Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Umpiring

FIH urges England Hockey to adopt four quarters

World Hockey chiefs hope that England Hockey will still introduce the four quarters rule across the domestic game after a decision to implement the ruling at national level only. With time ticking until the opening weekend of this season, grass...

Why the 2019 hockey rules are umpire friendly

By David Ellcock | Umpire's view In my last column I looked at two of the biggest changes to the Rules of Hockey in their 2019 edition. This time I’ll review the other, no less important, changes. Rule 13.2(f), relating to...

What can hockey’s VAR system teach the world of football?

As any football fan knows, the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is a definite game changer - although whether it is for best, might depend on who you ask. This is because despite being new to...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

THP analysis The weekend can't come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D's wide open permutations has set the Vitality Women’s World Cup alive. All four teams can still progress and three of the four...

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind us, but now we have the highlight of many peoples’ summer...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport's ‘Equally Amazing’ values. There will be a total of 25 officials from 14 countries appointed, representing...

Why football’s VAR needs to add hockey’s challenge system

By The Hockey Paper The football World Cup has provided plenty of entertainment in Russia - and confusion in equal numbers when it's come to the video referee (VAR), football's first use of video technology in a bid to reach...

Hockey drama of India v Pakistan continues with TV umpire finale

By The Hockey Paper "India is a closed chapter now," Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans, who left the Indian set up last year, told reporters on Saturday. The Commonwealth Games pool encounter against the two old rivals was always going to have...

Why modified formats are hurting hockey’s Olympic status

The FIH, hockey's international governing body, was formed in 1924, largely in response to the sport being left out of the Paris Olympics of that year. Ever since then, one of FIH's primary aims has been to maintain hockey's...

Wembley Super 6s Hockey: Calls for video referrals grow

BY ROD GILMOUR Tommy Alexander, the Reading goalkeeper, has called for video referrals to be implemented at major events such as the Super 6s finals. Reading were denied a berth in the recent men’s indoor final in controversial circumstances after East...
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Ayeisha McFerran issues appeal after hockey World Cup medal stolen

Ireland women's goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran has appealed for the return of her World Cup silver medal after it was...
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