Results from 2016 57 th Australian Pacific Coast Championships. Port Stephens, NSW.

The Championships held over Easter proved once again to be a popular and well attended event with great catering and prizes. The sea gods were kind to us for once and some good fish were taken.
Congratulations Newcastle Neptune's on an extremely well run safe event. Please see results."

Australia Dominates World Underwater Hockey Championships

 

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            3 April 2016

 

AUSTRALIAN TEAMS DOMINATE UNDERWATER HOCKEY WORLD CHMAPIONSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Australian Underwater Hockey teams have dominated the 19th CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championships winning gold in three out of the four divisions.

Australia were crowned the world champion team in the Elite Mens, Masters Men (over 35 years old) and Masters Womens (over 32 years old) divisions at the championships held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Australian Elite Women’s team placed 6th.

The Australian Elite Men team prevailed 3-0 over a valiant Turkish team in the final game of the championship. In one of the most even and closely fought competitions in years, the win was a testament to the team’s focus according to coach David Lambert.

“This win was three years in the planning and three years of training. We played to the plan today and our boys got it done,” said Lambert.

“We improved game on game through the competition and our three finals were excellent. Today’s result is just reward for our efforts. It just goes to show that Australia’s open style of game can still dominate at the elite level,” said Lambert.

Australia’s history making day began early in the day when the Australian Masters Womens team prevailed three goals to one over their South African counterparts. Lena Plambeck and Hayley Digney scored goals in the victory.

Playing coach, Kirsteen Reid praised the spirit and determination of her players, “It was an amazing result for us today. It was a tough game but the girls played so well, I couldn’t be prouder,” she said. The win made it back-to-back World Championship titles for the team.

The success continued when the Australian Masters Mens team won their gold medal game in convincing style. The Australian’s dominated their Great Britain opponents from the outset scoring a goal in the opening minute. The 4-0 halftime margin blew out to an unequivocal 9-1 win.

The team was absolutely dominant, going through the tournament undefeated and defending its World Championship title in the division.

The win was the culmination of an excellent tournament by all eleven players in the squad according to playing coach Jason Miezis, “The boys executed the Australian style to perfection today. We played open and skilful hockey,” he said.

“We looked to move the puck into space at every opportunity, we did that and the result took care of itself,” said Miezis.

With a several young players experiencing their first world championships, the Australian Elite Women’s team didn’t finish in the medals but made great improvement throughout the competition according to co-coaches Eden Brown and Tania McLeish.

The 10-day tournament brought together more than 400 players from 44 teams competing across the four divisions. 17 nations were represented at the tournament.

Final Standings

 

  Elite Men Elite Women Masters Men Master Women
1st Australia South Africa Australia Australia
2nd Turkey New Zealand Great Britain South Africa
3rd Great Britain France France Colombia
4th Colombia Colombia Netherlands France
5th New Zealand Spain South Africa Great Britain
6th France Australia USA USA
7th Netherlands USA Colombia Canada
8th South Africa Canada Canada Argentina
9th Canada Great Britain Philippines  
10th USA Germany    
11th Spain Singapore    
12th Belgium Argentina    
13th Italy Philippines    
14th Argentina      

 

Official championship website:

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

 

Full results and standings:

http://leagues.horizonsolutions.tv/19th-cmas-world-uwh-championship-2016?view=leagues

 

For more information contact:

 

Craig Mackenzie

Executive Director, Underwater Hockey Australia

Email: craig [dot] mackenzie [at] uwa [dot] edu [dot] au

Mobile: 0419 927 577

 

Nina Barry-Macaulay

Communications Officer, Underwater Hockey Australia

Email: nina [dot] b-m [at] hotmail [dot] com

Mobile: 0400 698 089

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Above: Australian Elite player – Belinda Keeley in AUS vs CAN game.

Masters women

Above: Master’s Women Win Gold.

Mens Team

Elite Men – National Anthem before grand final match vs Turkey

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Dark Depths

The dark depths of Underwater hockey.

2016 Inter-Pacific Spearfishing Championship Results

A well run event held in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Congratulations go out to the New Zealand teams on their winning result in both the Mens and Ladies.

Our Australian Men's Team Guy Wood, Michael Pannach, Ryan Schulter, Jack Lavender and team manager Scott McKenzie placed a hard earned third position and our ladies team Taylah Martindale, Nikki Watt and Team Manager Joe Martindale fort hard in a tough competition placed 4th. Congratulations to all our team.

