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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 …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news!

Dulwich Hamlet is now at the business end of their first campaign in the National league South.  Recent form has seen Gavin Rose’s team stabilise their league positon just outside of the relegation zone, a good set of results this month could secure the clubs place in this league for the 2019-2020 season. Crowds of 2,500+ have been witnessing the squad finally reaching the form that secured promotion via the play-offs last season.  Most supporters, at the start of the season, would have agreed that the two main goals would be seeing the club return to Champion Hill and retaining its place in this league.  The clubs been back in East Dulwich since Boxing Day and fans are backing players will complete the other goal on the pitch. Following the success of last season’s limited edition scarves celebrating LGBT History Month, the Supporters’ Trust produced another ‘Rainbow’ Pride Flag inspired limited edition scarf.  These went on sale at the home game against Welling United on 9 February.  Most of the 200 scarves were snapped up …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – February news!

Boxing Day saw Dulwich Hamlet’s return to playing football in its home of East Dulwich with a National League South fixture against Eastbourne Borough.  Having last lost against Eastbourne in an earlier round of this season’s FA Cup, the team was hoping for a little revenge in the form of three valuable league points.   They did not disappoint a crowd on 3,000 spectators and ran out winners with a 2 – 1 victory.   The next two home league fixtures fell within the next week and Champion Hill witnessed further crowds of 3,000 for both games.  In fact the crowd for the first home game of 2019 on Saturday 5 January, unfortunately saw several hundred people being unable to enter the ground due to it reaching capacity. Whilst it is great to be playing home games back at Champion Hill, the current form of the football squad has been a concern for fans of late.  It is clear that Gavin Rose and his coaching staff are working hard to get the results on the field, with …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – December news

Whilst the playing squad continues to try to find some consistency on the pitch, the team off the field have been continuously working hard over the past 9 months to get them back playing games at Champion Hill.  In early October an agreement with the current owners of the ground, Southwark council and Dulwich Hamlet was reached, resulting in the club being given a lease to return to its home in East Dulwich before Christmas. Joint Supporters’ Trust Chairs, Alex Atack and Duncan Chapman commenting on the clubs return “As we’re sure you are aware by now, the Club is looking forward to our return to Champion Hill next month.”  They continued, “Whilst we are obviously delighted that the Club is able to return to Champion Hill, we must acknowledge the months of hard work behind the scenes by so many people. First, Liam Hickey and Tom Cullen, who stepped up to become the Club’s Directors when we had to leave Champion Hill. Familiar faces to all who attend the matches, Liam and Tom took on …

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 …