Join the Hamilton Inline Hockey Club
The Hamilton Inline Hockey Club Inc offers a number of different activities for a wide variety of ages and levels.
- You can choose just how much hockey you want to play, and how serious you want to get.
- Our school league currently has over 35 school teams competing in during the school terms.
- We have teams competing in the National League, and NZIHA sanctioned tournaments (see below)
- The NZIHA Skills Development programme runs at regular intervals throughout the year.
- Nationally Co-Coordinated Coaching and referee clinics are also held on a regular basis.
- No matter what your age or level we have something for you.
- Please take some time to read over the following information, and if you have any queries please contact us.
Club Membership Fees
|Annual club senior membership fees 2017||$170.00|
|NZIHA affiliation fees 2017 (on top of Club membership fee)||$40.00|
|Annual Club Junior membership fees 2017||$150.00|
|NZIHA affiliation fees 2017 (on top of Club membership fees )||$40.00|
|Officials (NZIHA Fee) (Bench & Referrees)||$10|
|Annual association fees||$65.00|
|Training Fee Juniors per Season (Allows 1 Training per Team and 1 Hour scrimmage per Week ) 4 x payments of $ 40.00||$160.00|
|Training Fee Seniors Per Season ( Allows 1 Training per Team and 1 hour Scrimmage per Week ) 4 x payments of $ 50.00||$200.00|
Tournament fees are not included in the above.
All players must have their own club pants.
The club is happy to provide club shirts for games or players may purchase their own, with their name & number printed on the back for $112.
Hamilton Devils (Club name)
The Hamilton Inline Hockey Club participates in the National Hockey League. The body which governs the sport in our country is the New Zealand Inline Hockey Association (NZIHA). The country is divided into 4 regions – North, Central, Lower North and South. The Hamilton Devils belong to the Central Region.
Central Region League
The hockey season lasts from March through until the end of October. During the months of March through August teams compete against each other within their own region. In our case this includes Hamilton, Morrinsville, Whakatane, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Taupo and Waihi. There are four venues currently available for League games in the Central Region; these are Hamilton, Waihi, Tauranga and New Plymouth.
During the season teams are expected to play on a home and away basis. League games are normally played every weekend with the exception of school holidays, and are played on either a Saturday or a Sunday. Teams work together to make sure all players are at games, with parents taking turns at travelling to “away” games.
The 2 top club teams in each grade from the Regional League or Regional Playoffs go through to the National Championships –These are normally held in the September school holidays.
Inter Regional Championship
At the beginning of the season, selectors are chosen by the Central Region for each grade. Nearing the end of the league season the selectors meet and decide who will be sent an invitation to trial for the Inter Regional team. Successful candidates from the trials will compete against the three other regions at the Inter Regional Championships – These championships are held over Labour Weekend.
New Zealand Teams
Selections are made at Inter-regionals for trialists for New Zealand Teams. New Zealand teams compete at the Oceania Championships held annually in New Zealand and Australia alternately, usually during the last week of the Easter holidays.
Throughout the year there are tournaments held at various locations. Participation is a club & team decision, and entry fees are not included in club subscription fees.
Currently runs every Sunday Night during the off season – if you are interested playing, please contact us.
The following age grades apply:
Junior: Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 (Junior)
Senior: Under 18, Under 20, Senior, Senior Women, Masters
Age is determined by the age of the player as at 1st January 2013.
Uniform & Gear
Players must have their own uniform pants, as specified by the club. Shirts are supplied by the club or can be purchased from the club and personalised with the players own name and number. Every player must have their own skates and safety approved protective gear, including helmet, shin guards, gloves and elbow guards. A girdle or padded pants though not compulsory, is highly recommended. A protective cup for male players is mandatory. Players & Goalies must have their own sticks, with a spare highly recommended in case of breakage during a game.
Players are expected to attend at least one training session per week (see our Training page for our current schedule) during the regular season. This may increase if your teams qualify for higher honours. Current training times are available on the web site or on the noticeboard. These will change once we have finalised the number of teams we have for the 2013 season. You are all welcome to attend your age group training. Cost is $5.00 per session.
The rink is available for; private hire, school teams, group or individual tuition.
Please contact Club Secretary for more information:
Bank Account Details
Club Bank Account 02 0316 0041458 0002 0316 0041458 00