All posts tagged: football

Dulwich Hamlet FC – October news

At the time of writing, Dulwich Hamlet are preparing to play in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA CUP, having been given a home tie against current Isthmian football league leaders Tonbridge Angels. Whilst our crowds have been good at Tooting and Mitcham, especially during the traditionally quiet late August / early September period, they are currently below what we recently were achieving at Champion Hill. Significantly, a reduction in crowds means a reduction in match day revenue and this does not only affect the current budget of the club, but also hinders the goal of securing its long-term future. A good run in the FA Cup could bring in some much needed revenue to the club, with the winners of this round securing £9,000 in prize money. Securing a game in the First Round Proper would not only be a fantastic achievement for the club but could also bring with it a big financial windfall. The last time Dulwich reached this round was in 1998, when they lost at home against Southport, who …

Girls – Athenlay Football Club needs you!

Attention all girls in years 3,4,5,6 & 7 who would like to play football as part of the 3Kicks football development program for girls. The 3kicks program is a new initiative aimed at supporting Athenlay Football Club and Southwark Council’s strategy for increasing physical activity and sports at the Homestall Road Sports Ground. The girls football program is for girls aged 7-11 (school years 3-7) and runs all year round in parallel with the school terms.  The program is designed to progress their football development and enhance the technical ability for players of all standards including more experienced players. Tuesday – Year Group 6 & 7 (girls aged 10-11) 4.15pm-5.15pm Thursday – Year Group 3,4 & 5 (girls aged 7-9) 4.15pm-5.15pm Venue: Homestall Road Sports Ground, London SE22 0RS. For full details of the program and to get your booking form, please e-mail the Program Coordinator Lee Evans on info@hssleisure.co.uk “It is amazing, the coaches give you advice and help to get better at football. They help us a lot and each week we improve. To …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – September news

It has been a mixed bag of results so far in the league for Gavin Rose’s team.  However, the performances so far have shown that Dulwich will be competitive in this division.  Stepping up a league, we knew it would take time for the squad to find the consistency that saw them promoted last season.  However, the quality of the squad looks to be at the same level of the teams we have played already.  The opposition generally have just been a little more streetwise on the pitch. The first few home games in the Vanarama National League have seen good crowds at Imperial Fields, but since the move from Champion Hill they have so far not reached the sort of attendance figures we once recently enjoyed. For the first time in recent history, Dulwich Hamlet sold over 400 season tickets, which is an amazing achievement, but we seemed to have lost a few supporters since the enforced move away from East Dulwich. Although currently homes games are being played only 8 miles away, the journey is not easy …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – August news

This year is the 125th anniversary of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and throughout the year the club and supporters will be celebrating the occasion.  For this season, the club have introduced a ‘new’ club crest to mark to occasion.  Technically this is not a new crest in every sense of the word, it is actually an interpretation of the original used in the early part of the 20th century and it will appear on all team wear throughout the season. In recent years, Hamlet supporters have formed a close relationship with supporters of Hamburg club Altonaer FC von 1893.  Altona 93, as it is more commonly known, was also formed in the year 1893 and so see’s it also celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.  As part of both clubs celebrations Dulwich’s first team squad travelled to Hamburg a couple of weeks ago to play Altona 93 in a pre-season fixture at their Adolf-Jäger-Kampfbahnground.  Just under 200 Hamlet fans travelled over for the weekend, which also saw Dulwich face HFC Falke in another friendly a few days earlier.  Dulwich ran out 4 -1 winners (not …

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 …