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england hockeyAs many of you will be aware, there are some new and interesting rules being introduced this season throughout the leagues and will be used all season.
Please see the link for further information:


There’s been a bit of an error with our bookings at Ansdell – so we have decided to move training for Men and Ladies back to AKS from early November – Tue 4/11/2014 and Wed 5/11/2014.

Please find below the link for the Umpires Education website which will be the minimum requirement from next year for any match official.

You need to register on the site and take the test to get your certificate.


Subscriptions are due by 31 October 2014 – please save your committee some time by paying up on time – nagging for payments all season is a pain.

Forms are available on the downloads page – here

These are available on the downloads page – here

Lytham St Anne’s High School Sports Hall 7.00PM to 8.30PM.

£3.00 a session. All adult players welcome.
We do accept junior members, but usually by invitation, if we think they will be strong enough to cope.

These sessions are have resumed – first session was Mon 29 Sept – get down and join in.

Ansdell Arena (Lytham St Annes High School Sports Pitch (entrance in Albany Rd))

10.45 AM to 12.45PM every Sunday all year round.

6 years old and above. Upper limit is usually when individuals decide they have outgrown it.

£2.50 a session for non-members.
Club junior members free.

Lytham St Annes Hockey Club


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held in the
Clubhouse on Thursday 6th September at 8pm – Minutes of the AGM 2011 and this year’s accounts will be available on the night and behind the bar before the Meeting.


Acceptance of Minutes of the 2011 Annual General Meeting
Chairman’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Acceptance of Accounts
Election of Officers
Any Other Business questions should be put in writing to Club Secretary 7 days prior to the A.G.M. date – points may be raised from the floor on the night – answers may not be able to be given on the night.

The committee is made up of the following posts:

Ladies Vice Chair
Ladies Secretary
Fixtures Secretary
Junior Representative
Elected Ordinary Members (4)

Nominations should be submitted by September 31st August.

A notice inviting nominations will be displayed in the Clubhouse. (This will be removed prior to the AGM).

Nominations should be Proposed and Seconded by a member of the Club and should incorporate an undertaking from the ‘nominee’ that they are prepared to stand for election.

Richard Sharples
10a The Crescent, The Maisonette, St Annes, FY8 1SZ

We are holding a mixed 7-a-Side tournament open to all members and any new faces at KEQM pitch on Saturday 1st September. Teams will be a mix of players from across the four mens and three ladies sides (teams will be drawn up before the day so if you want to play you need to let us know now).

St Anne’s Sports will be attending selling a range of hockey gear (and offering a 10% discount to members), Lytham Embroidery will also have a stall where you can purchase / order LSA sportswear plus there will be a BBQ pitch-side too selling hot dogs and soft drinks.

Tournament Format

Players are asked to arrive no later than 11:45am (first matches start at 12pm prompt) and to bring their usual LSA kit (bibs will be provided) plus £5 match fees for the day. Teams will already be drawn up and players are asked to report to registration desk situated pitch-side and pay their match fees.

There will be eight teams split into two Groups and matches will be played in a round robin format with the top two sides progressing to Semi Finals and then Final. The astro will be split in two allowing for two width-way pitches. Each game lasts 20 minutes played without a half-time break or stoppages (to make best use of pitch time and reduce any waiting time for teams not playing).

Tournament Rules

With the exception of time outlined above the general rules of the tournament can be found here

If you like the sound of this and you haven’t already registered – you need to either contact your captain or you can email me at

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have announced new rules which will come into effect in England on 1st September 2012. Full details of their announcement are below:

Rules of Hockey
Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed changes to the Rules of Hockey.

Changes to the Rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) are as follows:

Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it now includes what is sometimes referred to as an “own goal”. That is, a goal can now be scored after the ball is touched in the circle by either an attacker or a defender. It is anticipated that the detailed text will read:
8.1 A goal is scored when:
a the ball is played by an attacker, or touches the stick or body of a defender, within the circle
b after either of these actions, the ball does not travel outside the circle before passing completely over the goal-line and under the cross-bar.
This is described as a “Mandatory Experimental Rule” so that it applies at all levels of hockey but, because it is a significant change, it will be monitored closely. After a period of review, the FIH Rules Committee will decide whether or not it becomes a permanent change to the Rules.

Rules 13.2.d and e: procedures for taking a free hit, centre pass and putting the ball back into play. The ball may now be raised intentionally and directly using a push, flick or scoop action; this action must be conducted safely. This is essentially an evolution of what is known as the “self-pass” from a free hit. By having the option to raise the ball immediately, opposing players will not have had the opportunity to get closer than five metres; a raised ball should be safer. It is anticipated that Rules 13.2 d and e will read:
d the ball is moved using a hit, push, flick or scoop
e the ball may be raised immediately using a push, flick or scoop but must not be raised intentionally using a hit.

Rules 13.2.f and g: as a consequence of the changes above, these Rules have been deleted.

The FIH have indicated that new Rules books incorporating these changes will be available in the autumn