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Taking next hockey umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting to take the next step. But what does that next step...

England Hockey rule changes 2019/20

There are a number of changes to the Outdoor Rules for the 2019/20 season - so be ready before your first game of the season. The key rule changes are summarised below, while players, coaches, umpires and officials are...

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...

England Hockey keeps four quarters rule at arm’s length, for now

England Hockey have had the "145,000 going out to play each weekend" at the heart of its decision whether to implement the four quarters rule for next season. "They are the people this is most important for, it is easy...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why penalty corners remain stategic art

Top goalkeeper Abi Walker says that penalty corners at the Hockey World Cup should be admired for last ditch acts to score - and save goals Basketball has the slam dunk, tennis an overhead smash, and then there's the cover...

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...

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations' perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of the incredible Great British and Argentinian victories, every other team left Rio with some...

World hockey to assess penalty corner dangers – but not before 2018 World Cups

World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and serious injury. Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation president, said earlier this year that any potential ban wouldn't...

Simon Orchard: It’s time hockey umpires learnt the game

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree with the former Scottish footballer and ex-Liverpool manager wholeheartedly. Many top whistle-blowers...
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