The Recognition Minute
One Umpire, Two Umpire, Three Umpire, Four! March 16 2017, 0 Comments
Except for December perhaps, field hockey season could be yours to choose. While competitions may be held during a specific season, there is always time for a friendly or a bit of extra practice.
Indoor turf is a wonderful invention, allowing for all year round hockey. This means extra time to prepare for the competitions, for the trophies, the accolades and the medals.
As with all team sports, there are rules that give clear boundaries to the manner in which the sport is to be played. Players may have one aim in mind: to score trophy-winning goals but this, not at all costs. When a player is seen by one of the two umpires to break the rules, they will be blown up, the play stopped and the necessary sanction imposed against them.
Field hockey is a little different to some other team sports in that there are two umpires controlling the game. Technically, each umpire is responsible for one of the two halves of the field but in practice, they often control the diagonal half of the total playing field. Sometimes a reserve umpire is appointed since injury is a possibility in this fast-moving game. In world class games, technology is used to check certain decisions. A video umpire is also available.
A video umpire is reserved to assist with decisions pertaining to the legality of a goal. Some of the more common transgressions that are well monitored by the video umpire are related to whether the ball actually crossed the goal line, whether it was hit from within the circle and whether it touched a player’s stick illegally. There is little chance to sneakily break the rules these days… or maybe just occasionally, but it’s not worth it. The trophy stakes are high and the competition is fierce!
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Aluminium trophies can be mounted on a smart wooden base. These trophies were designed by Prestige Awards and are unique in their class. These trophies are also customisable to reflect the name of the club, school or event. We would love to discuss with you and ideas that you have for different designs and bring them to life in our factory. http://www.prestigeawards.co.za/products/hockey-m-ring-floating-trophy-t0425
Resin trophies are molded according to a three-dimensional design then cast. The resin is given and antique gold look, which brings with it a sense of tradition. http://www.prestigeawards.co.za/products/hockey-goal-resin-trophy
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