Category: News

DHST 100 Club Lottery January winners announced – and here’s how to join

The winners of January’s draw were:

1st Prize: Ticket 681 – Paul Nicholas (£161.50)

2nd Prize: Ticket 6 – Jonathan Hunt (£96.90)

Monthly contributions are running at £646.  Thanks to all contributors for helping us to grow this number from less than £300 over recent months, increasing both prizes and the fund.   The total raised has now passed £41k, most of which has been invested in shares in the Club.   The balance remains available for investment, and continues to grow.

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 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.)  Email info@dhst.org.uk if you have any questions.

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.

Shop Opening Times For Your Christmas Gifts

We have a wide range of Dulwich Hamlet inspired gifts which are priced £10 or under – Calendarsmugs, hats, caps, badges, socks, gloves, books, baby items and scarves.  We also have a new range of badges and t-shirts available to buy from the Mega-Container.
Saturday 14 December
Dulwich Hamlet Christmas party, clubhouse bar
Mega-table (in the club bar)- 7pm to 9pm
Sunday 15 December
Dulwich Hamlet Christmas fair
Mega-container – 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday 17 December 
DH v Havant & Waterlooville 7:45pm ko
Mega-container – 7pm until KO and at halftime only
Postal orders/deliveries 
Make sure you go to our online shop to buy all your Christmas presents for friends and family! 
The last online order date for Christmas delivery is midnight Sunday 15 December to ensure you receive your parcels in time for Christmas. Postal orders will then resume from Monday 6 January.  

Any order placed after this date will not processed in time for Christmas.  Alternatively, you can always buy direct from the shop at one of our home games or festive events coming up in December as noted on the poster above.

DHST 100 Club Lottery December winners announced – and here’s how you can join

The winners of December’s draw were:

1st Prize: Mrs M M Collar (£161.50)

2nd Prize: Ian Shailer (£96.90)

Monthly contributions are running at £646.  Thanks to all contributors for helping us to grow this number from less than £300 over recent months, increasing both prizes and the fund.   The total raised has now reached £41k, most of which has been invested in shares in the Club.   The balance remains available for investment, and continues to grow.

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 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.)  Email info@dhst.org.uk if you have any questions.

Programme Notes v Chippenham

Welcome to today’s FA Trophy game against fellow National South club Chippenham Town.   Having been knocked out of the London Senior Cup on Tuesday night against Wingate and Finchley, this final opportunity for the team to have another cup run this season.

Who can forget the great Trophy cup run we had several years ago when we took   Macclesfield Town, who are sadly going through a number of off-field issues, to a replay in the quarter-finals.

It was great to recently find out that the football club had been nominated in the Football Supporters’ Association’s (FSA) annual awards for the Nationals Game Community Award

This is the second year running that the FSA have been running this award that highlights the variety of community outreach work undertaken by non-league clubs over the country.  On the shortlist, we are joined by other clubs who have been recognised as making a positive impact in their respective communities.

The FSA, who the Supporters’ Trust is a current member of is a national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales.

They are seen as leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, diversity and much,much more

Most of the community outreach work carried out at the club is conducted by fans who volunteered their time.

Volunteers are such an essential part of the operation of this club, we are always looking for fresh blood, new ideas and help from supporters. So if you (or someone you know) can help, please get in touch.

We are currently looking for Trust members to act as a support to Board members running the Mega-Container on match days and to offer support with other activities, such as the recent warm coat collection.  If you would like or are consider volunteering for the Trust and / or the football club, please do get in touch with us by either popping into the Mega-container on home match days or emailing us at info@dhst.org.uk.

In addition, this season there is a need of support, not only the men’s home fixtures, but also for our women’s team games on Sunday afternoons.

We are  also hoping, with your help, to run some new community initiatives focused on the elderly, isolated and those living with dementia.

The football club and Trust recently collected coats for Wrap Up London (an organisation that works with local charities and community groups to assist the homeless).  The coats then got redistributed to local charities and community groups who directly offer support to people who are homeless, refugees, older people and others facing crisis.  Further information on how you can still donate can be found on their website: https://wrapuplondon.org.uk

Finally, with only a handful of supporters’ indicating that they wished to travel by coach to the Oxford City game at the end of the month, we have had to make the decision not to run a coach to that game.  Our next planned coach will be Weymouth, in early January and more information will be published shortly.

Enjoy the game

Mark (Scolly) Scoltock

Are You Able to Help Dulwich Hamlet?

Our volunteers are such an essential part of the operation of this football club and we are always looking for fresh blood, new ideas, and help from supporters, however large or small.  

