Club news

Pre-tournament training sessions (28th & 29th Aug)

17/08/2018

Prior to the two weekend Plymouth tournaments (Ladies on Sat 1st Sep, Men on Sun 2nd Sep) there will be a couple of training sessions at Ottery Leisure Centre. Tuesday 28th Aug: Men’s 1sts & 2nds (by invitation) 7.30-9.00pm Wednesday 29th Aug: Ladies open session (TBC) 6.30-8pm      

Pre-season friendly fixtures (men)

14/08/2018

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!

11/08/2018

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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New Sponsor for Men’s League (2018-19)

08/07/2018

The West of England and South Wales Hockey League are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Verde Recreo, specialists in artificial sports surfaces. Bath-based Verde Recreo has been appointed the League’s flagship sponsor. As of 1st July 2018, the League will be renamed “The Verde Recreo Hockey League”. Verde Recreo has built a

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CLUB AGM on Monday 21st May 2018

29/04/2018

Win Free Women’s World Cup Tickets! (oh, and attend SOHC AGM) So, ladies and gentlemen, following our experience last season where we barely scraped enough people to have an AGM, we are resorting to out and out bribery to try and get enough folk to come along to the meeting. The meeting is on Monday 21st May 2018, Kingswood &

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2017-18 Club Award Winners

27/03/2018

The Club Awards were presented at our annual post-season gathering; the event at The Blue Ball Inn, Sidmouth was very well attended. The list of main Awards, including individual teams’ “Player of the Year” selections can be be found on the Awards page. Congratulations to all our winners!    

Men’s 5ths Win SE Div 3!

26/03/2018

After an unbeaten season on the pitch, Docker’s 5th XI were crowned league champions following their final league game of the season vs Isca! The background to the game is key to understand the significance of situation that unfurled in Cullompton on Saturday. In January, with the league title within grasp and the team 11

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18th March – Junior Academy, Rustys & Walking Hockey Cancelled

17/03/2018

Please note that, due to expected adverse weather conditions, Junior Academy, Rustys and Walking Hockeys sessions on Sunday 18th March at Ottery have been cancelled. For the time being, the pitch booking from 1200 to 1400 at Ottery has been retained for the rearranged Ladies’ 1sts fixture vs Teign 2nds, awaiting a decision later today

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Rearranged League Fixtures (3rd March postponements)

11/03/2018

The league fixtures postponed during “the big freeze” (3rd March) have been rearranged; as it may take a while for all of these to appear on the Men’s and Ladies’ League websites, here they are: Ladies 25th March, 1200 Ottery – SOHC 4 v Okehampton 3 28th March, 1900 St Peter’s – Exe 5 v

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End of Season Awards Night – 24th March

09/03/2018

SOHC End of Season Awards Night The End of Season Awards Night this year will be held at the Blue Ball in Sidmouth on Saturday 24th March 2018, from 7pm. Limited spaces are available, so reserve them ASAP to avoid missing out. To reserve your tickets you can email me at kate.j.dean@gmail.com, text/ring me on

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JUNIOR ACADEMY, Rustys & Walking Hockey CANCELLED (Sun 4th Mar)

02/03/2018

It is unlikely that things will improve sufficiently at Ottery by Sunday (4th) to be able  to safely run the Junior Academy, Rustys & Walking Hockey, even if most of the snow thaws by then. The 1000 to 1200 session is therefore cancelled.

Men’s 1sts Win League

25/02/2018

Congratulations to the Men’s 1sts XI who have won their league, Southern 2, with three games to spare.  Their achievement was confirmed yesterday following their 3-1 away win at second place Plymouth Uni A. Manners, Tom Vanstone and Jack Ellison were the scorers. Outstanding!!

2017-18 Club Awards Night (Sat 24th March)

20/02/2018

GRAMMIES! BAFTAS!! OSCARS!!! – forget all that stuff. Our all important Club Awards evening is set for Sat 24th March 2018, to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Sidmouth. The price will be £15 a head. More details to follow nearer the time.

Level 1 Umpiring Course (18th March @ Exeter Uni)

08/02/2018

The next Level 1 Umpiring Course in the Exeter area will be on Sunday 18th March 2018 at Exeter Uni; this will be an all day event from 0900 to 1640. Deadline for application is 7th March. Anyone interested can either: contact Mike Dutton for info on the process of online registration (via the England

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Walking Hockey Resumes at a New Time!

13/01/2018

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to get more active? You might have a relative, friend or neighbour who could come along with you. Do you think you are too old to play a sport? Have reduced mobility? Looking to meet new friends? Just want to try a new sport? Does the hockey you’ve

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EH Sessional Coach Award Course in EXETER – 13/14 February 2018

01/01/2018

An England Hockey Sessional Coach Award Course has been organised in Exeter in February half term week. Please click on the link for details about the course content and pre/post-course requirements.   The minimum age to attend the course is 18 years of age and the cost is £240 (Coach Membership Scheme members), £299 (non

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Merry Christmas & Happy Hockey New Year!

25/12/2017

With the first half of the season done, this is an opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hockey New Year! At this time of year, it is also worth recognising the significant help we receive from volunteers and the hours of work they put into make hockey happen (there

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