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MATCHES AT THE HOUSE OF SPORT HOCKEY RINK 1st APRIL

Posted 28th MARCH 2017

FIXTURE GRID 2016-2017 SEASON

Team MagicXbonesPhoenixHawksLionsDragonsPanthersPiranhasCobras
Magic X 18-013-may 06-may 10-1 22-apr TBA 13-1 6-1
Xbones 01-apr X 11-31-7 2-8 01-apr 06-may 6-6 1-9
Phoenix 06-may 06-may X 01-apr 13-may 1-8 5-95-8 22-apr
Hawks 1-8 15-0 5-0 X 8-3 22-apr 22-apr 6-4 9-2
Lions 13-may 6-7 10-12-6 X 22-apr 2-8 7-6 4-7
Dragons 2-6 6-1 4-1 4-2 5-5 X 13-may 13-may 13-may
Panthers 2-2 2-4 22-apr 01-apr 7-4 01-apr X 13-may 7-5
Piranhas 01-apr 6-3 11-0 2-7 22-apr 3-8 4-14 X 01-apr
Cobras 06-may 13-may 01-apr 06-may 6-4 4-10 4-10 22-apr X

LEAGUE UPDATE 25th MARCH

Posted 26th MARCH 2017 by Mike Vigar
##TeamGPPGA
1.Llanishen101627
2.Black Magic7138
3.Paignton81323
4.Panthers81330
5.Pontypool10771
6.Llantwit12773
7.Crossbones11786
8.Swansea8651
9.Llanelli8066
Well yesterday certainly lived up to expectations and provided some incredibly close fought battles at Cardiff City House of Sport.
The first game set the tone for the day with Crossbones overcoming Llantwit with a nailbiting 7-6 win.
Swansea then threatened early to upset Llanishen but the Hawks came back and won 9-3 to keep their title hopes alive.
Then the first big game at the top of the table saw Black Magic bounce back from their difficult weekend at Elite League and overcome Paignton 6-2.
Crossbones then fought out a fiercely contested draw with Pontypool to come away from the day with three points, before Panthers overcame a stubborn Llantwit side to keep the pressure up on the teams at the top.
The second big clash of the day came with Llanishen squaring off against Paignton, and despite Llanishen taking a lead early on, Paignton dug in and pulled themselves in front and came out 4-2 winners to really open up the race for nationals spots.
In the penultimate game of the day Black Magic maintained their position as favourites for the title with a 6-1 win over Swansea before Panthers rounded off the day with a convincing win over Pontypool to send a message that they are well and truly in the race for the top spot.
Llanishen remain top of the table but with games in hand, Black Magic, Panthers and Paignton are all breathing down their necks. We are back next week at house of sport for more of the same!
AS A FOOTNOTE, WITH THE FOUR TOP TEAMS COMPETING FOR ONLY THREE PLACES IN THE NATIIONALS, TEAMS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IN THE CASE OF TEAMS FINISHING LEVEL ON POINTS, IT IS THE TEAM THAT WINS FINAL HEAD TO HEAD MATCH THAT IS PLACED HIGHER. IF THE FINAL MATCH IS A DRAW, THE TEAM WITH THE LEAST GOALS AGAINST IS PLACED THE HIGHER. PLEASE CONSULT THE RULE BOOK FOR FULL DETAILS. The rule book is available on the BIPHA website. www.bipha.co.uk
34.25-Mar-2017 09:00 AM SatLlantwit6Crossbones7S034SN
35.25-Mar-2017 10:00 AM SatLlanishen9Swansea3S035SN
36.25-Mar-2017 11:00 AM SatPaignton2Black Magic6S036SN
37.25-Mar-2017 12:00 PM SatCrossbones6Pontypool6S037SN
38.25-Mar-2017 01:00 PM SatLlantwit2Panthers8S038SN
39.25-Mar-2017 02:00 PM SatPaignton4Llanishen2S039SN
40.25-Mar-2017 03:00 PM SatBlack Magic6Swansea1S040SN
41.25-Mar-2017 04:00 PM SatPontypool4Panthers14S041SN
42.01-Apr-2017 09:00 AM SatCrossbonesBlack MagicS042SN
43.01-Apr-2017 10:00 AM SatPanthersLlanishenS043SN
44.01-Apr-2017 11:00 AM SatCrossbonesPaigntonS044SN
45.01-Apr-2017 12:00 PM SatLlanelliLlanishenS045SN
46.01-Apr-2017 01:00 PM SatPontypoolBlack MagicS046SN
47.01-Apr-2017 02:00 PM SatSwanseaLlanelliS047SN
48.01-Apr-2017 03:00 PM SatPanthersPaigntonS048SN
49.01-Apr-2017 04:00 PM SatPontypoolSwanseaS049SN

