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ABOUT BIPHA SOUTH WALES

2017-18 Season

THE BRITISH PUCK HOCEY ASSOCIATION (BIPHA) is the governing body for Inline puck hockey played to FIRS rules within the United Kingdom. BIPHA SOUTH WALES is a region within BIPHA and organises competitions from a purpose built rink at The Cardiff City House of Sport.

BIPHA SOUTH WALES runs an eight team senior league and in 2017 junior teams from Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli and Caerphilly will be starting the process of re-establishing the junior age groups within South Wales. This will take the form of entering teams to play at the BIPHA SOUTH rink at Bisley,Tournaments and coaching.
Junior players can often play in two age groups to get extra hockey - please refer to guidelines published in the Official Rule Book.

Teams from outside of South Wales can also compete. In recent seasons Wrexham from North Wales and Paignton competed successfully in the Senior League.

The Team registration fee for 2017-18 is £50 to play in the Senior League.

Player/official registration fees are not available at this time but in the 2015-2016 season were as follows.

U10s (2004/5 up to and inc 09) playing only U10s --- £4.50
U10's playing up to U12s £23.50
U12's (2002/2003) £33.50
U14's (2000/2001) £33:50
U16's (1999/1998) £33.50
Officials (to go on the bench you must be registered) £28.50

Every team has to play a minimum of 2 matches as league matches.... the league winner of that age group is then eligible to travel to Rotherham and take part in the nationals usually May/June time at a cost of approx £250 per team...

We are then offering all the players extra hockey as friendlies/mini tournaments/3 on 3

The matches are played in
Cardiff City House of Sport
Clos Parc Morgannwg,
Cardiff,
CF11 8AW
Behind Cardiff City FootballClub
tel: 02920 643 742

The rink is located within Cardiff City House of Sport 3 and there is a cafe located on the first floor of the Cardiff City House of Sport 1

The Match fees are £50 per game, usually 2 games a day. or just extra training fun days £5 per player.. and to be paid on the day. If a game is forfeited then the team has to pay both sets of match fees per game forfeited.

Games are two periods long....10 mins for U10s 12 mins for U12/14 and 15 mins for U16s..20 mins for Seniors.

These are running clock unless ref calls time out or each team is allowed 1 time out per period ....If there is only a 2 goal difference in the last 2 mins of the game it becomes stop clock...

All the players stats are available online ...

We also run "Superleague" for which we run trials..... The best players in the region get the chance to represent the Welsh Region in Rotherham.. This is held in Rotherham over the Easter weekend and the tournament is made from teams of the best players of the regions....

There is also the chance to trial for a place in the GB squad but again these are in Rotherham.

A MENU FROM THE CAFE LAST SEASON
Tea/Coffee - £1.50
Latte - £2
Toast - 80p
Sausage Bap - £2.50
Burger/Cheeseburger - £3.50
Jumbo Hot Dog - £3
Chicken Curry & Rice - £5
Large Filled Rolls - £2.50
A Large selection of crisps, cakes, sweets and kids drinks can also be purchased
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THE AGE GROUPS FOR THE 2017 - 2018 SEASON.

AGE GROUP BIRTH YEAR NOTES
Under 8 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 May play up to U10
Under 102007,2008 Can play up to Under 12 and14 (See General rule 5f)
Under 122005, 2006 Can play up to Under 14 and 16 (See General rule 5f)
Under 142003 and 2004 Can play up to Under 16 and Under 18 (If operated within the region)
Under 162001 and 2002 Can play up to Junior, Senior and Under 18 (If operated within the region)
Under 18 (If operated within the region)1999 and 2000 Can play up to Junior and Senior
Under 24 (JUNIOR) 1993 to 1998Can play up to Senior
SENIORS1992 to 1979CANNOT play up to Vets
MASTERS 1978 or before Can play down to Senior
NOTE 1 Players born in 2013 or after
cannot be insured through the BIPHA insurance