Friday, August 19, 2022

Penalty corner future: ‘Players are putting it all out there, ready to break thumbs and fingers’

Amsterdam — Anne Schroder, Germany’s most-capped player, has one of the fastest injections in women’s hockey. Will it be long before other nations delve deeper to find players with similar slinging shoulders as a way to keep the penalty corner attack in the ascendancy?

With the International Hockey Federation (FIH) seeking solutions to safety at the penalty corner, many players and coaches are curious as to what measures, if any, will occur when the world governing body announce trial plans.

It is evident that some change will occur. The PC is not getting any less dangerous and defenders at the Women’s World Cup have been hit in the glaring eye of a global event. The men’s game is an altogether different matter.

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