Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to continue to facilitate hockey’

Must Read

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.

We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision

Correspondence to The Hockey Paper continues to grow – and there is no sign of stopping as clubs get word of our investigation and local authorities and educational sites stay tight-lipped over the future of pitch surfaces.

For the last three years, Tristan Andrews, co-chairman for PGSOB HC in Plymouth, has been pressing his club’s local authority without any valid response on an almost weekly basis as he looks to safeguard the sport in his region.

There are two hockey specific pitches in Plymouth (Marjon) and a further four multi-sport surfaces which service 34 senior teams across the city, four junior clubs and six vets sides. Of the four multi-sport pitches, only one could be considered suitable for use as a hockey pitch.

Andrews has been asking for either a further hockey specific pitch or to upgrade one of the three multi-sport pitches to make it suitable for the club.

Continue reading...

Access all our premium content from as little as 12p per day!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

If your hockey club is threatened by a lack of provision or closure due to council decisions, please get in touch with us so we can raise your concern.

Subscribe AD FREE to our premium coverage
READ our unrivalled Masters coverage here
Stay in the know with our Safety in Hockey

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

British hockey needs innovation to tackle 3G pitch issue, says MP

The chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could...

More Articles Like This