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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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@hotmail.com

 

Australian Elite and Masters Selections

Mens Selections (Elite and Masters)
Venue: Challenge Pool, 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont WA
Dates and times:
Saturday 17th   POOL TIME: 9.00-11.00am and 4.00-6.00pm
Sunday 18th      POOL TIME: 9.00-11.00am and 4.00-6.00pm
Monday 19th     POOL TIME: 9.00-10.30am and 12.30-2.00pm        
 
 
Womens Selections (Elite and Masters)
Venue: Hobart Aquatic Centre, 1 Davies Ave, Queens Domain TAS
Dates and times:
Saturday 24th   POOL TIME: 12.30-2.30pm and 3.30-5.30pm
Sunday 24th     POOL TIME: 10.30-12.30am and 1.30-3.30pm
        
 
Australian Team Training Camp
Venue: South West Sports Centre, 1 Rotary Ave, Withers WA
Dates and times:
Saturday 2nd Jan POOL TIME: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 3rd Jan    POOL TIME: 10.00am to 5.00pm
*Note: Each of the teams will have a court for 3.5 hours each on both days.
Selection Process

Selection Process

2016 Nomination Form

2016 Nomination Form

2016 Australian Underwater Hockey Team Selection Process

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KEY DATES

Elite Men and Masters Men

Saturday 17th to Monday 19th October, Perth (3 days) Nominations close: Monday 12th October

Elite Ladies and Masters Ladies

Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th October, Hobart (2 days) Nominations close: Monday 19th October

Nomination Fee: $300.00 per player

This fee must be paid prior to selections. If this fee is not paid written approval by way of a financial agreement must be provided from Cathy Waldron, Team Manager. Email forms to cathywaldron@bigpond.com

Unsuccessful players will be refunded their Nomination Fee LESS the pool hire costs.

Players who are selected and subsequently WITHDRAW will forfeit the Nomination Fee.

Training Camp Costs: All players attending the selections must provide their flight receipts to the coach. Flights will be equalized between ALL players attending

selections (Elite and Masters combined).

Pool and Room Hire will be shared equally between ALL players attending the selections. Pool and Room Hire will be deducted from the Nomination fee.

All players will be billeted by local players in both Hobart and Perth. A (local) player will be nominated to schedule this. Where this is not achievable accommodation will be sought and the costs will be equalized between ALL players attending the selections. Meals will be paid for by the individual.

Transport to and from the Airport and pool will be organized by the hosts. Where this is not achievable transport will be sought and the costs will be equalized between ALL players attending the selections.

Nomination Forms: Trials:

All players must submit nomination forms (see attachment) prior to Selections. Players nominating for both categories need only pay one Nomination Fee of $300.00.

For both camps it is anticipated that the Elite Selection trials will be held during the first day and the team will be announced. Following this the Masters Selections will occur and the team announced. A schedule of games and training sessions will ensue. Those who were not selected will take part as opposition for the Australian teams and should not expect to take part in the Australian Team training camp after the team is announced (although it is up to the coaches).

To ensure we do not miss a development opportunity for those players on the fringe ofnational team selection we will appoint a mentor / coach to co-ordinate and offer feedback to those that stay and play as opposition. (For the ladies it will depend on numbers).

It is anticipated that for the elite teams 12 team members plus an additional one or two reserve players will be selected for each team. However a coach may elect to announce a squad of 14 players from which the final team of 12 will be chosen at the January training camp.

Masters may elect to select a smaller team (8) at the initial selections and to host final selections at the January Training camp. Masters may elect to only select 10 or 11 players to travel to Worlds.

All teams are entitled to consider two postal nominations at selections.

Key dates:

Attendance at Selections as per above dates.
Training Camp on the 2nd-3rd January in Bunbury WA (the weekend prior to the nationals).
TBC: Possible training camp between January and March.
For Elites – 3 day training camp preceding Worlds in Stellenbosch. March 23rd – April 2nd CMAS World Championships South Africa.

HOST WEBSITE: http://www.uwhworlds2016.co.za

 

Contact details

Team Manager Cathy Waldron  e. cathywaldron@bigpond.com m.0429 376 793

COACH Masters Ladies Kirsteen Reid e. krchook@optusnet.com.au m. 0411 172 373

COACH Elite Ladies Eden Brown e. edenbrown63@yahoo.com m.0408 381 051

COACH Elite Ladies Tania Mcleish e.tania@ledutchie.eu m.0438 632 804

DOWNLOAD FORMS FROM UHA Facebook page or contact coaches above