2015 Rule changes

Read below for a list of changes to be made for the 2015 season and the grades to which they apply:

1. Stick above the shoulder: 
Only applicable to Premier League and Premier League Reserve competitions. They are able to trap the ball with the stick above shoulder level.

2. Green card 2min suspension:
now applicable to ALL grades.

3. Breaking at Penalty Corners: 
now applicable to ALL grades. Offenders sent back to the half line.

4. Free hits within the 5-yard dotted line:
The ability to take attacking free hits, awarded within 5 metres of the edge of the circle, from the point of the offence. The change states that the ball still has to travel at least 5 metres before it can be played into the circle, or alternatively has to be touched by another player of either team, other than the player taking the free hit. Applicable to ALL grades.

5. Long corner positional change:
Play will now be re-started with the ball on the 23 metres line and in line with where it crossed the back-line. Applicable to ALL grades