our conversation at the P&S the other night about quarters and when
the ball is in play, I have spoken to Stirling Sharpe, the Umpire
Director in ACT and he has confirmed the following:
Between the quarters (2
minutes break) players are not to leave the field of play BUT they can
be on the red part of the turf as this is part of the field during
play. They are not to go into the dugouts.
After the breaks the
umpire is to start the game with the whistle (when the clock is going).
The ball is not deemed in play until the whistle is blown. Players do
not need to be on the field but if they are
they are to be at the appropriate end of the field.
Once the siren goes at
the end of any quarter or half then the ball is dead unless there is a
short corner in progress (So if ball is in mid-air and siren blows then
that ball is now a dead ball)
For short corners, for
Division 1 these are started by the umpire with a whistle. For all
other divisions the umpire will give the all clear for the corner to
begin as they first will ensure that the defending
team is ready
Please find the link attached, for U16 and U18 Boys and Girls to trial for FHE Cup in Perth. Trial date is 14th of July at Greensborough Hockey Club. Time for both age groups to be confirmed but we have booked the ground from 8am to 12pm.
Please pass this on to other players in your hockey clubs.
In light of the recent article in the Border Mail
regarding concussion and its affects, it is timely that you are reminded
that HAW has concussion guidelines. They can be found on our web site
under Information – Rules and Policies.