What is Octopush?
You may not have heard of Octopush (or ‘Underwater Hockey’) but this unusual sport is growing all across the country, especially in universities. The sport is played 6-a-side in a swimming pool, with each team using small sticks to push a puck along the bottom into the opposition’s goal. Using fins, a diving mask and snorkel, this fast-paced sport focuses on teamwork, and rapidly improves players’ fitness and breath-holding ability.
Here at Swansea University Sub Aqua Club (SUSAC), we run training every Tuesday night (starting again in the new term) in Pontardawe pool, playing for an hour at 8:30pm. Any member of Swansea Uni is welcome to come along to try out the sport (as long as you can swim). We meet at 7:30pm at the SUSAC kit room (down the road in the car park to the right of the Welsh National Pool entrance) and each session costs only £5! To join us permanently, membership costs just £10. These costs help us cover transport to the pool for all players each week, pool hire, and all the equipment you need (although you can bring your own if you want!).
To get involved, find our Facebook page/group (SUSAC) or message me on Facebook (Toby Humby). See you there!
Korfball – An Opportunity Awaits
Most of you will have little idea of what Korfball is, never mind ever thinking about taking the sport up, but now is that opportunity. Korfball is an exciting, dynamic sport that takes the rules from basketball and netball and crosses them together.
This wonderful ball game relies on passing, movement and collaboration; the fact that it is a mixed-gender sport makes it extremely unique. Teams consist of eight players, four male and four female, so korfball is a great way to get everyone involved.
This semester is the perfect opportunity to take up Korfball as we look for players for a weekend long BUCS tournament in Manchester. If you want to give it a go, training takes place between 4pm-6pm on a Saturday and we are a very welcoming bunch.
Get in touch via our Facebook group ‘Korfball Swansea University’ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.