All posts tagged: sport

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – May News

Despite losing against already relegated Greys Athletic in the lost home game of the season, Dulwich Hamlet sealed their place in the Ryman Premier league’s promotion play-offs for the third year running.  At the time of writing the team travels to fellow promotion candidates Wingate and Finchley hoping to secure a home fixture for the one legged semi-final tie due to take place Thursday 27 April. The club reached the semi-finals in both the League and London Senior cup competitions this season but disappointingly failed to make either final. The recent London Senior Cup lose away to Cray Valley Paper Mills was particularly hard to take due to the fact that it had previously been announced that the final was to take place at Champion Hill.  Despite The Hamlet going into a 2-0 lead, the home side forced extra time which saw the Southern Counties East league side hold out to win 3-2 and seal their place in the final. After the final home league game of the season, the club announced this year’s winner …

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club – April News

A crowd of just under three thousand fans saw Dulwich Hamlet entertain National Conference team Macclesfield Town in the quarter-finals of this seasons the FA Trophy competition, the furthest the club has progressed for three decades.  A wonderful strike from open play from Ash Carew in the 87th minute sealed a replay for the team from East Dulwich.  With the initial date of the replay having been postponed due to snow, some 200 fans made the 10 hour round trip to see the trophy run come to a valiant end with a two – nil defeat against the home side. With Dulwich reaching the latter stages of three cup competions this season, league games have been few and far in the past month resulting in the the team slipping out of the play-off places.  With a significant number of games on their rivals there is every confidance around the club that the team will make the Ryman Premier League play-offs for the third year run On Saturday 11 March, Dulwich Hamlet Football Club once again celebrated …

How to get consistency with your health, fitness and nutrition

I want to talk about consistency and why it’s important. I consider my own routine to be very consistent. My typical week will involve twice weekly 1-1 boxing sessions, a run twice a week and tennis at least twice a week. In between, I will do a Tabata workout at home and I use a foam roller every night in front of the television. I rarely defer from this routine, and my nutrition is also fairly typical. For breakfast I’ll have a green smoothie (kale, spinach, banana, apple, chia seeds and coconut water blended). Lunch is generally a quiche and salad and dinner is predominantly vegetables (green and roasted) with a piece of fish or chicken. Having a consistent routine helps me to conserve energy, for two reasons. It gets rid of the internal monologue that takes place – i.e. “I ought to go to the gym tonight but I could go tomorrow” “I know I ought to cook tonight but it’s easier to get a take-out” “When shall I fit in a run this …

How to generate and sustain a love of sport in your child

We are all well versed in the benefits our children gain from regular sport and physical activity. But how do we encourage them to love sport from a young age, and then sustain that enthusiasm? Kevin Molloy, Director of Sport at Alleyn’s Junior School in Dulwich provides some top tips to help you and your child get the ball rolling. MAKE IT FUN There is plenty of time for learning techniques and tactics. Let children experience the thrill of moving and playing. As the great West Indian cricketer Sir Vivian Richards said, “Once they have experienced the thrill of smashing the ball to all parts, the pain of getting out will be enough motivation for them to seek you out and learn how to be patient and defend.” FUNDAMENTALS Don’t jeopardise the fun element but do encourage the basics. Agility, balance, co-ordination and speed are attributes that will stand children in good stead. These core physical qualities, allied with the natural motivation to be active, mean your child is now well on the road towards …

Kit Amnesty match – Dulwich Hamlet v Lowestoft Town

Spectators attending the Dulwich Hamlet v Lowestoft Town fixture at Champion Hill on 8th April 2017 are invited to bring donations of old sports shirts or any other sports related clothing (shorts, socks etc) or equipment (boots, pads, gloves etc) to the game in aid of charity. Benefiting from the donations will be the African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda and the Thembalethu Foundation based in Zimbabwe. Hamlet fans will recollect that a similar Kit Amnesty game was held last season supporting the same two great causes. Hamlet supporter James Virgo is a friend Sean Kinsella who is a missionary and a professor at the African Bible University and Sean also passes kit out to teams in Uganda who are in need of kit. The Thembalethu Foundation works with young people by bringing them together to play football and make them feel part of the community. In doing so they educate them in live choices as well as HIV/AIDS and try to show them the opportunities that life can offer. This forms part of a project run by football supporter …