Club news

Junior Hockey season extended into May & June

We have decided to extend the season to meet demand from our expanding junior section.  This will provide the opportunity to receive amazing coaching and to gain more pitch-time.  Coach John Shaw, our former GB and England international, will be running the sessions supported by our team of club coaches.  Sessions are for U10/U12 Boys…

Feb/Mar Junior Academy Sessions – Turn Up and Play!

This term we meet on Sundays at Ottery Leisure Centre until 24 Mar 2024, inclusive.  If you’re interested just turn up and play. All you need is your gum shield and shin pads, sticks can be provided.  The first session is no-cost. See you there!

Junior Half-term Hockey Camp – Sun 18th Feb 2024

Following on from our really successful pre-Christmas hockey camp, we intend to run a follow-on indoor camp during the February half-term holiday on Sun 18th Feb at Ottery Sports Centre, 1200-1430PM. The camp is aimed at boys and girls – our Under 12s (Years 6 & 7) and U14s (Years 8 & 9). Coaches: John…

Christmas Hockey Camp – Mon 18th Dec 2023

CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS Great news!! The planned indoor hockey camp for junior boys and girls will go ahead at Ottery Leisure Centre on Mon 18th Dec – one camp split for the U12s and U14s. CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS

Notice of Pitch Inspection – Sun 3rd Dec 2023

There will be pitch inspection tomorrow, Sunday, AM @0900hrs on the Ottery All-Weather pitch.  Juniors’ parents and Rustys will be advised via Pitchero if the session will go ahead. This will apply to the 1000hrs Boys’ and Rustys and, for the 1100hrs Girls’ sessions. FYI, if we were planning on playing this AM, Saturday, the…

Christmas 2023 Hockey Camp – 18 Dec 2023

We are running two indoor hockey camps on 18 Dec 2023 (AM and PM) at Ottery Sports Centre.  The camps will be led by our new coach – John Shaw, ex-GB and England International, supported by qualified and very experienced coaches: AM – 1000-1230hrs: Boys and Girls in Years 6 & 7. 0945hrs drop-off |…

A Change to Attendance at Rustys

To all members (Adult and Junior): The purpose of this note is to advise of necessary changes we are having to make to the attendance of junior members at Rustys on Sunday AMs with effect from tomorrow (Sun 5th Nov 2023). Rustys is aimed at giving adults, who don’t want to play competitive 11 a-side…


Due to the severe weather passing over Sidmouth in the next few hours, heavy rain with the risk of thunder and lightning,  Rustys’ and the Junior Academy are cancelled this week. We will resume next Sunday. This news has also been sent to all via Pitchero.

Clubmark Renewal Success!

Congratulations to all club members involved in helping the the Club to achieve its Clubmark Award for another 3 seasons.  The good news was confirmed today by England Hockey’s Chief Exec, Nick Pink.  The award shows that Sidmouth & Ottery HC has everything in place to be recognised as being a great club.

Club AGM 2023 – Monday 15th May

Our Club’s Annual General Meeting is set for Monday 15th May. It will be via Zoom, starting at 7.30pm. Please be present if you want to have a say in how the Club is run.

Club Awards 2022-23 Season

CONGRATULATIONS to all this season’s winners, announced at the Club’s recent Awards Evening on Saturday 25th March at The Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth, The full list of winners, including individual teams’ “Player of the Season”, can be found HERE. This link downloads a Word document,

End of Season & Club Awards evening

Please join us for this year’s End of Season & Club awards evening. When: Sat 25th March 2023 – 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Where: The Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth. Tickets: £22, to include a two course buffet. Please RSVP by the 15th March (see the Events Notice in Pitchero to notify the club organisers)

Ladies’ 1sts through to Devon Cup Final!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Ladies’ 1st XI who have made it through to the final of the Devon Hockey Cup after a good performance in the semi-final, comfortably overcoming Ocean City 1sts 4-2 at Sidmouth on Sunday 12th March. They face University of Plymouth in the Final on Sat 22nd April – 4pm start at Plymouth…

Hockey World Cup 2023 – ex Ottery Crickets player involved!

Both England and Wales are playing in the 2023 Hockey World Cup taking place in India, starting next Friday (13th January). They are in the same Pool (D) and will play each other in their opening game; Spain and India are the other teams in Pool D. We are excited and proud to see that…

SOHC Kit Catalogue 2022/23!

Please be sure check out our newly released SOHC 2022/23 KIT CATALOGUE.  This is thanks to the efforts of our Club Kit Officer, Tim Walters, in collaboration with Helen at Honiton Sports. Items are available directly from the Club’s official kit supplier at Honiton Sports and can be ordered online (see the catalogue for full…

England Hockey Notice (09/09/22)

England Hockey Notice. On behalf of England Hockey and the hockey community, we are deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our sincerest condolences to the whole royal family and our patron HRH Countess of Wessex, the Queen’s daughter-in-law. With gratitude for your tireless efforts over decades of public service and…

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