Volunteers

Our Club is run by volunteers without whom we would not be able to play and enjoy hockey. There are always lots of jobs to be done and all of us can help to make the running of the Club as easy as possible.

In order to provide a safe environment for all our members, we require all coaches and key volunteers to undergo some checks and training according to their role. This may include a Disclosure and Barring Service check, Safeguarding and or First Aid training. We expect all our volunteers to adhere to Club policy and procedures and to sign a volunteer agreement to confirm this.

Coaches

We are keen to offer opportunities for volunteers to become coach qualified and also for current, qualified coaches to develop their coaching skills and qualification level. You can find out details about the coaching development pathway and coordinating details here. Minimum ages apply for some coaching courses: Coaching Club Workshop programmes = 16 years and the Sessional Coach course = 18 years.

The Club is keen to financially support anyone who puts their name forward and will fund candidates who undertake to volunteer their time to coach at our Junior Academy or at Senior training sessions in order to give the Club a return on its investment.

If you want to discuss how you can develop as a Club coach, please contact our Club Development Officer.

Umpires

We’re always on the lookout for fresh umpiring talent and anyone interested in becoming an umpire should contact the Club’s Umpire Development Officer (UDO) Mike Dutton. Mike will continue to make it his business to help bring on budding talent (young or not-so-young) and guide him/her through the qualification process, in close association with the DHUA. All our umpires are officially “affiliated” to Sidmouth & Ottery HC, and listed as such on the DHUA website. Find out more about the England Hockey Umpire Development Pathway.

Volunteer Coordination

Our volunteers are coordinated as follows:

Current Vacancies

The jobs within the Club require a mix of skills. Some require a knowledge of hockey, others don’t. This support is invaluable to support the

Currently we are looking for:

  • We really keen to enlist the support of parents for the Junior Academy. Roles range from working with the coaching team, the role is about providing support to keep the young players interested and engaged with the session (no hockey knowledge is necessary), assisting or leading an age group team or providing essential admin on the day or behind the scenes.

We’ve just started the 2017-18 season, and despite filling several key roles, there are two key positions vacant:

  • Club Development Officer (an Executive Committee role)
  • Social Sec.

If you think you may be able to help in any way no matter how small, please email or phone Karen Dutton, 07796 174543.

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