Club news

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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Ladies win through to Devon Cup Final!


By winning a close semi-final tie against Devonport Services on 4th December, our Ladies’ have earned themselves a place in the Devon Cup Final! Their opponents in the Final on 7th May 2022 will be Okehampton; the venue is yet to be decided (a neutral venue, either in Exeter or in Plymouth). More details will

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Ladies’ Training 24th Nov & 1st Dec


The format for Wednesday Ladies’ Training evenings at Ottery on 24th November & 1st December will be: 3rds & 4ths: 7:30 to 8:30 pm 1sts & 2nds: 8:30 to 9:30 pm  

SOHC Festive Quiz (4th Dec)


Join us for a festive quiz on Saturday 4th December at Sidmouth Cricket Club from 7 pm.All members, friends & family are welcome, so start swatting up and getting your teams together! There will be a raffle as well as prizes for the quiz winners and an additional prize for the ugliest Christmas jumper!We will

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October 2021 half-term break (arrangements)


We continue with our regular Tuesday/Wednesday training evenings (1930-2130). After the session at Sidmouth on 17th October, our Sunday Junior Academy& Rustys will start up again at Ottery on Sunday 7th November. Saturday 23rd Oct is a blank day as far as scheduled League Fixtures are concerned, except for any rearranged fixtures that might need

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SOHC U18 Girls triumph over Plymouth Marjon!


Congratulations to our Girls U18 squad, including Coach Paul Newman, who came out on top in their EH U18 away game against Plymouth Marjon on Sunday 26th Sep. After going 2-0 down, they staged a great come-back to shade it 3-2 at the final whistle. Well done to all concerned – they will now look

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Senior Training 2021-22


Senior teams’ training evenings are at Ottery Leisure Centre under lights on our excellent playing surface. Men’s sessions are on Tuesdays (1930-2130) –  resuming on 4th Jan 2022 Ladies’ sessions are on Wednesdays (1930-2130) – resuming on 5th Jan 2022 All sessions are coached by experienced Level 2 coaches.

SOHC through to Final of Ladies’ Summer League


After their impressive 2-0 victory over Exeter School on Friday (23rd) our Ladies have made it through to the Final! The Final is scheduled for Thursday 29th July, 7pm at the University of Exeter – opponents wil be Exe HC. Good luck to them!  

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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Spring 2021 update – hockey action?


On the 4th Feb the Verde Recreo (Men’s) League was formally abandoned and, on 12th Feb, the Women’s League followed suit. When we are able to restart hockey activities after 29th March, there are some options to be considered as to how we make best use of the short window that is likely to be

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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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