As you may be aware there have been a few changes discussed at FIA level and EH Level.
The snap shot is : -
England Hockey has now confirm that it supports the implementation of all the rule changes with the exception of one which is the 15 min quarter game scenario.
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
England Hockey has, in recent years, striven to apply a consistent set of rules throughout all levels of the sport, however, the proposed change to 15-minute quarters has caused considerable concern. Since December England Hockey has been considering the full implications of the rule change including research on the impact on game length consultation with officiating bodies and discussions with other hockey governing bodies around the world.
Depending on your point of view, I understand that there is no change in any of our league games across the Senior and Vet Leagues , so we will all be playing 2 x 35 mins as per 2018/19 Season.
I have attached the full rule changes to this note for your reading, hopefully by reading them you are enlightened towards our game officials, and you have now have the chance here to read the rules for 2019/20 Season.