Author: Mark Scoltock

Programme Notes v Welling United

Welcome to Champion Hill for the league fixture against fellow South London club Welling United.

Rainbow Scarves

For the third year running the Supporters’ Trust have produced a limited edition Dulwich Hamlet Rainbow scarf to celebrate LGBT History Month.  Alongside the scarves we have produced beanies and trucker caps that feature the club crest in the colours of the LGBT+ Rainbow Flag.

The scarves are priced £10, with beanies £10 and Truckers £12.  A percentage of the profits from the scarf sale are being be split and donated to Football v Homophobia (FvH) and AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust).  In addition, Club rainbow crest button pins (50 pence each) and Rainbow laces in stock. Only £3 per pair with all profits donated to Stonewall.

These items went on sale when Chelmsford City visited Champion Hill at the begging of the month.  On the day the game was attended by Brian Stokes from FvH and at HT he accepted a cheque for £600 for this organisation, which was the Trust’s donation from the sale of the rainbow scarves.

FvH was originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010 to raise awareness of homophobia, that was prevalent in both grassroots and professional football. The Trust and football club have been supporting them for many years and it was great to meet Brian on the day.

We were due to welcome representatives from AKT at last Sunday’s women team fixture that sadly got postponed due to bad weather.  AKT formed in Manchester in 1989 to offer support to LGBT+ young people facing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.  It now has additional offices in London and Newcastle that also offers support in finding safe homes in addition to support with things like employment, education and training. We hope to invite them to the re-scheduled fixture later in the year and we have also donated £600 to this organisation.

Coach Travel

We hope to be running a supporters coach to the fixture at Bath City next Saturday (22 February) and a number of people have already booked their places on the coach.  The proposed coach will leave Champion Hill at 10.30am costing £19 for adults, £14 concessions.  Booking can be made at the Mega-contianer shop at today’s game or online at DHFCshop.co.uk

Save the date

We are hosting a pub quiz on Thursday 27 Feb at the Dulwich Hamlet FC Clubhouse to raise funds for the Club’s charity partner Redthread and Football Beyond Borders.

The Quiz will be compered by Alexandra Haddow (Dulwich Hamlet Comedy Club) and there is a £30 bar tab for the winning team.

Quiz starts at 7:30pm. £5 per person, maximum of 6 people per team. Doors open at 6pm with happy hour from 6pm to 7pm. The Pie Hole will be selling food on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Enjoy the game

Mark (Scolly) Scoltock

DHST Joint Chair

Quiz Night – Thursday 27 February @ Champion Hill

The Supporters’ Trust will be hosting a pub quiz on Thursday 27 Feb at the Clubhouse to raise funds for the Club’s charity partners Redthread and Football Beyond Borders.

The Quiz will be compared by Alexandra Haddow (Dulwich Hamlet Comedy Club) and there a £30 bar tab for the winning team.

Quiz starts at 7:30pm. £5 per person, maximum of 6 people per team. Doors open at 6pm with happy hour from 6pm to 7pm.

The Pie Hole will be selling food on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there.

LGBT History Month Merch and new Headwear

Last week the Supporters’ Trust launched this season’s limited edition Dulwich Hamlet Rainbow scarf to celebrate LGBT History Month.

In addition to the scarves, we have on beanies, baseball and trucker caps, pin badges and rainbow scarves on sale.

The scarves, priced £10, sold very well at last weeks men’s home win last week against Chelmsford City and tomorrow see’s them being launched at tomorrow’s women’s 1st team fixture, when they take on Fulham FC at Champion Hill, kick-off 2pm.

This season profits from the sale of the scarf sale will be donated to two charities Football v Homophobia and AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust).

On Saturday, Brian Stokes, from Football v Homophobia was presented with a £600 donation from Trust Board members Michelle Chapman and Liam Ball, alongside Club President Jack Payne at half-time.

Tomorrow representatives from AKT will be in attendance as guests of the Trust,  AKT was formed in Manchester in 1989 to offer support to LGBT+ young people facing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

A limited number of the rainbow scarves will also be shortly be available via our online shop.

In addition to the the LGBT History month items above we are now stocking beanies, featuring the club crest, in youth sizes priced £8 and new adult beanies £10.  The new adult beanies match our recently launched scarf, so why not buy the set for only £20.

In addition to the new items, we are now fully stocked with hoodies and sweatshirts.

At all home fixtures, the club shop, run by Supporters’ Trust volunteers, will open at the following times before kick-off: 13:30 women’s and 14:00 men’s fixtures.  The shop will then re-open at HT and FT (please note that the shop does not open at FT at women team’s fixtures).

LGBT+ History Month

For the third year running the Supporters’ Trust have again produced a limited edition Dulwich Hamlet Rainbow scarf to celebrate LGBT History Month.

Alongside, the scarves we have produced beanies, baseball and trucker caps that feature the club crest in the Rainbow Flag colours.  We also have a few remaining Rainbow lace in stock for only £3 per pair with all profits donated to Stonewall.

The scarves (pictured above) will be priced £10, with beanies / baseball caps £10 and Truckers £12.  We will be donating, profits from the sale of the scarf sale, to Football v Homophobia and AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust).

AKT was formed in Manchester in 1989 to offer support to LGBT+ young people facing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. It now has additional offices in London and Newcastle that also offers support in finding safe homes in addition to support with things like employment, education and training.

Football v Homophobia will be very familiar to Hamlet fans, as the Trust and football club  have been championing this initiative for many years.

It was originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010 to raise awareness of homophobia, that was prevalent in both grassroots and professional football.

When /where can you buy ?

200 scarves will be on sale at the men’s team home fixture this weekend, when Chelmsford City are the visitors to Champion Hill.

