Club news

Covid-19: Buy a Club Shirt !


PLEASE NOTE: Our suppliers SIverFx have been put into insolvency. Please wait for an update while we check our options. To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, we are strongly encouraging all members playing senior league hockey to buy their own playing shirt. You can find out more info here.

Spend & Raise ££ for the Club!


Thank you to everyone for raising donations for Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club with the Club Shop Club Shop and #easyfundraising! If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s easy and completely FREE. 4,300 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping – at no extra cost to

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Hockey can start again!


Great news!! England Hockey have just announced (7th Aug) that, with the right steps, competitive hockey activity can resume – training & matches, outdoor & indoor!! More details. The Club can now prepare for a return to hockey and will be working hard to get things going. This will include working closely with Ottery and Sidmouth

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Teams (Juniors)


Age 10 upwards. Thanks to the fantastic support from our parent volunteers, we now have U10s, U12s, U14s for Girls and are seeking to establish Boys’ teams in the same age groups. The teams enter local and/or national competitions.

Junior Academy Sessions 2021-22


We meet at Ottery or Sidmouth Leisure Centres, the venue changing at each half term and over the mid-season break:  Sundays, 1000-1100hrs for Boys and 1100-1200hrs for Girls. For the 2021-22 season, we start up at Sidmouth on Sunday 5th Sept (Junior’s Club Day), switching across to Ottery after the half-term break in Oct 2021.

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Recruitment (Juniors)


Newcomers always welcome! We are looking ahead to the new season to grow our successful Junior Academy for all ages U10-U16s. We will share our start date as soon as is possible – watch this space!

We are Recruiting New Players


We are an ambitious and forward-looking Club.  We are recruiting new players to strengthen our men’s and ladies’ squads. This includes juniors wishing to play league hockey or to join our Junior Academy (U10-U16s). Please Contact us for more info. Don’t delay – do it today!

Fixtures 2020-21 (Senior teams)


The Verde Recreo Men’s League and the West Women’s Hockey League have published their fixtures for all divisions. The league season is scheduled to start on 24 Oct 2020. This of course is subject to the Government giving England Hockey the thumbs-up for Step 5 of its “Return to Hockey” Plan. We are working with

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Training 2020-21


Senior teams’ training evenings are at Ottery Leisure Centre under lights on our excellent playing surface. Men’s sessions are on Tuesdays (1930-2130). Ladies’ sessions are on Wednesdays (1930-2130). All sessions are coached by experienced Level 2 coaches. 2021 restart time slots for regular training evenings from 30th March (Men) and 31st March (Ladies) continuing up

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Rustys’ Hockey 2020-21


We are currently looking to resume sessions for Rustys at Sidmouth Leisure Centre as from mid September 2020 (Sundays, 1000-1100) then switching to Ottery Leisure Centre after the October half-term break. We can confirm our Rustys start-up date as Sunday 20th September at Sidmouth. If you feel the need to get back into hockey after

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England Hockey renews our Clubmark Accreditation!


Great news! England Hockey have just confirmed that we have again met all the requirements for the prestigious national Clubmark accreditation. We can continue to display the Clubmark logo to show that we are a well run club that provides a safe environment for all members to enjoy playing our sport. A big “THANK YOU”

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Club AGM – Mon 15th June (online)


2020 CLUB AGM TO GO AHEAD ONLINE – Mon 15th June. Our world has changed, but we still need an AGM! With social distancing, staying at home and no gatherings we have had to think about how we hold our AGM this year. We have decided not to wait, but to try and finish last

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Final League Tables (Ladies) 2019-20


Women’s League – Final League Tables 2019-20 The complete set of final Tables are now available on the League’s website at In summary, our Ladies’ teams finished up as follows: 1st XI (Sedgemoor 1) – placed TOP as CHAMPIONS with 100.00% of available points won – PROMOTED. 2nd XI (Sedgemoor 1) – placed 6th

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Final League Tables (Men) 2019-20


Verde Recreo League – Final League Tables 2019-20 The complete set of massaged Tables are now available on the League’s website at In summary, our own Men’s teams finished up as follows: 1st XI (Conference South) – placed 9th with 35.09% of available points won 2nd XI (South East 1) – placed 5th with

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2019-20 League Tables – Women’s League


UPDATE (Women’s League) The WCWHL (Women’s League) have now made the decision to adopt the same method of settling final 2019-20 positions in the various Divisions of the League as the one applied by the Men’s (Verde Recreo) League – please refer to the previous News Post for full details.

2019-20 League Tables -promotion/relegation issues


VERDE RECREO (Men’s) LEAGUE: sorting out Division Champions & Promotions/Relegations. As the decision has been made to draw a line under the 2019-20 Season (for both the Men’s & Women’s Leagues) it now falls to the respective League Committees to sort out the finalised Tables. Although no entirely “fair” method  of deciding on final placings

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Training & Junior Academy/Rustys: Cancelled with effect from 16th March. League & Cup Matches: The 2019-20 Season is suspended with immediate effect. We await further advice from the Leagues on uncompleted fixtures. Awards Evening postponed (new date to be considered). There will be communications going out to captains, coaches etc and will be posted on

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Important advice on COVID-19


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE In light of the guidance received from England Hockey and the latest Government advice, we have prepared the following statement reinforcing the key points, and we would ask you to read and act on. We will continue with hockey until advised otherwise by Government or our Men’s and Women’s

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