Club news

Thunderbirds are GO!

05/09/2020

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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Start-up dates for Tuesday & Wednesday training evenings

04/09/2020

TRAINING EVENINGS SET TO GET GOING! We’ve had recent confirmation the we have the Ottery Pitch next week as follows: Tue 8th Sep: 1930-2130 – full pitch (Men)   Wed 9th Sep: 1830-2030 – two thirds pitch (Ladies). Note that this period will be split 1830-1925 and 1935-2030 (two separate 55 min sessions for 3rds/4ths and

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Covid-19: Buy a Club Shirt !

25/08/2020

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, we are strongly encouraging all members playing senior league hockey to buy their own playing shirt (£20) for the start of the 2020-2021 season. SilverFx. FREE POSTAGE until 31st Aug 2020 use CODE – SUMMER20 BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 8-10 WEEKS LEAD-IN TIME – SO DON’T

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Spend & Raise ££ for the Club!

16/08/2020

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!

07/08/2020

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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EH Online Umpiring Courses available

06/08/2020

England Hockey have set up several online Umpiring Courses, including Level 1 Umpiring Courses (minimum age 14), Umpire Developer Courses and Introduction to Umpiring Courses. Currently available dates are listed below. For full details on registration for a course, please go to the relevant England Hockey page. You will need to create and England Hockey

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Teams (Juniors)

19/06/2020

Age 10 upwards. Thanks to the fantastic support from our parent volunteers, we now have U10s, U12s, U14s for Girls and are seeking to establish Boys’ teams in the same age groups. The teams enter local and/or national competitions.

Junior Academy Sessions 2020-21

19/06/2020

We meet at Ottery or Sidmouth Leisure Centres, the venue changing at each half term and over the mid-season break:  Sundays, 1000-1100hrs for Boys and 1100-1200hrs for Girls. We are working with our Leisure Centres to agree the details on starting the sessions up again. We have done all we can at Club level to

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Recruitment (Juniors)

19/06/2020

Newcomers always welcome! We are looking ahead to the new season to grow our successful Junior Academy for all ages U10-U16s. We will share our start date as soon as is possible – watch this space!

We are Recruiting New Players

13/06/2020

We are an ambitious and forward-looking Club.  We are recruiting new players to strengthen our men’s and ladies’ squads. This includes juniors wishing to play league hockey or to join our Junior Academy (U10-U16s). Please Contact us for more info. Don’t delay – do it today!

Fixtures 2020-21 (Senior teams)

13/06/2020

The Verde Recreo Men’s League and the West Women’s Hockey League have published their fixtures for all divisions. The league season is scheduled to start on 24 Oct 2020. This of course is subject to the Government giving England Hockey the thumbs-up for Step 5 of its “Return to Hockey” Plan. We are working with

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Training 2020-21

13/06/2020

Senior teams’ training evenings are at Ottery Leisure Centre under lights on our excellent playing surface. Men’s sessions are on Tuesdays (1930-2130). Ladies’ sessions are on Wednesdays (1930-2130). All sessions are coached by experienced Level 2 coaches. Time slots for training evenings from 15th Sep (Men) and 16th Sep (Ladies) will be 1930-2130. This notice

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Rustys’ Hockey 2020-21

13/06/2020

We are currently looking to resume sessions for Rustys at Sidmouth Leisure Centre as from mid September 2020 (Sundays, 1000-1100) then switching to Ottery Leisure Centre after the October half-term break. We can confirm our Rustys start-up date as Sunday 20th September at Sidmouth. If you feel the need to get back into hockey after

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England Hockey renews our Clubmark Accreditation!

11/06/2020

Great news! England Hockey have just confirmed that we have again met all the requirements for the prestigious national Clubmark accreditation. We can continue to display the Clubmark logo to show that we are a well run club that provides a safe environment for all members to enjoy playing our sport. A big “THANK YOU”

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Entering umpired games on the DH website

10/06/2020

It is important that you keep entering your umpired games on the DH website, at least until you are officially marked as “active” by DHUA each season (minimum 3 games for a player-umpire, minimum 5 games for a non-playing umpire). After going into the Devon Hockey website go to your Personal Area Login,  click on Personal

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EH Rule Changes 2019

10/06/2020

The main changes that have been highlighted in the England Hockey summary document (see link at top of page) are as follows: Removal of Player with Goalkeeper Privileges  (self explanatory)  Amendments to Attacking Free Hits within the 23m – essentially all attacking free hits within the attacking 23m (outside the D) should be treated the same

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Allocation of Umpires

10/06/2020

Currently our Umpire Development Officer (UDO) is Mike Dutton. During the main season, he will email all Club umpires each Sunday or Monday during the season referring them to this website page, asking for their availability for the games requiring umpires over the following weekend or two. On the following Thursday a “Confirmed umpires” email will go

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Umpiring opportunities at our Club

09/06/2020

We’re always on the lookout for fresh umpiring talent and anyone interested in becoming an umpire should contact Mike Dutton, the Club Umpire Development Officer (UDO) and Accredited EH Umpire Developer. He will continue to make it his business to help bring on budding talent and guide them through the qualification process, in close association

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