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 West Hockey League with four men’s teams and four ladies’ teams. We have created the respective 4th teams as “Development” teams to provide a “bridge” or our youngest talent to cross-over from our Junior Academy to play senior league hockey. We also offer opportunities to play mixed and veterans’ hockey. Our Rusty Hockey sessions are for those looking to take up our sport or to return to hockey after a lay-off.
We use the excellent facilities Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary Leisure Centres to train and play.
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.