Author: Mark Scoltock

DHST Board Election Details

Following our call for nominations to the Trust Board we were delighted that 15 Trust members submitted applications. As there are only 6 available seats on the board this year, an election is being held.

All adult Trust members who were of good standing at 23:59 on Tuesday 5th June are eligible to vote for the 6 individuals they wish to join the Board and represent them. The results of the election will be announced at the AGM on Thursday 5th July which all Trust members are welcome to attend (starting at 19:00, upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern).

Voting forms and candidates’ statements have been posted and emailed to all Trust members and must be returned by 23:59 on Saturday 30th June. While every effort is made to check email addresses, any member who has not received the election material in the next few days is asked to contact the Trust at

DHST 12th Man Fundraising Party – Sat 14 April

On Saturday 14 April, we will be hosting a 12th Man fundraising party upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern from 7pm – midnight.  All funds raised from the night will go to the Club’s 12thMan Fund.

Supporters attending the ‘home’ game at Tooting & Mitcham’s Imperial Fields Stadium earlier in the day will be able to travel back to East Dulwich for free if they have purchased a ticket in advance for the party.

Tickets, priced £3, will be on sale at Saturday’s away fixture against Burgess Hill Town via Supporters’ Trust Board members and in the club bar (point of sale will be announced before each game) at the next three home fixtures:

Tuesday 10 April v Tonbridge Angels 7:45pm kick off

Thursday 12 April v Dorking Wanderers 7:45pm kick off

Saturday 14 April v Thurrock 3pm kick off

We have provisionally booked 2 coaches and expect to sell enough tickets to run at least one coach but we need to confirm this booking to the coach supplier on Wednesday 11 April so supporters are advised to buy their tickets as early as possible at the games tomorrow and Tuesday.

The party will kick off at 7pm with DJ’s providing entertainment throughout until midnight. In between the dancing, we are going to hold a raffle and auction where we have some fantastic prizes on offer.  Further news on the prizes will be released shortly.

All ticket holders will go into a lucky dip draw, on the night, to win a special Dulwich Hamlet goodie bag!


Some of the shirts on offer at the party 

If any individuals or businesses have any items they wish to donate to the raffle and auction, please contact us  A special thanks to all individuals and businesses that have so far donated items.  We express our sincere thanks to the East Dulwich Tavern and their staff for allowing us to use the space for free and for their continued support of the Football Club.

Merchandise update – Back up to full stock

Demand for Dulwich Hamlet merchandise has been amazing over recent weeks, so much so that we even ran out of scarves for the first time anyone can remember!  The good news is that we are expecting to be back up to full stock, both online and in the Mega-container, for the next home game.


In addition to the pink and blue bar scarves, we will be re-stocking other favoured design’s including new The Hamlet, white retro and the Junior Rabble.

We have this week placed an order for a specially designed Dulwich Hamlet scarf which will be on sale in early February.  The scarf has been designed to celebrate LGBT History Month and we know this will be extremely popular with supporters and a percentage of the profit from it’s sale will be donation to a LGBT charity.

Retro Shirt

Please be reminded that the deadline to reserve our limited edition retro shirt is this Sunday, 14th January 2018.

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This cotton shirt, featuring a traditional lace-up collar, plays homage to those Dulwich Hamlet teams of the 1920s and 30s. The shirt comes short-sleeved only and they’re available to reserve at £40.00 each.

There has already been a great response and many fans have already reserved theirs, to reserve a shirt please send an email to with the following information:

Full Name and required size.

Available sizes (chest size in inches)






Please note that the shirts will need to be paid for and collected from the mega-container following delivery.  Unfortunately these will not be available to buy online and we won’t be able to post. If you are unable to attend a home game to purchase you may wish to arrange for a friend or relative pay and collect on your behalf.

Home Replica Shirts

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We have also placed an additional order for this seasons’ replica home football shirts, sizes Medium to XXL (small and larger sizes are currently available to buy online or at the Mega-container on match days).  We’ve been quoted a delivery time of 6 weeks off the supplier so this is our final order of the season. We will announce availability once the stock has arrived, make sure you regularly visit our website to avoid disappointment.

