Category: News

100 Club draw – July 2019

The winners of this month’s draw were Dominic Smith who won £95.50 and Jonathan Barnes who won £57.30. Monthly contributions are running at £382 – this is an increase of £100 over the last three months, increasing both prizes and addition to the fund.   The total raised now stands at over £37k.   Many thanks for your continued support – it would be great if you could encourage friends to join too.

Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.  (If you’d like to increase an existing contribution you can do that directly via your bank, but please let us know of the change in time for the next draw.)

Five Members Nominated For The Board

The Supporters’ Trust (DHST) recently sent our members a notice of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, to be held on 10th July at the club bar.  Within the notice we requested nominations for election to the DHST board for the coming season.

Five members of DHST have been nominated, which exceeds the four available seats on the board. In these circumstances an election is held to allow eligible members to vote on the new board.

Voting forms have now been distributed to all current members, if you have not received these forms please email dhstelection@gmail.com.

The four candidates with the highest votes will be elected to the board and we very much hope that you will take the time to decide who will join. Whatever the outcome we would like to thank those who have put themselves forward to support the work of DHST.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Mitchell
DHST Secretary

Welcome to Dulwich Hamlet Women’s FC

Last Friday the club announced that from this coming season (2019/20), AFC Phoenix of the London and South East Premier Division would be playing as Dulwich Hamlet Women’s FC.

The Supporters’ Trust are looking forward to welcoming the squad, their family and supporters into the Hamlet family.

Back in March, we announced that two organisations would benefit from the sale of our International Women’s Day (IWD) scarves which where launched at the Dartford home fixture on 3 March 2019.  At the time, The Red Box Project, was announced as one recipient, but we made no announcement on who the other organisation to benefit would be.  We simple posted …… Watch this space!!

Well, finally we can announce that the other organisation to receive £450, from the Supporters’ Trust, will be Dulwich Hamlet Women’s FC!

Back in March, myself and fellow Board member Mel Hughes, went to watch AFC Phoenix’s final league game of the season at Champion Hill.  At the end of a very entertaining game, despite periods of heavy rain, they agonisingly narrowly lost out to Kent Football United 2 -1.  Kent, with games in hand, would eventually go on to win the league and pipped AFC Phoenix in securing the one available promotion place.

After the game, myself and Mel spent some time talking to various members of their squad and committee, we knew straight away that Dulwich Hamlet and AFC Phoenix would be a perfect fit for each other and that Sunday’s in East Dulwich would never be the same again.

Dulwich Hamlet Women’s FC will play their games on Sundays and Wednesdays and games will be priced at £4 Adults, £2 concessions (U13’s free). The football club have announced that entry to all homes will be free for those who have a 2019/20 DHFC Season Ticket. For those of you still considering purchasing a season ticket, further information can be found on the club’s website.

The women’s team will have a full pre-season at Champion Hill, playing fixtures on four consecutive Sundays all a 14:00 KO.  The first fixture will see them host Leyton Orient on Sunday 21 July.

 

100 Club Draw – June 2019

The winners of this month’s draw were Sylvia Smith who won £96.75 and Phil Addington who won £58.05. Monthly contributions are running at £387 – this is an increase of £100 over the last two months, increasing both prizes and addition to the fund.   The total raised now stands at over £37k.   Many thanks for your continued support – it would be great if you could encourage friends to join too.

Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.  (If you’d like to increase an existing contribution you can do that directly via your bank, but please let us know of the change in time for the next draw.)

Date of Annual General Meeting (AGM) Announced

DHST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday 10th July 2019, at 19:00 in the Club Bar, Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.

All DHST Members are welcome to attend the AGM and it is a great opportunity to hear about all that DHST has achieved this year and our future plans. 

Please click to find further information about the AGM and DHST Board election.

If you are unsure whether your membership has expired please contact us by emailing info@dhst.org.uk

You can rejoin on the night, but you will be unable to take part in the elections or ballot.

The AGM is also the time that DHST announces who will be elected to serve on the Board for the 2019/2020 season. This year there will be at least four vacancies made available for new elections to the Board, and the notice to Members in the link above includes details of how to make a nomination.

Being on the DHST Board is a great way to volunteer time to help the Club, meet new people, and learn new skills. You can find more information regarding the Board’s roles and responsibilities here. Nominations are welcome from anyone who is over the age of 18 and is a paid up Member of DHST – please note the cut off date for nominations is at 23:59 on the 10th June.

Please note: to be eligible to make a nomination, second a nomination or be eligible to vote in this years trust elections you must be a member of the trust or renew your membership (if it has expired).

The cut off date for joining and being able to vote in the election is the 17th of June. If you have any further queries regarding this or your current membership status please contact us via the contact form on this website.

Programme Notes v Woking

Welcome to today’s final home league game of the season against Woking.  Today’s visitors are looking for an immediate return to the National Conference. With Torquay sealing top spot last week however, promotion will need to come via the play-offs.

With the 3-1 victory over Hungerford Town at Champion Hill, on 13th April, Gavin and his squad have all but mathematically secured our second season in the National League South.  At the time of writing, a number a fixtures were due to take place mid-week and so you may be reading this pre-game with our league status already guaranteed!

Recent form would suggest that the team have started to find their feet in this league – in particular at home with the last defeat coming against Chelmsford City at the end of January.  Despite our away form, supporters have continued to travel in numbers (many by supporter coaches organised by the Trust) and I am sure that this is one area that Gavin and Junior will be working on improving next season.

