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    Totton Octopush Club (TOC for short) is just one of many underwater hockey clubs around the world.

    Based in Totton, near Southampton in Hampshire, we're a very active, friendly club with about 20 members. We are always keen to encourage new members, whether you have played before or are new to the sport.

    So come along and give it a go!

    See the "When?" and "Where?" sections for details of our regular sessions.

    CONTACT US

    Totton Octopush Club
    Water Lane Recreation Centre
    Water Lane
    Totton
    Southampton
    SO14 3GX

    Tel : 023 80 867474 (ask for Simon or Tony)
    Email : totton_octopush@hotmail.com

    Click HERE for a map

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    WHY?

    Ah. This one's a bit more difficult to answer!

    Possibly because we're all mad? You could fit right in - join us now!

    See the "Where" section for our contact details and the "When" section for details of our regular sessions.

    WHO?

    Octopush is a fun sport for anyone who enjoys the water. If you enjoy a team sport and are fed up with endless lengths trying to keep fit, then this could be the sport for you!

    Our members range from teenagers to retirees with a good mix of fitness levels. As with a lot of team games, reading the game often matters more than how fast you are or how much stamina you have.

    WHERE?

    Totton Octopush Club
    Water Lane Recreation Centre
    Water Lane
    Totton
    Southampton
    SO14 3GX


    Tel : 023 80 867474 (ask for Simon or Tony)
    Email : totton_octopush@hotmail.com

    Click HERE for a map

    WHEN?

    We play every Sunday evening from 20:00 to 21:00.

    This is usually followed by a visit to our local pub - no game would be complete without an over-a-pint discussion about those amazing goals!

    WHAT?

    Octopush is also known as Underwater Hockey, due to its similarity to ice hockey.
    The official description (taken from the CMAS Referees Rule Book) is :

    "... a sport played on the bottom of a swimming pool by two teams of six players, each wearing basic snorkelling equipment ie fins, mask and snorkel.
    The object of the match is to push or pass a lead puck along the bottom of the pool into the opposing team's goal by by using an underwater hockey stick."


    The Kit
    All you need to do is turn up, preferably with some sort of swimming attire(!) and we can lend you the rest for the session.

    • Swimsuit/trunks - you provide these!
    • Pair of flippers/fins
    • Mask
    • Snorkle
    • Pusher (think of a short hockey stick)

    Sound mad? It is!
    It's also very addictive, so come on and give it a try!

    Totton Octopush Club

    Totton Octopush Club (TOC) is just one of many octopush clubs around the world.

    Based in Totton, near Southampton in Hampshire, we're a very active, friendly club with about 20 members. We are always keen to encourage new members, whether you have played before or are new to the sport.

    So come along and give it a go!

    See the "When?" and "Where?" sections for details of our regular sessions.