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Devon Hockey Association
Devon Hockey Association
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6th JanFAO ALL CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND UMPIRES

A few incidents have been brought to our attention and the Committee wishes to share information with you to enable you to revisit your Risk Assessment and Safety policy in the coming weeks.

Incident 1
An Under 18 player has lost several teeth following being hit by a stick, he was wearing a mouth guard but there is uncertainty as to whether he had this protruding from his mouth as young players often tend to do . Wearing mouth guards is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, however, many clubs make this compulsory for under 18 players.

Incident 2
A player in a woman's league match was seriously injured taking the left post position at a penalty corner . A shot was struck hard from the top of the D in a penalty corner shot and hit her on the face mask . She has suffered fractures in her cheek and eye socket , whiplash and concussion through a face mask . Again face masks are not compulsory but most Clubs make this mandatory for Under 18s and recommend their adults wear them . You may wish to upgrade to the more robust grilled masks and in light of hygiene protocols players should be encouraged to purchase their own masks .

Although both these incidents occurred during a match, Devon also strongly advise clubs to review their training and pre-match delivery in line with the Planning Safe Hockey guidance.

We are highlighting these incidents to enable you to discuss if any additional measures need to be added to your Risk assessment and safety policies in order to assist you we are sending a link to the England Hockey guidance Health and Safety for hockey (englandhockey.co.uk)

Devon HA Committee ... More

A few incidents have been brought to our attention and the Committee wishes to share information with you to enable you to revisit your Risk Assessment and Safety policy in the coming weeks.

Incident 1
An Under 18 player has lost several teeth following being hit by a stick, he was wearing a mouth guard but there is uncertainty as to whether he had this protruding from his mouth as young players often tend to do . Wearing mouth guards is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, however, many clubs make this compulsory for under 18 players.

Incident 2
A player in a woman's league match was seriously injured taking the left post position at a penalty corner . A shot was struck hard from the top of the D in a penalty corner shot and hit her on the face mask . She has suffered fractures in her cheek and eye socket , whiplash and concussion through a face mask . Again face masks are not compulsory but most Clubs make this mandatory for Under 18s and recommend their adults wear them . You may wish to upgrade to the more robust grilled masks and in light of hygiene protocols players should be encouraged to purchase their own masks .

Although both these incidents occurred during a match, Devon also strongly advise clubs to review their training and pre-match delivery in line with the Planning Safe Hockey guidance.

We are highlighting these incidents to enable you to discuss if any additional measures need to be added to your Risk assessment and safety policies in order to assist you we are sending a link to the England Hockey guidance Health and Safety for hockey (englandhockey.co.uk)

Devon HA Committee ... More

A few incidents have been brought to our attention and the Committee wishes to share information with you to enable you to revisit your Risk Assessment and Safety policy in the coming weeks.

Incident 1
An Under 18 player has lost several teeth following being hit by a stick, he was wearing a mouth guard but there is uncertainty as to whether he had this protruding from his mouth as young players often tend to do . Wearing mouth guards is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, however, many clubs make this compulsory for under 18 players.

Incident 2
A player in a woman's league match was seriously injured taking the left post position at a penalty corner . A shot was struck hard from the top of the D in a penalty corner shot and hit her on the face mask . She has suffered fractures in her cheek and eye socket , whiplash and concussion through a face mask . Again face masks are not compulsory but most Clubs make this mandatory for Under 18s and recommend their adults wear them . You may wish to upgrade to the more robust grilled masks and in light of hygiene protocols players should be encouraged to purchase their own masks .

Although both these incidents occurred during a match, Devon also strongly advise clubs to review their training and pre-match delivery in line with the Planning Safe Hockey guidance.

We are highlighting these incidents to enable you to discuss if any additional measures need to be added to your Risk assessment and safety policies in order to assist you we are sending a link to the England Hockey guidance Health and Safety for hockey (englandhockey.co.uk)

Devon HA Committee ... More

28th Sep

(2021)
, Hockey League regulations

These are the regulations regarding the new league system (below National Leagues) the download date was 28./9/21 and this link will not be updated. GMS will have links to the most up to date ... More

These are the regulations regarding the new league system (below National Leagues) the download date was 28./9/21 and this link will not be updated. GMS will have links to the most up to date ... More

These are the regulations regarding the new league system (below National Leagues) the download date was 28./9/21 and this link will not be updated. GMS will have links to the most up to date ... More