By Nick Morrison
The Octopush Club had a training session right after the Public swimming session in the Picky center that your reporter was swimming in. They kindly allowed me to take some pics of them.
Octopush is like a cross between ice hockey and water polo. The big difference is that all the action takes place 2 meters or in some cases 3 meters under water! The Puck weighs 2Kg and if you are hit by it you really know it. To that end they all wear a mouth guard, they also wear a standard water polo cap to protect the ears from flailing flippers.
As a spectator you cannot see much of the action from the side it is reminiscent of a shark feeding frenzy. I would really like to take some pics down there but my camera is not waterproof!
Facebook page: Orkney Octopush Club