Rule Change for 2017

Please advise your members of the following:

Rule Change for 2017

Hockey Albury Wodonga will adopt Hockey Victoria following rule changes:

  1. Stick above the shoulder

Extend this to include all full field games (except for modified games – e.g. U9). As per FIH Rules a player may stop, receive or play the ball in a controlled manner in any part of the field when the ball is at any height including above the shoulder unless this is dangerous or leads to dangerous play).

2. Tomahawk

The “tomahawk” hit will be permitted in all U12, U14 and U16 grades. The “tomahawk” shall not be permitted in U9 grades.

Kind Regards

Barry Verbunt

Umpires Director

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