Umpiring news

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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Shockpad Laid Down & Fence Improvements

27/05/2017

Since the last update at the start of this week, the excellent weather has allowed the contractor team to crack on. The shockpad has been completed and new posts installed to raise the height of the perimeter fence on three sides – by the car park and behind both 11-a-side goals. The pitch-side recesses have

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The Shock Pad is Down

22/05/2017

Great news; this week SIS started, and has almost completed, laying down the black shock pad ahead of the artificial turf arriving in the next few weeks. The ingredients for the pad, rubber crumb and a liquid solvent, are mixed on site and laid down by a special machine. As you can see from the

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Major Fire at SIS Factory Causes 2 Week Delay

04/05/2017

The completion date for the Ottery re-surfacing project has been put back by 2 weeks due to major fire at SIS’ warehouse in Maryport, Cumbria on 25th April. The yarn that was to be used to make our pitch went up in a huge fire that made national news. More yarn is being air freighted

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 6

10/04/2017

With the work taking place in perfect holiday weather, progress continues at a good pace. The most noticeable progress sees the removal of more kerb stones and work on the pitch surrounds, drainage trench digging, pipe laying and lots of back-filling. There’s no sign of the green carpet yet or, the blue surrounds. It will be

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 4

07/04/2017

There’s lots of progress to report today. The shock pad has followed the playing surface to the recyclers. The lower fence panels have been removed and all the kerb stones have been lifted and are ready for removal. You can see on the photos the black base tarmac layer; the contractors have cut trenches into

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Ottery Astro Refurb – Day 2

04/04/2017

The contractors have been busy lifting the surface and removing fence panels. Check out their progress below .. We aim to post regular photos to show you how things are progressing.  

The last photos of the Ottery pitch as it was ..

04/04/2017

SIS Pitches Ltd  have arrived this week at the Colin Tooze Sports Centre to start work to refurbish the astro. We took these photos just before the contractor started to lift the surface and dig lots of holes. We intend to publish photos every few days to capture the progress being made. The refurbished pitch will

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Congratulations to Jack Ellison

19/03/2017

Congratulations to Jack Ellison on his promotion to fully qualified Level 1 umpire status following his successful Assessment game on 11th March; this is another useful “string to his bow” and he will no doubt be a valuable asset to the Club next season!

This is what it’s going to look like!

11/03/2017

This is what our new pitch will look like! This picture was taken today (10th Mar) of one of two new hockey pitches recently installed by SIS Pitches at Manchester University –  SIS have also been selected to do ours.         The project has a start date of 3rd Apr and is due

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It’s Official – Says Sport England

02/03/2017

  It’s official! Our Sport England Clubmark certificate arrived today from England Hockey and we thought that you would like to see it. In a covering letter, Sally Munday, England Hockey’s Chief Executive, thanked us for ” .. our commitment and dedication to creating more, better and happier hockey players”.  Thanks to all volunteers across the

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SOHC Awards Evening (2017)

27/02/2017

Sidmouth & Ottery HC End Of Season Awards evening will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017, 7pm at Sidmouth Golf Club. The evening will comprise of a two course meal and presentation of awards with the usual short end of season speeches; and there is also a disco. Dress code: smart. For tickets please

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Three new Level 1 (unassessed) umpires!

26/02/2017

Congratulations to our three newly qualified Level 1 Unassesses umpires, Peter Rider, Jane Roberts and Euan Webber (U18) – all with effect from 05/02/2017. They await their England Hockey umpire numbers. Peter Rider recently completed his first league game, on Sat 25th Feb (wasting no time at all!)  

Club Quiz Night – Sat 18th Feb !!

17/02/2017

Don’t forget Quiz Night this Saturday, 18th Feb @ 7pm Ottery Cricket Club! Teams of up to 6 and £10 per team. We have some great rounds planned by some of the Club’s captains and some amazing raffle gifts include a refurbished laptop. Come and support the Club fundraiser and have some fun in the

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Club Wins England Hockey’s Club of the Month!

20/01/2017

Our Club is “The Club of the Month” in England Hockey’s CLUB TOGETHER Official Newsletter! To quote from the newsletter: “Sidmouth & Ottery HC, a small club in Devon are the first club to complete the new Club Mark initiative. This is now live for all clubs. Club Mark is the new and improved accreditation

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Level One Umpiring Courses 5th Feb & 19th Mar

05/01/2017

UPDATED 24th Jan – NEW COURSE ADDED Please follow the link in DHUA’s notification below if you want to attend either of the courses based at Dawlish on Sunday 5th Feb and Exeter Uni on sunday 19th March; bear in mand that, when you have successfully completed the course and then umpire a minimum of

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Ottery pitch replacement is a go!

24/09/2016

It has been confirmed this week that the Ottery Leisure Centre all-weather pitch surface and other facilities will be replaced immediately following the end of the season in late Mar 2017. The work is estimated to take approx. 7 weeks. The changes will see a new Category 2 surface and improved fencing and additional goals to

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Umpiring News

19/08/2016

20 Mar 2016. CONGRATULATIONS to Maggie Heal, Guy Rudolph and Jack Ellison who have all completed the recent Exeter Uni Course to become un-assessed Level 1 Umpires.