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HockeyHKWS 23-24 Circular No. 20 - Update on 5-a-side Tournament Rules,Umpires and Team Registration

Dear All Saturday Teams,

To clarify, all Saturday teams across all divisions are automatically enrolled in the 5 aside tournament. Please find below important updates.

1) Player Movement:
In line with Byelaw 7.2b, core player movement is permitted during the 5-a-side Tournament.

Non-Core Movement Cap:
Non-core player movement is restricted to 3 players per team.

2) Substitutes:
Each team will be allowed 5 field playing substitutes instead of the 4 specified in the FIH 5s Rule 2.3.

3) Updated Umpire Duty Schedule (Attached):
Please be reminded that each team in D2-D4 must provide their own umpire. Prem & D1 will have appointed umpires.

4) Team Registration:
Team representatives will have to provide a completed registration form (attached) 30 minutes prior to the start of your division slot.

We believe that these updates will enhance the overall experience of the 5-a-side Tournament. If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding these rule updates, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Best Regards,

Anita Ho and Vivian Li
Co-Tournament Directors of HockeyHKWS Hockey 5-a-side Tournament

12 January 2024