The start of the season has seen a mixed bag of results for the team in the league and they currently sit mid-table. However at this stage of the season a few wins in a row would see them hit the play-off places, a position we hope to be in (at the very least) at the end of the season. At the time of writing Dulwich are due to play Slough away in the 2nd Round Qualifying of this seasons FA Cup. The club has not appeared in the 1st Round of this completion since 1998-99 when the team lost out to Southport 1-0, let’s hope that this is the year we reach the 1st Round for the first time in 19 years!
Non League Day 2017
This year the fixture computer has been kind to us and gifted us a home fixture on Non League Day which this year is taking place on Saturday 7th October. We will be playing Needham Market and once again the Club is operating a ‘pay what you like’ policy at the turnstiles. Non League Day has traditionally seen some of the largest gates at Champion Hill in recent history and we hope this will be the case again. As has happened previously, the Club’s charity partner for the season, the Coplestone Centre and, the Lambeth and Southwark MIND charity will benefit from the profits. Please do spread the word amongst friends, colleagues and your family.
Many of you may have seen DHFC fixture posters at matches or in the local area. These are commissioned and disseminated by a group of volunteers on behalf of DHST. For a couple of years we have been doing this informally to assist the club in raising its profile locally. We hope this has contributed to the club becoming the best supported in the league.
DHST has been approaching businesses in the local area to become ‘poster partners’. This entails them agreeing to place a fixture poster on their premises each month. This serves a dual purpose, it keeps our fans informed and creates even greater awareness of the club in South London. It also involves local businesses with the club which we hope will stimulate important investment in the club through sponsorship.
We need your help
- We need volunteers to help put up posters in the local area.
- We need introductions to local businesses, societies, employers who might get involved with the scheme
If you think you might be able to assist us in this endeavour please contact us via email: email@example.com
Any level of help would be appreciated, posters can be printed out by following this link or a supply will be available at the club on match days.
Supporters’ Trust Shop
Over the summer the Trust merchandise team have been working hard to improve our range of merchandise. New items in stock include badges, scarves, mugs, card holders, t-shirts and of course the current replica shirts which are proving very popular. We also launched our new online shop recently which has the majority of our stock including some items no longer available in the shop at the ground so please do check it out (http://www.dhfcshop.co.uk/)
Upcoming home fixtures
Saturday 21 October – v Burgess Hill Town 13:00 KO
Visit the Club’s website for all the up to date news:www.dulwichhamletfc.london and follow them on Twitter@DulwichHamletFC
Dulwich Hamlet Football Club are more than happy to issue complimentary tickets at a future league home match, which can be used by adults or children. If you would like some for your school, community group or workplace then just email the Community Liaison committee member, MishiMorath, at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get back to you.
This article first appeared in the October 2017 issue of SE22 magazine.