Saturday, December 4, 2021

Safety in Hockey

‘Strikingly overlooked’: Foundation sets out agenda to stem youth sports injury

Ron Dennis, the founder and chairman of Podium Analytics, says that sports injury in the youth is "strikingly overlooked" following its partnership with England Hockey and other major sports in a multi-million pound investment over the next decade. The partnership...

Dutch player to follow Sam Ward in wearing eye protection

A Dutch club hockey player is set to wear the same mask worn by Sam Ward following the international exposure gained by the GB international wearing the face protection. Ferry Wortelboer, who plays for HC Push in the Netherlands’ 1st...

Hockey player was feared dead as best friend helped save his life

A hockey player at Clydesdale HC has described how his best friend and team-mate saved his life after he collapsed during a match and was feared dead for nearly 10 minutes. Andrew Allan, who plays for the Glasgow-based side, raced...

‘Matches should be suspended if injuries to goalkeepers’

East Grinstead men's coach Tim Deakin says that a ruling should be enforced for Premier Division matches to be called off if teams have to put outfield players in goal. Goalkeeper Sam Lloyd was taken to hospital with suspected concussion...

F1 great partners England Hockey to reduce sports-related injury in young

Former F1 team boss Ron Dennis has launched a foundation to address sports-related injuries in 11 to 18-year-olds, partnering with England Hockey and other major sports with a multi-million pound investment over the next decade. Podium Analytics, which launched at...

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...

Rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury in 2019 added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Chris Maloney from the USA While wearing protective equipment can prove to be very...

Olympics Hockey: ‘Tough guy’ Hendrickx set for nervy wait after painful whack

Belgium’s dangerman Alexander Hendrickx faces a wait to see if he can play in the men’s quarter-finals after the Olympic debutant took a nasty blow to the face in the entertaining 2-2 draw against GB. With nine tournament goals (from...

‘Powerless’ Rio champion White retires with blast at Great Britain hockey chiefs

Rio 2016 gold medallist Nicola White announced her international retirement from hockey on Monday night - with an emotional statement surrounding the concussion that forced her to quit. For all the elation in Rio when Team GB’s women won hockey...

Lack of hockey concussion data is ‘unfortunate oversight at best and alarming at worst’

England Hockey hopes to have a better understanding of concussion next season after a brain injury legal specialist said there was “no excuse for a lack of data”. An investigation by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) recently found that...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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