Last night the EIHA shared some great news for our plans to return to competitive play, when they announced that they had successfully secured from the government £1.2m for the three NIHL divisions.

This has been down to the determined efforts of the EIHA Board, and in particular board member Andrew Miller who has worked tirelessly as our NIHL National liaison...
17th of December 2020

Bison Granted EIHA Elite Category Status

The Basingstoke Bison are pleased to announce that this morning we have been notified that our club has been added to the approved EIHA Elite category under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) guidelines.

Bison’s John Neville commenting on gaining Elite status said:

“We’re so pleased that the club has been approved into the Elite Level category and Coach Tait and his team cannot wait to get back onto the ice for training in the very near future. Whilst nothing is confirmed as yet it’s important that as an organisation, we start to look at preparing for the future and gaining elite status gives us this opportunity”.

“We’d like to thank the EIHA and the DCMS for their continued support and we will now plan in earnest to return to play in a safe and secure manner and in accordance with Government guidance”.

The Club will continue to provide progress updates where possible but for now, we hope that everyone is continuing to stay safe and well and we thank everyone for their continued support and patience in these unprecedented times.