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New Zealand wins triple gold at Underwater Hockey World Championships

Aug 30, 2019
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New Zealand wins triple gold at Underwater Hockey World Championships

NZUWH teams enjoy a very successful tournament at the age group Underwater Hockey World Championships in Sheffield, UK.

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.

Under 19 Women's

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.

NZ underwater hockey girls

Under 19 Men's

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.

NZ underwater hockey mens

Under 24 Women's

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.

Under 24 Men's

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.

About the Age-Group World Championships.

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!

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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