The Supporters’ Trust is specifically looking for fans to assist Board members in operating the Mega-Container on home match days and to offer support with other Trust or club activities (an example of which can be found below).  If you would like or are considering volunteering for the Trust or football club, please do get in touch with us by either popping into the Mega-container or emailing us at info@dhst.org.uk.

This season we also need your support, for not only the men’s, but the women’s team home games at Champion Hill.

Poster partners/flyering

The Club and Trust require fans to help distribute posters and flyers that lists all the upcoming home fixtures to local businesses and outside train stations in your neighbourhood. The posters and flyers are available for collection from the clubhouse. If you are able to help us do get in touch and let us know which area you can help to distribute the posters and flyers

Mega-Container Assistants 

  • Helping with selling in the Trust shop, basically doing a bit of retail!
  • You will be lead by a member of the Board who will handle the till, you will mainly be asked to help with customer queries, getting stock for them etc, or perhaps selling scarves outside the shop to ease congestion inside it.

Saturday (Men’s game) – The shop opens at 2pm, at halftime and at the end of the game.

Sunday (Women’s game) – The shop opens at 1.30pm and at halftime.

50/50 Sellers

  • Selling tickets for the Club’s 50/50 raffle (half of the proceeds to the winner, half to the Club).
  • You will be coordinated by the lead for this.
  • The role involves selling raffle tickets around the ground before the game and up to half time (when the draw is made).
  • After you’ve finished selling you will need to count up your cash.

Programme Sellers

  • Selling programmes.
  • You will be coordinated by the lead for this, Bill on Saturday.
  • You will be responsible for selling programmes in a given “patch” of the ground.
  • Programmes usually sell out and you can probably rely on stopping sales shortly after kick-off (once everyone has got through the turnstiles).

For many years, the Trust has played a vital role in supporting Dulwich Hamlet and raising the profile of the club, and we’ve been fortunate to attract volunteers with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills.  Everyone has something to contribute – it doesn’t matter where you sit or stand, or how long you’ve been coming to Champion Hill, and if you don’t know anyone on the current board, don’t let that put you off.  If you’d like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Programme Notes v Billericay

After Friday night’s FA Cup game, it is back to league action today at Champion Hill.

Great cup runs create such excitement and the team, supporters’ and the local community showed the viewing public why this is such a great football club and fully deserve the plaudits that have come our way in the past few weeks..

Although the game finished with a four – one win for the visitors Carlisle United, for long periods of the game the team matched them and we were pressing for an equaliser when they scored their third goal which effectively ended the tie.

In the end, the League Two club was simply too strong for us on the night.

Now it is back to league action today with the visit of Billericay Town, a team we have done battle with on many occasions in recent seasons, who themselves have had their fair share of headlines of late.

Sadly, in the run up to last weekend’s cup-tie, the Supporters’ Trust had been informed that Farouk Menia, Coach of Dulwich Hamlet FC women’s team, had passed away after a long battle with cancer.

The Supporters’ Trust sends its collective condolences to his family and two children.

He leaves behind a strong women’s team that I know will continue to build on the foundations he helped create during the 8 years he had been involved with them.

Over the past few weeks, many hours have been worked by an amazing team of volunteers, not only on the night, but through-out the build up to the FA Cup game doing roles such as selling tickets, setting up for the match, 50/50 tickets and programme sales as well as operating the Trust’s Mega-container club shop.

Merchandise sales have been amazing and we received over 80 orders alone over the weekend via our online shop, many of which had been made whilst our FA Cup tie was taking place!

Orders of replacement stock have now been placed and so we will soon be back up to full stock  in the shop (open on match days only) and online (www.dhfcshop.co.uk).

Please note that Trust Board members and volunteers, who pay to attend the matches and give up their time, operate the shop and I would like to remind supporters’ that we will be closed (as usual) whilst the match takes place.

Have you any warm winter coats you could bring it down to the club to be passed onto those who may find themselves homeless during this winter?

Over this weekend, the football club and Supporters’ Trust are  collecting coats for Wrap Up London (an organisation that works with local charities and community groups to assist the homeless) at both todays and tomorrow’s (DHFCW) home fixtures – so please donate those unwanted coats at our collection points.

Before we open bookings for the planned supporters’ coach to the league match against Oxford City on Saturday 30 November, we are asking fans to contact us if they are interested in traveling with us to the game.

Ideally, we want to be able to run as many coaches as possible but have found ourselves in a Catch 22 situation that (a) we cannot confirm that a coach will run until we take a sufficient number of bookings, but (b) there is a reluctance to book before the coach is confirmed.

Asking supporters’ to email (info@dhst.org.uk) their interest worked for the recent cup tie away to Havant and Waterlooville so we have decided to continue with this process for the Oxford City fixture.

Enjoy the game

Mark (Scolly) Scoltock