Junior news

Ottery’s AWP is Ready for Use!

16/07/2017

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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Brushing in the Sand

24/06/2017

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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Cutting the Lines for Other Sports

11/06/2017

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!

08/06/2017

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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New Astro surface has arrived!

01/06/2017

The SIS team started to lay and join the new rolls of green astro carpet today.  This will take several days and will be followed by the blue surround – marked on the photos by a white dashed line.  Whilst some lines are pre-stitched (the lines that run across the pitch), the “Ds”, P Spot, etc

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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.  

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!

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!.