Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club welcomes any new umpires, young, not so young and mature/senior! With our EH-accredited Club Umpire Developer and several experienced umpires, we are well placed to offer support to all umpires through mentoring, coaching or guidance. While most wish to remain as “club umpires”, the options on progression to take on neutral (appointed) games or entering one of the West Area Umpires’ Pools will be fully explained, with guidance offered about the path forward.


Please complete your registration on the GMS (as an Official) as soon as possible  England Hockey require all umpires to be members of the EHO via the Game Management System and you will need to be registered to become eligible to umpire any fixture other than friendly games.

(you can firstly check out this EH link to read a summary of the EHO, explaining some of the options open to you).

Please start the EHO registration process by going to:

  1. Click the “Register” button.
  2. Select “Officiating”.
  3. Enter your e-mail address and submit for a verification code to be emailed to you (if you are not already registered with the Officiating Management System).
  4. In the Form, select your Primary and Secondary Area Branches as appropriate. Your Primary Area Branch should be the one where you wish to either undertake the majority of independent umpiring opportunities or receive support with your Officiating (West Area for SOHC).
  5. Complete the rest of your details as requested.
  6. Select the appropriate membership category.
  7. Hit Send.

If your registration is successful, you should receive an acknowledgement email from England Hockey.

If you have any problems or questions, please e-mail


England Hockey Officiating Club (EHO)

England Hockey GMS login/registration form

Online England Hockey Umpiring Courses

England Hockey Online Training Hub (officiating)

Rules of Hockey 2019

Online Rules Familiarisation (informal easy test)

EH statement on Rule Changes (2019)

Red Card/ MMO Report Form (downloads a Word document)

Red Card & MMO Regulations (opens a pdf document)

Upcoming fixtures requiring Club umpires
datetime & venuefixtureumpires (TBC)
11/12/211400 OtteryMen 2 v Tiverton 1(League) two umps please
8/01/22TBCvarious friendliesTBC
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SOHC Affiliated Umpires
umpireumpire awardremarksstatus
Rob CannLevel 3NPUAactive
Charlie PritchardLevel 2Pool (DHUA/West)active
Rob StampLevel 2Pool (DHUA/West)active
Aidan WildayLevel 2Pool (DHUA/West)active
Peter RiderLevel 1Pool (DHUA)active
David AcklandLevel 1active
Mike DuttonLevel 1Club Umpire Developeractive
Maggie HealLevel 1active
Gus McVeyLevel 1active
Guy RudolphLevel 1active
Ian DavisLevel 1retired
James MuttonLevel 1new (20/10/21)active (tbc)
Karen DuttonLevel 1player-umpireactive
Jack EllisonLevel 1player-umpireactive
Steve EllisonLevel 1player-umpireactive
John HextLevel 1player-umpireactive
Jon MutterLevel 1player-umpireactive
George PowellLevel 1player-umpireinactive
Paul BakerLevel 1player-umpiredormant
Simon BakerLevel 1player-umpiredormant
Lucy CovellLevel 1 un-assessedplayer-umpireactive
Alice PleaseLevel 1 un-assessedplayer-umpiredormant
Euan WebberLevel 1 un-assessedplayer-umpiredormant
Alex MitchelLevel 2occasional visitoractive
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N.B. Umpires’ EH Registration numbers can be obtained from Mike Dutton; you can text Mike on 07488 287257.

The following non-playing umpires have been granted Honorary Membership of the Club: Rob Cann, Charlie Pritchard, Rob Stamp, Aidan Wilday, David Ackland, Gus McVey, Guy Rudolph, Maggie Heal, Mike Dutton, Ian Davis (retired umpire) & Peter Rider.

Aspiring Umpires: Simon Olive,  Jennie Stogdon, Becky Davies, Dan Weedon, Roisin Turley, Charlie Piper & Will Harris.

Allocation of club umpires 
Entering umpired games on the Devon Hockey website
Umpire Training Modules (England Hockey). 

All umpires are encouraged to follow the link below where you’ll find  new online training modules. These intended primarily for new and inexperienced umpires and combine quite a number of video clips with some clear, concise guidance and explanation. Following the successful completion of a short test, users can also download a certificate of awareness. Rules education and testing is now available. Please go to England Hockey Online Training Hub (officiating) –where you can try some of the Umpire Development Modules such as:

Roles & Responsibilities, Communication Styles or Conflict Management.

N. B. To access the EH Hockey Hub, you will need to be registered and log in first. Registration is free and takes only a minute or two, just email address and password required.

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