WELCOME

We are a friendly, sociable and yet ambitious hockey club located close to Exeter, with great facilities. New players, umpires and other volunteers are more than welcome. Why not join us!!

Whether you are an experienced player looking for competitive hockey or someone seeking more recreational hockey we have a team to suit you. We have four Men's teams and four Women's teams in the West Hockey League and we offer opportunities for mixed hockey as well as recreational Rusty Hockey.

We boast a thriving Junior Academy with boys' and girls' teams, U-10 upwards. We welcome all young players to join us to train and to go on to play competitive hockey.

We make good use of the excellent astro-turf pitch and lights at Ottery St Mary Leisure Centre and the excellent facilities at Sidmouth Leisure Centre.

Why not come along and see what you can be part of?  Contact us.

Useful information & Quicklinks for the New Season

Regular weekly training: at Ottery on Tuesdays (Men) and Wednesdays (Ladies) during the regular season (7:30-9:30pm). Start-up dates in the New Year: Tue 9th Jan (Men) & Wed 10th Jan (Ladies).

Junior Academy & Rustys' Hockey: Sundays 10am to 12 noon alternating between Ottery or Sidmouth during the regular season. We re-start in the New Year in Sidmouth on Sun 7th Jan. Boys @ 10am | Girls @1100am.  We have entered our teams for tournaments through the season.

Here are the details for the coming league season for all our teams:

West Hockey League Fixtures 2023/24 (downloads spreadsheet, with links to all Divisions).

For League Fixtures/Results/Tables: West Adult Leagues Competitions

It is a league requirement for all players and umpires to register on the Game Management System (GMS):  GMS REGISTRATION of Players & Umpires (Adult)

Rules of the game in case you need reminding:

The FIH Rules of Hockey 2022

Adult Hockey League Regulations 2022/23  To be updated for the 2023/24 season.

West Hockey Conduct Guidelines - http://sidmouthandotteryhc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/West-Hockey-Conduct-Guidelines-Jan-2023.pdf

Advice to Visiting Teams & Umpires.

Seniors' News

Player Safety

We have updated and shared our guidance on face masks & player safety with all members and the parents of junior members. Please take a moment to read this important guidance which can be found here.

Recruiting talent

We are building and strengthening our squads and now is a great time to join us. Whether you are returning to play or are interested in progressing your playing career, we can help you!

Buy a Club shirt

New-style senior playing shirts are now available courtesy of Honiton Sports. The image here shows the ladies' version. Club shirts - Men's and Ladies'.

Team Placements & Fixtures 2023/24

go to West Hockey League Fixtures 2023/24

Senior Teams' Regular Training (Ottery)

Men: Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm. Ladies: Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm.

Rustys

Rustys  All welcome. Sessions are 1000-1100 on Sundays during the regular season, alternating between Ottery and Sidmouth (in unison with Junior Academy Sundays).

Bring on the nostalgia

Have a look at some of our Archive Team Photos harping back to Sidmouth HC, Otter Vale HC & Ottery Crickets HC, circa 1980 onwards.

Juniors' News

Junior Academy

We train on Sundays, 10am to 12 noon, alternating between Ottery or Sidmouth during the regular season. For our final sessions of the 2023-2024 season and running up to the Easter school holidays we are at Ottery Leisure Centre from Sun 25th Feb, inclusive. Our age group teams regularly take part tournaments through the season. Sessions are led by our amazing new coach, John Shaw ex-GB and England, supported by our squad of coaches and assistants. Exciting times! Why not join us!!!!

Upcoming Hockey Camp - Sun 18th Feb 2024

Our next junior holiday camp on Sun 18th Feb 2024 PM - see Posts below for details and via Pitchero.  There are a couple of places still available. Don't delay!

Player Safety

We have updated and shared our guidance on face masks & player safety with all members and the parents of junior members. Please take a moment to read this important guidance which can be found here.

Club shirt

Club Junior Shirts are now available for local collection from our Club Shop at Honiton Sports. There are different collar styles for boys (round neck) and girls (V neck with collar). They are identical to the Club's men's and ladies' shirts, respectively - just a tad smaller! The shop holds a selection of junior and senior sizes and can order, as necessary. Choice of number is possible within a range approved by the Club.

Join us

Do you want to get active after being inside for so long during the lockdowns? Learn and develop new sporting skills as part of a team. Why not join us and have fun playing hockey?

We have boys' and girls' teams for all ages. Players are coached by our qualified and experienced coaches and coaching assistants.

You can find out when and where we play here, and more information about Junior Academy sessions is here.

Clubmark

We are really pleased to announce today that England Hockey has confirmed the renewal of our Clubmark accreditation through to 2026.  This means that the club is one of a select number of clubs who hold the highest standards for player safeguarding, leadership and management of the way we play the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fixtures/results

TeamH/AOppositionTimes/venue/result
13 FEB
MenLEAGUE
1sts
2nds
3rds
4ths dev
LadiesLEAGUE
1sts
rearranged
AIsca+Exeter Uni 52-1 LOSS
2nds
3rds
4ths
table 27for full info:
check PITCHERO

fixtures/results

Team/dateH/AOppositonTimes/venue/result
24 FEB
MenLeague
1stsHChard 12-3 LOSS
2ndsAShepton Mallet 23-0 LOSS
3rdsno game
4ths devHDevonport Svcs 30-0 DRAW
LadiesLeague
1stsAFrome 11-3 WIN
2ndsAWhite Eagles 12-4 WIN
3rdsHWhite Eagles 21-4 LOSS
4thsATaw Valley 113-1 LOSS
table 23for full info:
Check PITCHERO

 

 

 

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