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Cancellation Notices


Cancellation Notices: It is very rare for hockey to be cancelled, as hockey is played on an artificial surface. Sometimes the turf can experience flooding but this does drain away quickly once the rain stops.

Cancellation notifications will appear on the homepage of the website and a message on our Facebook page.
Otherwise: If not cancelled AND weather changes it is up to the Umpires (in consultation with coaches) to determine if the match starts or is abandoned. A game is usually only abandoned for:
• Thunderstorms (two or more lightning flashes in 5min)
• Flooding (Surface is covered in water) and is unplayable
• Any situation the umpires deem unsafe (player safety is paramount)



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