22 June 2010
Effective as of this date the following variations to the Rules of Hockey and Tournament Regulations at the 2010 Senior and U16 National Championships will apply:
a) Green Card – Two Minute Suspension
For any offence, the offending player may be warned (indicated by a green card).
As to indicating the 5 – 10 minutes for yellow cards, we would like the umpires to manage this as per usual.
b) Breaking at Penalty Corner
Until the ball has been played, no attacker other than the one taking the push or hit from the back-line is permitted to enter the circle and no defender is permitted to cross the centre-line or back-line.
For any offence of this rule by a defender, the offending player(s) shall be required to go beyond the centre-line and cannot be replaced by another defender.
For an offence of this rule by an attacker who enters the circle before the ball is played, the offending player(s) shall be required to go beyond the centre line. The player who pushes or hits the ball from the back-line must not feint at playing the ball.
For an offence of this rule the offending player shall be replaced by another attacker.