Quick Release System – Mandatory from 1st January 2015
At the 2013 EGM, a decision was made to make a quick release mechanism for shoes mandatory on safety grounds (see pictures below). In order to provide clubs sufficient time to replace or retrofit their equipment, the implementation of this rule was deferred to 1st January 2015. Clubs are reminded that the quick release system is now required and are asked to ensure that their equipment is compliant. In many cases older shoes can be retrofitted with the use of a lace. The relevant rule is shown below for clarification.