Vale Sharon Davies

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a valued member of the Australian Underwater Hockey community. Sharon Davies passed away this morning after a long and hard fought battle with cancer.

Sharon was a passionate Underwater Hockey player and made an enormous contribution to the sport of Underwater Hockey in Victoria and Australia. She had numerous roles on the Victorian committee and was the organisation’s long-standing Public Officer. Many will know Sharon from her involvement with True Blue. Over the past few years, Shaz kitted out players and tournaments across the nation with quality sticks, gloves and pucks. Quick with a laugh and a joke, Sharon’s friendly face was a constant at the Monash pool or wherever a game was to be found.

I was lucky to have worked for Sharon and her husband, Peter, for more than three years. I knew Sharon to be a dedicated mother, wife and friend. She worked hard, rarely complained and was always generous with her time. Despite the inordinate hardship and adversity she faced in the past few years Sharon always managed to smile. She will be sadly missed.

The thoughts of the Australian Underwater Hockey community go out to Sharon’s daughters: Sandra, Lisa, Nicole and Amber. Our condolences also go to her extended family and friends.

– Rees Quilford