The West Wales club used £3,559 of lottery funding – distributed by Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund – to purchase pucks, goals, starter kits for new players, and pay for up to ten hours of venue hire for a new group of swimmers.
What is octopush?
A sport for all ages, octopush is played at the bottom of a swimming pool with players using small sticks to push a weighted puck into their opponent’s goal.
Who are Pembroke Octopush Club?
Pembroke Octopush Club has been making waves since 1989 and have bagged the title of Welsh champions twelve times since 2007. Many of their members have gone on to play for Team GB at the European and World underwater hockey championships. Now, they’re hoping to get more young people trying the sport.
Why did they get Sport Wales funding?
Like many sports, octopush requires specialist equipment which can often be expensive. From session fees to kit, not everyone can afford to try something new. So, Sport Wales awarded £3,559 to help break down this financial barrier and enable more people to try octopush.