Junior news

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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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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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 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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Junior Academy awards evening (31st March)

17/03/2017

Thank you for supporting Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club Junior Academy this year. We hope you/your child has enjoyed the experience, improved their skills and made some good friends in the process. We are holding an Awards Evening for our juniors on Friday 31st March 2017, 17:45 at Sidmouth Cricket Club, The Fortfield, Sidmouth. We aim to

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This is what it’s going to look like!

11/03/2017

This is what our new pitch will look like! This picture was taken today (10th Mar) of one of two new hockey pitches recently installed by SIS Pitches at Manchester University –  SIS have also been selected to do ours.         The project has a start date of 3rd Apr and is due

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Spot the Ball Competition?

10/03/2017

Four juniors play spot the ball after the pitch is covered in millions of them at our Junior Academy last Sunday morning!

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It’s Official – Says Sport England

02/03/2017

  It’s official! Our Sport England Clubmark certificate arrived today from England Hockey and we thought that you would like to see it. In a covering letter, Sally Munday, England Hockey’s Chief Executive, thanked us for ” .. our commitment and dedication to creating more, better and happier hockey players”.  Thanks to all volunteers across the

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SOHC Awards Evening (2017)

27/02/2017

Sidmouth & Ottery HC End Of Season Awards evening will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017, 7pm at Sidmouth Golf Club. The evening will comprise of a two course meal and presentation of awards with the usual short end of season speeches; and there is also a disco. Dress code: smart. For tickets please

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Waitrose Donates to the Club

24/02/2017

Waitrose, Sidmouth has kindly donated £207 from its Community Matters to the Club as one of three good causes that shared £1000 back in December. We will use the funds for kit and equipment for our Junior Academy. Thank you Waitrose!! And also thanks to Carrie Jackson who put our name forward!.

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Devon Trophy Semis on Sunday at Sidmouth!

24/02/2017

Why not come along and give your support to the Men’s 1sts who play Okehampton in the Devon Trophy semi-final at Sidmouth this Sunday, 26th Feb.  Pushback is at 1pm.

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Junior Academy & Rustys Restart in Ottery – Sun 26th Feb

23/02/2017

Just a quick reminder to all; we start back for the run-in to the end of the 2016-17 season this Sun, 26th Feb, at Ottery Leisure Centre. It’s at the usual timings: Rustys – 1000-1100hrs; Boys’ – 1000-1100hrs & Girls’ – 1100-1200hrs. If you haven’t joined us yet to play hockey this season it’s not

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Club Quiz Night – Sat 18th Feb !!

17/02/2017

Don’t forget Quiz Night this Saturday, 18th Feb @ 7pm Ottery Cricket Club! Teams of up to 6 and £10 per team. We have some great rounds planned by some of the Club’s captains and some amazing raffle gifts include a refurbished laptop. Come and support the Club fundraiser and have some fun in the

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Astro Replacement – Update

20/01/2017

East Devon District Council have confirmed this week that the plan for the replacement and refurb of the Ottery All-weather pitch is still on track and is scheduled to commence after the end of the season. Some behind the scenes work is being done to ensure that the project is fully funded.

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Club Wins England Hockey’s Club of the Month!

20/01/2017

Our Club is “The Club of the Month” in England Hockey’s CLUB TOGETHER Official Newsletter! To quote from the newsletter: “Sidmouth & Ottery HC, a small club in Devon are the first club to complete the new Club Mark initiative. This is now live for all clubs. Club Mark is the new and improved accreditation

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Club gains England Hockey Clubmark accreditation!

20/01/2017

After several months of preparation, we’ve just heard that that we been awarded Clubmark accreditation by England Hockey. This is brilliant news which recognises the hard work by all Club volunteers to make this award become a reality. Clubmark through England Hockey is recognition that our arrangements for the Club, for both senior and junior

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