Friday, August 19, 2022

Safety in Hockey

School of hard knocks? Why it’s time to protect our youngsters on the hockey pitch

Potentially our most vulnerable and most valuable team-mates are not being protected on the field of play Teenagers trudging off the pitch at the end of a league match with blood running down their knees, elbows or clutching an ice...

Why isn’t there more protective equipment in world hockey?

Ruling out the backhand in mid-level and junior hockey may not be the way to make it safer, says our columnist Safety must, of course, be paramount in our sport, especially when considering junior players. Accidents will happen in sport...

To reverse or not to reverse: Hockey must act before it’s too late

GB Olympian John Shaw says his fears over the backhand/reverse at junior level continue to mount as a leading coach We know when we play hockey that we play a quick, skilful and exciting game. We also compete in a...

World hockey modifies penalty corner rule for protective masks

World hockey has changed the penalty corner rule to make the sport safer, allowing defenders to keep their protective equipment on after the ball goes outside the circle - before removing them at the first opportunity inside the 23m...

Government acts on recommendations on concussion in sport

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has welcomed Government action on recommendations made in its report on concussion in sport which examined the links between sport and long-term brain injury. The report and its recommendations were describe as a...

‘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...
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