Sarah Arnold


Appointed as President in September 2019

Vice President

Position Currently Vacant



Coral Dolman


Part of the Underwater Hockey Executive since 2017 as Secretary.

Coral has been playing for around 30 years and has been helping with UWH tournaments since 2004. She is a Level 2 Referee and enjoys getting people involved with the sport.  Coral works for Bunnings & has held multiple roles in that time. Current role is Admin Supervisor.

Coral received the UWHNZ service award in 2014.


Lisa Thompson


Part of the Underwater Hockey Executive since 2017 as Treasurer.

A player since 2003, Lisa attended Trans Tasmans in 2007 and Aussie Nationals in 2009 as part of the NZ Development Squads. After 2 years living in Edinburgh, she returned to Hamilton in NZ where she has been Club Treasurer since 2015.

Now a mother of 3 boys and with a husband-to-be, Lisa has returned to playing and is hoping to be in the NZ Women’s Masters team in 2021 as player-manager.

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant, and has worked for Ernst & Young, Lloyd's Banking Group and is currently working part-time at Fonterra.

Past President

Tony Colquhoun


Part of the Underwater Hockey Executive since 2009 and has undertaken numerous roles including Competitions Co-ordinator, Treasurer and President from 2016 to 2019.

An experienced International Referee, Tournament Referee and Tournament Director Tony has been involved in the delivery of most UWHNZ tournaments in the past 10 years.

An accountant by trade he is currently employed as a Project Manager in the Insurance Industry

Tony received the UWHNZ service award in 2009

Executive Member

Tristan Reynard

(New Zealand Underwater Association Representative)


Tristan is the current President for the National federation for all Underwater Sports in New Zealand. Tristan holds the Sports portfolio for NZUA Board and has been a member of NZUA Board since 2013. Tristan is a director on several boards, a member of the institute of directors as well as a Chartered Engineer.

Tristan has been an executive member on the Underwater Hockey committee since 1995 having held various portfolios including Chairman.  Since 2009, Tristan has held the World Tournament Director role on the CMAS Underwater Hockey Commission. 

Tristan is an outstanding sports administrator as well as international player and World Championship winning coach. Tristan has been recognised with awards from College Sport Wellington and New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council as well as life memberships of Wellington Underwater Hockey Association and Underwater Hockey New Zealand.

Executive Member

Rebecca Brosnan


A true underwater hockey devotee, Rebecca has been involved in the sport for in excess of 30 years and continues to give her time and expertise to help the sport grow and develop.

As one of our most capped female players, she has represented New Zealand many times as a player since 1991 and more recently coached the NZ women’s team to World Championship gold. Her passion for the sport is only exceeded by her to determination to see others excel and gives what time she has, to being a players voice on the executive, supporting several clubs in their administration, and coaching a number of schools and club teams.

A mother of 2, a Level 2 Referee, and a Regional Manager of Nelson/Marlborough Medlab South Laboratories, Rebecca’s time is always in demand but she never hesitates to give energy to Underwater Hockey.

Whether it is above the water or below the water, the Brosnan name is synonymous with the sport. 

Executive Member

Rob Feist


Rob started playing Underwater Hockey Invercargill, in the ‘80’s, and competed in the World Championships in Durban,1996, in the NZ Masters team, and as Representative Referee. In addition, he has refereed the sport both domestically and internationally since 1985 and was Tournament Referee for the CMAS World Champs in Christchurch in 2004. His involvement as Referee Selector, Mentor and evaluator at World Champs continues with input into development of Referee training both here and around the World. He has trained Referees in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, and USA.

Rob has filled various roles in the Underwater Hockey committee / executive in its various forms including Vice President, Treasurer, Webmaster, Referee Training Coordinator, and committee member, as well as having served on the New Zealand Underwater board.

Rob is a self-employed commercial diver and owns and operates Divepro Ltd, a construction diving company based in Dunedin where he lives.

Executive Member

Bruce Chamberlin

Part of the Underwater Hockey Executive since 2010, has held the role of high-performance co-ordinator on the executive for 3 years and President from 2014 - 2016.

An experienced International Referee, Tournament Referee and Tournament Director, Bruce has been involved in the delivery of many UWHNZ tournaments in the past 10 years.

A Computer Consultant by Profession and a Company Director and on several Not-For Profit Boards as well.

Executive Member

Liam Watson​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Appointed at 2020 AGM