Umpiring news

Club AGM (rearranged) – Mon 1st July 2019


Disappointingly, our scheduled AGM gathering on Monday 13th May could not go ahead as planned since we were well short of the necessary minimum of 20 Club Members for the meeting. Apologies to the 15 or so who did manage to come along for what turned out to be a bit of a waste of

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Club AGM (13th May)


The Club’s AGM will be on Monday 13th May at The Kingswood & Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth, 7.00 for 7.30pm start. Please make every to attend the Meeting – this is the main forum for Members to express their wishes as to how the Club is run going forward.

Annual Club Awards (2018-19)


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)


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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Congratulations to Umpire Rob Cann


We must congratulate one of our affiliated umpires Rob Cann on his recent Level 3 Umpire Award! A small number of umpires each year complete the Level 3 Umpire Award and become members of the National Programme Umpiring Association (NPUA). Working closely with England Hockey, the NPUA is responsible for the development of umpires operating

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Volunteers required – could this be you?


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


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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Weather disruption Sat/Sun 2/3 Feb


Updated: 1010 Sun 3rd Feb. CANCELLED: Chard B v SOHC B (1230 Holyrood Sch) CANCELLED: Winscombe 4 v SOHC 2 (Sidcot Sch) CANCELLED: Okehampton 3 v SOHC 4 (1530 Okehampton) CANCELLED: SOHC 3 v Torbay 2 (1230 Ottery) CANCELLED: Plymouth Marjon B v SOHC (1530 Plymouth) CANCELLED: SOHC  v  Newton Abbot (1400 Ottery) CANCELLED: Sunday

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Gus McVey – Head Coach of Zimbabwe Women’s Hockey Team


As some of our readers will already be aware, Gus McVey (SOHC member and occasional umpire)  has been appointed Head Coach of the Zimbabwean Women’s National Hockey Team, a position which he will hold until at least the end of December, with a possible extension (depending on results) well into 2019. This is a big

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Withdrawal of Men’s 5ths from the League


Sadly, the decision has been made to withdraw our Men’s 5ths fron South East 3 division of the League, and the League Sec has been duly notified. This decision has not been taken lightly; after discussion amongst members of the Exec Committee and the captains of the men’s teams, the overwhelming feeling was that we

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National Premier League Fixtures at Exeter Uni (2018-19)


OPPORTUNITIES TO WATCH NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES IN EXETER!   I am writing to you on behalf of Exeter University Hockey Club. Last season our 1st XI had a particularly successful season which saw them promoted into the National Premier League, the highest league in the country. We would like to reach out to local hockey

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Level 1 Umpiring Course (Exeter Uni, Sunday 11th Nov)


The next Exeter-based umpiring course has been announced. where: University of Exeter Sport Park, Stocker Road, Exeter when: SUNDAY 11TH NOV 2018. duration: from 9am to 4:40pm. deadline for (online) registration:   31st Oct 2018.   Most certainly the Club does have a need for more umpires at the moment and Mike Dutton is aiming to

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New Car Parking arrangements at Ottery


Please note that alterations to the Car Parking arrangements at Ottery Leisure Centre are under way;  please check this  MAP. For most of our Club’s comings and goings the NEW ENTRANCE is a little further down the road  on the left (passing the original entrance on the left); the normal EXIT is now where the

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Club Days (Seniors & Juniors)


A reminder that we have the following imminent Club events: Seniors’ Club Day on Saturday 1st September at Sidmouth, 1030-1230. Juniors’ Club Day on Sunday 2nd September at Sidmouth, 1000-1200 (boys 1000-1100, girls 1100-1200)    

Pre-season friendly fixtures (men)


Pre-season fixtures for the men’s side are a “work in progress” but there are a number of games which have already been added to the Men’s Fixtures & Results page; these are reproduced below (some are TBC). Friendly Fixtures 2 Sep 2018 0900 Plymouth: Tournament (1sts) 8 Sep 2018 1230-1530 Ottery: intra-club games 15 Sep

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New Season (2018-19) nearly here!


Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club – Season start not far off!  Welcome back SOHC members – hope you have all had a relaxing, fun summer and are looking forward to another season of hockey. Some important dates for your diaries are listed below. We are running two Club Days again this season; everyone is welcome

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New Sponsor for Men’s League (2018-19)


The West of England and South Wales Hockey League are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Verde Recreo, specialists in artificial sports surfaces. Bath-based Verde Recreo has been appointed the League’s flagship sponsor. As of 1st July 2018, the League will be renamed “The Verde Recreo Hockey League”. Verde Recreo has built a

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Men’s 5ths Win SE Div 3!


After an unbeaten season on the pitch, Docker’s 5th XI were crowned league champions following their final league game of the season vs Isca! The background to the game is key to understand the significance of situation that unfurled in Cullompton on Saturday. In January, with the league title within grasp and the team 11

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Rearranged League Fixtures (3rd March postponements)


The league fixtures postponed during “the big freeze” (3rd March) have been rearranged; as it may take a while for all of these to appear on the Men’s and Ladies’ League websites, here they are: Ladies 25th March, 1200 Ottery – SOHC 4 v Okehampton 3 28th March, 1900 St Peter’s – Exe 5 v

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