Club news

Re-arranged fixtures (from 2nd Feb) – updates


updated 12th Feb. Men Plymouth Marjon v SOHC – Sun 24th Feb, 1300 Chard B v SOHC B – Sun 17th Feb, 1400. Ladies SOHC v Newton Abbot – Sat 6th April, 1230 at Ottery. Winscombe 4 v SOHC 2 – Sat 16th Feb, 1200; SOHC 3 v Torbay 2 – Sat 6th April, 1100

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£1000 for SOHC from The Keith Owen Fund


Nick Keast presents a cheque for £1000 on behalf of The Keith Owen Fund to Karen Dutton, SOHC Club Secretary, with Amy Davies sporting her new goalkeeping kit which was purchased with the money.

Weather disruption Sat/Sun 2/3 Feb


Updated: 1010 Sun 3rd Feb. CANCELLED: Chard B v SOHC B (1230 Holyrood Sch) CANCELLED: Winscombe 4 v SOHC 2 (Sidcot Sch) CANCELLED: Okehampton 3 v SOHC 4 (1530 Okehampton) CANCELLED: SOHC 3 v Torbay 2 (1230 Ottery) CANCELLED: Plymouth Marjon B v SOHC (1530 Plymouth) CANCELLED: SOHC  v  Newton Abbot (1400 Ottery) CANCELLED: Sunday

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Devon Trophy (Men) quarter-final, 5th Jan 2019


In a quarter-final tie of the Men’s Devon Trophy, our 1sts will be away to Plymouth Marjon 3rds. When? Sat 5th January 2019 Start time? 1500 Where? University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth Supporters welcome!  

Ladies 1sts through to Devon Trophy quarter-final


  CONGRATULATIONS to our Ladies 1sts who triumphed over Plymouth Marjon 3rds in a close-fought Devon Trophy (Round 2) tie on Sat 15th Dec, with the score 5-4 at the final whistle. They came back from a 0-3 deficit to finish strongly and earn their place in the quater-final; this will be a home tie

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Ladies’ Devon Trophy 2nd Round (15th Dec)


Our Ladies 1st team will host Plymouth Marjon 3rds in Round 2 of the Devon Trophy. When? Sat 15th Dec – 1215 start. Where? Sidmouth Astro. Please come along and lend your vociferous support for our ladies on the day – it may well  be worth an extra player on the pitch, and success!  

Senior training & Junior Academy (Christmas break)


Men’s and Ladies’ Training The last dates for senior training evenings this year are: Men: Tuesday 4th Dec Ladies: Wednesday 5th Dec Senior training will resume in the new year as follows: Men: Tue 8th Jan Ladies: Wed 9th Jan Junior Academy & Rusty Hockey Last date:  Sun 9th Dec (Ottery) Resumes: Sun 6th Jan

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Gus McVey – Head Coach of Zimbabwe Women’s Hockey Team


As some of our readers will already be aware, Gus McVey (SOHC member and occasional umpire)  has been appointed Head Coach of the Zimbabwean Women’s National Hockey Team, a position which he will hold until at least the end of December, with a possible extension (depending on results) well into 2019. This is a big

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Withdrawal of Men’s 5ths from the League


Sadly, the decision has been made to withdraw our Men’s 5ths fron South East 3 division of the League, and the League Sec has been duly notified. This decision has not been taken lightly; after discussion amongst members of the Exec Committee and the captains of the men’s teams, the overwhelming feeling was that we

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Sat 6th Oct – Men’s 5th’s league game cancelled


Once again, we have had to cancel a league fixture (our 5ths away to Bridgwater 5ths on Sat 6th Oct) due to lack of players. This game will probably be a 0-5 forfeit, depending on what the League decide. Consideration is now being given to withdrawing the 5ths (SOHC D) from the League.    

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Sat 29th Sep – Men’s 5th’s league fixture cancelled


The Men’s 5th’s league fixture (South East 3) away to Taunton Vale 6ths on Sat 29th Sep has been cancelled; unfortunately there are not enough available players to make up a viable team. Taunton Vale HC and the League Sec, Peter Sim, have been notified. This fixture is to be rearranged (provisionally 16:30 on Sat

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National Premier League Fixtures at Exeter Uni (2018-19)


OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES IN EXETER!   I am writing to you on behalf of Exeter University Hockey Club. Last season our 1st XI had a particularly successful season which saw them promoted into the National Premier League, the highest league in the country. We would like to reach out to local hockey

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Level 1 Umpiring Course (Exeter Uni, Sunday 11th Nov)


The next Exeter-based umpiring course has been announced. where: University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter when: SUNDAY 11TH NOV 2018. duration: from 9am to 4:40pm. deadline for (online) registration:   31st Oct 2018.   Most certainly the Club does have a need for more umpires at the moment and Mike Dutton is aiming to

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Men’s training reverts back to 1930-2130


Now that the full floodlights at Ottery Leisure Centre (astropitch) seem to have been restored*, the Men’s Tuesday evening training sessions are reverting back to the normal time slot of 7.30 to 9.30pm, with effect from 18th Sep. *there were so many problems with the process of installing new lights that it was decided to

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Devon Trophy 2018-19 – the draw (revised)


The draw for the Men’s and Ladies’ Devon Trophy (revised on 19 Sep) has come up with the following ties: Ladies (Round 1); our 1sts to host Plymouth Marjon 3, the tie to be played by 31 Dec 2018. Men (Round 1): our 1sts have a bye. Men (Quater-final): 1sts will be away to Plymouth

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New Car Parking arrangements at Ottery


Please note that alterations to the Car Parking arrangements at Ottery Leisure Centre are under way;  please check this  MAP. For most of our Club’s comings and goings the NEW ENTRANCE is a little further down the road  on the left (passing the original entrance on the left); the normal EXIT is now where the

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Club Days (Seniors & Juniors)


A reminder that we have the following imminent Club events: Seniors’ Club Day on Saturday 1st September at Sidmouth, 1030-1230. Juniors’ Club Day on Sunday 2nd September at Sidmouth, 1000-1200 (boys 1000-1100, girls 1100-1200)    

Pre-season friendly fixtures (men)


Pre-season fixtures for the men’s side are a “work in progress” but there are a number of games which have already been added to the Men’s Fixtures & Results page; these are reproduced below (some are TBC). Friendly Fixtures 2 Sep 2018 0900 Plymouth: Tournament (1sts) 8 Sep 2018 1230-1530 Ottery: intra-club games 15 Sep

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New Season (2018-19) nearly here!


Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club – Season start not far off!  Welcome back SOHC members – hope you have all had a relaxing, fun summer and are looking forward to another season of hockey. Some important dates for your diaries are listed below. We are running two Club Days again this season; everyone is welcome

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