The gravity defying sport of underwater hockey is now in Canberra. ACT Underwater Hockey is a non-contact sport where two teams compete to move a heavy plastic puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into their opponents’ goal with a short curved stick. Players wear snorkels, fins, ear protectors and gloves to enable them to swim around the puck, plunging and somersaulting to win possession of the puck.
The sport is primarily dedicated to fun-driven water activities. Anyone can play and play very effectively, and all that are willing to engage will be welcomed. Underwater hockey can be played at many levels from casual to serious competition. It is an incredible exercise that will enhance participants free-diving skills and strengting their musclelar agility.
The sport was invented by British navy diver Alan Blake in 1954. Underwater Hockey is played across Australia and has a long history here, and the first Australian Championships were held in 1975. The sport has continueosly build up a loyal fan base around the world and in Australia. Underwater Hockey Australia (UHA) is the peak body representing the sport of underwater hockey in Australia which is commission by the Australian Underwater Federation (AUF). Accreditation was given to the AUF by the Australian Sports Commission.
The ACT Underwater Hockey holds social game from 8:30-9:30pm on Mondays at the AIS areana and from 8-9pm on Thursdays at Tuggeranong. Beginners are welcome, and they will be coach by professional and highly dedicated members. Admission is open to any interested individual or team to attend. However, dues and fees are required.
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Age Ranges All ages
We meet at 8:30 PM on Monday each Week and at 8:00 PM on Thursday each Week
A sporting group to promote Underwater Hockey in Canberra