8. Matches: All league matches are played: -
8.1 In accordance with the rules published by the International Hockey Federation, England Hockey and the Norfolk League Rules.
8.2 On the dates agreed by League Management Committee and with reference to those set out by the ERHA and EH.
8.3 At a ground nominated by the home team.
8.4 All Premium and Division 1 games will be played on a synthetic surface.
8.5 All start times must be notified to the away team and to the Hon Results Co-ordinator before the start of the season and cannot be changed
without the permission of the Division Secretary. Start times can be found on “Fixtures Live”
8.6 There is no leeway on start times except where the previous game is still in play.
8.7 In the event of a league match being postponed or abandoned, it must be re-arranged on the next available slip date and the Division
Secretary and the Hon Results co-ordinator informed. The changes must.also be registered on the website by contacting the NHA Hon
Penalty: Rule 8.7 Failure to notify the Hon Results Co-ordinator and the Division Secretary of the re-arranged time and date will result in a fine
8.8 If no slip date is available, the re-arranged match will be at the mutual convenience of both teams. Where this cannot be agreed, the
Division Secretary will decide. The home team will inform the Hon. Results Co-ordinator of the outcome. The changes must.also be
registered on the website by contacting NHA Hon. Secretary. Exceptions to rule 8.7. and 8.8 must be agreed with the Division Secretary.
Penalty: Rule 8.8 Failure to notify the Hon Results Co-ordinator and the Division Secretary of the re-arrange time and date will result in a £10
for both teams.
8.10 Where Clubs are involved in National, Regional or County competitions, tournaments or matches, the “order of precedence” will be
observed when arranging or re-arranging league fixtures. National, Regional, and County competitions, tournament and matches will take
precedence over league matches. All league matches will take precedence over friendly fixtures.
8.11 Where a team has less than seven players present ten minutes after the agreed start time, they shall forfeit the game.
8.12 If both teams have less than seven players present after the agreed start time, the game shall be deemed a postponement and re-
arranged on the first slip date.
8.13 All league games must be played as league games. If a game is played, the league status of the game cannot be changed by either team.
8.14 If a team breaks a rule, such as fails to turn up for the start time or fails to provide an umpire for the start time, the game CANNOT be
played. The game will be awarded to the team correctly presented.
8.15 If either team refuses to play, the Captain of both teams should notify the Division Secretary giving their reasons and quoting the
appropriate rule. This should be done by writing on the back of the team sheet.
8.16 The Division Secretary will inform the Management Committee and the Management Committee will decide the appropriate action to be
taken at the next meeting. The League Administrator will inform the Clubs of the decision and if necessary, notify the Results Co-ordinator.