With pride in the roarsome efforts of England’s Lionesses generating a big spike of interest in women’s football, it is a good time indeed to acquaint yourselves with our very own rampant team of galácticas - Dulwich Hamlet Women. The Hamlet play in the London and South East Women’s premier league, alongside clubs such as Fulham, Millwall and Sutton. And with some new players joining old favourites in this year’s team hopes are high among the loyal band of supporters that the the Pink and Blues can improve on last year’s mid-table finish. Home matches are played at Champion Hill, usually on a Sunday at 2pm, and tickets are £4 adults, £2 concessions with young people under thirteen getting in free. Crowds are smaller than the men’s team, but with an average attendance of between around 300, the atmosphere is as rocking as it is friendly. September gives you two opportunities to see the Daughters of Edgar Kail play at home: Sutton on the 4th and Millwall on the 25th. Try it, you’ll like it; though the football is spicy.
Meanwhile, the sons of Edgar Kail are well into their league fixtures, showing some early season promise. The first game of the season saw East Dulwich’s finest take on Braintree Town, winning 2-1 under the searing summer sun in front of a big broiler of a crowd with the late winner from coming from new boy Jayden Clarke. September will see a couple of home games for The Hamlet: 10 September against Weymouth and then a few days later the rare pleasure of an under the lights mid-week game against Hemel Hempstead Town. Sweet.
Now, do you know someone who would like to walk out with the teams at Champion Hill? Well the Hamlet are always on the look out for children or groups of children to walk out with the women’s and men’s teams. And it’s completely free. All you have to do is take a look at upcoming fixtures and choose the game you’re interested in. So whether you’re an individual, school, football team or community group, email email@example.com with the child’s or children’s full name, age and preferred fixture or fixtures.
Finally you can keep an eye on news, views and highlight clips via the club’s website at https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet. And the new pink and blue Battenberg beauty of a kit is now available to buy either at the stadium or via the Supporters Trust’s site (www.dhst.org.uk).
Until Tuscany, il solo e unico.