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Dulwich Hamlet FC – September news!

It’s been a perfect start to the season for Gavin Rose and his squad with three wins out of three, sadly this winning start ended with a one – nil away defeat to Hemel Hempstead in mid-August.  However, heading into September, the team sits in the top half of the table and with the squad Gavin has assembled this year supporters should be already thinking about the posibilty of team challenging for promotion at the end of this season. After arranging a four pre-season home fixtures against hgher league oppostition, Dulwich Hamlet’s Women’s team is ready for the challenge of the season ahead and having come so close to promotion last season, they hope to go one better this year.  The team has have already made a big impact on the local community, averaging crowds of 200+ for each of these games, with their home games on Sunday set to become a firm fixture in the diary for many supporters’ and local families. During the summer the Football Club put in a joint planning application …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – August news!

During the close season, there have been dramatic changes to the squad at Dulwich Hamlet with only a handful of those featuring last season remaining.  After the pre-season games, the team looks very strong and should be looking to challenge for a top table, in not play-off, finish at the end of the 2019-2020.  Pre-season featured home matches against a Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace XI as well as a mini tour of the North West with games against Chester and Marine (Liverpool). There have also been a number of significant changes off the pitch during the summer period, which included adding to the already existing terracing on three sides of the ground.  Whilst plans have recently been submitted for the clubs proposed new stadium, it has been recognised the importance that these works are needed to be done to ensure everyone gets a great match day experience at the current stadium at Champion Hill. The most exciting pieces of news this summer was the announcement that from this season the club will also be …

Wanderers Football Club begins work on a new football pitch in Upper Norwood

Wanderers Football Club is pleased to announce that they have commenced work on their new home pitch in Upper Norwood, thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, The Mayor of London, Greenwich Leisure Limited (trading as Better), and numerous supporters and club members. The grants enable Wanderers Football Club to convert part of the Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School playing field into a full-sized football pitch and a 9-a-side pitch. These facilities will be able to be used by students from both Virgo Fidelis and The Norwood School, as well as Wanderers existing and future teams. Wanderers Football Club were formed in 1859, were founder members of the Football Association in 1863, won the first FA Cup in 1872, won four further titles between 1873 and 1878, but folded in 1887. The club were reformed in 2009 with the support of the descendants of the founders, the Alcock family. Since then, the club has grown to field two men’s teams, a women’s team, and run several football sessions every week. In the …

Alleyn’s Girls become ISFA National Champions!

Alleyn’s girls 1st XI footballers became the U18 Independent Schools Football Association Smith’s Construction National Cup Champions for the first time in the School’s history! After a strong season and an excellent performance in the semi-finals which took the team through to the National Cup Final for the second consecutive year, the girls made the journey to Bisham Abbey where they would face Oakham School who saw off favourites ACS Cobham in their own semi-final. It was clear from the kick-off that the Alleyn’s side was on the way to achieving something special. They produced a purposeful and determined performance; pressing hard all over the pitch, countering aggressively. Despite carrying a threat, Oakham could not cope with the pace that Alleyn’s set. When they broke through the lines, any attack was quickly snuffed out by Eleanor (Y12) who was composed and confident between the sticks. Elisabeth (Y12) scored an impressive hat-trick and when Oakham rallied to pull one back, Captain Honor (Y13) produced a spectacular strike to restore her team’s three goal lead. When Elisabeth latched onto …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – April news!

Crowds continue to flock to Champion Hill, with league attendances averaging over 2,000 since the club’s return to East Dulwich last Christmas. The Hamlet enters the final month of the season outside of the relegation zone. The team’s place in the National Conference South as not yet been secured, but the club and supporters are confident that we will be traveling to cities like Oxford and Bath again next season. The Supporters’ Trust recently celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) and many thanks must go to all those supporters’ who purchased our limited edition IWD scarf at our recent home league fixture against Dartford.  The sale of which also raised £900 for two chosen organisations.  It was a pleasure, for the Trust, to be able to present Red Box SE London with a ‘big’ cheque for £450 during the half time break at a recent fixture. Red Box Project who are a community-based, not-for-profit initiative.  They aim to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free period products to local schools …