Rules & Equipment
There are seven players on field at any one time including the goalkeeper and teams must always have one FT5 and FT6 player on field. Teams can have a maximum of two FT8 players on field at any one time. This ensures that any player regardless of class, has an integral role to play in the team structure.
The field of play is roughly three quarters the size of a regular football pitch. It is a rectangular soft surface 75 metres long and 50 metres wide. For official national and international matches, the game must be played on a synthetic outdoor hockey field.
The ball must be approved with the outer surface made of leather or other suitable material. The ball must have a circumference of between 68 to 70cm, weight between 410 to 450grams.
The goals are 5m wide by 2m high with netting.