Club news

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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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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