Super_sixes_logoDecember 20 - The country's top hockey clubs have come in from the cold for the start of the super sixes National Indoor Hockey Championships.

The warmth of the University of the West of England in Bristol and Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester will come as a welcome respite for the players after a fortnight of frozen pitches and postponed matches.

Previously known as the Indoor EHL, the league has been rebranded to become the super sixes National Indoor Hockey Championships.

The existing league structure remains in place with a national premier division, followed by a national division one and two regional division twos - north and south - from which three sides each progress to a national division two.

The prize on offer for the top sides in the men's and women's super sixes premier divisions is a place in the super sixes national indoor finals when the fastest show in town arrives at London's Wembley Arena on January 30, 2011.

The top four in the men's premier division will progress to the semi-finals at Wembley Arena while, in a slight change in the women's premier division, the top four will contest their semi-finals at Perdiswell Leisure Centre on the final Sunday of the super sixes, with the semi-final victors progressing to the women's super sixes final at Wembley Arena.

The men's and women's premier divisions each consist of nine teams and take place over two weekends - December 11-12 and January 16-17.