Goalkeeper Rules

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  1. brissy_umpire

    brissy_umpire FHF Newbie

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    Have a few questions about rules around goalies after last weekend's matches

    Firstly, are goalies allowed to hit the ball with their stick?

    Also, are they permitted to play the ball outside the circle (with their stick) while lying on the ground inside the circle?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. sanabas

    sanabas FHF All Time Great

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    No & no.

    Our stick is like anyone else's, can't use the round side, can't hit the ball.

    And while we can play the ball while on the ground, that only applies when the ball itself is inside the circle.
     
  3. brissy_umpire

    brissy_umpire FHF Newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  4. AJF

    AJF FHF Legend

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    No hits are allowed in indoor, but a goalie can push the ball away using their stick same as any player. They can do this while on the ground inside the circle or while on their feet outside the circle but in their own half.

    All else as @sanabas has said.
     
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