Australian Junior Training Academy

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 Junior Coaches (2020-21)

The UHA is calling for nominations for COACHING positions for Australian Age Games Teams in 2020-21.

Applications are requested for the following teams:

  • U19 Men
  • U19 Women
  • U24 Men
  • U24 Women

Commitment requirements include:

  • Address interested athletes at 2020 Nationals in Sydney on Friday 24 January (30 mins);
  • Attend annual weekend training academy scheduled for 30-31 May 2020 on the Gold Coast (funded)
  • Attend selection process for Pacific Rim Competition (funded; date & venue tbc)
  • Attend Pacific Rim Competition scheduled for 5-8 December 2020 in Cairns (funded)
  • Attend formal selection process for Worlds squad at the 2021 Nationals (Jan 2021 - date & venue tbc)
  • Attend annual weekend training academy and/or training camps in May 2021 (funded)
  • Attend World Championships in mid-2021 (date & venue tbc; funded)

Administrative requirements include:

  • Develop tailored training programs and team strategy documentation;
  • Provide regular individual feedback to players;
  • Liaison with parents and team managers;
  • Liaison and formal progress reporting to UHA committee;

All coaches will be required to obtain a Working with Children check and have or are keen to gain their formal Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Qualifications.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please submit an overview of your experience to the UHA (secretary@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au) by midday 23 January 2020.

Nominations for Australian Age Group teams

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PROSPECTIVE WORLDS AGE GROUP AUSTRALIAN TEAM MEMBERS:NOMINATIONS FOR ALL DIVISIONS ARE STILL OPEN

Nominations closed Midnight, 17th Feb 2019

Read the information pack: https://bit.ly/2Rx4GjL

Complete the online nomination: https://goo.gl/forms/QfDXvtUvIUEFEAKA3

Underwater Hockey Australia calls for player nominations for the U19 & U24 Australian teams that will participate in the 2019 Age Group Worlds in Sheffield, England.

We encourage all prospective nominees to complete the nomination process as soon as possible as nominations will strictly close at midnight on the 17th Feb 2019. If, for financial purposes or otherwise, alternative arrangements are required, please contact management immediately.

Only nominees that have completed the nomination process can be considered squad members eligible for final selections.

Squad members eligible for selections will be announced after nominations close.

For more information on Worlds, the nomination process or how to contact officials please read the information pack, available at: https://bit.ly/2Rx4GjL

Find out more

Lee-Maree Stinson
Team manager – Jnr Women’s
leemaree.stinson@gmail.com
+61 428 240 681

Clayton Jenderzkak
Team Manager – Jnr Men’s
jumpyliss@gmail.com
+61 417 994 004

Australian Junior Teams for 2018

Underwater Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the 2018 Australian U19 teams that will participate in the Trans Tasman Championships . The tournament will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand 7-12 October 2018.

U19 Women

Congratulations to:

  • Gabrielle Larsson (TAS)
  • Sophie Williams (TAS)
  • Alice Allport (QLD)
  • Sarah Hartley (QLD)
  • Mahala Fannon (TAS)
  • Caterina Alleway (VIC)
  • Jazmin Grainger-dee (QLD)
  • Kirrily Hopkins (VIC)
  • Jess Cohen (TAS)
  • Claudia Marsh (WA)
  • Kasey Hoskins (VIC)
  • Maybelle Barr (WA)
  • Coach: Amar Sarmiento

Men

  • Bailey Annear
  • Aidan Du Toit
  • James Iredale
  • Blake Jendrzejak
  • Tim Ferguson
  • Olli Annear
  • Nick Zuideveld
  • Ben Robinson
  • Clay Duke
  • Tasman Inglis
  • Quinn Du Toit
  • Kai Wagner
  • Luke Williams
  • Dan Allport
  • Josiah Hartley
  • Bradley Peters
  • Ben Stepkovitch (senior player)
  • Marco Roelfs (senior player)
  • Emmanuel Zapata Toro (senior player)
  • Coach: Greg Stinston
  • Manager: Jumpy Jendrzejak

Team Lists for Australian U19 and U23

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 U23 Women team to complete the set. The buzz in the air culminated in whiteboards full of arrows and courts full of enthusuatic players aiming to impress.

As always the event was excellently organised and facilitated. The weekend involved selectors, coaches, speakers and guest mentors providing the highest level of training, advice, critique and support for Australia's next generation of underwater hockey players.

