All posts tagged: football

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 …

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 …