Saturday, July 24, 2021

Safety in Hockey

Face masks should be obligatory in hockey, says top South Africa flicker

By Sophie Penney One of the world’s best drag flickers has told The Hockey Paper that he wants face masks to be made mandatory at PCs but disagrees with other suggested changes. Matt Guise-Brown flicks the ball at around 75 miles...

Hockey clubs need to report all injuries and concussion

England Hockey 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 at 0.2 - 1.5 episodes per 1000...

Leading hockey coach backs reverse stick debate at junior level

Another leading coach has added weight to the debate over the dangers in junior hockey as calls grow for a summit to discuss the reverse stick rule. Former GB coach Jon Royce says that 'mismatches' in skill at junior level...

Readers’ View: How to make the game more interesting with less injuries

I have read the comments about reverse stick and the injuries with interest. I am sure that many more head or face injuries have taken place and not reported. This is not only in the UK and am sure this...

Why world hockey has uphill task in tackling reverse hit dangers at junior level

By Sophie Penney The International Hockey Federation (FIH) says that at grassroots hockey it is struggling to collect sufficient data used to assess what safety improvements are needed. Responding to several safety improvement concerns and suggestions made to the Hockey Paper...

Sam Ward helped me through struggles, admits GB star Harry Martin

Exclusive  Harry Martin, the Hampstead and GB midfielder, has revealed to The Hockey Paper that he struggled to cope after accidentally hitting team-mate Sam Ward in the face during GB’s Olympic qualifier win over Malaysia in November. But the GB star,...

Bedford buy face masks with our #watchyour1s prize

By Jean Fitch As a goalkeeper, any suggestion that I should stand in the line of fire of a shot on goal without my full body, face and head protected would seem, to me, absolutely absurd. So why do the...

25 years on, it’s time we had discussions on reverse stick hits in hockey

There have always been some head-scratching rules in our game that have made it, at times, a little more dangerous than it should be, writes Todd Williams Going as far back as my father’s playing days, I recall stories of...

Nicola White: I’m not frightened by my concussion injury anymore

The Hockey Paper Exclusive Nicola White, the Rio gold medal-winning Olympian, says she is doing all she can to still make selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. White, 32, has been out of action following a collision on the side of...

Safety in hockey: We need immediate changes, says Olympian coach

Exclusive A leading coach and two-time Olympian has called for immediate changes towards safety in the sport at junior level after expressing fears that the reverse stick hit could lead to a fatality. John Shaw, who played at the 1992 and...
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