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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 …

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 runners selected for Southwark after medal haul in regional cross country

12 Girls from James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will represent their borough in the London Cross Country championship after winning four gold and two bronze medals in the Southwark Schools race on 22nd February. In total, 20 girls from JAGS took on runners from schools across Southwark at Alleyn’s School over a distance of three kilometres. Phoebe Bowen and Annabella Bailey both came away with the gold medals in the Year 8 and Year 7 races respectively; they were joined on the podiums by Louise Maignan (Year 8) and Ivanna Tymczyszyn (Year 7) who picked up the bronze medals in the same races. These four individual medalists and eight of their teammates will now head on to the London Schools Athletics Association’s cross country championship on 6th March at Avery Hill after being selected for the team that will compete for Southwark. There were two further gold medal successes on the day for JAGS as the combined times of all the runners from the Years 7 and 8 races saw them celebrate winning the team …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – January news

At the time of writing the team continue to sit in top spot of the Isthmian Premier Division. But with only a matter of points separating themselves and Billericay Town (who also have several games in-hand) and both teams playing each other on 30 December, if Dulwich head into the New Year in the same league position it would have been a successful holiday period for the team on the field. The last few weeks have seen some very worrying times at Champion Hill with the owners of the land, Meadow Residential, making life extremely difficult for the Club. Threats to evict the Club from the ground and issuing of a back-dated rent invoice totaling over £120k have made the fight to keep the Club going much harder. This, after signs from Meadow that they wanted to work co-cooperatively and find a solution. Their actions do nothing to ward off people’s long-held suspicions that they were anything but the stereotypical speculative, property developer who were only in it for the money. The Supporters’ Trust and Football Committee …