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Ottery’s AWP is Ready for Use!

16/07/2017

The astro is finished and is available for the new season and for community hire now! This is what East Devon Council said about it. What’s New In short, the refurb has delivered the following improvements for hockey: a green Category 2 sand-dressed synthetic surface with a blue surround with new shock-pad beneath new drainage

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Congratulations to Maggie Heal

05/07/2017

Maggie has recently passed her assessment game to become fully qualified as a Level 1 umpire. She has persevered through several Mixed Summer League games (nothing easy there) benefitting from DHUA coaching and came successfully through the assessment game on 4th July. Well done Maggie!

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Brushing in the Sand

24/06/2017

These photos were taken on 15 Jun 2017, the day before our new pitch at Ottery was handed over to Leisure East Devon. We’ll post some photos of the finished facility asap. The photos show the surface being brushed to spread the 89 tonnes of sand that had been patiently sitting in large bags for

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Level 1 umpiring courses 2017-18

24/06/2017

The following courses have been organised by DHUA to enable Clubs to plan umpire development and to encourage anyone interested in becoming an umpire to gain the appropriate initial qualification. All four courses are now on the website available for bookings : http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296§ionTitle=Find+a+Course The deadlines are Wednesday 11th October (22nd Oct), Wednesday 25th October (5th

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Cutting the Lines for Other Sports

11/06/2017

It’s 11 Jun, which means its cutting time for some of the lines for other sports to be let-in to the pitch. You can see rolls of yellow lines waiting to be installed. You can see in the photos the sewn-in white 11-a-side hockey markings and the cross-pitch 7-a-side blue Ds.

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Ottery’s AWP Goes Two-tone!

08/06/2017

Despite some “interesting” weather this week in East Devon, there’s been some amazing progress. In the space of just a few days, the pitch has been transformed. In today’s update: new goals have arrived for small sided games; the bright blue surround has been fitted; new fence netting installed; wooden protection boards are in and

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New Astro surface has arrived!

01/06/2017

The SIS team started to lay and join the new rolls of green astro carpet today.  This will take several days and will be followed by the blue surround – marked on the photos by a white dashed line.  Whilst some lines are pre-stitched (the lines that run across the pitch), the “Ds”, P Spot, etc

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Shockpad Laid Down & Fence Improvements

27/05/2017

Since the last update at the start of this week, the excellent weather has allowed the contractor team to crack on. The shockpad has been completed and new posts installed to raise the height of the perimeter fence on three sides – by the car park and behind both 11-a-side goals. The pitch-side recesses have

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The Shock Pad is Down

22/05/2017

Great news; this week SIS started, and has almost completed, laying down the black shock pad ahead of the artificial turf arriving in the next few weeks. The ingredients for the pad, rubber crumb and a liquid solvent, are mixed on site and laid down by a special machine. As you can see from the

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League Placements for 2017-18 season

15/05/2017

Subject to confirmation, the 2017-18 league placements are as follows: Ladies 1 – Petroc 1 Ladies 2 – Sedgemoor 1 Ladies 3- Petroc 2 Ladies 4 – Petroc 2 Men 1 – Southern 2 Men 2 – Southern 2 Men 3 – South East 2 Men 4 – South East 2 Men 5 – South

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Dawlish 7-a-side Mixed Tournament – 22 Apr

04/05/2017

A scratch mixed team gave a good account of themselves at the recent Dawlish 7-a-side Tournament on 22 Apr. Playing in the same group as the eventual winners, they Won x2, 5-1 & 3-2 (Dawlish HC who went on to the semis), Drew x1 (conceded a goal in the last few seconds) and Lost x1

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Major Fire at SIS Factory Causes 2 Week Delay

04/05/2017

The completion date for the Ottery re-surfacing project has been put back by 2 weeks due to major fire at SIS’ warehouse in Maryport, Cumbria on 25th April. The yarn that was to be used to make our pitch went up in a huge fire that made national news. More yarn is being air freighted

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Club AGM – Monday 15th May

26/04/2017

Where? The Balfour Arms, 26 Woolbrook Rd, Sidmouth EX10 9UZ. When? Monday 15th May, 7pm for 7.30pm start (prompt). The Club’s 5th Annual General Meeting is on Monday 15th May 2017, at The Balfour Arms, Sidmouth, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The AGM is an important opportunity for us to come together as a club, to

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Ben’s Tournament – Club 7s team does really well

23/04/2017

The mixed 7s team played really well today, down at the annual Ben’s Tournament in Dawlish. We won 2 (5-1 and 3-2) and drew 1 (2-2) and, lost 1 (1-5) to the eventual winners, narrowly missing out on the semi finals on goal difference having previously beaten one of the teams from our group that went

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 6

10/04/2017

With the work taking place in perfect holiday weather, progress continues at a good pace. The most noticeable progress sees the removal of more kerb stones and work on the pitch surrounds, drainage trench digging, pipe laying and lots of back-filling. There’s no sign of the green carpet yet or, the blue surrounds. It will be

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 4

07/04/2017

There’s lots of progress to report today. The shock pad has followed the playing surface to the recyclers. The lower fence panels have been removed and all the kerb stones have been lifted and are ready for removal. You can see on the photos the black base tarmac layer; the contractors have cut trenches into

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 3

05/04/2017

The old pitch surface is now rolled up ready for recycling .. Just the black shock pad to go.  

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 2

04/04/2017

The contractors have been busy lifting the surface and removing fence panels. Check out their progress below .. We aim to post regular photos to show you how things are progressing.  

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The last photos of the Ottery pitch as it was ..

04/04/2017

SIS Pitches Ltd  have arrived this week at the Colin Tooze Sports Centre to start work to refurbish the astro. We took these photos just before the contractor started to lift the surface and dig lots of holes. We intend to publish photos every few days to capture the progress being made. The refurbished pitch will

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