A recent review of policies by Skate Australia (SA) and Inline Hockey Australia (ILHA) has confirmed that ll players aged 18 years and under, as of the 1st January of that particular year, must wear a mouthguard whilst engaging in inline hockey training, games, competitions, tournaments etc. Goalkeepers are excluded from this ruling however mouthguards are highly recommended in the interest of player safety.
Inline Hockey Australia – Rules of the Game 2018 – V1 January 2018
SECTION II – TEAMS AND GAME OFFICIALS
Sub-section: 3.2.4 Protective Equipment
Please be aware that all junior players (Goal Keepers excluded) will be required to wear mouthguards at all VIHO sanctioned events including the upcoming State Championships being held at “The Zone” in Bendigo on Sunday 20th May 2018. Non-compliance will result in the inability to take to the rink until a mouthguard is being worn.