Gary and David McCormick have put together some outline proposals for a Hockey Tour to Australia in April (Easter) 2014.
Click here to download details.
Members of Chesterfield Hockey Club took part in the Spire 10 mile run in August to raise money for a local cerebral palsy sufferer. Joe Scott, Christian Battye, Sam Unwin & Steve Lord from the hockey club were able to raise £400 for 4 year old Josh Higginbottom who suffers from cerebral palsy. His disability means that he needs alot of specialist equipment, and the sponsorship money allowed his parents to buy him an iPad. In September, Josh started school at Brampton Primary and with the new iPad he will be better able to work and join in at school with the rest of his classmates.
In the photo, members of Chesterfield hockey Club 1st XI, with Josh (plus his twin brother, sister & dad).
Pictured: Back row, left to right (Alan Higginbottom, Steve Lord, Mike Fearn, Adam Bointon (captain), Jamie Hartley, Dave McCormick, Chris Cowley, John Nash (coach).Front row: Lilly May, Josh & Theo Higginbottom, Ben Curley, Iain McClung, Andy Hodgson, Christian Battye, Keiran Storer.
|Richard Speed||2008||1:07:19||Joe Scott||1:10:59||42nd|
|Joe Scott||2007||1:15:48||Christian Battye||1:11:01||43rd|
|Simon Davidson||2006||1:25:49||Sam Unwin||1:17:35||92nd|
|Chris Anderson||2006||1:26:48||Ben Young||1:17:57||94th|
|Rich Bryan||2006||1:27:21||Steve Lord||1:29:25||183rd|
Congratulations to Joe on a significant improvement of over 4 minutes.
Rules of Hockey
Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed changes to the Rules of Hockey.
Changes to the Rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) are as follows:
Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it now includes what is sometimes referred to as an “own goal”. That is, a goal can now be scored after the ball is touched in the circle by either an attacker or a defender. It is anticipated that the detailed text will read:
8.1 A goal is scored when:
a) the ball is played by an attacker, or touches the stick or body of a defender, within the circle
b) after either of these actions, the ball does not travel outside the circle before passing completely over the goal-line and under the cross-bar.
This is described as a “Mandatory Experimental Rule” so that it applies at all levels of hockey but, because it is a significant change, it will be monitored closely. After a period of review, the FIH Rules Committee will decide whether or not it becomes a permanent change to the Rules.
Rules 13.2.d and e: procedures for taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play. The ball may now be raised intentionally and directly using a push, flick or scoop action; this action must be conducted safely. This is essentially an evolution of what is known as the “self-pass” from a free hit. By having the option to raise the ball immediately, opposing players will not have had the opportunity to get closer than five metres; a raised ball should be safer. It is anticipated that Rules 13.2 d and e will read:
d) the ball is moved using a hit, push, flick or scoop
e) the ball may be raised immediately using a push, flick or scoop but must not be raised intentionally using a hit.
Rules 13.2.f and g: as a consequence of the changes above, these Rules have been deleted.
The FIH have indicated that new Rules books incorporating these changes will be available in the autumn
Could you please pass details of the these changes to your members as soon as possible.
Umpiring & Hockey Maker Administrator
England Hockey Board
Goalscorer - Dan Molloy
Player of the Year - Alex
Young Player - Andy Hodgson
Veteran - Dudley Walker\
Cluman - Mac McCran
Download a copy of the first Midlands Office Newsletter here.
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Chesterfield Hockey Club
St. Mary's School Community Sports Partnership
Newbold Road, Newbold,
Chesterfield Hockey Club is a Men's and Junior Hockey CLub for the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area, affiliated to Derbyshire Hockey Association, the Midlands Hockey Association and England Hockey
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