After January’s full fixture feast for our Dulwich sides, February brings a slower rate of games, but still plenty to savour down at Champion Hill.
Before we look forward to what’s coming up, a quick look back and a thank you from the Supporters’ Trust. The Trust hosted the DHFC Christmas party and raised over £400 for the King’s College Hospital Charity, thanks to the many local businesses that donated raffle prizes and to all who took part. A cracking evening also saw the launch of the late Mishi Morath’s poetry collection, Rabble Rouser, as well as a belting live set from The Champion Hillbillies.
Back to the action then, first up the Men’s team travel down to Margate on Saturday 3rd February. Always a highlight, it’s a chance to rekindle tales of former glorious, windswept away days by the sea, from the last time we shared a league with The Gate. You can keep the Costa Brava, I’m telling ya mate I’d rather have a day down… etc.
After that it’s back home at the Hill as we host Hornchurch on Saturday 10th; before more sea air, with a trip to face Concord Rangers on Canvey Island, on the 17th. The short month ends back at home playing host to Cheshunt on Saturday 24th. With only a couple of chances, as things stand, to catch your Hamlet teams at home this month, don’t miss out on either of these SE22 match days.
For our Women’s first team, still fighting hard for the top spot after a brilliant win over Dartford, it’s back to cup action with an away trip to Fulham in the League Cup on Sunday 4th. After that there are two more away games in the league: a trip to Saltdean on Sunday 11th and to AFC Crawley on Sunday25th.
Meanwhile our Women’s reserves are also on their travels in February, with away fixtures against Brentford on 11th and against Sport London E Benfica on 25th. Despite the scarcity of home games this month, at the time of writing our Women’s firsts are still going strong in three cups so look out for news of those ties and any additions to the calendar at: pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet or on our social media channels.
Whatever happens you’ll always find a warm welcome at Champion Hill and the Supporters’ Trust is on hand on match days to answer any questions you have. You’ll find us in the Mega Container or Shed behind the goal near the main turnstiles, where you’ll also find all things pink ‘n’ blue. And please do consider joining the Trust, or volunteering on match days. The Trust is the voice of our fans and works to secure our long-term future at the heart of East Dulwich. Up the Hamlet!