Monday, June 27, 2022

Safety in Hockey

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...

Alex Danson returns to GB Hockey squad after ‘awful head injury’

In a hugely positive statement, Alex Danson, the GB captain, announced on Friday that she would be rejoining the Great Britain Hockey programme on Monday in a bid to make the team for Tokyo 2020. Her social media post was...

Is the reverse stick too dangerous for hockey?

THP comment When we sent our last newsletter out following GB forward Sam Ward's injury, we never expected the deluge of responses that followed. It is why we are responding to readers' viewpoints and publishing a five-page special on safety in...

Why the 2019 hockey rules are umpire friendly

By David Ellcock | Umpire's view In my last column I looked at two of the biggest changes to the Rules of Hockey in their 2019 edition. This time I’ll review the other, no less important, changes. Rule 13.2(f), relating to...

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain left bruised by rampant Australia

Great Britain were left bruised by a rampant Australia, who were lucky to end the match with 11 players, as their FIH Hockey Pro League Grand Final hopes ended in a 6-1 defeat on Friday. A superb six-minute hat-trick by...

Field hockey goalkeeper kit: tips on how to buy and key checklist

Fortitude Hockey guide you through their top tips for beginners’ kit for those fans who have decided that being padded up is the right position for you. CHECKLIST You’ve seen Maddie Hinch do the saves, but the key ingredients in her...

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...

World hockey set to discuss penalty corner issues

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...
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