An indoor hockey team comprises a maximum of 12 players, with only five field players plus one fully-kitted goalkeeper per team allowed on the field at any one time and up to six substitutes. The field of play is smaller than field hockey, and is played on a hard surface, with boards along the sidelines that prevent the ball from going out of play at the side.
Indoor hockey equipment:
The game duration is typically played in two halves, each half is 18 minutes in duration.
Two indoor hockey umpires oversee the rules of the game. Umpires are assigned based upon the capability required to manage the game to ensure the safety of players and equity of play.
South Brisbane Indoor Hockey (Vipers) started in 2013, as an initiative of South Brisbane Eagles Hockey Club Inc. located in the Mansfield, Mt Gravatt and Mackenzie area of Brisbane. The Club has a long association with the Mt Gravatt Youth and Recreation Club Inc who manage the sporting facilities at FR Caterson Park, Mansfield.
In 2019, South Brisbane Indoor Hockey became its own not-for profit Incorporated Sporting Association, operating independently from South Brisbane Eagles Hockey Club Inc.
South Brisbane Indoor Hockey Association aims to: