New Zealand wins triple gold at Underwater Hockey World Championships

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New Zealand has just had 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 their grade.

NZ underwater hockey girls

The under 19 men’s team were also undefeated and won 8-2 against the Great Britain team. Jackson Godfrey (of Auckland) was named the player of the tournament for the grade

Our other women’s team; the under 24’s walked away with a 3-1 win over France and Anastasia Burn (Wellington) was named the player of the tournament for the grade.

NZ underwater hockey mens

The men’s under 24 team came away with a bronze, losing their semi-final to Turkey but winning the final 5-1 over South Africa.

This tournament is held biennially and this year brought together 13 countries, 62 coaches, management and support staff and 342 players. Well done to all New Zealand representatives!

Fun facts

-6210 minutes of underwater hockey were played over the tournament

-1560 goals were score

-1195 minutes were spent in the sin bin

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