 Men                     Day 1       Day 2       Total     Place

NZ                         100         100           200       1st
New Caledonia      87            87           174       2nd
Australia                81            77           167        3rd
Tahiti                      76            87          163        4th
Hawaii                    71            88          159        5th
Guam                      35            74          109        6th

Ladies
New Zealand         92          100           192        1st
Hawaii                  100           79            179       2nd
Guam                     36            88            124       3rd
Australia                48            54            102       4th

We would like to again take the opportunity to sincerley thank all our sponsors for the prizes donated to the team fundraiser and all the supporters who brought tickets.

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Australia, Guam, Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti Competitors 2016

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Mens team Placings New Zealand, New Caledonia, Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Guam.

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Ladies team placing - New Zealand, Hawaii, Guam, Australia.

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Team Australia

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2016 Mens winners New Zealand with Inter-Pacific Champions - New Caledonia

 

Support your Aussie mates attending N Z Interpacific 2016 – Fundraiser

We would like to sincerely  thank all those that supported the Fundraiser Raffle in support of the 2016 Interpacific Competitors.

Congratulations to all the winners, there were some quality prizes up for grabs.

The winners and prizes awarded are listed below:

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We managed to raise $3220 this year which was a massive help. Thanks again!

 

Support your Aussie mates attending N Z Interpacific 2016

NZ Interpac 2016 Fundraising Details

NZ Interpac 2016 Team

https://www.youcaring.com/the-2016-aussie-team-498589

 

New members insurance handbook

2015-2016 Australian Underwater Federation Insurance Handbook - Members

In conjunction with our insurance partner, we have developed a members insurance handbook.  This will provide members with all the information they require on our various insurance covers.

World Underwater Hockey Age Group Championship Results

For results as they come to hand for all the divisions, click here, http://leagues.horizonsolutions.tv/3rd-cmas-uwh-championships-2015-u23-and-u19

Interpacific Spearfishing Report 2014 Tahiti

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2014 National Spearfishing Championship Results

Results of the 2014 National Spearfishing Championships.

Held at Kangaroo Island South Australia.

2014 National Spearfishing Titles Final Results

2014 National Spearfishing Titles Position by Category

2014 Super Diver Results

 

Fishing and boating industry media release

Launch of the I Fish, I Boat, I Vote CampaignFBV media release 2 August 2013 final

Aussie Spearfishers call for “balance” on marine parks

MEDIA RELEASE

Aussie Spearfishers call for “balance” on marine parks

The split this week between the Greens and the Government gives Labor the chance to restore balance to its Commonwealth marine park plans, the peak advocacy organisation representing Australian spearfishers says.

“It is clear to us that the Greens had pressured Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to implement extremist lock out policies in the development of these marine park plans,” Adrian Wayne, Chairman of the AUF, said today.

“Now the Greens have walked away from their deal with the Government, we are expecting Mr Burke to restore balance to the issue by re-thinking the unjustified lock out of Australia’s 5 million recreational fishers from the proposed marine parks.

“We are ready and willing to immediately engage with Mr Burke and his Department to help formulate proactive policies that will protect our fragile marine environment while also allowing sustainable recreational fishing to continue.”

Current marine park plans being considered by Mr Burke would result in recreational fishers being locked out of 1.3 million square kilometres of Australia’s oceans.

“If that goes ahead, the Gillard Government would be responsible for the biggest angler lock out in history,” Mr Wayne said.

“We find it hard to believe that a Labor Government would want to deprive hard-working Aussies of the chance to enjoy a dip in the ocean and catch a feed for their families. In fact, we suspect the lock out agenda of the current marine park plans was forced on the Government via the deal with the Greens.

“Now the Greens have broken that deal, we are hoping that Mr Burke will want to talk with us about designing less extremist policies.

AUF said the split with the Greens presented the Government with the opportunity to show their true colours when it comes to dealing with Aussie anglers.

“Do they want to alienate us by locking us out or do they want to work with us?

“The fact is that recreational spearfishers are dedicated to marine conservation. We just don’t want to be locked out for no good reason. Hopefully Mr Burke will now want to work with us and other recreational fishers to achieve balanced and effective marine parks that will benefit all Australians for generations to come.” AUF’s Adrian Wayne said.

Media Enquiries:

Adrian Wayne
spearfishing [at] auf [dot] com [dot] au
0418 282 696

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