TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr Ivan Davie [email protected]
TEAM PLAY: TAURANGA UNDERWATER HOCKEY CLUB, Baywave Pool, Sunday Evening 5:00-6:15pm juniors & intermediates, 6:15-7:45pm Seniors. Club fee $5 per Sunday or $110 a year. Please sign in each Sunday, and if you are a new player or know someone is new, please let a Committee member know, so that the club can get contact details.
COMPETITION: Term 2: Northern Zone Regional Qualifier Underwater Hockey JUNIORS 16-17 June, Westwave Pool, Auckland, SENIORS 23-24 June, Baywave Pool. Junior + Senior Team (6-10 players in each team). NOTE: The Top 4 Teams from this Competition Qualify to go through to the NZ UWH Nationals in Term 3.
Term 3: NZ UWH Secondary Schools Nationals. Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th September 2018, Rotorua. Subject to the Teams Qualifying in Term 2.
Duration: 4 days (3 nights).
TRAINING: Club Games each Sunday Baywave Pool AND Term 1, 2, & 3, MONDAY 6:30-8pm, Windemere Pool, Thursday trainings to be confirmed (expecting Term 1 Greerton Pool, Term 2 Baywave & Term 3 Windemere).
GEAR: Boys need diving fins, split lens Goggles (not mono lens), UWH glove, a pair of UWH sticks, a pair of UWH caps (same as water polo caps). Most of the equipment is available for purchase via our Sunday night Club Nights. Most students have some of this ‘dive’ gear already.
If starting from scratch, there is Club loan gear available for loan or students can buy their own equipment for around $150+ (depending what they buy). The advantage being that the students keep this gear for life, using also for diving, snorkelling etc in their own time so it is a very worthwhile expense. There is also secondhand gear available for sale from time to time – ask on Club nights.
UNIFORM: Number 1s (Blazer) Formal Uniform is required for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Nationals. During the Competitions, the boys must wear their TBC Uniform Speedos (through TBC – Teacher in Charge) and also a TBC Underwater Hockey Titans Sport T-shirt (via TBC – Teacher in Charge).
TGA UWH Club Committee Members: Every club is held together by a handful of dedicated parents and Tga UWH Club is always looking for parents who would like to assist in the running of the Club for the good of all players. If you are even half interested please make contact with Committee Members on Sunday at Baywave.
Many of our boys also take a referees course so they are able to contribute back to the sport by refereeing at Club, Regional and National games and supporting new players to learn fitness, skills and tactics.