Umpiring news

National lockdown restrictions – from 5th Jan.

05/01/2021

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

04/01/2021

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

06/12/2020

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

02/11/2020

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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EH Umpiring Courses (online) – your Club needs you!

30/10/2020

Our Club needs a few new umpires, and that could be you!! We also need another EH-accredited Umpire Developer (courses also available online for £10 only) to add to the one we already have, Mike Dutton. Suggest that we need a club umpire who has  had at least 3 years umpiring under his/her belt. England

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

23/09/2020

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!

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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Entering umpired games on the DH website

10/06/2020

It is important that you keep entering your umpired games on the DH website, at least until you are officially marked as “active” by DHUA each season (minimum 3 games for a player-umpire, minimum 5 games for a non-playing umpire). After going into the Devon Hockey website go to your Personal Area Login,  click on Personal

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EH Rule Changes 2019

10/06/2020

The main changes that have been highlighted in the England Hockey summary document (see link at top of page) are as follows: Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges  (self explanatory)  Amendments to Attacking Free Hits within the 23m – essentially all attacking free hits within the attacking 23m (outside the D) should be treated the same

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Allocation of Umpires

10/06/2020

Currently our Umpire Development Officer (UDO) is Mike Dutton. During the main season, he will email all Club umpires each Sunday or Monday during the season referring them to this website page, asking for their availability for the games requiring umpires over the following weekend or two. On the following Thursday a “Confirmed umpires” email will go

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Umpiring opportunities at our Club

09/06/2020

We’re always on the lookout for fresh umpiring talent and anyone interested in becoming an umpire should contact Mike Dutton, the Club Umpire Development Officer (UDO) and Accredited EH Umpire Developer. He will continue to make it his business to help bring on budding talent and guide them through the qualification process, in close association

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Umpiring Courses & online learning modules

09/06/2020

Please check out the latest about EH Online Umpiring Courses. Next Exeter/Taunton based Umpiring Course: TBA. Candidates must be at least 14 years old. If interested in attending any future course, please text your UDO Mike Dutton on 07488 287257. Note that the cost of the course is currently £55, to be paid online, and you

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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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2019-20 Awards evening – 3rd April

25/02/2020

Friday 3rd April 2020 is the date set for the end-of-season Club Awards evening.  The venue is Buckerell Lodge, Exeter, EX2 4SQ. Tickets NOW ON SALE! Please can I ask you all team captains to plug it to your teams as much as possible, as it would be great to get a good turn-out as

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Umpiring Course Sun 15th March – FREE ENTRY!

26/01/2020

CALLING ALL ASPIRING UMPIRES – YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU! DHUA are offering FREE places on the next Level 1 Umpiring Course at Exeter Uni on Sunday 15th March, without the necessity for formal registration & payment process via the England Hockey website. As a Club fielding 8 league teams I can nominate up to 4 candidates

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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!!

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