Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club is an amalgamation of two well-respected East Devon clubs, Sidmouth Hockey Club and Ottery Crickets Hockey Club. Formally established on 6th September 2012, the new club is a key centre for hockey in the local community.
We have a strong presence in the GoCrea8 Hockey League with four men’s teams, and in the West Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League with four ladies’ teams. We also offer opportunities for mixed and veterans’ hockey as well as Rusty Hockey for those looking to return to the sport after a lay-off. Our social centre is Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis, Croquet & Hockey Club at The Fortfield in Sidmouth, with our home venues for matches shared between Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary Leisure Centres.
We have a thriving Junior Academy which operates at both our home venues. We continue to utilise the important links to primary and secondary schools in the East Devon area for the development of hockey, in particular The King’s School, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth Community College and Colyton Grammar School together with their feeder primary schools.
Heritage: Ottery Crickets Hockey Club formed in 1995 following the amalgamation of Otter Vale Hockey Club (founded 1978) and Exeter Crickets Hockey Club (founded 1962) while Sidmouth Hockey Club goes back to about 1911.