Following representations from the regional hockey associations and umpires we have updated the red card and matchday misconduct offence regulations so that from the start of the 2016/17 season any player who receives a red card after committing a minor offence for a second time, having received a yellow card for the first offence, will no longer automatically receive a 16 day ban.
This brings the rest of the sport into line with the EHL regulations.
Full details of the announcement and the new regulations are detailed in the PDFs at the bottom of the page.
We would also stress that offences involving the use or threat of violence or verbal abuse will continue to be treated seriously and will incur a minimum 16 day suspension.
These new regulations will come into immediate effect.
All the relevant forms and guidance around discipline can be found here.