Advice to Visiting Teams

A warm welcome to all visiting teams!

IMPORTANT: our Club plays its games at two venues, 20 mins drive apart- Ottery Leisure Centre and Sidmouth Leisure Centre. Check the table of home fixtures at the bottom of this page for details of playing venues and teas locations.

We very much look forward to your team(s) visiting us at either Ottery or Sidmouth over the coming season,

Our home fixtures

We strongly advise that all visiting team captains always consult the GMS fixtures/results/tables page for up-to-date and accurate information about upcoming league fixtures; it is our responsibility to ensure that the details for SOHC home games are checked and updated as necessary.

General advice to visiting teams/umpires

A good starting point is our Club website’s Covid-19 page: http://sidmouthandotteryhc.co.uk/covid-19/ 

Venue locations: we use pitches at Ottery St Mary (EX11 1QW) and Sidmouth (EX10 9LH) Leisure Centres. Ottery LC is still sometimes referred to as Colin Tooze SC (its old name). Please make sure you have the correct venue! It takes about 20 mins to drive from one venue to the other.

Finding us: link to http://sidmouthandotteryhc.co.uk/find-us/  Please check out the Car Parking info, taking note especially of current parking restrictions at our Sidmouth venue. For Ottery, please avoid using the small fence-enclosed parking area (the first one you reach on the left in Cadhay Lane) – better to continue a further 80m along Cadhay Lane to the find the main Car Park entrance on the left. 

Our Team Colours: Black shirts with minor green/orange trim, Black shorts, Black socks. Please ensure that colour clashes are avoided (including socks).

Umpires: we will normally provide two (they may occasionally be Area appointed umpires).

Post-Match refreshments: The Volunteer Inn in Ottery (EX11 1BZ). The Balfour Arms in Sidmouth (EX10 9UZ).

See  http://sidmouthandotteryhc.co.uk/facilities/   for details. Please note that we need to be told if your team opts not to takes teas – the League Regulations (section 6.6.2) state “Away team must confirm if they do not wish to receive any offered hospitality by 2000 hrs on the Wednesday prior to the match. Away team is liable for any costs incurred if they notify they do not require hospitality after this time or if it is not taken on the day”

Changing Rooms, Toilets & hand-washing facilities will be available , Please follow any local Covid-19 related guidance when entering indoor facilities.

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