Registrations for the 2021 Bantam & Junior Leagues are now open.
We are pleased to announce that registrations for our 2021 playing leagues are now open! Read below to find out about changes to the 2021 season and new registration process.
New Registration Programme:
AIHA has made the decision to move to a new provider for its registration system. We will now be using esportsdesk for all league registrations, scheduling and game results data. Many of you will already be familiar with this system as we have used it for scheduling and game results for many years, and we’ve now made the decision to use their registration add-on to bring everything under one roof.
Who Can Play?
Bantam League: Players must remain under 15 for the entire calendar year of the season. However, if this means you miss out (eg: born late in the year) special dispensation may apply to allow you to play in this league. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about this.
Junior League: Players must remain under 18 for the entire calendar year of the season. However, if this means you miss out (eg: born late in the year) special dispensation may apply to allow you to play in this league. Please email email@example.com to request more information about this.
Due to the cost of ice time increasing and other operational expenses, playing fees have increased slightly for the 2021 season. The playing fees have been split across 6 instalments, which makes it fairer for those who only play part of the season (eg: injury) and helps spread out the payments.
With the new registration system, all payments will be processed via credit card or debit card, and should you choose an instalment plan, the amount shown below will automatically come off your credit card on the specified due date. You will be emailed a few days prior to the instalment date to remind you that this will occur.
2021 Playing fees can be paid in bulk or instalments, with options as below:
- AIHA Registration Fee – Due at time of registration: $105.00 ($75.00 if paid by 14th February 2021)
- NZIHF Registration Fee – Due at time of registration: $40.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 1 – Due at time of registration: $149.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 2 – Due 17th May 2021: $149.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 3 – Due 21st June 2021: $149.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 4 – Due 19th July 2021: $149.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 5 – Due 16th August 2021 $149.00
- Ice Fee Instalment 6 – Due 20th September 2021: $149.00
The 2021 Bantam & Junior League season will start in April (we will communicate the exact dates shortly), and will be structured as follows:
- Monday Nights: Bantam & Junior League games at both rinks (alternating each week)
- Tuesday Nights Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Avondale
- Thursdays Nights: Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Botany
- Sundays Mornings: Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Alternates between Avondale & Botany
Times to be confirmed once registration numbers are known. Times will be similar to the 2020 season.
The full schedule will be available on our scheduling website prior to the season starting – click here
The Adult Hockey League needs referees! Without referees we cannot run games and we have been running pretty thin on the bench over recent seasons. So, if you would like to try on the stripes and engage with the game in a different way, join the “third team!” We will train you and get you up to speed in no time! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teams & Rosters:
Teams and rosters will be named closer to the start of the season launch, once registrations have been processed.
Under 9 and Under 12 Super League Registrations:
If you have a child that plays in the Super League, you can register them at the same time. Read more here: www.aiha.org.nz/2021-super-league-registrations-open
Questions / More Information:
If you have any questions or require more information, please email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs:)
We have been using the esportsdesk platform for over 5 years for our scheduling and game results needs, and have now decided to use their registration and payment add-on, to bring everything under one roof.
All regional/club ice hockey registrations in New Zealand have a component which is paid to the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (NZIHF), as the governing body for ice hockey in NZ. If you have previously played ice hockey at AIHA or any other NZ club, you have already been paying this amount, however it has likely been bundled in to one “registration” fee shown on previous registration programmes. With the move to our new registration programme, this amount is now shown as a separate line item and is paid directly to the NZIHF.
As an example, in 2020 the early bird registration fee was $109 – $35 of this was the NZIHF fee, and $64.00 of this was the AIHA fee. AIHA charges a registration fee to help cover league administration costs such as goals, pucks, referees, linesman, score bench and other operational expenses. In 2021, the two are now shown as separate line items of $40 (NZIHF registration fee) and $75 (AIHA registration fee)
So in short: You have already been paying this amount, you’re now just seeing it as a separate line item as part of your registration.
The NZIHF is the governing body for ice hockey activity in New Zealand. The registration fee you pay contributes to the running of the NZIHF. The NZIHF helps fund ice hockey at all levels throughout New Zealand, including helping fund regional clubs, donation of gear/equipment, funding and support of national (NZIHL and representative teams) and international representative teams. This registration fee helps to grow and develop the sport of ice hockey in New Zealand.
Fees will be paid by the player to AIHA in the same format as 2020, split across instalments. With the new registration system, all payments will be processed via credit/debit card, and should you choose an instalment plan, the amount shown below will automatically come off your credit/debit card on the specified due date. You will be emailed a few days prior to the instalment date to remind you that this will occur.
Our registration data has shown only a very small amount of people choose to pay via bank transfer. We strongly encourage all members to pay their fees via credit/debit card as it automates your fee payments, meaning after you register, you don’t have to log in to your account constantly to manually pay fees.
If you do not have a credit/debit card and wish to pay via bank transfer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make suitable arrangements for you.