21st UWH World Championships Postponed

The organisers of the 21st Underwater Hockey Worlds Championships have been working closely with CMAS to explore our options for holding the UWH World Championships as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision, the event organisers have made the difficult decision to postpone the 21st Underwater Hockey Worlds Championships.

Dates will be announced soon, once approved by CMAS.

All registrations will be carried over and our accommodation organiser will be looking to transfer bookings once dates announced. Accommodation queries can be sent to: uwh2020@inhouseeventsolutions.com
 
This is an opportunity to get behind countries that couldn’t make it this year (Netherlands and Belgium, we are looking at you) – with the Australian dollar this low, it’s a great time to plan a visit!
 
We know the international UWH community is one big family. Therefore, we would like to utilise our Facebook and Instagram to share everyone’s isolation training videos/challenges from around the globe.

You all have been tagging us a lot lately and we can’t get enough of it, so we have an idea to bring us all together! Set a challenge and tag our Instagram account @uwhworlds2020 and tag #uwhworlds2020 and let’s fill the world with some positive content!
 
We will be thinking of all our UWH family in the coming months, please keep well and look after one another. The organisers will continue to work on making this World Championships the best yet!
 
Kind regards,
Kathryn Howard and Russell Cox
Australian Underwater Federation Tournament Organisers
Email: uwhworlds2020@gmail.com

COVID-19 and UWH Worlds 2020 Announcement

The organisers of the World UWH Championships have been in discussion with CMAS Underwater Hockey Commission representatives concerning the rapidly changing situation caused by COVID-19.

Many countries have implemented travel restrictions as well as limitations on large gatherings. The Australian Government has just announced a ban on events over 500 people. With all the government restrictions, we are looking at the feasibility of postponing the Worlds 2020, however we are monitoring the situation and seeking further advice from the Australian Government and CMAS.

We will provide another update at the end of March 2020.

Yours sincerely,
Russell Cox (2020 UWH World Championships Convener) and Graham Henderson (President, Australian Underwater Federation)

Commentators needed for live streaming

Watching the games at the underwater hockey competitions is great and all, but you know what makes it even more exciting…a great commentator (or two).

We want commentators for every game at the 2020 Worlds. Big goal, we know. But we believe that the heroes we need to help us achieve this are out there, just waiting for the call. Well, this is it. Your time to step up to the mic and show the world your skills is approaching.

Register your interest on our website. It’s never too early to register and start your training.