2019 HNZ Rule Changes

2019 HNZ Rule Changes

Author: Poverty Bay Hockey/Wednesday, 10 April 2019/Categories: News, Events

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Event date: 10/04/2019 2:00 a.m. - 12/04/2019 4:30 a.m. Export event

2019 FIH Rule Changes


Further to our email of 21 December, Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) has adopted all FIH outdoor rule changes effective 1 January 2019.  The appropriate reference link for these FIH rule changes is as follows:


with the main rule changes being:


  • Removal of goalkeeping privileges for substitute field player
  • Attacking free hits within 5 metres of the circle
  • Free hits awarded inside the defensive circle
  • Attackers breaking at a Penalty Corner; the injector is sent back to half way and can be replaced
  • Introduction of match format of 4 quarters as standard

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