Gender equality? One of these indoor trophies is for women and the other for men, guess which is which?

These are the two trophies that are given to the 2018 Indoor Champions of the Swiss Indoor Hockey League. Female players were upset over the past weekend (when the finals were played), when they realised the size and quality difference between one trophy and the other.

The women’s trophy is clearly smaller than the men’s, is there any particular reason on why this is like it is? The Swiss Hockey Federation surprisingly give away these cups to the winning teams. The women’s trophy looks like a 2nd place award compared to the men’s:

Hopefully hockey we will keep on moving forward to gender equality, which is actually what the FIH has tried to do in the past years. Hopefully Switzerland will get on board with this movement as well…

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: