Club news

Club AGM – Mon 15th June (online)

11/05/2020

2020 CLUB AGM TO GO AHEAD ONLINE – Mon 15th June. Our world has changed, but we still need an AGM! With social distancing, staying at home and no gatherings we have had to think about how we hold our AGM this year. We have decided not to wait, but to try and finish last

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Final League Tables (Ladies) 2019-20

02/05/2020

Women’s League – Final League Tables 2019-20 The complete set of final Tables are now available on the League’s website at https://www.wcwhl.co.uk/public/handbook.php In summary, our Ladies’ teams finished up as follows: 1st XI (Sedgemoor 1) – placed TOP as CHAMPIONS with 100.00% of available points won – PROMOTED. 2nd XI (Sedgemoor 1) – placed 6th

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Final League Tables (Men) 2019-20

28/04/2020

Verde Recreo League – Final League Tables 2019-20 The complete set of massaged Tables are now available on the League’s website at www.wswhl.co.uk/public/handbook.php In summary, our own Men’s teams finished up as follows: 1st XI (Conference South) – placed 9th with 35.09% of available points won 2nd XI (South East 1) – placed 5th with

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2019-20 League Tables – Women’s League

16/04/2020

UPDATE (Women’s League) The WCWHL (Women’s League) have now made the decision to adopt the same method of settling final 2019-20 positions in the various Divisions of the League as the one applied by the Men’s (Verde Recreo) League – please refer to the previous News Post for full details.

2019-20 League Tables -promotion/relegation issues

03/04/2020

VERDE RECREO (Men’s) LEAGUE: sorting out Division Champions & Promotions/Relegations. As the decision has been made to draw a line under the 2019-20 Season (for both the Men’s & Women’s Leagues) it now falls to the respective League Committees to sort out the finalised Tables. Although no entirely “fair” method  of deciding on final placings

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2019-20 SEASON SUSPENDED (COVID-19 MEASURES)

16/03/2020

Training & Junior Academy/Rustys: Cancelled with effect from 16th March. League & Cup Matches: The 2019-20 Season is suspended with immediate effect. We await further advice from the Leagues on uncompleted fixtures. Awards Evening postponed (new date to be considered). There will be communications going out to captains, coaches etc and will be posted on

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Important advice on COVID-19

13/03/2020

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE In light of the guidance received from England Hockey and the latest Government advice, we have prepared the following statement reinforcing the key points, and we would ask you to read and act on. We will continue with hockey until advised otherwise by Government or our Men’s and Women’s

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2019-20 Awards evening – 3rd April

25/02/2020

Friday 3rd April 2020 is the date set for the end-of-season Club Awards evening.  The venue is Buckerell Lodge, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. Tickets NOW ON SALE! Please can I ask you all team captains to plug it to your teams as much as possible, as it would be great to get a good turn-out as

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Umpiring Course Sun 15th March – FREE ENTRY!

26/01/2020

CALLING ALL ASPIRING UMPIRES – YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU! DHUA are offering FREE places on the next Level 1 Umpiring Course at Exeter Uni on Sunday 15th March, without the necessity for formal registration & payment process via the England Hockey website. As a Club fielding 8 league teams I can nominate up to 4 candidates

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Raise ££ through our Club shop

26/11/2019

With Black Friday upon us and Christmas coming very quickly, don’t forget that you can raise money for the Club by simply clicking through the Club shop. Check it out – you could raise £££ for doing very little!!

New Club Welfare Officer

26/10/2019

Judy Micklethwait is the new Club Welfare Officer. Anyone needing to contact Judy can do so here. Thanks to Judy for volunteering.    

Intro to Coaching Course – 27 Oct

16/10/2019

Are you interested in coaching in the Club? There is a one day Introduction to Coaching course coming up in Plymouth, 27 Oct 2019. This course will enable you to support Club coaching sessions or lead a session under the supervision of a qualified Club coach. Details of the course and how to apply are

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Sessional Coach Course in Exeter

15/10/2019

Are you interested in coaching in the Club? There is a Sessional Coaching course coming up in Exeter over two days – 10 Nov & 1 Dec 2019. This course will allow you to coach and lead coaching sessions. Details of the course and how to apply are here. The Club will share the 50%

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Congratulations to Ladies’ 3s/4s

11/09/2019

Ladies’ 3s/4s win Okehampton Tournament (8th Sep 2019) Congratulations to our Ladies’ 3rds/4ths team (see squad photo below) who managed to win the Okehampton Centenary Tournament on Sunday 8th September. Well done to everyone concerned! First Trophy of the season.

Important: Sidmouth Leisure Centre parking spaces

11/09/2019

RESTRICTIONS TO PARKING AT SIDMOUTH LEISURE CENTRE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PROGRESS WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACES ADJACENT TO THE LEISURE CENTRE. THE ONLY ADVICE AVAILABLE FROM THE LEISURE CENTRE (as of 11th Sep) IS THAT WE MAKE USE OF ROADSIDE PARKING IN THE NEARBY RESIDENTIAL AREAS. Please

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Play for Devon? (over 40 or over 50 – Men)

07/09/2019

Vets Hockey: Sunday 15th Sep @ Taunton, 10:30am start. If you want to play O40s or O50s Men’s hockey for Devon and are available to got to Taunton on the above date, please get in contact with Ian Mackie as soon as possible.      

Rule changes 2019-20 (update)

16/08/2019

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)

16/08/2019

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

04/08/2019

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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Latest on Rule changes 2019-20

17/07/2019

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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