Saturday, July 24, 2021

Safety in Hockey

‘Always check your own insurance at your hockey club’

Great Britain and Surbiton midfielder Emily Defroand has stressed the importance of amateur players checking their own insurance with clubs. The Hockey Paper has heard stories of players unsure of whether the club holds insurance for players or whether players...

What hockey can learn from cricket’s protection

By Angus Porter Cricket and hockey are sports in which a hard ball can travel on an unpredictable path, at speeds in excess of 80mph. So whilst fatalities are thankfully rare, we should not be surprised when serious injuries occur...

Why every hockey club has responsibility to educate on concussion

By Natalie Turner Concussion is the hot topic in hockey. No doubt about it. “It wasn’t like that in the olden days” I hear you say, “we just got on with it”. So are we being over protective? Wrapping our...

Getting safety ready for the new hockey season

Published before the pandemic, England Hockey were keen to respond to questions posed by The Hockey Paper’s readers around safety in our sport. Are concussions on the rise? The incidence of concussion in elite level hockey is low, estimated to be...

FIH outlines face mask recommendations for recreational hockey return

World hockey says that grass-roots sides should have enough individual face masks at penalty corners to avoid sharing when the game returns following the coronavirus pandemic. Some hockey nations are beginning to make inroads for the club game to return...

No one wants to be in hospital on Monday morning, says top hockey coach

Jon Royce, the former GB coach, says that 'mismatches' in junior hockey skills are accounting for the current dangers at grass roots level. Royce, speaking before the coronavirus pandemic for one of our safety special issues, is the latest high-profile...

Safety in hockey: Readers’ respond

Our coverage this year on Sam Ward's injury - despite it being an accident - provoked an overwhelming response to safety within the game, both at elite and grass roots level. This is only a small selection from our...

‘Player safety needs to be tighter at hockey internationals’

Adrian Lock, Spain women's coach, says more can be done to combat injuries at major tournaments. Speaking on Hockeytoday.cc's regular Ask Me Anything coaches' chat, along with GB coach Mark Hager, Lock said hockey should adopt a stricter policy at internationals. "I...

England Hockey wants injury data before coaches’ safety summit

By Rod Gilmour England Hockey is open to the idea of a coaches' summit after safety aspects in the junior game were deemed too dangerous - but only if clubs engage with its injury monitoring service first. Earlier this year, John...

Former GB hockey star suffers mild traumatic brain injury

Former Great Britain player Tim Whiteman says he is on the road to recovery one year after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury while playing hockey. Whiteman received a blow to his left eye when the ball deflected up his...
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