As you may have noticed, we have made a few recent changes to the structure of this website. All information relevant to the current pennant i.e. Pennant 2, is now available on the webpage "Pennant 2". This includes the latest version of the pennant roster, latest games results, and the updated ladders for each grade.
We are also in the process of restructuring other elements of the website, to hopefully make the information more readily accessible and to accommodate new features. Stay tuned!
Your TUHA Committee have completed a revision of the Association's By-Laws, and encourage all TUHA members to give this latest version (v4 - July 2020) a read. Comments on these revised By-Laws from members to the Committee are welcome.
See below an announcement from Ben Stepkovitch about the Kings Cup competition, planned for October 2020. Ben has asked for this to distributed to other underwater hockey clubs and associations in Australia.
Despite this imminent second wave of COVID about to peak, the Sydney Kings are still blazing ahead with preparations for the Kings Cup to bring some joy to the UWH calendar this year. We are willing to go ahead with the comp pending interest and QLD allowing enough interstate teams to travel to the Gold Coast. Please see below some important changes to the comp and call for teams to express interest.
VENUE CHANGE: unfortunately the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre could not accommodate us with the reshuffle of other super important special events after the initial shutdown but have agreed to put us up at Palm Beach Aquatic Centre for the weekend of 24-25th October. HOWEVER, we can only have half the pool so we will squeeze in 2 courts with no warm-up area, but extend the changeover time between games.
Cap on teams: given the shorter pool area and increased time between games, at this stage we are going to cap the number of teams to 12 teams across A and B grade (i.e. 6 per division, or 5 A grade and 7 B grade etc.). We are open to hosting another women's grade or potluck at this stage should enough female competitors attend. Once we start asking for deposits (separate to the EOI below), it will be first in best dressed to secure your teams spot at the comp.
Please see the updated info pack; pretty much the same as the one sent out earlier in the year, just a different venue.
Expressions of interest: to enable us to plan ahead and assess the feasibility of running the comp this year, can I please ask for clubs to submit expressions of interest to attend to me ASAP, including number of teams. Please only submit interest if you can confirm you have enough people keen to attend who are also likely to be granted entry to QLD with the current restrictions (sorry Melbournians 🙁).
We will not ask for any deposits until the QLD border situation is clearer but with 3 months to go this is about the best we can do for now.
Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Cheers, Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Due to the COVID-19 situation we must comply with the following requirements prior to and upon entering the pool. Please also ensure that you follow any directions from pool staff in relation to COVID-19 procedures.
General Hygiene Measures
Movement in and out of the DKHAC
Following the reopening of the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre (DKHAC), TUHA underwater hockey activity for for 2020 has now resumed. However, strict hygiene measures (scroll down to read below) need to be adhered to, by all participants, to meet our agreement with DKHAC for this resumption of activity.
Monday night training sessions are back on, with the next being on 21st September, 7–8pm. If you paid your registration fees for Pennant 1 earlier in the year or recently, your participation in Monday night training sessions is covered i.e. no additional costs.
Pennant 2 commenced on 5th August and, pending no further pool closures due to changes in the COVID-19 situation, will run through to early December. Again, if you paid your Pennant 1 registration fees you are covered for the registration fees of Pennant 2, but you do need to make sure your AUF membership is current for the remainder of 2020. For more details on payment of Pennant fees and AUF membership, click here.