Will you put your hand up to referee?

Underwater Hockey Australia is calling for volunteers to top up our pool of NPR’s (Non-playing referees) at Nationals 2023 by becoming a playing referee.

Please contact Helen Canavan (Chief Referee for Nationals 2023) at referee@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

It is important we get enough dedicated referees (non-playing and playing) to avoid teams being required to provide referees. Having dedicated referees results in a higher quality of refereeing as well as assists with planning. Playing referees may be entitled to partial remuneration of costs.

Vacancy: 2023 Australian Masters Women Coach

We have been able to fill nearly all of the Australian team coaching and administrative positions, however, one remains vacant. As such, the UHA seeks nominations for the Masters Women Coach for the ELITE/MASTERS World Championships, Gold Coast Australia (currently scheduled for July 2023).

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

This role can be filled by a player/coach. If you think this is for you, please email your nomination to director@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

Update on UHA committee positions

The positions of Tournament Director / Games Commissioner and Director of Development have been advertised and nominations closed. An announcement on these successful applicants will be coming shortly.

There are vacant positions of Secretary and Director of Refereeing. These positions will be advertised later this year.

If you are interested in being a part of the UHA committee please email director@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

Re-advertised Australian team positions

We have been able to fill a number of the Australian team coaching and administrative positions but a number remain vacant or applications were received late. 

As such, the UHA seeks nominations for the below roles:

ELITE/MASTERS World Championships, Gold Coast Australia (currently scheduled for July 2023).

  • Coach Elite Women*
  • Coach Masters Women*

*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 Men**
  • U19 Women**
  • 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 May 2022.

It is expected that selection of Australian national team coach and manager positions will be confirmed by mid June 2022 via an out of session state representative POSTAL vote. 

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).

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

Position vacant: Grants Officer

The UHA calls for applications for the Grants Officer position on its Development Working Group.

Many individuals, teams and clubs have benefited over the years from Local Sporting Grants, Women in Sport, Club, Coaching and Junior Athlete grants. But we can always use more help to tap into what’s available for Underwater Hockey to continue our sporting growth and development.

The role includes the following and is pretty much about sourcing, disseminating available or up-coming grants to State Reps and assisting where possible with applications and information.

GRANTS AND FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER ROLE

The purpose of this position is to engage proactively in seeking funding opportunities Australia wide, communicate information to state branches and clubs, improve our resources and financial ability/support to increase our numbers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research fundraising opportunities;
  • Apply for Nationally based funding; and source State opportunities;
  • Source the application form, deadline and contact and advise the State Rep of the opportunity;
  • Assist State Representatives with quotes as required and other application questions including a cover letter;
  • Maintain a log of grants applied for;
  • Work collaboratively with the Schools Program Coordinator.

Interested applicants please contact Eden Brown (edenbrown63[at]yahoo.com | 0408 381 051)