Thursday, October 28, 2021

3G in hockey

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...

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

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...

England Hockey season kick off: 4 things on domestic club scene

With the English domestic season about to get into full swing, we look at four areas which need addressing The ‘major 3G issue’ We are here to promote the game but also delve into issues affecting it. And we can’t hide...

The 3G curse: ‘We don’t know how we are going to continue to facilitate hockey’

We hear from four more clubs across England under the cosh from 3G and the widespread lack of hockey provision Correspondence to The Hockey Paper continues to grow - and there is no sign of stopping as clubs get word...

Broken hockey goals, waterlogged pitch and changing to 3G. What’s the future?

Jo Swarbrick, of Brookfield HC in North West England, says that even forward planning has scuppered buoyant club's hopes in face of 3G Since 2011, when we got kicked off the Lancashire Football Association astro pitch, our club in Bamber...

Revealed: 3G pitches overtake hockey in stark 20-year decline

Exclusive: Data from Sport England’s facility database shows that hockey is rapidly disappearing pitch by pitch across the country, as well as from less affluent parts The rise of 3G astroturf over the last 20 years is dwarfing the amount...

Scottish women’s club denied grass pitch after football u-turn

A Scottish women's club has seen a decision for them to return to their grass pitch reversed by league chiefs. North Ayrshire's Irvine HC, founded in 1945, had managed to successfully convince their local sports club to turn their football...

The 3G pitch threat: Causes, effects and possible treatments for hockey

HANNAH MADDEN says hockey can overcome the 3G issue affecting hockey in the UK if we can openly confront the problem In June, this publication covered the collapse of Clacton Hockey Club in England. In this paper’s own words, “missed...
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