New Rules for 2019-20

There are a number of new rules for this season you need to be aware of. - these being the four key changes:-

·        Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP) Rule 2.2 (Teams can only play with a GK and 10 field players, or 11 field players. If playing with 11 players and a penalty corner of penalty flick is awarded, the defending player(s) may wear a face mask.)

·        Defensive Free Hits awarded within the defensive circle Rule 13.1 (can be taken anywhere within the defensive circle, or upto 15m from base line in line of the offence).

·        Amendments to Attacking Free Hits within the 23m Rule 13.2f (If there is no quick self-pass, then all defenders, regardless of location in the 23m, have to retreat 5m).

·        Amendment to ruling around Attackers entering the circle early at a Penalty Corner Rule 13.6e (If an attackers breaks into D early, the player taking the push or hit from the backline is required to go beyond the centre-line)

A comprehensive explanation document of all changes is on the Club Documents page - open here , and you can access the full FIH set of rules from their website here

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