Club news

Introduction to Umpiring (Online Courses)


For youngsters wanting to learn more about the umpiring side of hockey.  England Hockey currently offers plenty of Online Umpiring Courses, including  a few Introduction to Umpiring Courses, ideal as a relatively informal entry-level introduction for juniors, and costing just £10. Attendees must be at least 12 years old and can dowload an England Hockey Certificate

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National lockdown restrictions – from 5th Jan.


With the new lockdown in place as from 5th Jan, all hockey activities are on hold until further notice. We await further information on when things may resume. Until then, stay safe!

New Year restart


NEW YEAR RESTART – Latest Information Welcome back! We hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas and New Year. As we look to resume hockey, we find ourselves in Tier 3 which means we can still train and play locally (in Devon). With that in mind this is the current plan. Senior Teams – Men and Ladies.

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Return to Play After Lockdown II


The government have released the latest guidance relating to grassroots sport within the Tier system. England Hockey has deciphered this information and published it here. Read it carefully to see how it impacts training, league and junior hockey. You will note it includes significant differences re. sharing transport to hockey events.

Latest Govt announcement & Hockey


LATEST GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT & HOCKEY As a result of the Government’s second lockdown announcement and with confirmation from England Hockey, we have to cancel all Club hockey activities from, and including, Sat 7th Nov 2020. This applies to our Junior Academy, senior training and Rustys, junior tournaments and senior fixtures. Senior training will go ahead

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EH Umpiring Courses (online) – your Club needs you!


Our Club needs a few new umpires, and that could be you!! We also need another EH-accredited Umpire Developer (courses also available online for £10 only) to add to the one we already have, Mike Dutton. Suggest that we need a club umpire who has  had at least 3 years umpiring under his/her belt. England

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Contact-less Match Fees!


We’re sure that members will understand that, with immediate effect, the Club cannot accept cash payments due to the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Captains will only therefore accept match fees from their players via contactless payment using a debit or credit card. This will add a small amount to to the payment: approx. 17p for

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England Hockey go to Step 5 (from 26th Sep)


Latest from England Hockey (moving to Step 5). The statement, issued on Wed 23rd Sep, reads : “In light of the announcements from government on Tuesday evening, England Hockey can confirm that outdoor hockey can continue as planned for the foreseeable future, meaning that outdoor hockey will go to Step 5 from this weekend (Sat

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Thunderbirds are GO!


THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Right, people! We have been working very hard to get to a state of hockey readiness. We now meet all the EH guidance and Sports Centre requirements (as far as we know!), so now we can play! Things will be a bit different as there are a number of conditions and behaviours

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Start-up dates for Tuesday & Wednesday training evenings


TRAINING EVENINGS SET TO GET GOING! We’ve had recent confirmation the we have the Ottery Pitch next week as follows: Tue 8th Sep: 1930-2130 – full pitch (Men)   Wed 9th Sep: 1830-2030 – two thirds pitch (Ladies). Note that this period will be split 1830-1925 and 1935-2030 (two separate 55 min sessions for 3rds/4ths and

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Covid-19: Buy a Club Shirt !


To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, we are strongly encouraging all members playing senior league hockey to buy their own playing shirt (£20) for the start of the 2020-2021 season. SilverFx. FREE POSTAGE until 31st Aug 2020 use CODE – SUMMER20 BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 8-10 WEEKS LEAD-IN TIME – SO DON’T

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Spend & Raise ££ for the Club!


Thank you to everyone for raising donations for Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club with the Club Shop Club Shop and #easyfundraising! If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s easy and completely FREE. 4,300 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping – at no extra cost to

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Hockey can start again!


Great news!! England Hockey have just announced (7th Aug) that, with the right steps, competitive hockey activity can resume – training & matches, outdoor & indoor!! More details. The Club can now prepare for a return to hockey and will be working hard to get things going. This will include working closely with Ottery and Sidmouth

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Teams (Juniors)


Age 10 upwards. Thanks to the fantastic support from our parent volunteers, we now have U10s, U12s, U14s for Girls and are seeking to establish Boys’ teams in the same age groups. The teams enter local and/or national competitions.

Junior Academy Sessions 2020-21


We meet at Ottery or Sidmouth Leisure Centres, the venue changing at each half term and over the mid-season break:  Sundays, 1000-1100hrs for Boys and 1100-1200hrs for Girls. After the Christmas break, we resume at Sidmouth, date to be advised (original start-up date postponed). Please watch this space for updates.

Recruitment (Juniors)


Newcomers always welcome! We are looking ahead to the new season to grow our successful Junior Academy for all ages U10-U16s. We will share our start date as soon as is possible – watch this space!

We are Recruiting New Players


We are an ambitious and forward-looking Club.  We are recruiting new players to strengthen our men’s and ladies’ squads. This includes juniors wishing to play league hockey or to join our Junior Academy (U10-U16s). Please Contact us for more info. Don’t delay – do it today!

Fixtures 2020-21 (Senior teams)


The Verde Recreo Men’s League and the West Women’s Hockey League have published their fixtures for all divisions. The league season is scheduled to start on 24 Oct 2020. This of course is subject to the Government giving England Hockey the thumbs-up for Step 5 of its “Return to Hockey” Plan. We are working with

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