LLANTWIT LIONS 6-7 CARDIFF BAY CROSSBONES  [View Scoresheet] 
LIONS (Matthew Hof 3; Neil Kelly 1+1; Laura Bailey 1; Simon Padden 1; Jamie Pennie 0+3; Andrew padden 15/22; PenMins 0):
CROSSBONES (Alex Robinson 2; Alex Henley 2; Alan Hancock 1; Charlie Frost 1+2; Ben Davies 1; Ben Phillps 0+1; Chris Cooper 0+; Ken Oakley 13/19; PenMins 0;)
LLANISHEN HAWKS 9-3 SWANSEA COBRAS  [View Scoresheet] 
HAWKS (Gary Webb 4+3; Alex Bartley 1+2; Scott Taylor 1+1; Jon McCarthy 1; Luke Taylor 1; Mike Vigar 1; Greg Orr 23/26 PenMins 0):
COBRAS (Jamie Hitchings 2; Adam D Williams 1; James Evans 0+1; Matt West 0+1; Adam Wells 22/31 PenMins 0;)
PAIGNTON DRAGONS 2-6 BLACK MAGIC  [View Scoresheet] 
DRAGONS (Richard Morling 1; Mark Gibbons 1+1; Ben Dart 0+1; Chris Lodge 26/31; PenMins 2):
MAGIC (Mal Jeremiah 1+2; Josh Jefferies 1+1; Ellis Sheppard 1; Matt Thomas 1; Owen Jones 1+1; Connor Bouhaire 1; Mike Lucas 19/21 PenMins 2;)
CARDIFF BAY CROSSBONES 6-6 PONTYPOOL PIRANHAS  [View Scoresheet] 
CROSSBONES(Charlie Frost 2+1; Alex Robinson 2; Chris Cooper 2; Ken Oakley 31/37; PenMins 6):
PIRANHAS (Tony Eversley 4; Richard Brunnock 2+1; Matt Salisbury 0+1; David Parrish 13/19; PenMins 2;)
LLANTWIT LIONS 2-8 CARDIFF PROLINE PANTHERS  [View Scoresheet] 
LIONS(Jamie Pennie 1; Matthew Hof 1; Laura Bailey 0+1; Simon Padden 0+1; Andrew Padden 28/36 PenMins 2):
PANTHERS (Peter deVanney 4+1; Tim Lucas 2+2; Anthony Gale 1+1; Dan Clare 1; Anthony Mundell 0+1; Lewis Webb 0+1; Ben Tremmane 18/20; PenMins 2;)
PAIGNTON DRAGONS 2-2 LLANISHEN HAWKS  [View Scoresheet] 
DRAGONS(Richard Morling 1+1; Ben dart 1+1; Janis Krogzems 1; Mark Gibbons 1; Chris Lodge 27/29; PenMins 0):
HAWKS(Luke Taylor 1; Sudqui El-Alami 1; Mike Vigar 0+2; Greg Orr 27/31 PenMins 2;)
BLACK MAGIC 6-1 SWANSEA COBRAS  [View Scoresheet] 
MAGIC(Owen Jones 2+1; James Edwards 2; Connor Bouhaire 1+2; Matt Thomas 1+1;Mal Jeremiah 0+2; Dylan Jones 0+1; Mike Lucas 19/20; PenMins 2;) COBRAS(Matt West 1; Jamie Hitchings 0+1; Adam Wells 24/30; PenMins 0;)
PONTYPOOL PIRANHAS 4-14 CARDIFF PROLINE PANTHERS  [Scoresheet] 
PIRANHAS(Dan Salisbury 2; Richard Brunnock 1; Tony Eversley 1; Gavin Williams 0+1; Matt Grimstead 0+1; Davis Parrish 21/35; PenMins 0):
PANTHERS(Peter deVanney 3+3; Tim Lucas 3+1; Tom Kayes 3; Anthony Gale 2+1; Lewis Webb 2; Anthony Mundell 1+2; Tristan lucas 1; Dan Clare 0+2; Ben Tremane 21/25 PenMins 2;)

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE MATCHES AT THE HOUSE OF SPORT 25st MARCH 2017

Posted 24th MARCH 2017
photo On Saturday 25th March we return to the Cardiff City House of Sport, the home rink of BIPHA SOUTH WALES, for week six of the regular season league.
We have a full day of Senior Inline Hockey with eight matches being played, in what has been the most competitive season Welsh Inline Hockey has seen for some years. All teams apart from Llanelli are in action, with some crunch fixtures taking place which could have an impact on placings come the end of the season.

