Club news

Pre-season training – diary dates


DIARY DATES  Pre-season training is upon us as we set our sights on the coming season.  Ahead of Club Day on 7th Sep, pre-season training is aimed at current members and any players interested in joining the Club, as follows: Men – 1st and 2nd XI players from last season, any players who played 3rd/4ths last

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Rule changes 2019-20 (update)


England Hockey statement on Rule changes. In July 2019 England Hockey published their decision on which of the FIH’s 2019 Rules would be implemented in England & Wales for the domestic 2019-20 season. All the FIH’s changes except for one will be introduced (more about those will be posted on this website in early August).

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Pre-season Friendly Fixtures (Sep 2019)


SOHC pre-season Friendly Fixtures (September 2019) some details are yet to be confirmed; please check this Post later for updates. Ladies Sun 8th Sep: 1000 Okehampton: SOHC 3s/4s – Okey Centenary Tournament Sat 14th Sep: 1100 Ottery: SOHC 4 v Dawlish Sat 14th Sep: 1030 Sidmouth: SOHC v Teign 2 Sat 14th Sep: 1200 Sidmouth:

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2019 Eurohockey Championships (TV & online)


Selected matches at the 2019 Eurohockey Championships (Men and Women) based in Belgium and starting on Friday 16th September  will be viewable online or with “connected TV”. England Men open their campaign against Wales (1015 Saturday 17th) with the England Women’s first match against Ireland  (1015 Sunday 18th). Full details of the Pools and Fixtures

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Umpiring Course (Exeter Uni) on Sun 10th Nov 2019


A Level 1 Umpiring Course based at Exeter Uni is scheduled for Sunday 10th Nov 2019. The Club is always looking to refresh it’s pool of umpires so, if you reckon you have what it takes to get into umpiring and progress further down that route, please consider helping your Club in this way. The

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“Club Days” to usher in the New Season


Our Club Days to open the 2019-20 season will be as follows: SENIORS:  Saturday 7th Sep @ Ottery, 1100 to 1300 JUNIORS: Sunday 8th Sep @ Sidmouth, 1000 to 1200 (Boys: 1000-1100. Girls: 1100-1200) Everyone is welcome on either day whether you’re a player or parent: you are all welcome to dust off your stick bags

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Latest on Rule changes 2019-20


England Hockey have just published their decision on which of the FIH’s 2019 Rules would be implemented in England & Wales for the domestic 2019-20 season. All the FIH’s changes except for one will be introduced (more about those will be posted on this website in early August). The only change that will not come

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2019-20 League Fixtures (Ladies)


The 2019-20 Fixtures in the Women’s League are now available at: Sat 28th Sep is the opening day of the League season for all four of our ladies’ teams; the 1st XI and 2nd XI are in Sedgemoor 1 Division while the 3rd XI and 4th XI are in Sedgemoor 2. Note that the fixtures

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2019-20 League Fixtures (Men)


The 2019-20 Fixtures in the Men’s Verde Recreo League are now available at: The 3rds and 4ths will open their season in South East 2 Division on Sat 21st Sept 2019 (playing each other!). The 1sts (Conference South) and the 2nds (South East 1) will start their campaigns the following weekend, Sat 28th Sept

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Club AGM (rearranged) – Mon 1st July 2019


Disappointingly, our scheduled AGM gathering on Monday 13th May could not go ahead as planned since we were well short of the necessary minimum of 20 Club Members for the meeting. Apologies to the 15 or so who did manage to come along for what turned out to be a bit of a waste of

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Club AGM (13th May)


The Club’s AGM will be on Monday 13th May at The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth, 7.00 for 7.30pm start. Please make every to attend the Meeting – this is the main forum for Members to express their wishes as to how the Club is run going forward.

Annual Club Awards (2018-19)


The Club’s Awards Evening (Sat 6th April) was very well attended this year; thanks to everyone who came along, and special thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the event. The full list of 2018-19 Award Winnners is now available (click on the link). Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations to Men’s 1sts & Ladies’ 2nds


   Our Congratulations to the Men’s 1st XI and Ladies 2nd XI on gaining promotion from Southern 1  and Sedgemoor 2 respectively. Both teams went on to be named as joint winners of SOHC’s Team of the Year Award. The Men’s final game against fellow title contenders Taunton Vale 2nds was a close afair (SOHC

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Winding down the Season (useful dates)


As we approach the close of the 2018-19 season, here are a few useful dates for the diary: Tue 19th March – final training evening (men) Sat 23rd March – final Saturday of League games for the men Wed 27th March – final training evening (ladies) Sun 31st March – final Junior Academy & Rustys

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Congratulations to Umpire Rob Cann


We must congratulate one of our affiliated umpires Rob Cann on his recent Level 3 Umpire Award! A small number of umpires each year complete the Level 3 Umpire Award and become members of the National Programme Umpiring Association (NPUA). Working closely with England Hockey, the NPUA is responsible for the development of umpires operating

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Volunteers required – could this be you?


We are currently having a drive to recruit volunteers to give a small amount of their time to support the Club – for junior and senior related activities. You might wish to do this because you are a club member and you have not yet stepped forward or, you are a parent whose children are

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SOHC Awards Evening – Sat 6th April


DATE FOR THE DIARY (6th April 2019) The Club’s Annual Awards Evening: when? Saturday 6th April, 7pm for 7.30 start where? Sidmouth Sailing Club ticket price? (including food* & raffle ticket)  £15.00 Dress code? Smart Bar? Yes (bring pocket money) Disco? Courtesy of Simon Brodie Please contact Katie Dean or Sturdy if you are planning

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


updated 28th 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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