“Dark Horse” tackles the overlooked and underrated in Philippine sports. Second installment of the Philippine Underwater Hockey series focuses on THE GAME.
Last September, the Philippine Underwater Hockey Team made a strong showing at the 2017 Asian Underwater Hockey Championships (AUHC). In tournament history, the Philippine Women’s Team has won 5 out of 7 Golds, while the Men’s Team has won 4 out of 7.
Aside from the Asian Championship, Team Philippines has regularly competed in the Underwater Hockey World Championship, lately in 2013 and 2016. At the moment, the Philippines is looking to join the 20th World Championship, to be held in Quebec, Canada next year.
And with an even bigger goal of becoming part of the 2019 SEA Games for the very first time, the PH Team is more aggressive than ever when it comes to recruitment and training.
Watch the full video to know the basics of the underwater hockey and to see if you have what it takes to make it to the PH national team.
MBody would like to thank team captains Chari Ongyanco and Roy Arayata, PUHC President Dennis Valdes, and 3P Underwater Hockey Club members present at the shoot: JV Lim, Ines Templo, Milo Tan, Edric Ochoa, Kelvin Tan, and Nadja Buenafe.