Archives for November 2017

Winner of the Beau Bere Award

Eden Brown of NSW wins Beau Bere Award for services to underwater hockey.

Eden has made a valuable contribution to underwater hockey in New South Wales, at both a development and representative level.
In her local club, the University of Wollongong UWH club, she often runs training sessions for the promising junior athletes that attend club nights. She has been selected as the chaperone for the NSW U19s boy’s and girl’s teams attending nationals on the Gold Coast in January 2017.
Eden has been a valuable player in the NSW elite women’s team for many years, helping them to reach the grand final in the last 4 consecutive years and coming away with silver. Eden was also awarded the MVP award in a losing side in this year’s elite women’s final at nationals on the Gold Coast.
Her representative honours also extend to the international stage. Eden won gold in the master’s women division at the world championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa in March. This was in conjunction to concurrently coaching the Australian elite women’s team at the world championships as well.
Eden’s attributes in both playing and developing the game make her an ideal candidate for the AUF Beau Bere award.

AUF Sportsperson of the year

Rhys Milburn from Western Australia wins AUF Sportsperson of the year

Rhys was a Member of the WA state team for underwater hockey and underwater rugby that won both National Championships. Winning the national rugby championships was particuarly meritorious given that it was only the second competion the Western Australian team had entered.
In that period Rhys is reigning world champion for underwater hockey after winning the world championships in april 2016 in stellenbosch South Africa..