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1.       What is the role of the Hockey Rules Board?

 

The Hockey Rules Board produces rules for both indoor and outdoor hockey (or field hockey as it is sometimes known) by:

  • specifying the current rules and working with others in the game to ensure they are interpreted and applied consistently and fairly at all levels of participation;
  • providing advice to umpires and other technical officials about rules matters;
  • developing the rules while retaining the game’s well known and appealing characteristics;
  • aiming to make the game even safer and easier to understand for players and spectators;
  • conducting trials and promoting rules changes to achieve these objectives;     
  • contributing to the development of the game as a whole including the development of equipment and variations in the format of the game.

 
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