Junior news

SOHC through to Final of Ladies’ Summer League


After their impressive 2-0 victory over Exeter School on Friday (23rd) our Ladies have made it through to the Final! The Final is scheduled for Thursday 29th July, 7pm at the University of Exeter – opponents wil be Exe HC. Good luck to them!  

Club Awards 2019-20


Dear Club Members, It may seem like ages ago now but we still have some unfinished business from last season (yes, that’s the 2019-20) to complete – our Awards Presentation. This was because we had to cancel our end of season celebration due to Lockdown I and a few aborted ideas of how to do

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Return to Hockey – Spring 2021


Following a meeting of the Executive Committee on 22nd March, subject to the Government adhering to their “road-map”, the Club is intent on following a Plan A on a Return to Hockey, and looking to extend activities well into May. As of 26th March. the dates for your diary are as follows: Senior Training (Men)

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Introduction to Umpiring (Online Courses)


For youngsters wanting to learn more about the umpiring side of hockey.  England Hockey currently offers plenty of Online Umpiring Courses, including  a few Introduction to Umpiring Courses, ideal as a relatively informal entry-level introduction for juniors, and costing just £10. Attendees must be at least 12 years old and can download an England Hockey Certificate

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National lockdown restrictions – from 5th Jan.


With the new lockdown in place as from 5th Jan, all hockey activities are on hold until further notice. We await further information on when things may resume. Until then, stay safe!

New Year restart


NEW YEAR RESTART – Latest Information Welcome back! We hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas and New Year. As we look to resume hockey, we find ourselves in Tier 3 which means we can still train and play locally (in Devon). With that in mind this is the current plan. Senior Teams – Men and Ladies.

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Return to Play After Lockdown II


The government have released the latest guidance relating to grassroots sport within the Tier system. England Hockey has deciphered this information and published it here. Read it carefully to see how it impacts training, league and junior hockey. You will note it includes significant differences re. sharing transport to hockey events.

Latest Govt announcement & Hockey


LATEST GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT & HOCKEY As a result of the Government’s second lockdown announcement and with confirmation from England Hockey, we have to cancel all Club hockey activities from, and including, Sat 7th Nov 2020. This applies to our Junior Academy, senior training and Rustys, junior tournaments and senior fixtures. Senior training will go ahead

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Contact-less Match Fees!


We’re sure that members will understand that, with immediate effect, the Club cannot accept cash payments due to the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Captains will only therefore accept match fees from their players via contactless payment using a debit or credit card. This will add a small amount to to the payment: approx. 17p for

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England Hockey go to Step 5 (from 26th Sep)


Latest from England Hockey (moving to Step 5). The statement, issued on Wed 23rd Sep, reads : “In light of the announcements from government on Tuesday evening, England Hockey can confirm that outdoor hockey can continue as planned for the foreseeable future, meaning that outdoor hockey will go to Step 5 from this weekend (Sat

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Thunderbirds are GO!


THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Right, people! We have been working very hard to get to a state of hockey readiness. We now meet all the EH guidance and Sports Centre requirements (as far as we know!), so now we can play! Things will be a bit different as there are a number of conditions and behaviours

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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!

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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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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Raise ££ through our Club shop


With Black Friday upon us and Christmas coming very quickly, don’t forget that you can raise money for the Club by simply clicking through the Club shop. Check it out – you could raise £££ for doing very little!!

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