Llanishen currently top the league but having played more games than those around them, they’ll need to keep up their form if they want to secure the title. They face Paignton for the first time, who have picked up some excellent results since getting used to the rink. Llanishen also face Swansea who pulled off an upset by beating Llanishen at the end of last season in what was one of their best performances of the year.

Black Magic remain undefeated in the league and are arguably the team to watch, but after a tie with Panthers last time out and a difficult weekend at the Elite League, they’ll need to bounce back today if they want to remain favourites for the title. They also come up against Paignton, who are looking like they will have a pivotal influence on what happens at the top, as well as Swansea who we know can give anybody a difficult game on their day.

Panthers had a bit of a shaky start to the season but have started to regain the form that saw them place well last year and qualify for the nationals, most notably they are the first team to take points away from Black Magic this season. They face Pontypool and Llantwit today who are both capable of getting points from those encounters as they continue to battle it out with the teams around them for those all important nationals spots.

Finally, we have Crossbones squaring up against Llantwit and Pontypool too. With two wins under their belt (including a hugely impressive victory over Panthers) and ever improving performances, these games could go either way, and will make for exciting fixtures.

All in all, it’s going to be another excellent day of hockey at Cardiff City House of Sport, the premier venue for Inline Hockey in the UK.

NATIONALS UPDATE

Posted 21st MARCH 2017
The Senior A Nationals take place on 8th and 9th July 2017 at The Simply Skate Arena in Rotherham.

BIPHA have awarded three places in the Senior A Nationals to the top three teams in our league.

To play in the Senior A Nationals, players must have competed in at least 40% of their teams league matches.
Teams play 16 league matches this season, that means to play in the Senior A Nationals, players must have played 7 matches or more.

3 on 3 TOURNAMENT

Posted 11th February 2017
Thanks to all those who turned up today for the 3on3.
Panthers win 3 on 3 tournament at the Cardiff City House of Sport
Four top teams battled it out for almost three hours, playing each other three times in a round robin that eventually saw Panthers come out on top in the final against the Wildcards.
With the Capitals and Black Magic both losing their semi finals on a penalty shootout.

REPORTS 28th JANUARY 2017 - HOUSE OF SPORT

Posted 27th January 2017
##TABLEGPP
1.Llanishen814
2.Paignton611
3.Panthers69
4.Black Magic59
5.Llantwit107
6.Swansea66
7.Pontypool86
8.Crossbones94
9 Llanelli80

Another action packed day of hockey at House of Sport.

Paignton with three wins, definitely shaping up to be challengers for those nationals spots if not more.

A win and a loss for Llantwit and Pontypool keeps them in touch and a good day for the Panthers who are the first team to take points from Black Magic this season.

Thanks to all refs and timekeepers for making today happen!






BLACK MAGIC 10-1 LLANTWIT  [View Scoresheet]  photo
BLACK MAGIC(Ryan Banwell 3+0; Josh Jefferies 2+0; Matt Thomas 2; James Edwards 1+1; Dylan Jones 1; David Christian 1; Mike Lucas 21/23; PenMins 2;): LLANTWIT (Matt Hof 1; Damien Hartery 23/33; PenMins 0;)


PONTYPOOL PIRANHAS 3-8 PAIGNTON DRAGONS  [View Scoresheet] 
PONTYPOOL (Richard Brunnock 2; David Parrish 1; Dan Holloway 0+2; Keiren Jones 20/28; PenMins 4;): PAIGNTON (Ben Dart 2+1; Robert Green 2+1; Jason Pace 1; Andy Heale 1; Patrick Farmer 1; Colin Beale 1+1; Janis Krogzems 0+2; Chris Lodge 23/26; PenMins 7;)


CARDIFF BAY CROSSBONES 2-8 LLANTWIT LIONS  [View Scoresheet] 
CROSSBONES (Ben Davies 1; Charlie Frost 1; Alex Holloway 0+1; Ollie Vaughn 0+1; Tim Keigwen 26/34; PenMins 11;): LLANTWIT (Dave Thomas 4; Jamie Pennie 1+2; Andrew Padden 1+1; Matt Hof 1; Jack Newton 0+1; Damien Hartrey 4/6; PenMins 0;)


