Ball Hockey International (BHi) is excited to announce a partnership with the Ontario Ball Hockey Association (OBHA). As partners with the OBHA, BHi participants may now qualify for Ontario Ball Hockey Association, National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC), and World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) events. This partnership will allow both groups to continue to develop the sport of ball hockey from its grass roots, to league, provincial, national, and international levels of competition.
BHi has been active in the development of local ball hockey participation and athletic growth in its communities. The partnership will allow for BHi members to experience the competitive challenges presented at the OBHA provincial, national, and international competitions.
This partnership allows for the groups to work together at the indoor and outdoor game and work with partners in the USA and Europe.
The objectives of both groups is to foster the growth of the sport, which has been accomplished through the development of programs, provision of member services, local, national, and international tournaments as well as its commitment to:
• provide a fun and safe recreational activity for all levels of competition from house league to elite programs
• creating and implementing leadership opportunities for officials, coaches, volunteers, and administrators
• establishing standards of play and for quality of equipment to ensure good sport and safety for all participants
• to maintain, distribute, and uphold the rules and regulations of ball hockey in Ontario
The vision of both groups is the grass roots essence of the great game of ball hockey, which can easily be played by anyone in the world, regardless of socio-economic background.
BHI is excited to enter into this partnership with the OBHA and offer its members increased opportunities in ball hockey.