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Do I have to wear a mouthguard and shin pads to play hockey?

England Hockey strongly recommends wearing shin, ankle and mouth protection whilst playing hockey. See The Rules of Hockey 4.2.

There is lots of evidence to suggest that mouthguards prevent a number of injuries. It is recommended that mouthguards should be replaced every year, be shock absorbable and fitted by a dentist or purchased through a reputable provider.

Mouthguards are available from England Hockey’s Official Supplier Opro, via their website. Schools should refer to their School Policy and/or Local Authority Policy.