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SOHC Halloween Party (28th Oct)

11/10/2017

Saturday 28th October 2017 at Sidmouth Clubhouse 7:00pm til late. SOHC’s Halloween 2017 party, with club teams entering for games & fun for all the family. Games and prizes on offer including, of course, the best fancy dress award. Please come along and support your club and team mates. Raffle donations are needed:  please contact

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Specialist Goalkeeper training session (25th Oct)

11/10/2017

Goalkeeper training Wednesday 25th October 2017 at Ottery Sports Centre 6:30 -7:30pm. This will be a specialist session run by Simon Baker (simon.p.baker@hotmail.co.uk) and Paddy Maher, England Mens O70 GK (anne_paddy@tiscali.co.uk), for all goalkeepers men and ladies in the club. Please contact Simon or Paddy for more details or any questions. Please can all GKs

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Devon Trophy 1st Round fixtures

30/09/2017

Important new dates for the diary – 1st Round ties in the Devon Trophy (Men and Ladies) have been arranged as follows: Men – Sun 22nd Oct 1200 @ Torquay Gr School: Torbay vs SOHC Ladies – Sat 28th Oct 11:00 @ St Peter’s, Exeter: Exe 4 vs SOHC Supporters welcome!      

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New Team Captains

22/09/2017

Jenny Stogdon (Ladies’ 4ths) and Greg Seward (Men’s 3rds) have kindly volunteered to fill the vacant captains’ roles for the coming  season. Thanks to them!

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Get a Wiggle On!

17/09/2017

Walking Hockey started at Sidmouth Leisure Centre in glorious sunshine today. After confirming some basic skills to get started and the realisation that walking really did mean just that, the group settled into playing. The organiser, Jack Ellison, who recently represented England at the European Youth Leadership Festival in Amsterdam and gave a presentation on the

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Umpiring Course at Exeter Uni – 5th Nov 2017

15/09/2017

As a large Club running 9 league teams, we are always seeking new umpires, especially from our stock of more “senior” players or those contemplating giving up playing hockey, for whatever reason. There is an upcoming Level 1 Umpiring Course to be held at the University of Exeter Sport Park on Sunday 5th Nov 2017;

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SOHC gain DHUA “A” Club status!

12/09/2017

We have recently managed to gain promotion from “B” to (elite) “A” club status with the Devon Hockey Umpiring Association (DHUA). This is thanks largely to the number of neutral umpiring appointments that some of our umpires undertook during the period July 2016 to June 2017 (a total of about 20 appointments from Tom, Maggie,

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First Game on new Pitch

10/09/2017

Sat 9th Sep: Our 1st team captain, Katie Dean, and the visiting White Eagles Ladies’ captain before the start of the first 11-a-side game to be played on the new Ottery pitch.

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Walking Hockey is Coming!

10/09/2017

It’s only a few days until we start Walking Hockey – Sun 17th Sep – at Sidmouth. If you know someone, a friend, relative or neighbour who might be interested, please do let them know. Ask them to Contact us to register their name and details. Find out more.

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Updated Junior Calendar Available

09/09/2017

An updated calendar gives all dates for all Club Academy sessions (and venues), tournaments and other junior events for download. It will be updated and published here as the season unfolds. Regular Academy sessions – Sun 10th Sep, Boys’ – 1000-1100hrs and Girls’ – 1100-1200hrs.

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Rule changes 2017 – a summary

06/09/2017

Please click on the link below to see a summary of the (minor) changes in the 2017 Rules of Hockey. Rule changes 2017 summary (pdf) Or, if you’re really keen and have a couple of hours to spare, try the link to the full Rules of Hockey 2017

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Giselle Ansley opens new Ottery Astro!

02/09/2017

On a lovely sunny September day, the Club was delighted to have Giselle Ansley open the new Ottery Astro as part of out #Hockeyfest ClubDay. It was great to see so many people there, whether to play or just to have a natter on the side. Thanks to all who put the event together and

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New Junior Age Group Teams

31/08/2017

Following the success of our Academy’s teams last season, we will start U10s, U16s and U18s teams for both Boys and Girls this season. This represents a significant milestone for the Club and realises an ambition we have held since we formed back in 2012 to give all our juniors the opportunity to play in their

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Launch of Walking Hockey!

25/08/2017

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 seen on TV look too fast for you but you still have the urge to play? If you answered YES to any of the above

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Happy Anniversary!

22/08/2017

Today (22nd Aug) is the first anniversary of the launch of our new website – we launched the day after Team GB women’s hockey gold medal in Rio. The website boasts close to 26,000 views during the year!    

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HWC 2018 Public Ballot Opens This Week

15/08/2017

The Public Ballot for the Hockey Women’s World Cup opens 19 August 2017. You must pre-register here if you want to apply for tickets. The event runs 21 Jul-05 Aug 2018. It is anticipated that there will be heavy demand for tickets. Don’t miss out.  

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Giselle Ansley to Open Ottery AWP!

15/08/2017

It has been confirmed today that Olympic Gold medalist Giselle Ansley MBE will open the new Ottery Astro on Sat 2 Sep at 12pm! Giselle will then attend Senior Club Day which will follow until 2pm.     Our HockeyFest weekend continues with Junior Club Day on Sun 3rd Sep, 10-12pm at Sidmouth.  Do come along to

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2017-18 League fixtures

27/07/2017

The full League fixtures (Men’s and Ladies’) for the upcoming 2017-18 season now appear on the respective Fixtures & Results pages of this website. The Men’s program starts up on 30th September while the Ladies are due to begin on 16th September (3rds and 4ths) and 23rd September (1sts and 2nds). Mike Dutton is in

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Ottery’s AWP is Ready for Use!

16/07/2017

The astro is finished and is available for the new season and for community hire now! This is what East Devon Council said about it. What’s New In short, the refurb has delivered the following improvements for hockey: a green Category 2 sand-dressed synthetic surface with a blue surround with new shock-pad beneath new drainage

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Congratulations to Maggie Heal

05/07/2017

Maggie has recently passed her assessment game to become fully qualified as a Level 1 umpire. She has persevered through several Mixed Summer League games (nothing easy there) benefitting from DHUA coaching and came successfully through the assessment game on 4th July. Well done Maggie!

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