Umpiring news

2017-18 Club Awards Night (Sat 24th March)

20/02/2018

GRAMMIES! BAFTAS!! OSCARS!!! – forget all that stuff. Our all important Club Awards evening is set for Sat 24th March 2018, to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Sidmouth. The price will be £15 a head. More details to follow nearer the time.

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Level 1 Umpiring Course (18th March @ Exeter Uni)

08/02/2018

The next Level 1 Umpiring Course in the Exeter area will be on Sunday 18th March 2018 at Exeter Uni; this will be an all day event from 0900 to 1640. Deadline for application is 7th March. Anyone interested can either: contact Mike Dutton for info on the process of online registration (via the England

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Walking Hockey Resumes at a New Time!

13/01/2018

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to get more active? You might have a relative, friend or neighbour who could come along with you. Do you think you are too old to play a sport? Have reduced mobility? Looking to meet new friends? Just want to try a new sport? Does the hockey you’ve

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Merry Christmas & Happy Hockey New Year!

25/12/2017

With the first half of the season done, this is an opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hockey New Year! At this time of year, it is also worth recognising the significant help we receive from volunteers and the hours of work they put into make hockey happen (there

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Congratulations (the umpiring Rudolphs!)

06/11/2017

Congratulations firstly to Guy Rudolph on his promotion to Level 1 Assessed Umpire status following his neutral appointed game on Saturday 4th Nov at Exeter Uni (with DHUA Chief Umpire Coach and Assessor Peter Hammond present); it is a little unusual these days to be successful at the first attempt, but Guy’s new status is

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Vote For Us Now to Raise Funds!

05/11/2017

This is your chance to vote for the Club in the Aviva Community Fund. It’s easy to do, doesn’t cost you anything and could win us an award to benefit the Club. All you have to do is register and vote. It’s that easy. Prizes are from £1,000-£25,000. Please share this link with friends, family

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SOHC gain DHUA “A” Club status!

12/09/2017

We have recently managed to gain promotion from “B” to (elite) “A” club status with the Devon Hockey Umpiring Association (DHUA). This is thanks largely to the number of neutral umpiring appointments that some of our umpires undertook during the period July 2016 to June 2017 (a total of about 20 appointments from Tom, Maggie,

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Walking Hockey is Coming!

10/09/2017

It’s only a few days until we start Walking Hockey – Sun 17th Sep – at Sidmouth. If you know someone, a friend, relative or neighbour who might be interested, please do let them know. Ask them to Contact us to register their name and details. Find out more.

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Rule changes 2017 – a summary

06/09/2017

Please click on the link below to see a summary of the (minor) changes in the 2017 Rules of Hockey. Rule changes 2017 summary (pdf) Or, if you’re really keen and have a couple of hours to spare, try the link to the full Rules of Hockey 2017

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Giselle Ansley opens new Ottery Astro!

02/09/2017

On a lovely sunny September day, the Club was delighted to have Giselle Ansley open the new Ottery Astro as part of out #Hockeyfest ClubDay. It was great to see so many people there, whether to play or just to have a natter on the side. Thanks to all who put the event together and

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Happy Anniversary!

22/08/2017

Today (22nd Aug) is the first anniversary of the launch of our new website – we launched the day after Team GB women’s hockey gold medal in Rio. The website boasts close to 26,000 views during the year!    

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HWC 2018 Public Ballot Opens This Week

15/08/2017

The Public Ballot for the Hockey Women’s World Cup opens 19 August 2017. You must pre-register here if you want to apply for tickets. The event runs 21 Jul-05 Aug 2018. It is anticipated that there will be heavy demand for tickets. Don’t miss out.  

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Giselle Ansley to Open Ottery AWP!

15/08/2017

It has been confirmed today that Olympic Gold medalist Giselle Ansley MBE will open the new Ottery Astro on Sat 2 Sep at 12pm! Giselle will then attend Senior Club Day which will follow until 2pm.     Our HockeyFest weekend continues with Junior Club Day on Sun 3rd Sep, 10-12pm at Sidmouth.  Do come along to

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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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Congratulations to Maggie Heal

05/07/2017

Maggie has recently passed her assessment game to become fully qualified as a Level 1 umpire. She has persevered through several Mixed Summer League games (nothing easy there) benefitting from DHUA coaching and came successfully through the assessment game on 4th July. Well done Maggie!

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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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Level 1 umpiring courses 2017-18

24/06/2017

The following courses have been organised by DHUA to enable Clubs to plan umpire development and to encourage anyone interested in becoming an umpire to gain the appropriate initial qualification. All four courses are now on the website available for bookings : http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296§ionTitle=Find+a+Course The deadlines are Wednesday 11th October (22nd Oct), Wednesday 25th October (5th

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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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