CHA are now running three Canterbury Indoor Hockey competitions for both Men’s and Women’s over the summer period.
CHA are investing in purpose-built Indoor Hockey goals and side boards for the activation of a genuine Indoor Hockey experience.
The venue is Celebration Stadium in Wainoni:
In 2023 the competition will run from 16th October to 15th December.
- Indoor Premier League (IPL) – Thursday nights
- Indoor Youth competition – Friday nights
- Indoor Masters competition – Tuesday nights
CHA also intends to run all of the above competitions in 2024 over the months of January to March, which will be confirmed ASAP.
Indoor Premier League (IPL)
For the Indoor Premier League, CHA will be hosting the first ever live IPL DRAFT event to select the four teams in both the Men’s and Women’s grades. All Players that register will go into the draft with the 40 Men’s and Women’s players selected to represent their teams in an 8-week competition.
Once a player has been drafted into a team the cost will be $80 per player for the 8-week competition.
The IPL will be played on a Thursday night for 8 weeks from Thursday 19th October to Thursday 14th December (no matches on Show Week)
To personally enter into the Indoor Premier League Draft please click on the following links:
Indoor Youth competition
The Indoor Youth competition is a hybrid between clubs and schools. Teams can be entered by either a club or a secondary school. To be eligible to play in one of these teams you must be attending a secondary School in 2023.
The cost per team is $800 for the 8-week competition ($10 per player per game based on team size of 10 players).
The Indoor Youth competition will be played on a Friday night for 8 weeks from Friday 20th October to Friday 15th December (no matches on Show Week)
To enter a TEAM into the Indoor Youth competition please click this link Indoor Youth Registration
Indoor Masters competition
The Indoor Masters competition will be a team based competition which requires a private team manager or a club to enter the team into the competition and manager the players that play in that team.
The cost per team is $800 for the 8-week competition ($10 per player per game based on team size of 10 players). Players must be 35+ years old to participate in this grade
The Indoor Masters competition will be played on a Tuesday night for 8 weeks from Tuesday 17th October to Tuesday 12th December (no matches on Show Week)
To enter a TEAM into the Indoor Masters competition please click this link Indoor Masters Registration
Super Indoor Challenge
Indoor Hockey NZ are hosting three Indoor Events this summer at the Horowhenua Events Centre in Levin.
These Men’s and Woman’s events are classed as the NZ National Indoor Champs and will also double as the selection event for the National Open and U18 Indoor teams.
- Open Indoor Challenge: 18th / 19th November
- U18 Indoor Challenge: 9th / 10th December
- Masters Indoor Challenge: 2nd / 3rd December
- Players must be 35 years or older on 31st December 2023 to register.
- Masters event plans to offer an Under 40’s and Over 40’s grade (depending on entries)
These teams will be supported by CHA to attend the events and represent Canterbury and will be a player funded model.
Once the Expression of Interests are finalised, CHA will provide further information around the event, costs involved and the selection process.
Expressions of Interest Link: Canterbury Indoor Representative EOI
If you have any questions around the above Indoor Hockey information, please contact Shane Maddaford email@example.com