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FIH Hockey Ball Standards

The Rules of the Hockey published by the FIH (www.fih.ch/inside-fih/our-official-documents/rules-of-hockey) establish requirements for the shape, mass, size, composition and colour of a hockey ball.  However, to ensure balls used in higher level Global and international matches provide the required levels of performance and consistency players expect, the FIH has developed additional requirements for balls intended for use on Global Elite / Global Hockey Turfs.  These are described in the FIH Hockey Ball Standards - Competition Balls for use on Global Category Hockey Turfs.  

FIH Hockey Ball Standard - 2019 (19-01-22).pdf (1989.2 KB)

Two categories of ball are described.

Global Category Balls provide the very best levels of performance and are considered suitable for all levels of hockey but are particularly intended for top level international and national competitions and training by elite level players.

National Elite Category Balls provide acceptable levels of performance and are considered suitable for all lower level international and national competitions and training.

The following balls are Approved by FIH for use on wet hockey turfs:

Global Approved Balls

Ball name  Manufacturer
Kookaburra Dimple Elite        Kookaburra Sport Pty Ltd.  

National Elite Approved Balls

Ball name  Manufacturer
Chingford Gold Anwar Khawaja Composites
Kookaburra Dimple Standard Kookaburra Sport Pty Ltd. 

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