Umpiring news

Club AGM – Mon 16th May 2022 via Zoom


Our 2022 Club AGM takes place on Mon 16th May @1930hrs via Zoom.  All members will receive a personal invitation.  See you there for our most important meeting of the year.

New Club Development Officer


Many thanks to Bruno Lecompte who has kindly stepped forward to be our Club Development Officer. This leaves just one vacancy for a Club Fundraiser – a key position that helps us to keep the Club going and make hockey affordable for all.  Volunteers would be most welcome.

End of Season Club Awards evening.


The End of Season is finally upon us! So get your glad rags on and join us at: Sidmouth Golf Club on Saturday 2nd April from 7 pm (food, speeches and awards). Entry is £15pp which you can pay via BACs or via Pitchero. Numbers need to be confirmed no later than Monday 28th March,

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End of Season arrangements 2022


END OF SEASON ARRANGEMENTS (March/April 2022) are as follows. League Fixtures: Men 1 & Men 2 – last scheduled games on Sat 2nd Apr 2022. Men 3 & Men 4 – last scheduled games on Sat 19th Mar 2022. Ladies 1,2, 3 & 4 – last scheduled games on sat 19th Mar 2022. (Ladies 1

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Face Masks & Player Safety


Face Masks & Player Safety As a Clubmark accredited club we follow England Hockey’s policies, procedures and guidelines. This includes England Hockey’s Safety Guidance which “strongly recommends wearing shin, ankle and mouth protection whilst playing hockey” and the same for face masks at penalty corners (also known as short corners). The Club makes safety a

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Resumption of the Season in the New Year


Our regular hockey activities will resume after the Christmas & New Year break as follows: Men’s training: from Tuesday 4th January (1930-2130 at Ottery) Ladies’ training: from Wednesday 5th January (1930-2130 at Ottery) Saturday games: friendlies on 8th January (at Ottery & Sidmouth) and league fixtures from 15th January (at Ottery & Sidmouth) Sunday Junior

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WHL Fixtures for the 2021-22 season released


SOHC’s Fixtures (2021-22) have been published by the new West Hockey League. Clicking on the link will normally place the spreadsheet on your device so you will need to open the document, All WHL Fixtures are scheduled to start on Saturday 25th September. West Hockey League add that “The fixtures will shortly be loaded to

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2021 Ladies’ Summer League


Exe HC Ladies’ Summer League Exe HC have booked pitches at Exeter School and the sand base at the Uni as the other pitches in Exeter are not yet open. For Exeter School please enter via Victoria Park Road (at the cricket pavilion) not in the school. The code to open the gate will be

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Club Awards 2019-20


Dear Club Members, It may seem like ages ago now but we still have some unfinished business from last season (yes, that’s the 2019-20) to complete – our Awards Presentation. This was because we had to cancel our end of season celebration due to Lockdown I and a few aborted ideas of how to do

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Return to Hockey – Spring 2021


Following a meeting of the Executive Committee on 22nd March, subject to the Government adhering to their “road-map”, the Club is intent on following a Plan A on a Return to Hockey, and looking to extend activities well into May. As of 26th March. the dates for your diary are as follows: Senior Training (Men)

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Introduction to Umpiring (Online Courses)


For youngsters wanting to learn more about the umpiring side of hockey.  England Hockey currently offers plenty of Online Umpiring Courses, including  a few Introduction to Umpiring Courses, ideal as a relatively informal entry-level introduction for juniors, and costing just £10. Attendees must be at least 12 years old and can download an England Hockey Certificate

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National lockdown restrictions – from 5th Jan.


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


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


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


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!


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)


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!


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!


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!


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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