Underwater Hockey (UWH) is a sport that is expanding in South Africa but remains relatively unknown among the youth of Grahamstown. It comprises a section of the Rhodes University Underwater Club (RUUWC) and it is important to expand this competitive sport among the local youth to raise standards of play locally, provincially and nationally. Because of the nature of the sport, which requires participants to be reasonably strong swimmers, the club is limited to developing UWH in schools that already teach aquatics.
Goals and Objectives
- To promote UWH among Grahamstown’s youth.
- To increase the number of competitive UWH players in the Grahamstown and wider Eastern Cape District. Subsequently this will increase the number of players in the RUUWC itself.
- To increase the involvement of Rhodes University learners who may have a potential interest in learning to play underwater hockey.
- Volunteer students from the RUUWC will train the learners.
- The RUUWC will make it UWH equipment available for training and games.
- More inter-res type events where students can learn, but possibly under less competitive environments.