PONTYPOOL PIRANHAS 11-0 LLANELLI PHOENIX  [View Scoresheet] 
PONTYPOOL (Richard Brunock 3; Dan Salisbury 2+3; Gavin Williams 2+2; Matt Grimstead 2+1; Matt Salisbury 1; David Parrish 1+1; Keiren Jones 6/6 PenMins 2;): LLANELLI ( Dan Barlow 36/47; PenMins 0;)


SWANSEA COBRAS 4-10 PAIGNTON DRAGONS  [View Scoresheet] 
SWANSEA (Adam D Williams 1+1; Jamie Hitchings 1+1; Matt West 1; Chris Wells 1; Adam Williams 0+1; James Barrow 25/35 PenMins 12): PAIGNTON (Ben Dart 5; Robert Green 3; Colin Beale 1; Janis Krogzems 1; Jason Pace 0+1; Partick Farmer 0+1; Chris Lodge 21/25; PenMins 0;)


CARDIFF PROLINE PANTHERS 2-2 BLACK MAGIC 2  [View Scoresheet] 
PANTHERS (Tim Lucas 1; Steve Dickman 1, Men Tremane 21/23; PenMins 12;): BLACK MAGIC (Ryan Banwell 1; Josh jefferies 1; Matt Thomas 0+1; James Edwards 0+1; 36/38; PenMins 4;)


LLANELLI PHOENIX 1-8 PAIGNTON DRAGONS  [View Scoresheet] 
LLANELLI(Nathan Wooldridge 1; Dan Barlow 28/36; PenMins 0; ): PAIGNTON (Ben Dart 4; Janis Krogzems 2; Andy Heale 1; Patrick Farmer 1; Chris Lodge 7/8; PenMins 0;)


SWANSEA COBRAS 4-10 CARDIFF PROLINE PANTHERS  [View Scoresheet] 
SWANSEA (Adam D Williams 2; James Evans 1+1; Joseph Chard 1; James Barrow 27/39; PenMins 0 ): PANTHERS(Tim Lucas 4+1; Tristan Lucas 2; Chris Williams 2; Steve Dickman 1; Lewis Webb 1; Dan Clare 0+1; Peter deVanney Tom Kayes 0+1; Ben Tremane 22/26; PenMins 6;)

BIPHA REGISTRATION & TRANSFER DEADLINE

Posted 27th January 2017
Thr deadline for player registraions and transfers is 31st January 2017.
Please ensure any paperwork is submitted in good time for the process to be completed.
Also please note that to play in the "Nationals" players must compete in 40% or more of the teams matches.

ELITE LEAGUE ROUND UP

Posted 10th January 2017

photo The BIPHA Elite League is underway, with the first matches taking place at BIPHA South Wales’ new home, the impressive facility at the Cardiff City House of Sport.
Two local Welsh sides Cardiff Capitals and Valley Commandos, were joined in the first qualifying group by Killamarsh Khaos frrom Sheffield and Tunbridge Wells Cruisers and some outstanding hockey was played over the weekend.
The team from BIPHA South Wales ran the event with viewing figures topping four thousand for the streams.
photo
The remaining group matches will be played at The Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Arena on 18th and 19th March 2017.
The teams competing will be Glossop, Norton, Crusaders, Hornets, Southampton and Black Magic.

SATURDAY 7th JANUARY 2017 at the CARDIFF CITY HOUSE OF SPORT

CRUISERS 1-10 COMMANDOS View Scoresheet
photo The day started with Cruisers v Commandos and it was the local side who caught the visitors cold after five minutes, scoring three goals in a minute. When James Munro-Morris added a fourth to finish off the period the match seemed beyond the Cruisers.
A goal from Charlie Bell at the start of the second gave the visitors a bit of hope but it was Jon Nash with another three goals and James Hall solid in goals who closed the match out for the Valley Commandos.
CRUISERS 1 (Will Crowder 1; Danny Robertson 0+1; Carl Pattenden 27/37): COMMANDOS 10 ( Jon Nash 4+2; Hayden Craven 2+1; Keiren Graham 1+1; James Munro-Morris 1+2; Jordan Powell 1+1; Lewis Stevens 1; Josh Ursell 0+3; Mike Newberry 0+1; James Hall 21/22 )

