Cheesman Applegarth are proud of our continued support of the Toowoomba Red Claws Underwater Hockey Club. Here we are with the juniors surrounding the new gear box that we donated to the club. Keep an eye out for it at the Fairholme Aquatic Centre … Home of the Red Claws
We are always asked … Waaaa??? How the heck do you play Underwater Hockey ???
Underwater hockey is a non-contact sport in which two teams compete to manoeuvre a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool with special hockey sticks into goals.
Some cool facts …
- First Invented in England in 1954
- First Aussie Championships were in 1975
- It is the only 3 dimensional sport in the world
- Two teams of 6 players
- The court is 25 x 15 x 2 to 4 metres deep
- Within one game a player can increased their lung capacity from 15 seconds to 1 ½ minutes floor time
- The puck is very heavy ranging from 800grms to 1.5kg’s depending on the age group
- Some of the best can flick a 1.5kg puck over the top of a competitor and up to 3 metres underwater‼
- Safety Gear must be worn due to the weight of the Puck
- It is hoped to be a demonstration sport at the next Olympics – a sport has to leave for it to arrive (Surely Synchronised Swimming has had its day …)
- KIDS LOVE IT ‼
Well done Red Claws and we hope you enjoy your new gearbox ‼