If holding your breath and playing hockey underwater sounds like your cup of tea, then the Dar Underwater Hockey Team is looking for you.
“It is an excellent way of keeping fit, it is fun and a good way to meet people,” says captain Tom Bishop.
“We want to promote the sport among African Tanzanians,” says Bishop.
Last weekend, the team challenged their counterparts in Kigali, where many of the players were competitive swimmers or students who appreciated the cross-training aspect of the sport.
“We are aiming to develop relationships with clubs in Kampala and Nairobi, to invite them to play in Dar es Salaam and to take them on in their local pools.”
Underwater hockey, also known as octopush, involves moving a puck along the bottom of a swimming pool with a ‘pusher’ into the opposing team’s goal.
For more information, contact Tom Bishop at 0715 461 322.