Register & Join
Joining the Werewolves of London
The Werewolves of London Special Ice hockey club is a friendly not-for-profit club run by volunteers out of the Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre in South London.
What is Special Ice Hockey?
Unlike mainstream and Junior league hockey, Special Hockey caters for children and adults of differing ages and abilities who have developmental disabilities. Special hockey is non-contact, non-competitive and focuses on having fun while improving health and well-being.
Who can benefit from joining the club?
Children, Young People and Adults with;
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Downs Syndrome
- Asperger Syndrome
- ADD /ADHD & Dyspraxia
- Other Learning and Developmental disabilities
You do not need to know how to skate or pass any trials or tests, you just need the will to learn and enjoy being on the ice.
What are the benefits of joining the club?
- Fun! Fun! Fun!
- Social Interaction, friendship and reduced social isolation
- Increased self confidence and self-esteem
- Improved physical fitness and overall health and well-being
The training sessions are run by coaches who by are all trained and registered with the EIHA (English Ice Hockey Association), the Governing Body of the sport in England and Wales. The drills are designed to help players of different abilities to reach their goals. Training sessions are held on Saturdays. Some of our players opt to participate in the annual Special Hockey International tournament which brings together teams from North America and Europe. In addition we may also schedule matches against other special hockey teams in the UK or Europe.
Some of our players participate in mainstream hockey clubs such as the Streatham Youth Ice Hockey club, and some have become accredited EIHA Coaches or match officials.
When are the sessions?
There are approximately 18-20 training sessions per season which are held mostly on alternate Saturday afternoons between 16:30-18:30. The season runs from September to May with a break for summer. Check the training dates page for details.
What does it cost?
The clubs reviews fees annually and tries to keep the cost as low as possible.
The total cost of participation fees are either £200 for under 9s (born 2008 or later); £220 for ages 9 – 14 (born 2002 – 2007); or £230 for ages 15 and over including adults (born 2001 or earlier).
Our Annual Club Fees go towards the clubs ice time, loan kit and equipment, insurance and other expenses including support for tournament participation. The EIHA registration fee is collected by the club and passed on.
A breakdown of fees is shown below.
Annual Club Fees
The charge of £200 pounds for the season helps to cover costs (a pro-rata adjustment will be made for players joining part-way through the season).
Annual English Ice Hockey Association registration fee
In addition, English Ice Hockey Association registration is mandatory.
Note: Any player who also plays league games with a mainstream youth or senior ice hockey team must pay the full EIHA player registration fee as appropriate for their age group. Information on rates are available upon request.
Free (U9) or
£20 (9-14) or
£30 (over 15)
Full ice hockey protective equipment is mandatory but available on loan free of charge against an undertaking to replace lost items and to return the kit when no longer required, or pay £500 in compensation if not returned.
How do I Join?
Before applying to join the club, potential new players and their parent carers should come along to one of our sessions to see what we do and to ask any questions that you have about the club. Please let us know in advance when you intend to visit by emailing Mike Dwyer
The following forms all need to be completed and returned with the relevant payment.
Please send forms (*with cheques payable to ‘Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey Club‘) to our registration secretary.
Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners
14 Regent’s Wharf
All Saints Street
*Payment by bank transfer rather than cheque is encouraged. Payments should be made to LLOYDS BANK Sort Code 30-92-45, Account number 03739751. Please enter the player surname in the payment reference box, or names and surname if siblings.
For players who require equipment, you will be asked to sign this form by the equipment manager at the time any equipment is loaned.
It is provided here for you to familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of the equipment loan.
Please also read our page here for help on how to get dressed and look after your kit.
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What if I have further questions?
If you are not sure whether this hockey program is suitable then for more information you can contact Mike Dwyer.