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Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – May news

At the time of writing, Dulwich Hamlet head into the last two weeks of the regular season sitting in second place in the league.  Sitting in second place with a play-off place now guaranteed, the team still could still finish in top spot and with it securing the one automatic promotion place on offer in the Isthmian Premier League. The play-off’s involve the four clubs finishing just below the league winners with the Semi-finals taking place on Thursday 27 April.  The final itself scheduled to take place on May Day bank holiday (Monday 1 May).  Both the Semi-finals and Final are one off games, with the highest placed team, at the end of the regular season given home advance.  Therefore, if the team was not able to secure the automatic promotion spot by finishing the season as champions, finishing in second place could secure two home ties in this year’s play-offs. Information on the remaining league and possible play-off games, can be found by visiting the clubs official website. Given all the events taking place ‘off’ the pitch, the fact that the …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – April news

The 17th March 2018 will be a day that will live long, not only the memory of Dulwich Hamlet supporters, but also the local community of East Dulwich. If you are not aware, owners of the land (Meadow Residential LLP) that the Champion Hill stadium lays upon, have not only (with immediately effect) ended the club’s licence to play at the ground, but also made public that they have trade marked a number of names associated with the 125 year old football club including the name ‘Dulwich Hamlet Football Club’.  Therefore stating that the football club is cease using the name. Being ‘locked’ out of our ground, home since the 1920’s, resulted in the team now having to play home fixtures at Tooting and Mitcham’s ground 8 miles away.  At the time of writing two ‘home’ games had taken place, the most recent one taking The Hamlet back to the top of the league. Back in November, Meadow informed the football club that they would no longer be financing the club.  Since then supporters have been digging deep …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news

Three defeats in a row meant Dulwich have conceded the top spot in the league to big-spending Billericay Town who also have five games in hand. However, Dulwich remain well poised to achieve a play off spot and potential promotion. This year, the Club celebrates its 125th anniversary since being formed by Lorraine ‘Pa’ Wilson in January 1893. Whilst this is an amazing achievement, the Club faces the very real danger of not making it to 126 if the situation with the current owners of Champion Hill (Meadow Residential) is not resolved. Despite Meadow Residential trying to make life as tough as possible, we are thankful that there are many volunteers who are working hard to ensure the Club keeps going in both the short and long term. The wages and bills are currently being met by the gate takings and donations from supporters through the Club’s 12th man scheme. If you want the Club to continue to survive then please do get yourself to Champion Hill and give whatever you can. As part of February’s LGBT …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – January news

At the time of writing the team continue to sit in top spot of the Isthmian Premier Division. But with only a matter of points separating themselves and Billericay Town (who also have several games in-hand) and both teams playing each other on 30 December, if Dulwich head into the New Year in the same league position it would have been a successful holiday period for the team on the field. The last few weeks have seen some very worrying times at Champion Hill with the owners of the land, Meadow Residential, making life extremely difficult for the Club. Threats to evict the Club from the ground and issuing of a back-dated rent invoice totaling over £120k have made the fight to keep the Club going much harder. This, after signs from Meadow that they wanted to work co-cooperatively and find a solution. Their actions do nothing to ward off people’s long-held suspicions that they were anything but the stereotypical speculative, property developer who were only in it for the money. The Supporters’ Trust and Football Committee …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – December news

With the team sitting comfortably at the top of the league, Dulwich Hamlet has entered a period of uncertainty. For those who are not aware, the operators of the Football Club and owners of Champion Hill (Meadow Residential) announced the withdrawal of all financial assistance to the football club. They have handed back responsibility and payment of the players and staff to the Club’s owner, Nick McCormack. This action potentially threatens the Club’s ability to compete at a level which matches the ambition and the Trust Board has been working hard, alongside the Football Committee, to find a solution. However, this has been made harder by the fact that key information, and clarity on the situation, has not been forthcoming (at the time of writing). We will continue to work hard and try our best to reach a positive outcome for club, its’ supporters and the local community. What has become clear since this announcement from the Dulwich Hamlet’s Football Club Committee, and the local and national media attention that followed, is just how much …