Thursday, October 28, 2021

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

Exclusive: MP Ben Bradley says around 40 per cent of sports facilities are locked up in schools and has been pushing to find a way to open up to wider communities

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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 chair of the parliamentary group for hockey in the UK says that there are signs the sport could move towards having “fewer, larger clubs” due to the 3G issue, while also highlighting that there could be more unlocking of facilities in schools for wider communities.

The threat of 3G has been highlighted by The Hockey Paper over the last month as we continue to raise the plight of clubs across the UK, notably with our exclusive analysis on how 2G provision has been overtaken by 3G in the last two years

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