The reflection that follows was written in September 2013. It was the weeks that followed the Underwater Hockey World Championships and the disappointment was still raw.
It’s just after midday and the social rooms of the Brunswick Street Oval Grandstand are in full swing. Its Round 6 of the VAFA Premier B season and Fitzroy FC are taking on Old Melburnians.
Fitzroy FC 12.9 (81) def by Old Melburnians 13.10 (88) Brunswick Street Oval 16 May 2015 Grassroots footy is up against a crowded cultural landscape. It vies for attention with the elite competition, any...
Bob Murphy lives around the corner. I see him walking the streets of Carlton North with his family, Justine, Frankie Jarvis and his dog, Arthur. I guess it’s the lot of an AFL footballer...
It’s no coincidence that the best card in Australian racing fell on All Saints day. The canonized associates of the lord presided over fields of the highest order. More than 90,000 people graced Flemington’s lawns, marquees...
Rummaging through twenty years of underwater hockey memories was an opportunity to reflect on my time in the sport. The act of cataloging my spare gear led me to a number of realisations.
The round robin is finally over. Nine games over six days for six wins, two draws and a loss means that we finished third in our side of the draw. A quarterfinal appointment with Colombia is locked in.
Whether it is a recommendation from a friend, seeing a poster down at the pool or joining a club at University, all underwater hockey players remember how they found their way to the game.
The Australian Elite teams arrived in Eger nearly a week ago. Anticipation builds and builds so that by the time the competition actually comes around you are a bundle of nervous energy. The trick is not letting those nerves affect your game.
Most of the Australian teams have been holed up in Eger for five days now. In my spare time I decided compile an Underwater Hockey themed mixed tape.