Umpiring news

England Hockey will 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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EH Online Umpiring Courses available

06/08/2020

England Hockey have set up several online Umpiring Courses, including Level 1 Umpiring Courses (minimum age 14), Umpire Developer Courses and Introduction to Umpiring Courses. Currently available dates are listed below. For full details on registration for a course, please go to the relevant England Hockey page. You will need to create and England Hockey

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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!!

New Club Welfare Officer

26/10/2019

Judy Micklethwait is the new Club Welfare Officer. Anyone needing to contact Judy can do so here. Thanks to Judy for volunteering.    

Sessional Coach Course in Exeter

15/10/2019

Are you interested in coaching in the Club? There is a Sessional Coaching course coming up in Exeter over two days – 10 Nov & 1 Dec 2019. This course will allow you to coach and lead coaching sessions. Details of the course and how to apply are here. The Club will share the 50%

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Important: Sidmouth Leisure Centre parking spaces

11/09/2019

RESTRICTIONS TO PARKING AT SIDMOUTH LEISURE CENTRE PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PROGRESS WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AVAILABLE PARKING SPACES ADJACENT TO THE LEISURE CENTRE. THE ONLY ADVICE AVAILABLE FROM THE LEISURE CENTRE (as of 11th Sep) IS THAT WE MAKE USE OF ROADSIDE PARKING IN THE NEARBY RESIDENTIAL AREAS. Please

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Umpiring Course (Exeter Uni) on Sun 10th Nov 2019

04/08/2019

A Level 1 Umpiring Course based at Exeter Uni is scheduled for Sunday 10th Nov 2019. The Club is always looking to refresh it’s pool of umpires so, if you reckon you have what it takes to get into umpiring and progress further down that route, please consider helping your Club in this way. The

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