Club news

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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First Game on new Pitch


Sat 9th Sep: Our 1st team captain, Katie Dean, and the visiting White Eagles Ladies’ captain before the start of the first 11-a-side game to be played on the new Ottery pitch.

Walking Hockey is Coming!


It’s only a few days until we start Walking Hockey – Sun 17th Sep – at Sidmouth. If you know someone, a friend, relative or neighbour who might be interested, please do let them know. Ask them to Contact us to register their name and details. Find out more.

Updated Junior Calendar Available


An updated calendar gives all dates for all Club Academy sessions (and venues), tournaments and other junior events for download. It will be updated and published here as the season unfolds. Regular Academy sessions – Sun 10th Sep, Boys’ – 1000-1100hrs and Girls’ – 1100-1200hrs.

Rule changes 2017 – a summary


Please click on the link below to see a summary of the (minor) changes in the 2017 Rules of Hockey. Rule changes 2017 summary (pdf) Or, if you’re really keen and have a couple of hours to spare, try the link to the full Rules of Hockey 2017

Giselle Ansley opens new Ottery Astro!


On a lovely sunny September day, the Club was delighted to have Giselle Ansley open the new Ottery Astro as part of out #Hockeyfest ClubDay. It was great to see so many people there, whether to play or just to have a natter on the side. Thanks to all who put the event together and

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New Junior Age Group Teams


Following the success of our Academy’s teams last season, we will start U10s, U16s and U18s teams for both Boys and Girls this season. This represents a significant milestone for the Club and realises an ambition we have held since we formed back in 2012 to give all our juniors the opportunity to play in their

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