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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?

Players train regularly but can also take part in friendly tournaments overseas

Players train regularly but can also take part in friendly tournaments overseas

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 2009 or later); £220 for ages 9 – 14 (born 2003 – 2008); or £230 for ages 15 and over including adults (born 2002 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.

Werewolves logo with web addressAnnual 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).

£200

EIHA LOGO newAnnual English Ice Hockey Association registration fee

In addition, English Ice Hockey Association registration is mandatory.
Age groups are based on the year of the player’s birth
Players 2017/18 EIHA registration rates are as follows;

  • Under 9 (born 2009 or later): FREE (full registration)
  • 9 – 14 (born 2003 – 2008): £20 (Insurance Only)
  • 15 and over (born 2002 or earlier): £30 (Insurance Only)

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.

£20 (U9) or

£20 (9-14) or

£30 (over 15)

Hockey KitIce Hockey Kit & Equipment

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.

 Free Loan

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

Registration Forms

The following forms all need to be completed and returned with the relevant payment.

ALL of these forms must be completed and returned with the relevant payments detailed in the table above.

2017-2018 Werewolves Player Registration Pack (pdf)

Includes the following;

  • Player Registration
  • Publicity Consent
  • Player Medical Form
  • Player and Parents code of conduct
  • English Ice Hockey Association registration form

Please send forms (*with cheques payable to ‘Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey Club‘) to our registration secretary.

Julie Williams
Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners
14 Regent’s Wharf
All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL

*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.

Equipment

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.

 

 Werewolves Equipment Loan form 2017/2018 (pdf)

 

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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.

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