Wanted Communications Officer

Underwarter Hockey Australia is 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@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

Applications close 1 June 2017.

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@underwaterhockeyaustralia.org.au

Men Coach David Lambert lambert.coach@gmail.com

Women Coach Eden Brown edenbrown63@yahoo.com

Age Group Manager Sandra Milner uwhmum@hotmail.com

U23 Women Coaches Hannah Robert-Tissot and Nina Barry-Macaulay (Co-Coaches) nina.b-m@hotmail.com and hrobert-tissot@hotmail.com

U23 Men Coaches Nick Martyn and Greg Stinson (Assistant Coach) director@underwaterhockeyaustralia.com.au

U19 Women Coach Chris Wenman and Chris Cleaver (Assistant Coach) cwenman@amrshire.wa.gov.au

U19 Men Coaches Steve Cleary and Jack Robert-Tissot (Assistant Coach) scleary@cnw.com.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