Club news

Ladies’ Devon Trophy Quarter-final (15th Dec)


Our Ladies 1st team will host Plymouth Marjon 3rds in a Quarter-final tie 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!

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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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Sat 29th Sep – Men’s 5th’s league fixture cancelled


The Men’s 5th’s league fixture (South East 3) away to Taunton Vale 6ths on Sat 29th Sep has been cancelled; unfortunately there are not enough available players to make up a viable team. Taunton Vale HC and the League Sec, Peter Sim, have been notified. This fixture is to be rearranged (provisionally 16:30 on Sat

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National Premier League Fixtures at Exeter Uni (2018-19)


OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES IN EXETER!   I am writing to you on behalf of Exeter University Hockey Club. Last season our 1st XI had a particularly successful season which saw them promoted into the National Premier League, the highest league in the country. We would like to reach out to local hockey

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Level 1 Umpiring Course (Exeter Uni, Sunday 11th Nov)


The next Exeter-based umpiring course has been announced. where: University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter when: SUNDAY 11TH NOV 2018. duration: from 9am to 4:40pm. deadline for (online) registration:   31st Oct 2018.   Most certainly the Club does have a need for more umpires at the moment and Mike Dutton is aiming to

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Men’s training reverts back to 1930-2130


Now that the full floodlights at Ottery Leisure Centre (astropitch) seem to have been restored*, the Men’s Tuesday evening training sessions are reverting back to the normal time slot of 7.30 to 9.30pm, with effect from 18th Sep. *there were so many problems with the process of installing new lights that it was decided to

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Devon Trophy 2018-19 – the draw (revised)


The draw for the Men’s and Ladies’ Devon Trophy (revised on 19 Sep) has come up with the following ties: Ladies (Round 1); our 1sts to host Plymouth Marjon 3, the tie to be played by 31 Dec 2018. Men (Round 1): our 1sts have a bye. Men (Quater-final): 1sts will be away to Plymouth

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New Car Parking arrangements at Ottery


Please note that alterations to the Car Parking arrangements at Ottery Leisure Centre are under way;  please check this  MAP. For most of our Club’s comings and goings the NEW ENTRANCE is a little further down the road  on the left (passing the original entrance on the left); the normal EXIT is now where the

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Club Days (Seniors & Juniors)


A reminder that we have the following imminent Club events: Seniors’ Club Day on Saturday 1st September at Sidmouth, 1030-1230. Juniors’ Club Day on Sunday 2nd September at Sidmouth, 1000-1200 (boys 1000-1100, girls 1100-1200)    

Pre-season friendly fixtures (men)


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!


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)


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


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


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!


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


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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