Umpiring news

Withdrawal of Men’s 5ths from the League

09/10/2018

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)

24/09/2018

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)

20/09/2018

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

31/08/2018

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)

31/08/2018

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)

14/08/2018

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!

11/08/2018

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)

08/07/2018

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!

26/03/2018

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)

11/03/2018

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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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.

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.

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