It has been another eventful season, starting with our first ‘home’ fixture taking place at Tooting and Mitcham’s Imperial Fields ground.  It has been a long road back to East Dulwich, but Boxing Day saw The Hamlet once again running out at Champion Hill against a back drop of 3,000 fans  

There have been so many people who have given up their time this season to assist the football club to not only get back to East Dulwich, but assisting with match day operations at both Imperial Fields and Champion Hill.  Who can forget when over 80 fans turned up at Champion Hill to assist with the Trust initiative of cleaning up the ground before a ball was even kicked!

With attendances regularly hitting around the 3,000 mark since our recent return, it is no surprise that merchandise sales from both the Trust’s match day shop (the Mega-container) and online store have surpassed all previous sales since being back home.

Please note that the shop will only be open before the game and at half-time today.  

Another important way in which DHST raises funds is through our 100 Club lottery.  The 100 Club was founded in 2004, and pays out 40% of monthly contributions in prize money (25% first prize and 15% second prize).  The remainder goes into a ring-fenced account to be used by the Trust to fund meaningful investment into DHFC.

 

This season, in addition to other financial and non-financial support, the Trust made two significant lump sum investments into DHFC from its non-100 Club reserves (which have since been converted into shares in the football club).  We are currently consulting 100 Club contributors on the future use of the ring-fenced fund to increase the Trust’s shareholding in DHFC. 

 

As a Community Benefit Society, the Trust’s shares in the football club are held on behalf of our 700 Trust members, all of whom can vote and stand in the annual election to the Trust board (more on this later). 

 

Looking to the future, the Trust hopes to expand the 100 Club, increasing prizes for contributors as well as supporting the Trust’s aims.  I would ask all supporters to consider signing up –  which you can do so for as little as £1 per month.  Just pick up a joining form from the Mega-Container, or visit www.dhst.org.uk/100club.

Finally, as another season is coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the Trust Board annual elections.  Before standing for election three years ago, I was told that being on the DHST Board would be a great way to volunteer time to help the Club, meet new people, and learn new skills.

Whilst this has been certainly been true and as my current term on the Board comes to an end, I could never have imagined what a roller coaster of a ride the past three years would have been for Dulwich Hamlet. I would certainly recommend getting involved and the Trust welcomes nominations from anyone who is over the age of 18 and is a paid up Member of DHST.

 

More information, on elections, will be published in May via our website and social media.  In the meantime, if you are thinking about putting yourself forward, please do come and have a chat to me and any other member of the current Board.

 

Enjoy the game and have a great summer!

 

Mark (Scolly) Scoltock

Goose Green Fair and London Festival of Football Writing

Merchandise

A big thankyou must go to all our members who volunteered and helped us operate the club shop on match days throughout last season.  The season started with the Trust selling merchandise out of bags at Imperial Feild until the Mega-container made it’s way to Tooting and Mitcham, be it for a for a short time, by Boxing Day it was back ‘home’ at Champion Hill!

If you are wishing to purchase merchandise, the shop is now shut for the Summer holidays and will reopen for the clubs preseason friendlies (fixtures and dates are still tbc).  Don’t forget you can buy a wide range of merchandise via our online shop – and we will be selling a small selection of merch tomorrow at the Dulwich Hamlet Festival Fair on Goose Green.

Sunday 12 May: Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green

The DHST Board and volunteers will be attending the annual Dulwich Festival Fair at Goose Green tomorrow, Sunday from 12 to 5pm.

The family friendly fair will include face-painting, donkey rides and bouncy castles to keep the kids entertained whilst grown-ups can enjoy gorgeous arts and crafts stalls, delicious street food, incredible, local live music and the ever-popular EDT beer tent.

Location: Goose Green, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW

London Festival of Football Writing

The DHST volunteers will also be representing the football club at the London Festival of Football Writing book fair on Saturday 25th May at Conway Hall from 11am to 4.30pm.  There is a whole host of publishers, magazines, fanzines and other football brands selling their merch and we will be selling a selection of DHFC merch and books written by some of our fans – Games without frontiers by Joe Kennedy, The Parreira tales – chasing the 108 by Walter Johnson, Tottenham’s Trojan Horse? By Dr Mark Panton and Amanda Lilywhite, along with selling the All to nah fanzines on behalf of our friends at Altona 93.

The book fair is free entry all day and open to all ages.

Location: 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

BRANDS APPEARING AT THE BOOK FAIR INCLUDE:

Bandy and Shinty
Caricom
Dinkit
Eighteen86
Floodlit Dreams
Football Editions by NotOnSunday
Football Shirt Collective
Football Weekends
GIRLFANS
Howler
Jeff Brookes
Kickaround
Legends Publishing
Matchday Mag
MUNDIAL
OOF
Pitch Publishing
SEASON
Shukyu
STAND
The Blizzard
Urban Colours
View from the Allotment
When Saturday Comes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Club Draw – May 2019

The winners of this month’s draw were Alex de Jongh who won £94.25 and Martin Chapman who won £56.55. Monthly contributions are running at £377 – this is £90 up from last month, increasing both prizes and addition to the fund.   The total raised now stands at over £37k.   Many thanks for your continued support – it would be great if you could encourage friends to join too.

Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.  (If you’d like to increase an existing contribution you can do that directly via your bank, but please let us know of the change in time for the next draw.)

100 Club Draw – April 2019

The winners of this month’s draw were Aaron Revel who won £71.75 and Steve Rickerby who won £43.05. Monthly contributions are running at £287 and the total raised now stands at over £38k. Many thanks for your continued support. Head here to fill in a quick and easy online form to be in with a chance of winning next month’s draw.