CRUISERS 9-8 CAPITALS View Scoresheet
photo Two goals apiece from Charlie Bell and Danny Robertson put the Cruisers well in charge 5-2 ahead at the start of the second .The Capitals had other ideas, slowly chipping at the lead, then going ahead 6-8 with only five minutes left. Cruisers then fired in three goals in thirty seconds, holding on as the just Capitals just failed to find the equaliser.
CRUISERS 9 ( Will Crowder 3; Daniel Clarkson 3; Danny Robertson 2+2; Danny Martin 1+3; Ben Moody 0+2; Charlie Bell 0+1; Carl Pattenden 25/33): CAPITALS 8 (Curtis Thomas 3+1; Herbert Dyfrig 2+2; Daniel Jagus 1+1; Gareth Lloyd 1; Joe Morris 1; Thomas Steven 0+1; Gemma Davies 35/44)

CRUISERS 8-6 KHAOS View Scoresheet
photo Cruisers in their third match of the day looked well in control 6-0 in the lead with the end of the first period approaching, then late goal from Jack Ware brought Khaos to life. Five more goals followed in the second but it was too much of an ask for Khaos, Cruisers winning 8-6
CRUISERS 8 (Will Crowder 3; Charlie Bell 2; Danny Martin 1+1; Danny Robertson 1+2; Ben Moody 1+1; Daniel Clarkson 0+2; Andrew Stillitoe 0+1; Carl Pattenden 23/29): KHAOS 6 ( Chris Dale 1; Matt Darmola 1; Jamie Farrell 1, Greg Jones 1+1; Jack Ware 1+1; Simon Williams 1; Jordan Bodfield 0+1 Dave Darmola 24/32)

SUNDAY 8th JANUARY 2017 at the CARDIFF CITY HOUSE OF SPORT

photo KHAOS 4-5 COMMANDOS View Scoresheet
This started as an even match, but Commandos lacked the scoring touch in front of goals, allowing Khaos to open up a three goal lead. An better start to the second saw Commandos level the scores with 12 minutes left. Jon Nash fired in the winner at with 6.39 left on the clock.
KHAOS 4 (Jordan Bodfield 1+2; Matt Darmola 1; Greg Jones 1; Jamie farrell 1; Dave Darmola 27/32 ): COMMANDOS 5 (Jon Nash 2+1; Jordan Powell 1+1; Hayden Craven 1; Josh Ursell 1+1; James Munro-Morris 0+3; James Hall 32/36 )

KHAOS 11 - 10 CAPITALS (After Overtime) View Scoresheet
photo Capitals looked in control in this match with just over five minutes to go in the first, leading 5-2. Khaos hit back, scoring five times, including three in the last twenty seconds to finish the first 7-5 ahead. In the second, it was the Capitals turn to score quickly, pulling the deficit back, Gareth Lloyd levelled the scores at 03:31 to set up a tense finale. With the tie all even in regulation time, an overtime a goal from the half way line from Greg Jones settled the tie. Khaos winning with a golden goal. Jack Ware scored 7+1 for Khaos to set a scoring high for the new Elite League.
KHAOS 11 (Jack Ware 7+1; Jordan Bodfield 2+5; Matt Darmola 1+1, Greg Jones 1; Jamie Farell 0+2; Dave Darmola 26/36): CAPITALS 10 (Harri Taylor 3+0; Gareth Lloyd 3+2; Ashley Taylor 2+1; Ryan Jones 1+1; Herbert Dyfrig 1; Daniel Jagus 0+2; Joe Morris 0+1; Gemma Davies 40/51 )

COMMANDOS 6 - 1 CAPITALS View Scoresheet
photo The final match of the weekend saw local rivals Cardiff Capitals and Valley Commandos facing off. An opening goal from Olivia Taylor gave the Capitals a short lived lead. Commandos scored another three to finish the period 3-1 up. Capitals remained in the match, but three goals in a minute just before the end gave Commandos the points.
COMMANDOS 6 (Jon Nash 3+1; Jordan Powell 2+2; James Munro-Morris 1+2; Hayden Craven 0+2; Josh Ursell 0+1; Mike Newberry 0+1 James Hall 20/21): CAPITALS 1 (Olivia Taylor 1; Gemma Davies 35/41 )

