Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club

October 2014 Newsplash

New Members

In the last few weeks we have gained several new members,  we are still looking for more, particularly from years 5, 6 and 7, but any age welcome. If any of you have friends or family who would be interested in the sport, please spread the word.  If anyone can put up posters, these can be supplied.

Half term,

Thursday pool session is on as usual.  If anyone wishes to attend the additional sessions next week, they are on as follows

                Mondays Year 8+  Manchester Aquatics Centre 9:00pm to 10:00pm  cost £4, training and match practice,   If anyone needs a lift, that can be sorted out.

                Wednesday- All welcome, Rochdale Leisure Centre- 8:00pm to 9:00pm   cost £3, Fitness and skills training only-NO MATCH

If anyone wishes to attend these sessions and has not taken their club kit with them, please text or call me on 07951834903  with kit required and sizes so I can sort it out for you.

Good wishes

Mike Butterworth spends a lot of time coaching the newer members is having a major operation on his back.  I am sure everyone will join with us in wishing him a speedy and full recovery.

Facebook- spread the word

I have set up a facebook page for Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club,  if you are on Facebook, can you please all look at it, “like It” and invite others to as well.  If anyone wishes to contribute or comment on anything, feel free

Regional competition

Each year there are one or two regional competitions,  these are usually held in Newport, South Wales.  They provide an opportunity for players from different clubs to play together and test their skills against other regions.  The age groups will be Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12, Ages as at 1st September 2014.  If anyone is interested in competing for North Region, please let me know ASAP so I can liaise with other North Region coaches and organise the teams.

Batley competition

Batley club are hosting a tournament on Saturday 14th February 3:00pm to 7:00pm.  This will be for teams with a mixture of Under 14s and Under 12s players. Food will be provided afterwards.  This an opportunity for all players to take part, including the newer recruits.  I appreciate this is half-term,  please let me know if interested.

Regional Tournament

The date for this is Saturday 24th January 12:30pm to 6:30 pm.  Please let me know if interested?

Team T-Shirts and Hoodies

If any of the new members want kit or any of the existing members want more or replacements,  Christmas is coming. Please talk to Barrie or Ian


Thanks for taking the trouble to read this,  if you have any queries please contact Mick on 07951834903 or Barrie on 07787397279

Mick and Barrie


Kit for sale-

We have a selection of kit for sale, please see Mick on Thursday evenings at 8:30 or 9:00pm  (not before the session) or contact on 07951834903 or  If any parents want to buy kit for birthday presents, we are good at keeping secrets!!


If we don’t have the exact size we can get it at fairly short notice

(any profit made from sale of kit is used to benefit junior hockey)


I have a few different models which will fit most people,  cost £25-30


Plastic bats designed by one of the top international players, cost between £22 and £40, there are a variety of designs in the club box for you to try.


If you need a replacement set,  these are £14 for a pair (one blue, one white)


At present there is only one manufacturer producing gloves and these cost £37. I would have to order these in for you.  Barrie is working on making gloves for the club,  currently in advanced testing stage by a number of members.

External Mouthguards

£3.50 each, these need to be cut to fit your snorkel.  These help protect your mouth from injury and are compulsory for matches; it is highly recommended that they are worn at all times


We have excellent snorkels available with valves for suitable for juniors, and can be fitted with external mouthguards. Cost £15.50 (£19 with mouthguard fitted)


I would only suggest buying fins if your feet have stopped growing.

There are a lot of fins in shops which are unsuitable for Hockey , either because they have sharp edges(dangerous) or are just too small and floppy(no power) I do have some available for sale covering most sizes.  Costs between £30 and £40

Fin Grips

£4 per pair


Contact Information

Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club

Oulder Hill Leisure Complex
Hudsons Walk
OL11 5EF

Tel: 01706 373967

Meeting times

Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30pm

Minimum age 8

Where we are

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