Supporters’ Trust raise £2,000 for the 12th Man Scheme

Supporters’ Trust raise £2,000 for the 12th Man Scheme and new retro shirt design released

Happy New Year and we hope you all had a happy holiday.

The new year started well with a resounding 4-0 victory against Kingstonian and a healthy attendance. Let’s hope this good form continues against Folkestone Invicta at Champion Hill tomorrow.

Before the Christmas break, the Club’s annual Christmas party, organised by DHST, took place in the bar following the match against Brightlingsea Regent. This was well attended and everyone appeared to have a great time. We’re very grateful to the following for providing the musical entertainment: Committee member, Tom Cullen; supporter Louis Daly and Brixton Buzz founder and supporter, Mike Urban. We’re also grateful to Club sponsors, Meat Liquor and Franco Manca who provided a fine selection of food. Finally, a big thank you to all the businesses and supporters who donated prizes for both the raffle and the auction that took place including some of our regular poster partners:

Club President – Jack Payne / Sally Miller / DHST Board / Flock and Herd / William Rose / Gavin Watson / DHFC Committee / Duncan Palmer Photography / Rob Graberek /The Honor Oak Handyman / DHFC Former Players Association / Four Pure Brewery / Porters Barbers

We’re pleased to announce that the raffle and auction raised £1,603 and the Trust Board have agreed to top up that amount to £2,000 which will be transferred to the 12th man scheme. Given the current predicament the Club finds itself in we’re sure this will help the Club to continue to pay the players and management.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all our fans, whether old or new, who have purchased merchandise over the recent period. Thirty percent of the merchandise profits goes directly back to the Club so the more you buy, the more money the club receives. Strong Christmas period sales have left our stocks a little depleted but don’t worry, we’ve re-ordered many of the items that have run out. Our annual DHFC calendar has sold very well with less than 10 left in the shop so if you didn’t get one for Christmas then you’ll need to hurry!

As many of you will be aware, the Club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and we’ve produced a few items commemorating this including badges, mugs and scarves that have helped to contribute to the Intercity 125 fund which is raising money to help get the first team to Hamburg in July. We’ve also been working on something unique which we guess will prove to be very popular with fans and is a fitting tribute to our former heroes from the 1920s and 30s in the form of a limited edition retro shirt.

This is a cotton shirt which features a traditional lace-up collar. To get the shirt as close as possible to the original it will have a ‘clean’ look with no logos, club crest or shirt numbers. The shirt comes short-sleeved only and will be available to reserve at £40.00 each.

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This is a limited run of shirts so we advise those looking to purchase one to reserve via email. No advance payment will be required. If you wish to reserve a shirt please send an email to with the following information:

Full Name and required size.

Available sizes (chest size in inches)






Reservations will end on 14 January 2018 and we hope to receive delivery of the shirts in mid-February.  We will notify by email all those who have reserved a shirt once delivery has been received.

Please note that the shirts will need to be paid for and collected from the mega-container following delivery.  Unfortunately these will not be available to buy online and we won’t be able to post. If you are unable to attend a home game to purchase you may wish to arrange for a friend or relative pay and collect on your behalf.










It’s the season to be jolly

We would like to extend our thanks to all our fans, whether old or new, who have purchased merchandise.  A percentage of the merchandise profit goes back to the Club so the more you buy, the more money the club receives. We can promise you that we will keep fighting for the club to a) be sustainable and b) move towards our stated objectives and aims.


We have a wide range of Dulwich Hamlet inspired gifts which are priced £15 or under – Calendar, books, mug, hats, caps, totes, patches, badges, socks, gloves and scarves.

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We’re also raising funds for the 1st team trip next year to Hamburg in July 2018, we have a number of items in stock for our 125 anniversary range (add a link to the article on our website).  The range includes badges, patches and mugs with a percentage of the profits going towards the Inter City 125 fund.

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You are able to buy these items online or they are available to buy from the Mega-Container this Saturday when we play Brightlingsea Regent tomorrow.  The shop will be open from 2pm, half time and after the game.  If you can’t make it to the shop tomorrow then it will open again on Saturday 23rd December – Leiston (Bostick Football League Premier Division) 3pm kick off.

