Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club welcomes any new umpires, young, not so young and mature/senior! With an EH-accredited Club Umpire Developer and several very experienced umpires, we are in a good position to offer the necessary support to all developing umpires through mentoring, coaching or guidance. While most will wish to remain as “club umpires”, the options on progression to take on neutral (appointed) games or entering one of the Devon HUA or Area Umpires’ Pool will be fully explained, with informed guidance offered on the path forward.


Online England Hockey Umpiring Courses

England Hockey Online Training Hub (officiating)

Rules of Hockey 2019

Online Rules Familiarisation (informal test)

EH statement on Rule Changes (2019)


This is what you need to do to ‘Return to Play” safely as a Club hockey participant – player, coach, umpire, team manager or volunteer.

Please read England Hockey’s Guidance to Umpires.

Upcoming fixtures requiring Club umpires
datetime & venuefixtureumpires (tbc)
22/05/211100 Ottery
1230 Ottery
1415 Ottery
Ladies 4 v Isca+Exeter Uni 6
Ladies 2 v 3
Ladies v Men B
August 2021TBAPre-season friendlies
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N.B. fixtures with asterisk (*) by the time are suitable for Level 1 un-assessed umps

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
Ian DavisLevel 1active
Mike DuttonLevel 1Club Umpire Developeractive
Maggie HealLevel 1active
Gus McVeyLevel 1active
Guy RudolphLevel 1active
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-umpireinactive
Lucy CovellLevel 1 un-assessedplayer-umpireactive
Alice PleaseLevel 1 un-assessedplayer-umpireinactive
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, David Ackland, Gus McVey, Guy Rudolph, Maggie Heal, Mike Dutton, Ian Davis & Peter Rider.

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

Allocation of 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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