Wollongong

This is the homepage of the Wollongong UWH Club.

For details on joining the Wollongong UWH club see our Membership section.

The Wollongong UWH Club is run by a dedicated team of volunteers on the Wollongong Club Committee, and you can contact us for any further information about Underwater Hockey and playing for the Wollongong UWH Club.

Wollongong is the home of the famous Potluck 4s competition, which celebrated it’s 20th year in 2012

 

Membership

Annual membership to the Wollongong Underwater Hockey for is FREE!

Benefits of being a club member:

  • Free underwater hockey at Wollongong University Pool on all club nights (you will still need to pay pool entry).
  • Eligibility to play in one of our teams at interclub competitions and the State Championships.

Membership is not compulsory. You can still play hockey with the club as often as you like, but non-members will not have access to the benefits listed above. In addition to pool entry, non-members will need to pay $8 per session.

Please note: For the club’s insurance all players must also be financial with Australian Underwater Federation (AUF). Your AUF Membership can be paid and maintained on the AUF Website. Membership costs $80 for Seniors and $40 Juniors per year*. Players who are not financial with AUF will not be insured and will be unable to play games with the Wollongong Club after the first 4 weeks of club membership.

*From: 1st July 2017 Senior fee: $95 Junior fee: $50

AUF Membership fees are distributed as follows:
$10 (5) – NSW Underwater Hockey Commission
$10 (5) – Underwater Hockey Australia
$15 (5) – AUF
$20 (20) – Insurance

To become a new member of the Wollongong Underwater Hockey Club enquire here

Payment can be made by cash (only if given to the Treasurer in person) or cheque (made out to the Wollongong University Underwater Hockey Club).

 

Committee

Giulia Risorto
President

Sue Deverson
Secretary

Sean Cleary
Treasurer

Jenny Kennedy
Chief Referee

Andy Davis
URAC Pool Liaison Officer

Phil Ackerman
Equipment Officer

Phil Murray
Media and Public Relations Officer

 

Documents

Wollongong Club Risk Management Plan

 

Club History

The University of Wollongong Underwater Hockey Club was founded in 1991, the year the Aquatic Centre opened. The Club is a stronghold for the sport in Southern NSW and runs an annual 4’s competition, attracting players from Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and beyond. Since it’s inception, the Club has been represented at every State Championships – no other club has demonstrated this level of commitment. We have played in five State Grand Finals and were crowned State Champions in 1998, 1999 and 2002. The Club has developed a number of State and National representatives despite a modest annual membership. Eleven current or former club members have represented Australia.

  • Jane Davis – Silver in the 1992 and 1996 Worlds. Gold in 1995 Southern Hemisphere Competition.
  • Jenny Kennedy – Silver in the 1992 Worlds. Gold in 1995 Southern Hemisphere Competition.
  • Alison Hass – Silver in the 1992 and 1996 Worlds. Gold in 1994 and 2000 Worlds. Gold in 1993 Southern Hemisphere Competition.
  • Lena Plambeck – Silver in the 1992 and 1996 Worlds. Gold in 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2008 Worlds. Gold in 1993, 1995, 1997, 2007 and 2010 Southern Hemisphere Competition. Silver in Ladies Masters 2004 Worlds.
  • Sue Fyfe – Repr Spanish National Team 2001 at European Championship. Silver in Ladies Masters 2002 Worlds.
  • Martine Coupel – Silver in Ladies Masters 2002 Worlds.
  • Stuart Waters – Coach U21 in 1999 Southern Hemisphere Competition.
  • Dean Streater – Repr Australia in the U21’s team in the 1997 Southern Hemisphere Competition.
  • University Colours – Sue Fyfe 2001
  • University Blues – Jane Davis 1992, Alison Hass 1992, Sue Fyfe 2002.
  • Phil Ackerman – Represented Australia in the Masters team in 2006 and 2007
  • Sean Cleary – Represented Australia in the Masters team in 2007
  • David Kennedy – Represented Australia in the Masters team in 2007

Each year the Club fills the ranks of the NSW State Teams, with several Club members returning with medals from National Competitions. Achievement at these levels of competition requires commitment and dedication. Few University Clubs could boast such an impressive record.