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Ireland hockey debacle leave negatives for umpire community

Video Umpire expert Andy Mair picks the bones out of the Canada v Ireland controversy The national teams to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have now …

FIH urges England Hockey to adopt four quarters

By Rod Gilmour World Hockey chiefs hope that England Hockey will still introduce the four quarters rule across the domestic game after a decision to implement …

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 …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Shoot outs still excite, if right calls are made

By Todd Williams | Analysis Not surprisingly, the first shoot out of the Vitality Women’s World Cup created the tournament’s first genuine controversy. …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

By Todd Williams | THP analysis The weekend can’t come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D’s wide open …

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport’s ‘Equally Amazing’ …

Why football’s VAR needs to add hockey’s challenge system

By The Hockey Paper The football World Cup has provided plenty of entertainment in Russia – and confusion in equal numbers when it’s come to the …

Rules of endangerment: Is hockey moving too far and too fast with above-shoulder play?

Those watching English national league premier division matches this season, or international hockey over the summer, will have noticed a significant change in …