##Date / TimeHome TeamHVisiting TeamV##
1.07-Jan-2017 10:00 AM SatCruisers1Commandos100001
2.07-Jan-2017 11:45 AM SatCruisers9Capitals80002
3.07-Jan-2017 02:30 PM SatCruisers8Khaos60003
4.08-Jan-2017 10:00 AM SunKhaos4Commandos50004
5.08-Jan-2017 11:45 AM SunKhaos11Capitals100005
6.08-Jan-2017 02:30 PM SunCommandos6Capitals10006
##FINAL TABLEGPWLTPTSGAPM
1.Commandos3300966:00
2.Cruisers32106248:00
3.Khaos312022313:00
4.Capitals303012614:00
12660187941:00


Officials for the weekend photo
Scorer - Sarah Davies
Time Keeper - Andrew Davies
Stats - Graham Collins
Web Cast - Tristan Lucas
Referees - Dan Clare, Tim Francis, Owen Jones and Dylan Jones.

WOMENS ELITE LEAGUE

6th October 2016
logo October 2nd 2016 saw the start of the new Women's Elite League.
There are six teams competing out of the rinks in Dundee and Bisley, with the the playoff finals taking place in Rotherham at Easter.
The teams are Dundee Daisy Ducks, Iron Maidens, Borehamwood Crusaders Queens, Ugly Pucklings, Norton Ladies and Midland Moosettes.
Full schedule for the games is in the BIPHA website

Results from Bisley on October 2nd 2016.
Crusader Queens 14 vs 1 Iron Maidens.
Crusader Queens 3 vs 1 Ugly Pucklings.
Ugly Pucklings 9 vs 0 Iron Maidens.

PRE SEASON ROUND UP 2

From Sarah Davies 6th October 2016
SENIOR LEAGUE LINE UP
BIPHA South Wales would like to Welcome back to our Senior League for 2016/17 the following teams:

Llanishen Hawks,
Llantwit Lions,
Llanelli Phoenix,
Swansea Cobras,
Pontypool Piranhas,
Proline Panthers,
Cardiff Bay Crossbones,

A Big Welcome to our 2 New Teams:
Black Magic,
Paignton Dragons.

With Valley Commandos and Wrexham Green Dragons withdrawing from the league, the two new teams keeps the league at a healthy nine teams for 2016-2017.

FIXTURES
Hopefully fixtures will be out for the whole season next week depends on how quick I get responses from you but a heads up on the dates already booked for League games:
All Saturdays: November 5th, November12th, November 26th, December 10th, (Lack of days due to Cardiff City playing home and I doubt any of you want to play on the Christmas weekend)
January 14th, January 28th,
more to follow.
I need from each of you NO more than 3 dates your team is not available please.
With the wonders of social media you should be able to let me know by Sunday 9th October :)
Once the fixtures are out theres no changing!!

REGISTRATION.
Please could you delegate someone in your team to sort out player registration.
I need a list of players who have registered online and a payment.
Please contact me for Payment details.
PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED AT LEAST 72 HOURS BEFORE GAMES this includes the payment reaching the league.
Registration deadline/transfer is the 31st January 2017, bearing in mind that players need to have played a minimum amount of games to play nationals. (Graham Collins will be able to confirm how many)

Players can register online using this link:

Select the Welsh region and your team.

Any Players new to the league, I need a form of ID to verify their Date of Birth.

If any players are moving teams I need an email from the team they are leaving to this address confirming they have no debts and are free to leave.

Lets get this Season going.

PRE SEASON ROUND UP 1

27th September 2016
With the new season due to start in about a month, some important changes were agreed at the Annual General Meeting that took place at The House of Sport on Tuesday 20th September 2016.

League Matches
League matches will revert to the standard BIPHA approach of 2 X 20 minute periods with end changes at half time and a five minute break.

Team Registration
A team registration fee will be introduced at a level of £50 per team. This is partly in response to the fact that the region made a net loss last year.

THE TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 2ND OCTOBER.

Match Fees
Match fees will increase to £50 per game per team.

Player and Team Registration.
Player registration remains at £35 per player.
All players must be registered 72 hours prior to games.
The closing date for all registrations is 31st January 2017.
Any new teams to the league would be expected to pay two sets of match fees up front. This is to ensure the league is not chasing debts should a team pull out of the league or forfeit games towards the end of the season as happened last year.

Senior League.
A new team, Black Magic, has joined the Senior League.
Paignton Dragons and Gloucester have also contacted us about joining the league,
Valley Commandos will now play in BIPHA South at Bisley, with Wrexham also leaving the League.

