New Exciting Changes to the Rules
In July of this year, the FIH released a letter detailing changes to the rules of indoor hockey which were intended to be introduced from September this year. The most significant of these is a reduction in the number of players per side from 6 to 5. England Hockey has now confirmed that these changes will be implemented in this country in accordance with the FIH timetable. East clubs should please note that the East rules will be amended to reflect the rule changes which will be in force for this season’s indoor competitions. It is not yet known if England Hockey will change the number of players allowed in squads or on the bench, so we will update further once this information is available.
Mens Indoor Team (Captain – Phil Peacock)
The Men’s indoor team will be entering in the East Indoor League this year. It will be run by the mens 1st XI captain Phil Peacock. The tournament takes place on the 21-22nd December, venue tbc, but most likely Cambridge.
Ladies Indoor Team (Captain – Morag Campbell)
As they qualified for the National league last year the ladies have a full programme of trying to secure their place back in the National league again. This year the East Indoor Premier League will be on the 7th-8th December in Cambridge. The following weekend they will take part in the East Indoor Championships held in Cambridge on the 15th December.
Training will be open to mens and ladies of all standards and I would stress we would like to see as many people there as possible. Training will start on Thursday 17th October. The training will run from 6-8pm at The Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street, Hackney, E2 8BA. There is parking and is only 5 mins from Liverpool Street and Haggerston Road train stations.
There will be a cost of £2 per training session which goes to the hire of the hall.