There will be another 200 scarves available at the women’s team home fixtures, the next being Sunday 9 February when Fulham FC are the visitors.

At all fixtures, the shop will open one hour before kick-off (13:00 women’s / 14:00 men’s).  Before the games, there will be a maximum purchase of two scarves per person and any remaining scarves will be sold first come, first served at HT and FT (please note that the shop does not open at FT at women team’s fixtures)

The scarves are expect to sell out at both the games they are initially available from and please note that they will not be available via our online shop.

We are also unable to reserve scarves for any supporters who may not be able to attend the games above, so we would advise you to arrange for someone else to purchase one for you on the day.

Rabble Song Posters and New Online Shop Open

You may have spotted Rabble song lyrics and Hammers shout on posters around East Dulwich and inside Champion Hill.  These were designed by Rabble regular Paul (www.weareoneanother.net) and are now available for fans to purchase via the Supporters’ Trust.

Printed in lovely pink and blue, to order on high quality 180gsm paper. They are available at A2, A1 and A0, you can find these sizes converted to millimeters here.

These can now be ordered these online via our new and improved Shop with all profits going to the Supporters Trust.

   

You may have noticed that our online store has been unavailable during the Christmas period.  After 4 years we thought it was about time we updated the online Club Shop, which is run by the volunteers of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust.

Further improvements are on the way which will see the online shop being combined with the Trust website.  Not only will you then be able to keep up-to-date on what the Trust is up, to but you can also become a member, join the 100 Club and donate from this site.

 

Wish to Travel by Coach in February?

At the start of the season, the Supporters’ Trust proposed the running of two coaches for next month for the fixtures at Havant and Waterlooville and Bath City.  We are now asking fans to contact us know if they wish to travel by coach to either or both these up coming fixtures. Confirmation will be made if we receive sufficient numbers. 

Havant and Waterlooville  – 8 February 

The online shop is currently unavailable (relaunch coming soon) so please let us know by the end of Sunday 26 January if you are interested. Please email info@dhst.org.uk or sign up in person at the Mega-container.

We’ll make a further announcement on or about Monday 27 January.

The coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium at 11.45 costing £16 for adults, £11 for concessions.

Bath City – 22 February

As with the Havant and Waterlooville, we are requesting supporters’ to let us know by the end of Sunday 2 February if you are interested in travelling by coach to this fixture.

Again, this can be done by either email info@dhst.org.uk or sign up in person at the Mega-container.  An anouncement, regarding this coach, will be made on or about Monday 3 February.

The coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium at 10.30 costing £19 for adults, £14 for concessions.

 

Writing this today, must be one of the toughest things I have had to do during my time on the Trust Board.

How can you put into words what Mishi meant to everyone connected to this football club, it is an impossible task.

It is very difficult not to be sad at a time like this.  Personally, I am so proud to have shared, be it a small number of years, not only a spot on the terraces with Mishi but have had the pleasure of being in his company for the many special occasions Dulwich Hamlet has seen in recent years.

There are too many occasions to mention, the most recent being that not only did he finally get to see us on the telly, he appeared on it!!  We may have now been on TV, but Mishi I am going to ignore your ‘friendly advice’ that I need to edit my “Dulwich Hamlet Will NOT be televised” stencil on the Greendale side of the main stand.

In his many roles at the club over the years, including serving on the Trust Board, his tireless work has been instrumental and inspired many others, like myself, to volunteer and help create the amazing community football club we are so proud of today.

Next time you step into Champion Hill look around you; there is no fitting legacy for a great man.

Finally, myself and the rest of the Supporters’ Trust Board’s thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

Rest in Peace our good friend.

Scolly

Joint Chair

DHST

Proposed Coach to Weymouth

We will run a coach to the league fixture at Weymouth ‪on Saturday 11 January 2020‬, if there is sufficient interest.

We have opened bookings here. Please book as soon as possible, and by 27 December at the latest. The sooner we have sufficient bookings, the sooner we can confirm the coach will run. Equally, if take up is low, we’d like to announce that as soon as possible so those who have booked can make other arrangements (bookings will be refunded quickly).

We will take bookings in the megacontainer on Boxing Day, but please book online if possible (this facilitates the refund process, if needed).

The coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium ‪at 10.00 on 11 January 2020‬, costing £19 for adults, £14 for concessions.

Our traditional Christmas party was held on Saturday 14th December and many thanks to all those who attended, volunteered and DJed on the night.

We raised £425 with the raffle and the Trust will increase this to £500, which will be shared equally between both this year’s club charity partners, Redthread and Football Beyond Borders.

In addition, thanks to the local businesses The Cherry Tree Great Exhibition Meat LiquorHonor Oak HandymanVillage BooksMac & Miller and Deserter who donated prizes towards our raffle

Christmas Party Tomorrow

This years club Christmas party will be held tomorrow evening in the club bar at Champion Hill after the FA Trophy fixture away to Hornchurch.

Starting at 19:00, there will be the usual Dj’s, buffet and fund raising raffle.

Entry on the night is free, with the first 40 through the door will receive a voucher to exchange for a hotdog at the bar, last orders will be at 00:40 with a 01:00 close.

There will also be an opportunity to buy Hamlet merchandise for those last minute stocking fillers.

The raffle prizes on offer, on the night, includes a signed National League Football by the Men’s team, a signed 2020 calendar by the Men’s and Women’s team, Meat Liquor £50 voucher, Great Exhibition £30 bar tab, 2018 LGBT scarf, a selection of replica shirts, The Cherry Tree voucher and more!

All proceeds of the raffle and auction will be split between this years club charity partners Football Beyond Borders and Redthread.