Game arrangements 2016/17.
Dan Clare is to continue to be responsible for organising game days in terms of referees and timekeepers.
We will do our best to ensure all officials and timekeepers are selected and agreed prior to the game day itself.
Timekeepers need to be registered and qualified. (Training can be provided by Sarah and Graham). This will ensure timekeepers are able to correctly operate the scoreboard system and carry out penalties appropriately.

Under 18's
An under 18s team consisting of Welsh players has been entered into the BIPHA South league at Bisley under the ‘Welsh Dragons’ name.
Sara and Lisa will manage this team and Owen and Dylan Jones have offered to coach where possible if they are training at House of Sport.

Younger Age Groups.
There are only be 2 teams at U14 and U16s level from the Welsh region. The committee discussed how best to support these age groups and whether to prioritise getting more youngsters into the sport or prioritise offering a good level of hockey to the existing teams in the region.
The focus of the committee should be bringing tournaments to the region where our teams could play other teams from around the country.
It was also agreed that opportunities will be created for players at u14, u16 and u18 level to play competitively and train with Seniors via tournaments and specially organised training sessions.
Younger age groups will also be scheduled to play on Senior fixture days to see a wider variety of hockey.

Womens Hockey
A Women’s team will be entering a National BIPHA Women’s League. The team will be named the ‘Ugly Pucklings’ and coached by Laura Bailey.

Election of Officials
Chair: Mike Vigar (Llanishen)
Vice Chair: Sara Wooldridge (Llanelli)
Treasurer : Lisa Scanlan (Cardiff)
TD : Owen Jones (Black Magic)
Ref Coordinator: Dan Clare (Panthers)
Child Protection Officer: Alison Snook (Cardiff)
Stats/Website : Graham Collins
Registration/Fixtures: Sarah Davies

Senior Superleague
Due to the introduction of the Elite League there will be no Senior Superleague this season

THE FULL MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HAVE BEEN SENT TO ALL CLUB CONTACTS.

WOMENS LEAGUE

5th September 2016
Hot on the heels of the Elite League news comes news from BIPHA that a Womens league will start this season.
The format will be the same as for the Elite League but games will be held at the Dundee rink for Northern based teams and Bisley for the Southern based teams.
So far we have received entries from:
Borehamwood Crusader Queens,
Ugly Pucklings,
Dundee Daisy Ducks,
Moosettes,
Norton Cyclones.
Its open to any all female team, the minimum age for players is 1st year U12 and the cost per team is £300.
Games will be played at either Bisley or Dundee and then the finals will be played at Rotherham over the Easter weekend.
If you are in an all female team or you want to join one of the existing ones, get in touch with BIPHA via email bipha@outlook.com.
The first weekend of games is in Dundee on October 2nd

BIPHA ELITE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED

2nd September 2016
logo BIPHA are pleased to announce the creation of a brand new Senior league called the BIPHA Elite League.
The league is open to any registered BIPHA club. All players and official must be fully registered with BIPHA before taking part in any games.

Do you want to play against some of the best players and teams in the country.
The new BIPHA Elite league starts this season and signed up so far are
Cruisers (South)
Cardiff (Wales)
Borehamwood (South)
Valley Commados (Wales)
Hornets (South)
Norton (Central)

Only 4 places are left to fill. Entry fee is £300 which covers all your games for both weekends (Round robin games and Play-Off weekend).
If you want to be a part of this exciting new league, email bipha@outlook.com for the full entry pack. Its 1st come 1st served on these final 4 places.

For season 2016/17
This league will follow the format of the newly created CERILH European League and will consist of 2 groups of 5 teams playing out of 2 rinks, Bisley and Cardiff.
Teams in Group A will play out of Bisley.
Teams in Group B will play out of Cardiff.
All round robin games will be played over 1 weekend and will be organised by BIPHA South (Bisley) and BIPHA Wales (Cardiff).
The Play-Off Finals will be played at Simply Skate, Rotherham over the Easter Weekend during the 2016/17 Superleague weekend.

For season 2017/18 Games will be played on a Home and Away basis over the course of the regular season (September to March) Play-offs to be held at the 2017/18 Easter Superleague Event at Simply Skate, Rotherham.
Teams competing in the Elite League can play in both the Elite League and their regional leagues if they want to.
Home rinks will be the rinks/halls that teams use for their regular regional league games.

