Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club preparing for a new season

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club are preparing for another busy season ahead.

The club have released details of their training and selection for the coming season.

For the most part of the season training will be under lights at Colin Tooze Sports Centre.

These sessions begin on August 20 and 21 running through until December 10 and 11.

Following a Christmas break the sessions will kick-off again on January 7 and 8, running through until March 25 and 26.

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Men’s training for the 1st and 2nd XIs will be each Tuesday from 8.15pm through to 9.30pm and for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth teams the sessions will run from 7pm until 9.30pm.

The ladies training will be each Wednesday with times to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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The thriving Junior Academy that the club will once again be run on Sundays with four periods throughout the season.

The first runs from September 15 to October 2o.

After a short break they resume on November 10 and run through till December 15.

The post Christmas sessions begin on January 12 and run through until February 9 and the fourth of the season’s training periods runs from February 23 through to March 30.

The Junior Academy will again be based at the Sidmouth Sports Centre, Sidmouth and Colin Tooze Sports Centre, Ottery St Mary, with the timings being 10am to noon.

Primary school aged children are coached from 10am to 11am with secondary school children then coached from 11am to noon.

As ever any prospective new members are always made very welcome when they turn up to see what the excitement is all about.

The club has a very strong umpiring base with 19 qualified umpires and six Level One candidates leading into the new campaign. That said, they are always looking for fresh talent to take up umpiring.

Anyone interested in becoming an umpire can contact the club’s umpire development officer (UDO) who is contactable, as are all the main officials at Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club via their splendidly informative website available at

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