Alton Hockey Clubs’ founding member and former president sadly died last year after a long period of illness and is missed by all of us; as many people know, Robin has been Chairman, President and team captain for Alton since the club was formed in 1978. Robin was also a former HHUA President and an active HHA member and undertook many other roles in and around hockey, too numerous to mention here. Alton Hockey Club is introducing a new award in Robin’s name to be presented at the club’s annual Dinner Dance (due to be held on 5th April 2014).
The award will be in the form of a perpetual shield and named the Robin Glanfield ‘Spirit of Hockey’ Award. The purpose of the award is to recognise a club member who, aside from taking part as a player or in a coaching role, gives their time willingly behind the scenes for the betterment of hockey. Alton Hockey Club are currently enjoying a boom time, thanks partly to the London Olympics legacy, but mostly to all the efforts by the numerous club volunteers who love Hockey as a sport, and understand the meaning of the ‘Spirit of Hockey’.
The new kit is now available to buy direct from the Stitch-a-logo website.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed that the Mandatory Experimental Own Goal Rule will no longer be within the Rules of Hockey with effect from 1 September 2014.
The Own Goal Rule will remain in place until then. However from 1 February 2014 it will not apply in international hockey. Also, national assocations may continue to apply the rule in order to conclude competitions where the rule has been played. However, this is not mandatory.