The excitement in Hobart was perhaps heightened by the omnipresent Aged Group Worlds in 2015. An event certainly in the minds of coaches and players involved in the weekend.

Thanks goes to all those who participated, and congratulations to those who made the teams.

Under 19 Women:

Kaiah Jones (Captain)
Phoebe Dalby (Vice Captain)
Miriam Cockerill
Izzy Dunn
Elise Cleary
Emma Condie
Kate Boulus
Sarah Walker
Maggie Biffin
Annabelle Biffin
Natalie Iredale
Rebecca Woodman

Under 19 Men:

Jared Magill (Captain)
Tom Milner
Alistair Climie
Dan Gould
Jayden Skinner
Ti Pere
Connor Munnings
Richard Cleary
Declan Hilder
Mitch Jones
Matthew Isles
Sam Lohrey

Under 23 Women:

Eliza Game (Captain)
Katelyn Tenbensel
Tori Wickham
Claudia Payne
Briody Hilder
Romy Keppel
Anika Buckley
Sarah Tindall
Molly Martin
Kami Reyes –Perdomo

Under 23 Men:

Matt McCartney (Captain)
Shannon Griffiths (Captain)
Matt Paine
Harry van der Woude
James Milner
Alex Barnes-Keoghan
Ben Stepkovitch
Sean Conaty
Callum Wishart
Mitchell Piccoli
Josh MacKenzie

U15’s – The Celebrities of UWH.

Totally Wild filming at Gold Coast Nationals 2014

Totally Wild filming at Gold Coast Nationals 2014

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, Perri Adkins and Tom Robinson at the recent National Championships held on the Gold Coast.

During the tournament, Caleb, Perri (captains of the QLD U15 team), and Tom (captain of the VIC U15 team) were interviewed by host of the TV show Totally Wild. In their poolside interviews, the three captains explained to Totally Wild viewers exactly how our crazy sport works, and why it’s so much fun!

Their interviews will contribute to Totally Wild’s ‘underwater hockey story’, which airs this Saturday, March 8th at 8am on channel 11. After this episode goes to air, it will then be available to watch online at: http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/totally-wild

Caleb and Perri being interviewed for TV show Totally Wild.

Caleb and Perri (QLD) being interviewed for Totally Wild.

Tom (VIC) bieng interviewed by Toally Wild at Gold Coast Nationals.

Tom (VIC) bieng interviewed for Toally Wild.

 

Trans Tasman Junior Competition 2014

Details have been announced for this years Trans Tasman Competition.

The Tournament will be held at the Kilburnie Pool in Wellington, New Zealand from the 5th - 13th July, 2014. Australia hopes to fill four teams in the following categories:

U19 Men - Coach: Steve Cleary (TAS)
U23 Men - Coach: Nick Martyn (TAS)
U19 Women - Coach: Chris Wenman (WA)
U23 Women - Coach: Nina Barry-Macaulay (VIC)

Selections for these teams will be held at the Gold Coast Nationals in January, 2014. Postal nominations will be accepted from those unable to attend. All prospective players must nominate to play. This involves participation in selections or postal vote, a $150 nomination fee, and the completion of nomination forms.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact the Team Manager, Sandra Milner, via email: uwhmum@hotmail.com.

Coaches Announced for Junior Teams

Following the call for nominations late last year, the coaches for the Australian Junior underwater hockey teams have been announced.

U19 Men - Steve Cleary (TAS)
U23 Men - Nick Martyn (TAS)
U19 Women - Chris Wenman (WA)
U23 Women - Nina Barry-Macaulay (VIC)

Alongside this, Sandra Milner (TAS) has been re-appointed as Team Manager for the Australian Junior Teams.

The coaches and team manager will serve a two year term, which includes this years Trans Tasman competition and the 2015 World Championships. Selections for the Junior teams will be held at the approaching Gold Coast Nationals.

The appointment of coaches for Elite teams has been delayed due to a change in the World Championships, where the Juniors and Elite/Master divisions have been split over two years. The next Elite/Masters World Championships will be held in 2016.

U19 Girls team at 2013 Worlds in Hungary

U19 Girls team at 2013 Worlds in Hungary

 

2013 Australian Teams

The 2013 Australian Underwater Hockey teams were selected at the recent Australian Underwater Hockey Championships.

The teams will participate in the 2013 CMAS World Underwater Hockey Championships to be held in Eger, Hungary in August.

