiries
  • Managing communications in and out of UHA
  • Organising media and promotions around events
  • Promotion of the sport
  • Managing the portrayal of UHA brand

The applicant must should also demonstrate the following:

  • Passion towards the sport underwater hockey
  • Eagerness to learn and develop their communication skills
  • High levels of self motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Oraginsation and time management skills

Previous Communications Officer, Nina Barry Macaulay, commented on the benefits she has received during her time in the role.

"Volunteering as Communications Officer has provided me with a valuable set of PR and Communications experiences which I have been able to draw on in my professional career," Barry-Macaulay said.

"It has been an amazing experience, and I wouldn't have the job I have today if I didn't take up this opportunity. It's also been a really fun way to contribute to the success of this sport and be a part of the underwater hockey Australia community."

To apply for the position, send you resume and a short cover letter addressing the above dot points to UHA secretary, Kate Howard, at secretary [at] underwaterhockeyaustralia [dot] org [dot] au

Applications close 1 June 2017.

Good luck!

 

 

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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UHA Committee – We need YOU!

UHA are in the final process of moving forward to a new committee and structure as outlined at the AGM and voted for by the states (download the attached minutes from the AGM here).

Being involved in the Underwater Hockey Australia Committee is an exciting and unique experience.

We are looking for expressions of interest for people to fill the below three positions on the executive:

 

-          Tournament Director

-          Development Director 

-          Tresurer

 

Position descriptions and applications forms can be downloaded here. Application to be in by Fri 30th September. Please email all applications to the secretary. 

 

Call for Coaches, Managers & Selectors

 Call for Coaches, Managers and Selectors for Elite and Masters teams for 2017/18

Team AUSTRALIA 2016

Team AUSTRALIA 2016

We are now looking for Coaches and Managers for 2017/18 Elites and Masters teams. At this stage the schedule will be a trans-tasman/interim tournament in 2017 (likely to either be a invitational tournament in Hawai in Mid Sept 2017 (Australia, NZ, Canada, USA and possibly Colombia) or travelling to European Championships in Hungary in Aug 2017. This may be different for each team. Managers would not be required to travel for this tournament. Then Worlds Championships in Quebec Canada in late July 2018.

 

We will be looking for coaches for:

-          Elite Mens

-          Elite Womens

-          Masters Mens

-          Masters Womens

 

We will be looking for two managers, preferably to work together, or one to manage masters and one elites. We will have a mangers handbook completed by the time of the position appointment to aid with the managing process.

 

We will also require selector for the above 4 divisions at the January 2017 Nationals in QLD to select teams for the 2017 tournament, 2018 teams will be selected at 2018 Nationals.

 

If you are keen please fill out the attached coaching, selecting or managing form and send to Secretary, Kate Howard.  Application to be in by Fri 30th September.

Download Selector Form

Download Manager Form

Download Coach Form

Call for Selectors Age Group Worlds 2017

If you are attending 2017 nationals we require selectors for the 2017 Age Group teams for Worlds:

-          U23 Boys (coached by Nick Martyn and Greg Stinson)

-          U23 Girls (coached by Hannah Robert-Tissot and Nina Barry Macaulay)

-          U19 Boys (coached by Steve Cleary, Jack Robert-Tissot and Jumpy)

-          U19 Girls (coached by Chris Wenman and Chris Cleaver)

 

If your are interested in selecting in one of the above divisions please fill out the attached form and send to Secretary, Kate Howard. . Application to be in by Fri 30th September.

Download Form Here

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

 

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AUS Elite Women 2016

AUS Masters Men 2016

AUS Masters Men 2016

AUS Masters Women 2016

AUS Elite Men 2016

AUS Elite Men 2016

Nominations for UHA Committee

The Underwater Hockey Australia AGM will be held on Saturday 18th June 2016 in Melbourne.

The below Committee positions are up for nomination (all selected at September 2014 AGM):

  • Director
  • Secretary
  • Financial Controller
  • Games Commissioner
  • Junior Development Officer
  • Marketing/Promotions Officer
  • Chief Referee
  • Director of Coaching PLUS;
  • Coaching Admin role

All positions are for a period of 2 years.  The UHA proposes to appoint incoming Director and Secretary now but they formally take responsibility from December 1 2016 – utilizing the next 6 months as a transition period where we complete the restructure. Please email your nomination including your CV and cover letter to edenbrown63 [at] yahoo [dot] com before Friday 17 June 2016. Please call Director Craig MacKenzie on 0419 927 577 for further information.  Nominations are due by Thursday 16th June.

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