Caversham / Henley Octopush Clubs
We will now be playing at theMorgan Sports Centre, Queen Annes Pool, 6 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6DX.
Sessions: Every Tuesday (21:00 -> 22:00) and Thursday (21:00 -> 22:00)
Next Session: Thursday 26th February 2009 (onwards+)
Please note that the pool time slot is 21:00 to 22:00 (Meet Car Park 20:50)
- For those of you who are new to Octopush / Underwater Hockey, or have found this page by accident while looking for new and exciting water sports to try
- To play the game of Octopush or Underwater Hockey you need a mask, snorkel, fins (flippers), protective glove, a small stick and a lead puck. We can help you out with equipment until you are sure you like the game. All you need to bring is your swimwear and old socks.
Whilst holding your breath the stick is used to push or flick the puck along the bottom of the pool. At each end of the pool is a goal (gully). The object of the game is work as a team and to eventually flick the puck into the opposition team's goal.
A team is made up of ten players, of which only six are in the pool at any one time.
Each team is identified by the colour of their hats and sticks.
Learning to Play
If you've snorkelled before you can easily learn to play and eventually swim like a fish underwater. If not we'll teach you (useful for diving / snorkelling holidays).
You do not have to be very fit to play and you don't have to be able to hold your breath a long time as it is a team sport and each player only needs to spend minimal time on the bottom of the swimming pool.
Underwater Hockey is lots of fun for Anyone. It's a great way to have fun, get fit, make new friends and do something very different.
If you would like more information see our contacts page, to get in touch with someone from the Henley / Caversham Octopush club or follow one of the links to find a club near you. We are in the Reading Berkshire / Oxfordshire Area and always welcome new members who want to give something new a try. It is especially good for keeping divers fit during the winter months in preparation for their summer diving courses