Basic Rules

Underwater hockey is an exciting, competitive, non-contact sport with an international following. It started in Southsea in 1954 and has grown steadily ever since. Underwater hockey, or octopush, is played in a in a swimming pool with a plastic coated lead puck. The teams use short pushers to move the puck and score by flicking it into the opposing goal. A quick overview of the rules :-


As with any sport, the right equipment is vital. The club has a small amount of equipment available for loan to get you started, but please contact us first to ensure the right size is available, and turn up in good time to get kitted out.   A guide to buying your own equipment is on a separate page.

More Rules

A copy of the full BOA rules, plus referee's signals, can be found here