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Interstate Unicycle Hockey Comp - Pre-Match Update

By crisb - Posted on 16 January 2013

Here's the latest news on this Sundays' Interstate Unicycle Hockey competition, from Ashley Curtis:

So far we are looking like an 8 team comp. 2 teams for each Revesby, Canberra, Sydney & Northern Beaches.

If your team hasn't registered, or you wish to join a team, let me know asap. There are a couple of spots on teams avaliable.

Also we will be introducing the start of the trial process to make the Australian unicycle hockey team for APUC in December - A set of standard skills you can be tested for.

I am going to Germany to play on a unicycle hockey team for the best part of this year, leaving on January 29th. Nic Vevers & Luke Hilderbraat will take over as co-captains for the Australian Unicycle Hockey Team to help organise team selections and training leading up to APUC.

I am planning to be back for APUC so i'll see you guys there, or this weekend.


Here's all the details about the event - not to late to make plans!

Please direct any questions about this event to abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis) (0414 321 150) or Luke Hilderbraat.

Date: 8:00am sharp - 3:30pm, Sunday 20 January 2013. Yes, it's an early start but we have to be off the court on time, as wheelchair rugby players are training at 4pm - stick around to check that out if you want.

Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Center (Riverwood YMCA), Cnr Belmore Rd and the M5 Riverwood, Sydney.

Cost & AUS membership: Cost is $10 per rider. This is an Australian Unicycle Society (AUS) event so you will need to be an AUS member to play - see the AUS web site for membership details. You can join/renew your membership on the day.

Teams and individuals: We want TEAMS to register their attendance so get your teams organised. We want to know how many teams will be here in advance so the schedule will be ready to go at the start of the day, as it's an early finish (contact: abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au (Ashley Curtis)  or 0414 321 150) . If you do not have enough players to make up a team, let me know that you are coming at least a week before the event and we will find you a team. Team Captains let me know what your teams are. We are expecting at least one team each from Revesby, Sydney, Northern Beaches and Canberra. We would love to also have teams or players from Melbourne, Northern Territory and any other unicycle hockey enthusiasts.

Venue and your equipment: The venue is awesome: an indoor court with painted rubber floors offering great grip. An indoor venue means NO metal peddles, if your hockey stick is sharp then tape the end. We recommend wearing gloves and kneepads.We have booked one court for hockey and a lot of the day the second court will be free. This is where we are planning some hockey skill tests, where you will be tested on passing, speed, dribbling etc and get an official hockey skill score. This will help us pick the Australia Teams for APUC - Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships (to be held in Canberra in December 2013). Nic Vevers is working on this now, more details later.

Rules: Play will be with a tennis ball, 5 players on the court at a time, IUF - International Unicycle Federation Rules apply.

Please spread the word. Put on any Facebook or web pages you have. See you guys soon!