Also, there is another opportunity to pick up some last minute DHFC Christmas gifts at the Vintage Football Christmas Market, on Thursday 21st December.  The evening market is being hosted by Six Yard Box and The Artworks Elephant who have kindly offered DHST the opportunity to set up a pop up club shop to help raise awareness on the Campaign to save DHFC.

Lastly, with Christmas fast approaching we’d like to remind you of our online ordering dates to ensure you receive your orders in time for Christmas.

The last order date for Christmas delivery is midnight Thursday 14th December. Any orders placed after this date will not be processed in time for Christmas and postal orders will resume from Wednesday 3rd January.


Dulwich Hamlet Xmas Party 

Don’t forget we are hosting the club’s Xmas party in the club bar with music starting from 18:30 tomorrow and we have an amazing buffet being supplied by club sponsors Meat Liquor and Franco Manca.

We’ve been busy arranging some fantastic prizes for our raffle and auction with all funds raised going towards the 12th Man scheme. A special thanks to all individuals and businesses that have donated items to the raffle and auction.


Finally, DHST board members would like to thank you all for your continued support and we wish you all a happy holiday.

Dulwich Hamlet Xmas Party This Saturday

This Saturday evening will be the Club’s annual Xmas party in the club bar following the 12th man grand raffle draw. The party will kick off at 18:30 and it’s free entry so please do hang around after the Brightlingsea game and join us. Entertainment will be provided with Mike Urban, Tom and Scolly on the decks throughout the evening. The bar will be open all evening with all profits going back to the Club and there will also be a buffet with food kindly donated by club sponsors Meat Liquor and Franco Manca. Don’t forget that Saturday’s game will also be attended by a large group of former Dulwich Hamlet players, so hopefully we’ll be seeing Ossie Bayram on the dance floor later on! Continue reading “Dulwich Hamlet Xmas Party This Saturday”

Trust member Jack Gaches’ volunteer work captures the community spirit down at Champion Hill

One of our Supporters’ Trust members, Jack Gaches, recalls the day attending a game at Champion Hill led to local community volunteer work.


” As some of you may remember, towards the beginning of the year a local charity, Link Age Southwark, set up a stall at the Dulwich Hamlet vs Needham Market game to raise awareness of the important services they provide to residents aged 60 and above living in Southwark.

Having chatted to those on the stall, I decided to look further into the volunteering opportunities with the charity and eventually applied to be a ‘befriender’, this role involves spending time each week visiting an elderly member of the Southwark community, many of whom are suffering from loneliness and isolation.

I have now been ‘befriending’ a man with dementia for around 7 months, we spend time each week doing a range of things; from simply chatting to one another, playing dominoes, looking at old photos, playing ping pong, or just watching TV. Feedback from his family members and carers has been very positive and I’ve found the experience to be very rewarding and is a great way to give something back to the local community. It has also significantly increased my awareness of dementia and the impact it has on those living with it.

Had it not been for seeing the stall at Champion Hill, there is a good chance that I would not have learned about, or become involved with, Link Age Southwark. The club can therefore take a lot of credit for raising awareness of this local initiative, and this is only one facet of a wide variety of work Dulwich Hamlet FC do in the local community.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Link Age Southwark, you can reach them by telephone 020 8299 2623, email: or simply visit their website. If you have any questions or want to find out a bit more about the charity I am at most home games and a fair number of away games so feel free to give me a shout”.

DHST Chair article from Tuesday’s match day magazine


Over the past few weeks, the Club has entered a period of uncertainty. For those who are not aware, the operators of the Football Club and owners of Champion Hill (Meadow Residential) have announced the withdrawal of all financial assistance. They have handed back responsibility and payment of the players and staff to the Club’s owner, Nick McCormack. This action potentially threatens the Club’s ability to compete at a level which matches our ambition. The Trust Board has been working hard, alongside the Football Committee, to find a solution. However, this has been made harder by the fact that key information, and clarity on the situation, has not been forthcoming. We will continue to work hard and try our best to reach a positive outcome.

