Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club

4th World Age Group Games in Hobart, July 2017

U19 Men narrowly beaten in Final

GB U19 Mens team wrapped up a convincing 6:0 victory over Argentina on day 7 and advanced to the Semi-final where they  beat New Zealand 2:1. They needed to be in top form for the final against France on day 9 but lost by a penalty goal awarded against them. Silver medals and a determination to go one better next time. Well done guys.

The U19 Women won their elimination game at the start of the day 6 but lost their match to a fresh Australian Team in their quarterfinal match-up on day 7.
They played off against the USA in a match that saw the American winners take 5th place overall. Watching in the UK meant staying up late as the matches started  after midnight! (UK time)

U19 Men Day 3:

4 games, 4 wins...
Overcame a very strong kiwi side winning 5-2
Hardest game so far but the boys are proving themselves to be a world class side
Another difficult day tomorrow playing the USA  in the morning and then France  in the afternoon

Day 2 summary

GB Under 19 girls
A day of 2 halves. Started off playing New Zealand who were pretty amazing. We lost 15:0 . Only saving grace was that we kept them out for 7 min at the start of the second half. Our second game however was against Canada. They only have 8 players and one was ill so they were down to 7 but we did beat them 10:0. I asked the girls to get everyone on the score sheet and they almost managed it. Play Colombia tomorrow and then Canada for a second time.

GB Under 23 girls
GB 3 France 1

GB Under 23 Men
GB 11 Canada 0
GB 10 USA 0

GB Under 19 Men
GB 10 Argentina 0

U19 Men Day 1: Zach Tait from Rochdale was the first to score for GB U19s at the World Championships in Hobart!!!

Watch all the games here:…


Update from the World Championships in Hobart, Australia

Under 19 Girls (including Rochdale's Becci Northover) had a practise game against Colombia . They lost 4:0 but at times looked the better team. Lots of positives to take from it. Another practice match against USA tomorrow. Great photo showing both teams together and illustrating the friendly nature of underwater hockey once the match is over!!

Becci Northover and Zach Tait, Rochdale's representatives at the 4th World Age Group Games in Hobart.

Practice games underway, competition starts this Friday.

Time for the hard work and training at Oulderhill Leisure Centre and Rochdale Leisure Centre to be put to use.

Bring us back GOLD!!

Zach Tait and Team GB getting ready for the start of the World cup in Hobart.

The first game is Friday 14th July 3am (UK time) against Columbia followed the same day at 9.40 am against South Africa.

All games will be streamed live and free on youtube


Contact Information

Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club

Oulder Hill Leisure Complex
Hudsons Walk
OL11 5EF

Tel: 01706 373967

Meeting times

Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30pm

Minimum age 8

Where we are

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