England Hockey can now confirm that it supports the implementation of all the rule changes with the exception of one. Therefore the following (major) changes will be implemented at all levels of the sport in England from the start of the 2019/20 season:
• Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges (PwGKP)
• Amendments to Attacking Free Hits within the 23m
• Defensive Free Hits awarded within the defensive circle
• Amendment to ruling around Attackers entering the circle early at a Penalty Corner
Support is available for players, coaches, umpires and officials in learning these rule implementations through access to material on the Hockey Hub and this will be shared with Leagues and Umpiring Associations to enhance the learning of their members ahead of the new season.
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