Club news

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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Happy Anniversary!


Today (22nd Aug) is the first anniversary of the launch of our new website – we launched the day after Team GB women’s hockey gold medal in Rio. The website boasts close to 26,000 views during the year!    

HWC 2018 Public Ballot Opens This Week


The Public Ballot for the Hockey Women’s World Cup opens 19 August 2017. You must pre-register here if you want to apply for tickets. The event runs 21 Jul-05 Aug 2018. It is anticipated that there will be heavy demand for tickets. Don’t miss out.  

Giselle Ansley to Open Ottery AWP!


It has been confirmed today that Olympic Gold medalist Giselle Ansley MBE will open the new Ottery Astro on Sat 2 Sep at 12pm! Giselle will then attend Senior Club Day which will follow until 2pm.     Our HockeyFest weekend continues with Junior Club Day on Sun 3rd Sep, 10-12pm at Sidmouth.  Do come along to

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2017-18 League fixtures


The full League fixtures (Men’s and Ladies’) for the upcoming 2017-18 season now appear on the respective Fixtures & Results pages of this website. The Men’s program starts up on 30th September while the Ladies are due to begin on 16th September (3rds and 4ths) and 23rd September (1sts and 2nds). Mike Dutton is in

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Ottery’s AWP is Ready for Use!


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


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!

Brushing in the Sand


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


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 :§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


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.

Ottery’s AWP Goes Two-tone!


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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