The teams and squads were named as follows:

Team Officials

  • Sandra Milner (Manager)
  • Jane Gilligan (Manager)
  • Nick Stepkovitch (Team Physiotherapist)

Referees

  • Simon Talbot
  • Pieter van Der Woode
  • Robbie Kilpatrick
  • Helen Canavan
  • Angus Sinclair
  • Tim Helm
  • Steve Kars

U19 Women

2013 Australian U19 Women's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian U19 Women's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Tori Wickham (Captain)
  • Olivia Sanderson (Vice Captain)
  • Claudia Payne
  • Romy Keppel
  • Briody Hilder
  • Tate Strudwick
  • Meg Pardoe
  • Sunny Pascoe-Thompson
  • Jackie Connell
  • Kamilla Rayes Perdomo
  • Nina Barry-Macaulay (Coach)

U19 Men

2013 Australian Men's U19 Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian U19 Men's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Josh MacKenzie (Captain)
  • Alex Barnes -Keoghan
  • Jayden Skinner
  • Tom Milner
  • Richard Cleary
  • Declan Hilder
  • Jared Magill
  • Toby Bond
  • Hayden Wenman
  • Cameron Lewis
  • Ben Stepkovitch
  • Mungo Trumble
  • Steve Cleary (Coach)

U23 Men

2013 Australian U23 Men's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian U23 Men's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Mitch Piccoli (Captain)
  • Matt Paine (Vice Captain)
  • Callum Wishart
  • Harry van der Woude
  • Russell George
  • James Milner
  • Jamie North
  • Rhys Milburn
  • Shannon Griffiths
  • Matt McCartney
  • Cameron Moylan
  • Pat Meaney
  • David Sutcliffe (Coach)

Women

2013 Australian Women's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian Women's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Belinda Keeley (Captain)
  • Lena Plambeck
  • Lisa Smith
  • Kirsteen Reid
  • Kate Howard
  • Amy Barry-Macaulay
  • Camille White
  • Eliza Game
  • Hannah Robert-Tissot
  • Fiona Walsh
  • Alice van der Woude
  • Marie Tousignant
  • Katelyn Tenbensel (Reserve)
  • Zoe Canavan (Reserve)
  • David Lambert (Coach)

Elite Men

2013 Australian Men's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian Men's Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Blake Sutcliffe (Captain)
  • Nick Martyn (Vice Captain)
  • Craig Thomas
  • Jack Robert-Tissot
  • Nick Yong
  • James Rossiter
  • Luke Rector
  • Gavin Wise
  • Jason Miezis
  • Tom Miller
  • Stewart Parkinson
  • Rees Quilford
  • Arni Piccoli (Coach)

Women's Masters

2013 Australian Women's Masters Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian Women's Masters Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Natalie Wickham (Captain)
  • Claire Forward
  • Julia Foulkes
  • Stephanie Goodrick
  • Julia Slotwinski
  • Jan Tyler
  • Janet Meyer
  • Nix Arryo
  • Bronwyn MacKenzie
  • Michaela Dommisse
  • Jasmine Mann
  • Denise House (Reserve)
  • Eden Brown (Coach)

Men Masters

2013 Australian Men's Masters Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

2013 Australian Men's Masters Underwater Hockey team. Photo by Jack Robert-Tissot.

  • Greg Stinson
  • Derek Dufall
  • John Bridley
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Dave Sutcliffe
  • Greg Bush
  • Phil Ackerman
  • Thorsten Johansen
  • Gareth Mann
  • Mark Stanton
  • Craig MacKenzie (Coach)

Australian team nomination deposits

Dear players

One month ago I sent out an information package for those interested in trying out for the Australian teams. I has come to my notice that a number of you have not had an opportunity to read it yet. So I am summarising the bit you need to know urgently. If you want to try out for an Australian team you need to have deposited $500 in the Australian Underwater Hockey Account and returned the appropriate forms to me before selections. Bank Account details are below. If you are not selected the money will be refunded. I would also encourage you to read the information package now. If you are struggling financially or have any other  questions please talk to me by email or my phone number is 03 62280110.

If you can not make it to Nationals for tryouts but want to be considered please deposit your money,send me the forms and an email expressing your interest in being in a team.

Bank: Westpac (Rosny Branch)
A/C Name: Australian Underwater Hockey Commission
BSB: 037-014
A/C 241867

Sandra Milner
Aus Manager UWH teams