What has also become clear since the statement from the Football Committee last Monday, and the local and national media attention that has followed, is just how much people care about Dulwich Hamlet. The level of support for the Club has been overwhelming; not just from our own supporters and the local community, but from the wider football community around the world. This support suggests that, should the situation worsen, we will not go without a fight. The response to fundraising efforts has been terrific and we are very fortunate to have the 12th man scheme already in place. It provides a direct way of funding the team to make up any shortfall that has resulted from recent events.


You can support the work we do by joining the Supporters’ Trust. I am pleased to say that over the last week we have had a fantastic response from supporters, with 50 new members signing up.  This takes us to well over 400 members in total, which is the largest member base the Trust has ever reached. Our 400th member was one of our youngest, thanks to Tim Glenn signing up his young son George. George was also a mascot against Staines Town earlier this season and attends most games with his Dad. You can join Tim, George and over 400 other members by joining the Supporters’ Trust at tonight’s match. Sign up in the shop or join us online via our website at It costs just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for under 18s.


Alongside many new members, the last week saw a huge surge in sales of merchandise at our online shop ( This was partly fuelled by receiving the latest batch of replica shirts, which are now available to buy. Remember, by purchasing merchandise from the shop tonight, you are also helping direct funds back to the Football Committee.

If you are reading this after the match and did not have the opportunity to drop some money into the 12th man bucket, you can still contribute online using Paypal. The best way to donate is to log in to Paypal and send a ‘friends and family’ payment to Of course, if online transactions are not possible for you, the 12th man bucket will be back at the next home game as usual.

Enjoy tonight’s game.

Alex Crane

DHST Chair

Embroidered patch badges now in stock

In time for Non-league day tomorrow, we have taken stock of a number of new items in the mega-container.  Don’t forget if you cannot make it to a home game then you can visit our online store which is the only place to buy all your Dulwich Hamlet merchandise online.

We have now added a couple of embroidered patch badges to our vast range of supporters merchandise, the first one features the Dulwich Hamlet crest and is priced at £4.

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Continuing our preparation for the 125th anniversary shared by both Dulwich Hamlet and Altona 93, we also have a couple of new items featuring this season’s new friendship logo design.

The first of these new items is our second embroidered patch badge, priced the same as our new club crest patch at £4.00.

125 Patch

Following our tweet this week announcing the arrival of the two embroidered patches, we have already received numerous request for both these items from our friends in Hamburg.  With only two patches available at this time, it may be a little premature to be looking to remove those sleeves from your favourite demin jacket (like our friends from Altona have done below), but we are sure they’ll look equally as good on your pink and blue bar scarf for now.


The second anniversary item is a metal pin badge, featuring our 125 friendship logo, priced £3.  This is currently available to purchase online and will be in available the mega-container soon to buy on home match days.  As with our 125th anniversary mug, half of the profits from these two items will be going towards the Intercity 125 fund to help get the first team over to Hamburg to play Altona 93 next July.   If you have not already purchased this mug, you can buy these from the mega-container or online priced at £5.00


Kappa Teamwear

As you may have read via the Football Clubs official news outlets, we agreed to stock a number of items from the Kappa teamwear range in the Mega-container.  On sale tomorrow will be the teams official Kappa polo shirts and rucksacks, both featuring the club crest.  The polo shirts are priced £25, with the rucksacks £18.

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Replica shirts

Home + Away Shirts

Unfortunately we are still awaiting information on the date of delivery for our second order of home replica shirts. We will publish availability once we have them in stock. Please note the sizing of the replica shirts is still small like last season and we are suggesting that fans select the next size up when they purchase their shirts.

Home Replica Shirts Update

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Despite our second order of home replica shirts being placed in late July, we have recently been informed that delivery of new stock to the Supporters’ Trust has been delayed at the manufacturers and expected delivery is the end of September.



We are disappointed that we will not be able to offer supporters a full range of sizes at our home games against Hendon and Leatherhead, however this is unfortunately out of our control.

Further announcements will be made once we have taken delivery and we are hoping to have replica shirts available to purchase from our online shop in early October.