UNSW Underwater Rugby Club

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Beginner’s Course February/March 2018


Start the year right and come try this awesome sport!

Underwater rugby is an action-packed, 3D, weightless sport played with a water-filled ball, mask and snorkel in a swimming pool. You’ve got to hold your breath, dive down and tackle opponents to score a goal in the basket at the bottom of the pool.

Underwater rugby was invented by German divers looking for away to keep fit in winter, but has now taken over the world. The team at UNSW was the first in Australia, and we now have teams in 7 cities across the country.

This 5 week introduction course will teach you everything you need to know to compete. Everyone is welcome to come along, make new friends, and try out an exciting new sport!

What: 5-Week Beginner’s Course
Who: Guys and girls all welcome
When: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30pm
Starting from Wednesday 28th of February (Week 1 for uni students)
Where: Deep end of UNSW pool, cnr of Anzac Pde and High St
(Let reception know you’re playing underwater rugby)
Bring: swimmers, towel. Optional: mask/snorkels & fins

Cost/5-week session:
$30 Arc Members
$35 Students
$50 Non-Students

Cost includes: Five 1.5hr trainings with coach, insurance, club membership and free attendance at any weekend sessions for the duration of the course!

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Pool sessions

Training times are on Wednesday evenings at UNSW, and usually on Sundays in the deep pool at Ashfield or Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, and sometimes in the ocean at Clovelly or Gordons Bay.  If you want any info on training sessions just get in touch (see contact us).

Wednesdays at UNSW

Wednesday sessions are in a shallower pool (2m), its great for regular training and an easy introduction for beginners.  Arrive at 8pm, just tell the people at the desk you’re here for underwater rugby, and have a look for us by the pool.  Pool time is from 8:30-9:30.

Sunday deep pool sessions

The real game takes place in a deeper pool, with a lot more room to move around in & enjoy a bit of space and depth.  Ashfield is 3.8m deep and has walls on 3 sides, perfect for playing proper games and good training sessions.  Homebush is a 5m pool, allowing good quality deep games, its indoors & is perfect in the colder months.  (beginners welcome as well).  Check the calendar or the facebook group for details.


Ocean games

There’s nothing like jumping in the ocean on a sunny summer afternoon and playing some UWR with schools of fish around.  Water temperatures are around 22 degrees in summer so you can play in a swimsuit, or a light wetsuit if you feel like it.  Ocean sessions are irregular, but you can find out about it or encourage ppl to run one with the facebook group.

Where are the pools located?

We train at the UNSW Sport and Recreation Centre, located on the corner of Anzac Parade and High Street, Kensington on Wednesday evenings (see our calendar).

We also regularly play at the Ashfield Aquatic Centre in the inner west, on Sundays (see our calendar). This pool is 30 minutes from anywhere and well worth checking out!

We sometimes play at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre near Homebush:

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Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you, send us an email:


or fill in the contact form below.