November 2015
Dane, Zach, Jack, Ethan and Helen all played in the Nautilus National Competition for Southport B team over the weekend 8th November. It was the first time that Ethan and Jack had played in a 3 metre deep pool and their first adult national tournament.
The team was very much a mixture of youth and experience, with a couple of ex-international players and one current GB player(Zach) on the team, won 3 games, lost 2, but should really have won one of those, so no relegation, but no promotion either.
Good day at a well organised tournament.





Ethan, Zach and Isaac played well at the Monday 2nd November session.

Ethan scored several goals, but the last one was an absolute peach of a shot, he fired it from 3 metres out, missing the defender's head by 6 inches and landed it in the goal!! Last shot of the session and probably the best. All the extra training is paying off.

Even more impressive, he was using a borrowed bat that he had not played with before.(having forgotten his own and almost all his other kit as well)



September 2015 - 8th M&M
8th September saw the 8th North West Mix and Match Tournament at Manchester Aquatics, where Rebecca Northover and Ethan Redmond took part as Junior players and John Ruston as his first senior tournament.
July 2015 -7th North West Underwater Hockey Mix & Match Tournament
13th July saw 8 adults and 3 junior members take part in the North West Underwater Hockey Mix and Match Tournament. Joel Thetford and Isaac Dawson, both Junior players from Rochdale UWHC, were warmly welcomed to their first ever M&M competition, and held their own and then some against the adult players many of whom represent GB and teams who are in the top handful of all the UWH teams nationally.  Alison Greaves also played in her second M&M tournament. There was a lot of positive feedback abut the contribution made by our Junior players.
Adult players from Rochdale included Frank Greaves, Ian Tait and Helen Hyde, Jonny Bostock and Dane Bradwell.  Barrie Whitehead and Mick Hyde were the Poolside referees.
3 GB u19 girls/ladies, who will be playing in the forthcoming world championships, were also playing  - Zoe Higham, Honor Sangster and Abbie Thompson all put in 100% effort tonight!
Also a warm welcome to Jon Richards - currently playing with York Uni - originally from New Zealand.
The next mix & match will be held on the 7th September at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Regional competition  24 January 2015


The teams have been entered for this event and the following players are taking part.
It would be helpful if all the Under 14s, could attend training until 9:00pm on the run up to the tournament, as they will all be playing together at the tournament  (Under 16s and under 12s also welcome)
Under 16
Kal Torson 
Zach Tait   
Under 14
Harry Tait 
Tanya Harrison 
Isaac Rhodes-Dawson 
Ethan Redmond 
Tiegan Alexander
Rebecca Northover  
Under 12
Megan Walsh 
Jacob Redmond 
The location for the Tournament is  Newport International Sports Village.  Start time is 12:30, finishing at 6:30.  Post code is NP19 4RA  google suggests it is 3 hrs 10 mins without stops or traffic holdups, I suggest you allow 4 hours and we need to aim to be there for 12:00 ideally.
If you currently use club equipment, please ensure you take it with you on the Thursday prior to the tournament.
Last time we went, several of us ended up at a beefeater restaurant just 4 miles away from the pool. It is right next to the motorway junction.  If anyone would be interested in going to eat there straight after the tournament, please let me know and I will book a table for 7:15.

Result at Junior Regional Underwater Hockey Competition Newport International Sport Centre


Megan Walsh & Jacob Redmond from Rochdale played in the under 12's Northward team with Ben, Nieve and Dan S. from Xarifa  & Lilly from West Wickham.  Played 7 matches, won 3 drew 1 lost 3 - fantastic effort team Northward.  4th out of 8, missed out on a bronze medal by 1 point.