FIH Rule Book 2017

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New rules introduced 2015

Hockey Queensland has confirmed the following two rules are to be implemented at Association level for the 2015 hockey season

The two rules changes are as follows:

1. The ability to take attacking free hits, awarded within 5 metres of the edge of the circle, from the point of the offence. The change states that the ball still has to travel at least 5 metres before it can be played into the circle, or alternatively has to be touched by another player of either team, other than the player taking the free hit.

2. The second change concerns the re-start, after the ball has unintentionally been played over the back-line by a defender or deflected by a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges, and no goal is scored. Play will now be re-started with the ball on the 23 metres line and in line with where it crossed the back-line. Taking the re-start from the 23 metres line will open up the play and give more passing options.

Other rule changes to help improve player safety have also been made, including the rules governing the wearing of face masks to defend penalty corners which have been amended to increase player safety. A wider range of masks, including metal grill masks, will now be allowed.

Stick above the shoulder - Rule 9.7 (G&DHA to make a decision about this rule)                                                  The below Rule 9.7 has been implemented by FIH however at this stage further discussion needs to take place in relation to the rule. 

Rule 9.7 – Specifically – “Stick above the Shoulder”                                                                                                9.7 Players may stop, receive and deflect 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 danger. 


Explanation of rule changes received from Hockey Australia February: 2014.,257A0,E1STH0,7QU46,1

 For further enquiries contact Gladstone Hockey Association by email to


GHA requires that all clubs supply umpires throughout the day. CROCS will assist interested parents, players' siblings, junior or senior players to learn how to umpire.  The official FIH (Federation of International Hockey) rules can be found at the link above in LATEST FIH RULE BOOK 2017

GHA usually designates Rookey 9s, under 11 and under 13 games to beginner umpires. Please see President or Secretary if interested in umpiring local games. We pay our umpires. 

 If interested in umpiring at STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS please see GHA umpire co-ordinator or GHA secretary. Travel and accommodation costs for Gladstone umpires at State Championships are subsidized by GHA. 

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VIDEOS on-line:

 Watch umpiring videos to enhance your knowledge on obstruction, tackling, overhead passes, penalty corners, penalty strokes and more.  Visit the website and go to 2007 Umpires Briefing.

OR simply click on link below or copy and paste into your browser 

 Also check out the following tackling techniques on You Tube:

You tube: Stick obstruction or good tackle; also shielding and stick obstruction by attacker

Simply click on link or copy and paste directly into Internet Explorer browser (not google browser) 

 Now you can try out this stuff on the turf! 


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