UNDERWATER HOCKEY STATE TITLES   5/6 Oct. 2019

UNDERWATER HOCKEY STATE TITLES 5/6 Oct. 2019

The Underwater Adventurers Club Brisbane An article put together by Mick McDade Tweed Gold Coast Free Divers (Bullrouts) came to the AUFQ State Underwater Hockey Titles with an unbroken winning streak since 1999, nineteen titles over twenty years (wasn’t held one year.) What a fantastic run, but just a little depressing for the other clubs! Still, this year could be different. Gold Coast Uni (Marlins) was striking out on their own and had drawn off some of Bullrouts’ strength, helping to level the field. Both teams are part of TGCFD. Barracudas, for our part, had not been idle. The “A” team players and many of the “B” team had been training hard. Mike D., Jess, Nick and Tim had been working to bring together our top-level players in time for selecting teams. As the date approached the games got harder and more of our players got on board. Morayfield and Gold Coast players came to Chandler for games, and Brisbane players went over there. In the last forty-five years, many of which I had been involved with the UAC teams at the State Titles, I could not remember any training reaching this intensity. It looked like there were enough players to more than fill two teams. Unfortunately, Clarissa fell while vacuuming and broke a bone, and was out for the comp. On the day, Barracudas had two teams of ten. BARRACUDAS   “A” TEAM       BARRACUDAS  “B” TEAM Mike Du Toit                                   Jess Morgan John (JP) Pickering                          Kay Critchell Hendrik Pel                                     Tony Bradley Paul Wynne                                    Ann Lam Emily Shaw                                      Cathie Barton Nick Leahy                                       Daniel (Whitey) White Pierre Burgers                                 Jo Hamer Aidan Du...

Brisbane underwater hockey web site upgrade

  Hi everyone  We have recently implemented some changes to our website. We are looking forward to keeping you posted on the latest events and developments at Brisbane Underwater Hockey. Please feel free to offer any constructive criticism or moral support where you can....

Ref Survey Results Are IN!!!!

Over the last month we asked about how we wanted refs to interact with our club. Below are the results: How often should we have refs? 50% said “Every night we play – refs in the pool”. 30% said “One night a week”. remainder was a mix of other options. When we have refereeing would you like the score to be kept for games? 65% said “No”. 35% said “Yes”. Would you support kickouts during a game? 77% said “Yes”. 23% said “No”. People who indicated they would referee in some capacity? 17 people said “Yes”. Summary of the results We want refs on a regular basis – 1 to 2 times a week We DO NOT want score keeping at social games We DO want kickouts in our refereed games Quite a number of people are willing to participate in refereeing. What happens next? Now that we have some indication of what we’d like for the club, I will be contacting those who put their hand up for refereeing and creating a roster for a 3 month period. We’ll see how it goes for the 12 weeks and then we’ll put another survey up (probably on the website this time) and we’ll examine how it went. So stay tuned, and watch out for a ref coming to a pool near you!!!...