Junior news

Thunderbirds are GO!

05/09/2020

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!

16/08/2020

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!

07/08/2020

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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EH Online Umpiring Courses available

06/08/2020

England Hockey have set up several online Umpiring Courses, including Level 1 Umpiring Courses (minimum age 14), Umpire Developer Courses and Introduction to Umpiring Courses. Currently available dates are listed below. For full details on registration for a course, please go to the relevant England Hockey page. You will need to create and England Hockey

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Teams (Juniors)

19/06/2020

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 2020-21

19/06/2020

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. We are working with our Leisure Centres to agree the details on starting the sessions up again. We have done all we can at Club level to

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Recruitment (Juniors)

19/06/2020

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)

11/05/2020

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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2019-20 SEASON SUSPENDED (COVID-19 MEASURES)

16/03/2020

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

13/03/2020

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

26/11/2019

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!!

New Club Welfare Officer

26/10/2019

Judy Micklethwait is the new Club Welfare Officer. Anyone needing to contact Judy can do so here. Thanks to Judy for volunteering.    

Sessional Coach Course in Exeter

15/10/2019

Are you interested in coaching in the Club? There is a Sessional Coaching course coming up in Exeter over two days – 10 Nov & 1 Dec 2019. This course will allow you to coach and lead coaching sessions. Details of the course and how to apply are here. The Club will share the 50%

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Important: Sidmouth Leisure Centre parking spaces

11/09/2019

RESTRICTIONS TO PARKING AT SIDMOUTH LEISURE CENTRE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PROGRESS WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACES ADJACENT TO THE LEISURE CENTRE. THE ONLY ADVICE AVAILABLE FROM THE LEISURE CENTRE (as of 11th Sep) IS THAT WE MAKE USE OF ROADSIDE PARKING IN THE NEARBY RESIDENTIAL AREAS. Please

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Latest on Rule changes 2019-20

17/07/2019

England Hockey have just published their decision on which of the FIH’s 2019 Rules would be implemented in England & Wales for the domestic 2019-20 season. All the FIH’s changes except for one will be introduced (more about those will be posted on this website in early August). The only change that will not come

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Annual Club Awards (2018-19)

07/04/2019

The Club’s Awards Evening (Sat 6th April) was very well attended this year; thanks to everyone who came along, and special thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the event. The full list of 2018-19 Award Winnners is now available (click on the link). Congratulations to all the winners!

Winding down the Season (useful dates)

20/03/2019

As we approach the close of the 2018-19 season, here are a few useful dates for the diary: Tue 19th March – final training evening (men) Sat 23rd March – final Saturday of League games for the men Wed 27th March – final training evening (ladies) Sun 31st March – final Junior Academy & Rustys

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Volunteers required – could this be you?

09/03/2019

We are currently having a drive to recruit volunteers to give a small amount of their time to support the Club – for junior and senior related activities. You might wish to do this because you are a club member and you have not yet stepped forward or, you are a parent whose children are

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SOHC Awards Evening – Sat 6th April

07/03/2019

DATE FOR THE DIARY (6th April 2019) The Club’s Annual Awards Evening: when? Saturday 6th April, 7pm for 7.30 start where? Sidmouth Sailing Club ticket price? (including food* & raffle ticket)  £15.00 Dress code? Smart Bar? Yes (bring pocket money) Disco? Courtesy of Simon Brodie Please contact Katie Dean or Sturdy if you are planning

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£1000 for SOHC from The Keith Owen Fund

04/02/2019

Nick Keast presents a cheque for £1000 on behalf of The Keith Owen Fund to Karen Dutton, SOHC Club Secretary, with Amy Davies sporting her new goalkeeping kit which was purchased with the money.