Sunday, February 25, 2024

‘The tomahawk rule needs urgent change’

The World Grand Masters Association (WGMA) president has spoken out over the safety aspect of the volley and tomahawk shots in hockey and believes a “disaster is waiting to happen”.

John Willmott has sent letters to both England Hockey and the FIH expressing his concerns and says he has spoken to a number of former international players, coaches and senior umpires who share the same opinions. 

“Players and umpires are all in grave danger. It is just a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or worse,” he said. “This is a disaster waiting to happen.”

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