Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Managing your hockey club during Covid-19

Covid-19 has challenged hockey clubs in all kinds of ways from volumes of guidance to adapted gameplay. Grassroots sports technology firm Pitchero has introduced a range of online tools and new features aimed at helping clubs return to sport safely. The...

Solutions to match travel in north proposed by England Hockey

England Hockey says it is proposing solutions for clubs and players who face extensive travel to matches across north regional hockey following recent local lockdowns in the north west. Over the last week a number of coaches and players have...

Health risk fears over league hockey in local lockdowns

Fears have been raised over league hockey rule variations during local lockdown phases, coronavirus risks to players travelling and teams being punished for being unable to fulfill fixtures. England and Irish hockey covid-19 rulings state that teams face forfeiting matches...

Coach on league season: ‘We can’t see families, but we can play hockey’

By Richard Bright As grassroots hockey gets under way across England this weekend, one coach says that he would be 'over the moon' if the league was suspended this season. Portsmouth HC men's coach Chris Wimshurst believes that grassroots hockey shouldn't...

Car sharers handed travel advice as hockey outdoors given green light

There was huge relief for leagues as outdoor hockey was given the green light to continue "as planned for the foreseeable future" by England Hockey following the prime minister's address on Tuesday. While rules on outdoor organised team environments remain...

A stick down summer, domestic league hockey is back

Editor's note We saw garages converting to gyms, gardens turned into skill zones. An array of viral hockey trick postings - keepy ups on waterskis come to mind - and a masters collective recreating GB's winning Rio shoot out moment...

Second match called off in Dutch league due to coronavirus

A second Hoofdklasse match has been postponed due to coronavirus in Holland. Following the postponement of the the Amsterdam-HGC women's match last weekend, the Den Bosch-HGC clash in the men's competition has also been affected. The opening day call off in...

England Hockey set to meet to discuss Step 5 resumption

England Hockey will meet on Monday to discuss signalling the final green light for hockey to resume competitive league action. The national governing body is expected to make a decision on moving to Step 5 after last week's announcement or...

Hockey returning to pitch: No spitting and close contact celebrations

By Richard Bright No spitting, an avoidance of shouting, chewing gum bans and no contact during celebrations are some of the edicts put in place for hockey's return to the English recreational indoor and outdoor game. It follows "special permission" given to...

England Hockey seeks safe return after team sport approval

By Richard Bright Recreational team sports in England can begin returning outdoors, under government guidance published on Thursday - although a "complex" set of issues remain for hockey to safely resume. Under new lockdown easing rules, England Hockey will now submit...
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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...
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