All posts tagged: sports

Girls – Athenlay Football Club needs you!

Attention all girls in years 3,4,5,6 & 7 who would like to play football as part of the 3Kicks football development program for girls. The 3kicks program is a new initiative aimed at supporting Athenlay Football Club and Southwark Council’s strategy for increasing physical activity and sports at the Homestall Road Sports Ground. The girls football program is for girls aged 7-11 (school years 3-7) and runs all year round in parallel with the school terms.  The program is designed to progress their football development and enhance the technical ability for players of all standards including more experienced players. Tuesday – Year Group 6 & 7 (girls aged 10-11) 4.15pm-5.15pm Thursday – Year Group 3,4 & 5 (girls aged 7-9) 4.15pm-5.15pm Venue: Homestall Road Sports Ground, London SE22 0RS. For full details of the program and to get your booking form, please e-mail the Program Coordinator Lee Evans on info@hssleisure.co.uk “It is amazing, the coaches give you advice and help to get better at football. They help us a lot and each week we improve. To …

New Head Coach at Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club

Sebastien Blanchon, Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club’s new head coach, has a racket bag full of ideas and plans. Seb, who hails from just outside southeast Paris, joined the club in Burbage Road a month ago from Telford Park in Streatham where he led the junior competition programme. He arrived in London 15 years ago to work in catering (he managed a restaurant in the City) but restarted his coaching career in 2007 – he’d worked as a coach in his late teens – with sessions in his local park. He moved to Telford Park full-time in 2010. He’s an accomplished player (he started early when his parents took him to a local club when the thump of the six-year-old banging tennis balls against their house got too much), reaching the singles semi-final in a regional schools event held at Roland Garros. Not on Phillipe Chatrier, but underneath where there is a hidden complex of hard courts. He also won the men’s singles title at Telford Park last year and hopes to play for a team …

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 …

Dulwich hockey players get training from Olympic gold medallist

Olympic hockey star Hollie Webb gave students at James Allen’s Girls’ School an insight to how she reached the pinnacle of her sport before taking to the pitch with the school squads. Hollie, who scored the Gold medal winning penalty in the final against The Netherlands at the Rio Olympics spent yesterday in East Dulwich to pass on some of her skills to hockey stars of the future.  At the start of the day she spoke to all students at assembly where she talked about her journey to Rio 2016 and the ethos of the Team GB Hockey team that led them to gold medal glory. She spent the rest of the day on the astro turf, putting the school’s hockey squads through their paces with some of Team GB’s training drills. The girls also had the chance to ask about her experience in Rio and get her tips on how to reach the highest level in the sport. At the end of each training session, Hollie rewarded the players for their hard work by …

Dulwich Hamlet v Burgess Hill Town – Saturday 19th March 2016

Spectators attending the Dulwich Hamlet v Burgess Hill Town at Champion Hill on 19th March 2016 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 an earlier collection of boots for the African Bible University arranged by Hamlet supporter James Virgo on behalf of a friend Sean Kinsella who is a missionary and a professor at the University that took place at the home game v Canvey Island on 8th August 2015. 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 Julian …