Thursday, May 26, 2022

3G in hockey

Replacing with 3G is ‘step back for hockey and kick in the teeth for women’s sport’

A local Welsh hockey club says that plans to redevelop their existing pitch where they play will be a "step back for hockey and a kick in the teeth for women’s sport." Clwb Hoci Castell Newydd Emlyn (Newcastle Emlyn) in...

Barry Middleton’s mum campaigns to save Welsh hockey club from 3G

The threat of 3G has reared its head again as The Hockey Paper hears of a club and school in West Wales earmarked for conversion from a hockey suitable surface. Proposals are currently meeting stiff resistance from campaigners.  Sheila Middleton...

‘Inadequate’: Plymouth clubs sets up petition to save hockey in the city

Hockey in Plymouth is being neglected while the city council is failing to provide adequate playing facilities. That's the verdict of the hockey community in the city who have now set up a petition to help the sport, as...

3G in hockey issues: Chapeltown given boost by local footballer

The Sheffield club home to where GB Olympian Tom Sorsby played junior hockey has been handed a boost thanks to a local footballer. Chapeltown HC has been forced to move several times after the schools where they play hockey replaced...

Norfolk club turn to petition to save pitch

Norfolk side Watton HC are the latest club to turn to a petition to stave off the threat of losing their pitch. Watton is asking Breckland Council to save its community pitch which the club says "is in a worrying...

‘Football doesn’t contribute to school pupils in the way hockey does’

One passionate hockey mother says that pitch upgrades to suit football is having detrimental effect on other sports Our local, high ranking state comprehensive school in Hertfordshire has a sand hockey pitch which is in need of renewal/replacement this academic...

England Hockey commissions update to pitch facilities strategy

England Hockey is commissioning a review and update of its national facilities strategy that aims to provide a reliable picture on the state of the game - as the 3G issue continues to take a firm stranglehold on the...

3G pitch issue: Find the school decision makers and engage

Schools should make much more use of the resource of hockey clubs playing at their facilities and look to strike up lasting relationships to benefit pupils, with the grassroot side of the sport in a "precarious position". That's the verdict...

Bristol & West 3G ‘bombshell’ leaves club looking at next steps

In May, after 18 years at their current site at Winterbourne School, South Gloucestershire, Bristol & West HC were told the pitch would be replaced with 3G, which is unsuitable for hockey use. Bristol & West HC are now keeping...

Hockey’s 3G pitch plight: The clubs affected in the UK

Since we launched our coverage of 3G pitches, we have been inundated with correspondence across the UK and tales of clubs battling to retain hockey provision. We have started to collate all threatened clubs here. But there are many...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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