Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3G video highlights hockey plight from Newquay and beyond

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

The opening sequences of the video made by members of Newquay HC to highlight the threat of 3G pitches are laid bare.

‘This Girl Can’ The Government said
But hockey girls everywhere shake their head
For ‘hockey friendly’ astroturfs far and wide
Are being replaced for a different kind.

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‘An ode to the FA, RFU and UK government’ has struck a chord in the hockey community, with Newquay HC believing that the more funding given to the likes of football and rugby will be to the detriment of hockey.

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