For season 2018/19
The 2018/19 will be based on the format below, however during the 2017/18 Play-Off Finals, a meeting with all teams and players will decide on the format for the 2018/19 season
Games will be played on a Home and Away basis over the course of the regular season (September to May) Play-offs to be held at a stand-alone event at the end of the season.
Teams competing in the Elite League will not be allowed to enter their regional leagues.
Players will be considered club bound and will not be allowed to play in their regional leagues at Senior level.
Players who are eligible to play in lower age groups will be allowed to play in their regional league at the age groups they are eligible to play in.

BATTLE OF THE BISCUIT TOURNAMENT

17 July 2016
logo The Cardiff City House of Sport was the venue for the 2016 Battle of the Biscuit Charity Tournament.
Gemma and Kirstie Davies arranged the tournament raising money for two charities, Ty Hafan and Dreams Come True.
Over eight hours, seventy players contested forty matches and it was local team Hawaii Five Hole who defeated visitors from Rotherham, the Cyclones, in the final.
Many Thanks to all concerned who gave up their time to make the day such a success.

Visit The Battle of the Biscuit Home Page

Download the Battle of the Biscuit 2016 Poster

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BIPHA (The National Governing Body for Inline Puck Hockey in the U.K.) sanctioned and sponsored the insurance for The 2016 Battle of the Biscuit Tournament.



Extended report to follow...........




THE AGE GROUPS FOR THE 2016 - 2017 SEASON.

AGE GROUP BIRTH YEAR NOTES
Under 8 2008,2009, 2010, 2011 May play up to U10
Under 102006,2007 Can play up to Under 12 and14 (See General rule 5f)
Under 122004, 2005 Can play up to Under 14 and 16 (See General rule 5f)
Under 142002 and 2003 Can play up to Under 16 and Under 18 (If operated within the region)
Under 162000 and 2001 Can play up to Junior, Senior and Under 18 (If operated within the region)
Under 18 (If operated within the region)1998 and 1999 Can play up to Junior and Senior
Under 24 (JUNIOR) 1992 to 1997Can play up to Senior
SENIORS1991 to 1978CANNOT play up to Vets
MASTERS 1977 or before Can play down to Senior
NOTE 1 Players born in 2012 or after
cannot be insured through the BIPHA insurance





NEW RINKS AROUND THE COUNTRY

27th March 2016
Rink in Dundee After the opening of our brand new rink at the Cardiff City House of Sport late December 2015, we have received news of another two rinks opening in March.
The first is in Dundee, Scotland, at the SHOWCASE THE STREET facility whose owners have made it possible.
A venue like this has been discussed for many years in Scotland and has now become a reality.
Many people from the groups who will use it have given up time, effort and a commitment to help make it happen - Dundee Ducks, Dundee Tigers, Dundee Roller Girls, Dundee Dragons. Along with many individuals - parents and friends from the Roller Hockey Community.





Rink in Eastbourne At opposite end of the country in Eastbourne a fantastic new venue for inline hockey in the South-East region has opened up at MY SKATE WORLD!
Members of local club Eastbourne Edge are amoungst the volunteers putting the finishing touches to the rink over the easter weekend.

WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED AT BOTH RINKS




INLINE HOCKEY ARRIVES AT THE HOUSE OF SPORT!

18th December 2015
face Off at the Cardiff City House Of Sport Its taken a while but it's finally happened. Mike Vigar (Llanishen Hawks) and Andrew Padden (Llantwit Lions ) are pictured with Daniel Clare (Referee) at the face off that marked the first BIPHA South Wales match to be played at the Cardiff City House of Sport.
Seven Senior teams from around Wales played eight matches in a day dominated by newcomers to the league, HC Wrexham.
Playing three hours of hockey, Wrexham won all four matches with Luke Whittingham top point scorer on the day with 7 goals and 4 assists.
In the closest match of the day Llantwit Lions held on to edge out Pontypool 7-6.




WELCOME BACK TO BIPHA SOUTH WALES.

18th November 2015 at 19:30
Photo of rink nearing completion After 20 years and many false starts, we will be playing on a rink in our own region in 2015.
Located at The Cardiff City House Of Sport 3, the 40x20 metre rink will boast full boards, Plexiglass, team and player penalty boxes, full sized scoreboard, a Stilmat Floor with an IcePro court. There is a breakout space in HOS1 with vending machines for refreshments The animation on the right shows the work nearing completion.
Visit the Cardiff City House Of Sport Website






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