New Zealand Underwater Hockey teams enjoyed a very successful tournament at the age group Underwater Hockey World Championships in Sheffield, UK bringing home four medals, three of which being gold.
The Under 19 Women’s team won their final 7-2 against Colombia and finished the tournament undefeated and their captain Greta Clark was awarded player of the tournament for the grade.
The Under 19 Men’s team were also undefeated and won 8-2 against the Great Britain team.
Jackson Godfrey (Auckland) was named the player of the tournament for the grade.
Our other women’s team, the Under 24s, also took home Gold with a 3-1 win over France.
Anastasia Burn (Wellington) was named the player of the tournament for the grade.
The Men’s Under 24 team celebrated a strong tournament with a Bronze medal. Defeated in the semifinal by an impressive team from Turkey, the Under 24 Men's fought hard to beat South Africa 5-1 in the plate final.
One of the most important competitions in the international calendar, the Age-Group World Champs is held biennially. 2019 brought together 13 countries with 342 players, 62 coaches, management and support staff. Well done to all New Zealand representatives!