Club news

Club AGM – Mon 16th May 2022 via Zoom


Our 2022 Club AGM takes place on Mon 16th May @1930hrs via Zoom.  All members will receive a personal invitation.  See you there for our most important meeting of the year.

New Club Development Officer


Many thanks to Bruno Lecompte who has kindly stepped forward to be our Club Development Officer. This leaves just one vacancy for a Club Fundraiser – a key position that helps us to keep the Club going and make hockey affordable for all.  Volunteers would be most welcome.



CLUB AWARDS – SEASON 2021/22 Congratulations to everyone named below! Most Improved: Men: Joe Montgomery Special mention: Ed Allen Ladies: Rosie Miller Special mention: Katie Jackson, for goal keeping exploits Young Player (U18 playing senior hockey): Men: Will Harris Special mentions: Noah Thomas; Glen Turney; Matt Jeacock Ladies: Holly Dunning Special Mention: Abbie Wilson Clubman:

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End of Season Club Awards evening.


The End of Season is finally upon us! So get your glad rags on and join us at: Sidmouth Golf Club on Saturday 2nd April from 7 pm (food, speeches and awards). Entry is £15pp which you can pay via BACs or via Pitchero. Numbers need to be confirmed no later than Monday 28th March,

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End of Season arrangements 2022


END OF SEASON ARRANGEMENTS (March/April 2022) are as follows. League Fixtures: Men 1 & Men 2 – last scheduled games on Sat 2nd Apr 2022. Men 3 & Men 4 – last scheduled games on Sat 19th Mar 2022. Ladies 1,2, 3 & 4 – last scheduled games on sat 19th Mar 2022. (Ladies 1

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Face Masks & Player Safety


Face Masks & Player Safety As a Clubmark accredited club we follow England Hockey’s policies, procedures and guidelines. This includes England Hockey’s Safety Guidance which “strongly recommends wearing shin, ankle and mouth protection whilst playing hockey” and the same for face masks at penalty corners (also known as short corners). The Club makes safety a

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Resumption of the Season in the New Year


Our regular hockey activities will resume after the Christmas & New Year break as follows: Men’s training: from Tuesday 4th January (1930-2130 at Ottery) Ladies’ training: from Wednesday 5th January (1930-2130 at Ottery) Saturday games: friendlies on 8th January (at Ottery & Sidmouth) and league fixtures from 15th January (at Ottery & Sidmouth) Sunday Junior

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Ladies win through to Devon Cup semi-final!


By winning a close quarter-final tie against Devonport Services on 4th December, our Ladies’ have earned themselves a place in the semi-finals of the Devon Cup If they make it to the Final, that’ll be on 7th May 2022 (a neutral venue, either in Exeter or in Plymouth).

Ladies’ Training 24th Nov & 1st Dec


The format for Wednesday Ladies’ Training evenings at Ottery on 24th November & 1st December will be: 3rds & 4ths: 7:30 to 8:30 pm 1sts & 2nds: 8:30 to 9:30 pm  

SOHC Festive Quiz (4th Dec)


Join us for a festive quiz on Saturday 4th December at Sidmouth Cricket Club from 7 pm.All members, friends & family are welcome, so start swatting up and getting your teams together! There will be a raffle as well as prizes for the quiz winners and an additional prize for the ugliest Christmas jumper!We will

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October 2021 half-term break (arrangements)


We continue with our regular Tuesday/Wednesday training evenings (1930-2130). After the session at Sidmouth on 17th October, our Sunday Junior Academy& Rustys will start up again at Ottery on Sunday 7th November. Saturday 23rd Oct is a blank day as far as scheduled League Fixtures are concerned, except for any rearranged fixtures that might need

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SOHC U18 Girls triumph over Plymouth Marjon!


Congratulations to our Girls U18 squad, including Coach Paul Newman, who came out on top in their EH U18 away game against Plymouth Marjon on Sunday 26th Sep. After going 2-0 down, they staged a great come-back to shade it 3-2 at the final whistle. Well done to all concerned – they will now look

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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) –  resuming on 4th Jan 2022 Ladies’ sessions are on Wednesdays (1930-2130) – resuming on 5th Jan 2022 New dates for the 2022-23 season will be announced in late-July 2022. All sessions are coached by

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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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