Rule of the Month
RULE AWARENESS – “Abuse / Dissent towards Umpires”
Grafton Hockey Association Rules of Play 2014
1. The Game
(c) Players must conduct themselves in a proper manner during matches according to Grafton Hockey Association Inc. endorsed Codes of Conduct. Conversation between players must be reduced to minimum. Any player using foul or obscene language may be prohibited by the match officials from taking any further part in the match.
FIH Rule Book 2013
3.4 Captains are responsible for the behaviour of all players on their team and for ensuring that substitutions of players on their team are carried out correctly.
A personal penalty is awarded if a captain does not exercise these responsibilities.
9 Conduct of play: Players
Players are expected to act responsibly at all times.
2 Applying the Rules
c it is not acceptable for players to abuse opponents, umpires or other technical officials verbally or through body language and attitude. Umpires must deal firmly with abuse of this sort and in appropriate circumstances issue a caution, warning (green card), or a temporary (yellow card) or permanent (red card) suspension.
Cautions, warnings and suspensions can be given in isolation or in combination with another penalty
h when a player intentionally misbehaves in a serious manner towards another player, umpire or other match official the red card must be shown immediately.