Club news

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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Rearranged League Fixtures (3rd March postponements)


The league fixtures postponed during “the big freeze” (3rd March) have been rearranged; as it may take a while for all of these to appear on the Men’s and Ladies’ League websites, here they are: Ladies 25th March, 1200 Ottery – SOHC 4 v Okehampton 3 28th March, 1900 St Peter’s – Exe 5 v

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End of Season Awards Night – 24th March


SOHC End of Season Awards Night The End of Season Awards Night this year will be held at the Blue Ball in Sidmouth on Saturday 24th March 2018, from 7pm. Limited spaces are available, so reserve them ASAP to avoid missing out. To reserve your tickets you can email me at, text/ring me on

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JUNIOR ACADEMY, Rustys & Walking Hockey CANCELLED (Sun 4th Mar)


It is unlikely that things will improve sufficiently at Ottery by Sunday (4th) to be able  to safely run the Junior Academy, Rustys & Walking Hockey, even if most of the snow thaws by then. The 1000 to 1200 session is therefore cancelled.

Men’s 1sts Win League


Congratulations to the Men’s 1sts XI who have won their league, Southern 2, with three games to spare.  Their achievement was confirmed yesterday following their 3-1 away win at second place Plymouth Uni A. Manners, Tom Vanstone and Jack Ellison were the scorers. Outstanding!!

2017-18 Club Awards Night (Sat 24th March)


GRAMMIES! BAFTAS!! OSCARS!!! – forget all that stuff. Our all important Club Awards evening is set for Sat 24th March 2018, to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Sidmouth. The price will be £15 a head. More details to follow nearer the time.

Level 1 Umpiring Course (18th March @ Exeter Uni)


The next Level 1 Umpiring Course in the Exeter area will be on Sunday 18th March 2018 at Exeter Uni; this will be an all day event from 0900 to 1640. Deadline for application is 7th March. Anyone interested can either: contact Mike Dutton for info on the process of online registration (via the England

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Walking Hockey Resumes at a New Time!


Do you have a New Year’s resolution to get more active? You might have a relative, friend or neighbour who could come along with you. 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

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EH Sessional Coach Award Course in EXETER – 13/14 February 2018


An England Hockey Sessional Coach Award Course has been organised in Exeter in February half term week. Please click on the link for details about the course content and pre/post-course requirements.   The minimum age to attend the course is 18 years of age and the cost is £240 (Coach Membership Scheme members), £299 (non

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Merry Christmas & Happy Hockey New Year!


With the first half of the season done, this is an opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hockey New Year! At this time of year, it is also worth recognising the significant help we receive from volunteers and the hours of work they put into make hockey happen (there

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Ladies 1sts in Dramatic Quarter Final Win!


The Ladies’ 1sts took their Devon Cup Quarter Finals against Plym Valley HC to a dramatic shoot-out on Saturday at Ottery.  They were trailing 3-1 and managed to claw their way back to draw in regular time, 3-3. After no more goals were scored in extra time, a Penalty Flick shoot-out saw the hosts grasp

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Walking Hockey in 2018 (Sundays at Sidmouth)


A reminder that Walking Hockey will again be up & running (or up & walking!) in the New Year, initially operating at Sidmouth Leisure Centre on Sundays for an hour from 1100-1200hrs. Sessions will continue weekly for an hour at the same time. We’re looking to push activity through sport and to promote a heathy

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Congratulations (the umpiring Rudolphs!)


Congratulations firstly to Guy Rudolph on his promotion to Level 1 Assessed Umpire status following his neutral appointed game on Saturday 4th Nov at Exeter Uni (with DHUA Chief Umpire Coach and Assessor Peter Hammond present); it is a little unusual these days to be successful at the first attempt, but Guy’s new status is

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Vote For Us Now to Raise Funds!


This is your chance to vote for the Club in the Aviva Community Fund. It’s easy to do, doesn’t cost you anything and could win us an award to benefit the Club. All you have to do is register and vote. It’s that easy. Prizes are from £1,000-£25,000. Please share this link with friends, family

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New Team Captains


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!

SOHC gain DHUA “A” Club status!


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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