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Underwater Sport

National representatives:

  • In 2006 & 2007 the National Spearfishing championship was held in the Algoa Bay with over 100 spearfisherman participating in the event.
  • Dr. Ronel Nel from the Zoology Department represented South Africa in the Elite Women’s Team at the World Underwater Hockey Championship in 2006.
  • Dr. Gletwyn Rubidge from the NMMU Chemistry Department will represent South Africa in an international Spearfishing tournament in Spain during 2007.
  • Francois van Schalkwyk was elected as Chief Referee at the World Underwater Hockey Championship held in England in 2006. Francois is also a member of the selection committee for the South African Women’s team that will participate in the next World Championship to be held in Durban 2008.
  • Maxine Schoeman represented  South Africa in the U19 girls team at the World Underwater Hockey Championship in 2011 which was held in Netherlands, Holland. The team obtained a Silver.

Provincial representation:

The following clubmembers represented the Eastern Province at Underwater Hockey

Cape Town 2006

Men:

  • Johann Gerber
  • Chistoff Groenewald
  • Matthew Jones
  • Warren Miller
  • Nadus Nieuwoudt
  • Greg Shaw

Ladies:

  • Nuette Gordon
  • Stephanie Ploen
  • Kristien van Schalkwyk

Cape town 2010 

Men:

  • Eric van Onselen
  • Lodi van Daalen
  • Stephan Keys

Woman:

  • Maria Combrink
  • Nuette Gordon
  • Ronel Nel

Johannesburg 2011

 
Men:
  • Eric van Onselen
  • Wesley van Niekerk
  • Warren Miller
  • Pieter Jan
  • Stephan Keys

Woman:

  • Maxine Schoeman
  • Kelly Wren
  • Linda Harris
  • Ronel Nel