Around 4 months have passed since another play off final defeat but Gavin Rose and his team have been busy signing up most last season’s squad and adding a couple of useful additions in defence. Pre-season saw a mixed set of results but finished very strongly with a 5-1 away win at ex-Dulwich Hamlet favourite Peter Adeniyi’s Carshalton Athletic team.
Since the end of last season, the Supporters’ Trust have also been busy with the launch of our new online shop, running stalls at local fairs and of course, holding our AGM and electing four new members of the Supporters’ Trust Board.
Last season saw an impressive rise in the recruitment of volunteers to help the Club run smoothly on match days and we hope to improve on that again this season. Without volunteers giving up their own time to help the Club, it wouldn’t run as well as it does and, to give you some idea of the time that volunteers put in for the Club, the Trust Board members alone put in over 1000 hours (over 6 months full time work) of their own time. When you add that to the time that the Football Committee and other volunteers put in, it really does hit home just how reliant we are on volunteers to compliment the small number of paid employees at the Club.
If you want to join the growing band of volunteers and then please speak to us at the shop or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll be in touch with details of how you can get involved.
If you’re not a member of the Supporters’ Trust yet then please consider joining. We’re an independent, democratic organisation whose ultimate aims are to for DHFC to have a secure future in East Dulwich and be fully owned by its supporters. You can join online or pick up a form from the DHFC shop near the main entrance on home match days. It costs just £10 a year for adults and £5 for concessions.
Visit our website dhst.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @dhstorg
The new season is upon us and details can be found below of matches coming up in September at Champion Hill.
Tuesday 12 September – v Hendon 19:45 KO
Saturday 23 September – v Leatherhead 3:00 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 email@example.com and he will get back to you
Picture: DHST stall at Goose Green Fair
This article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of SE22 magazine.