Club news

Senior Training 2021-22


Senior teams’ training evenings are at Ottery Leisure Centre under lights on our excellent playing surface. Men’s sessions are on Tuesdays (1930-2130) –  starting 24th August 2021 Ladies’ sessions are on Wednesdays (1930-2130) – starting 25th August 2021 All sessions are coached by experienced Level 2 coaches.  

SOHC through to Final of Ladies’ Summer League


After their impressive 2-0 victory over Exeter School on Friday (23rd) our Ladies have made it through to the Final! The Final is scheduled for Thursday 29th July, 7pm at the University of Exeter – opponents wil be Exe HC. Good luck to them!  

WHL Fixtures for the 2021-22 season released


SOHC’s Fixtures (2021-22) have been published by the new West Hockey League. Clicking on the link will normally place the spreadsheet on your device so you will need to open the document, All WHL Fixtures are scheduled to start on Saturday 25th September. West Hockey League add that “The fixtures will shortly be loaded to

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2021 Ladies’ Summer League


Exe HC Ladies’ Summer League Exe HC have booked pitches at Exeter School and the sand base at the Uni as the other pitches in Exeter are not yet open. For Exeter School please enter via Victoria Park Road (at the cricket pavilion) not in the school. The code to open the gate will be

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Club Awards 2019-20


Dear Club Members, It may seem like ages ago now but we still have some unfinished business from last season (yes, that’s the 2019-20) to complete – our Awards Presentation. This was because we had to cancel our end of season celebration due to Lockdown I and a few aborted ideas of how to do

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Return to Hockey – Spring 2021


Following a meeting of the Executive Committee on 22nd March, subject to the Government adhering to their “road-map”, the Club is intent on following a Plan A on a Return to Hockey, and looking to extend activities well into May. As of 26th March. the dates for your diary are as follows: Senior Training (Men)

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Spring 2021 update – hockey action?


On the 4th Feb the Verde Recreo (Men’s) League was formally abandoned and, on 12th Feb, the Women’s League followed suit. When we are able to restart hockey activities after 29th March, there are some options to be considered as to how we make best use of the short window that is likely to be

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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 download 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 !


PLEASE NOTE: Our suppliers SIverFx have been put into insolvency. Please wait for an update while we check our options. To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, we are strongly encouraging all members playing senior league hockey to buy their own playing shirt. You can find out more info here.

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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