Rugby… Underwater!


Underwater sports is a group of competitive sports using one or a combination of the following diving techniques such as breath-holdsnorkelling or scuba, and includes the use of equipment such as diving masks and fins.

These sports are conducted in the natural environment at sites such as open water and sheltered or confined water such as lakes and in artificial aquatic environments such as swimming pools.

Underwater sports include some of the following: aquathlon, finswimmingfreedivingspearfishing, underwater footballunderwater hockeyunderwater ice hockeyunderwater orienteeringunderwater photography, and underwater rugby.

With a history that dates back more than 50 years, underwater rugby originated from Germany in 1961 before becoming popular among mostly Scandinavian countries.

First Asian Team Underwater Rugby (FATUWR) Singapore was founded in 2014 to introduce this exciting sport to Singapore, and hopefully, Asia. Along with underwater hockey and free diving, under the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (or CMAS), underwater rugby is played as an apnea activity, meaning that you must hold your breath the whole time you are under the water.


Interested? Check out our LIVE! Panel Discussion on A New Future for Underwater Rugby tomorrow, 14 May 2020 at the following times:

Singapore – 8PM / Sydney – 10PM / New York – 8AM / London – 1PM / Paris – 2AM / Tokyo – 9PM / Mumbai – 5.30PM / Sao Paolo – 9AM

Join Khee CH, founder of FAT UWR – First Asian Team Underwater Rugby Singapore, and the panellists Isaac Tan (Singapore), Julia Braunegg (Australia), Celine Steinfeld (Australia), Bobby Simonsson (Sweden), Tarkan Laleli (Turkey), Lorena Bianchi (Germany) and Wolfgang Tress (Germany), as they share about and unveil the aggressive and progressive nature of sporting rugby underwater, as well as the new future for this underwater sport.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind discussion – See you there!