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Programme Notes v Tonbridge

Welcome to today’s game against Tonbridge Angels who sit only two points below Dulwich with a number of games in hand, so let’s get behind the team today in this good old fashioned six pointer.

Thank you to everyone who attending our fundraiser quiz on Thursday and I hope you all had an enjoyable evening.  The event raised money for this season’s club charity partners Redthread and Football Beyond Borders and was brilliant hosted by Dulwich Hamlet comedy club’s Alexandra Haddow.  If you have not been to the comedy night at the club bar, then I would highly recommend it and the next night is tomorrow at 18:00 (comedy starts at 19:00).  Tickets priced £8 or £5 for concessions and are available on the night.

Myself and fellow Board member Mel Hughes attended the Football Beyond Borders Annual Showcase event at Tottenham’s new White Hart Lane stadium on Wednesday 12 April.  What an amazing evening it was and it was great to see how much this great organisation has grown over the years, positively effecting more schoolchildren than ever before.

Following their victory in the Capital Senior Cup last weekend, against a strong Leyton Orient team the women’s team now face Crystal Palace on Sunday 15 March at Champion Hill.

In front of a very vocal crowd of 222, Jo Gibson’s one goal was enough to secure a one – nil victory and a place in the semi-final.

Last weekend we ran a supporters coach to Bath City to watch the league’s second place team come out late winners three – two.  Before the game, a number of the Trust Board meet with fellow Bath City Board members.  Over recent years, the Trust has built up a great  friendship with them and we often share ideas and the odd pint.

In May 2017 the club completed its transition into being a community ownership football club and have been giving us advice regarding our future fundraising as we seek to continue of percentage of ownership on Dulwich Hamlet, which currently sits at around 20%.   Bath are also going through the planning process with the local Bath Council as they seek to redevelop their stadium starting with a new main stand.  We wish them well with their future plans.

The last planned coach of the season will be to our last fixture of the season when we visit Concord Rangers on Canvey Island.  More information regarding this will be published shortly, but in the meantime do please let us know if you would be interested in traveling with us for the game by either popping into the Mega-container shop or email info@dhst.or.uk.

Reaching the final few months of the season, we are already looking forward to the next Board election in summer 2020.  As always, we are always keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in standing for Trust board.  If you are interested, or maybe just want to get more involved by volunteering, do come and speak with us to find out what future opportunities there are in helping the Trust and football club.

Enjoy the game

Mark (Scolly) 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).

Latest 100 Club draw results – join now!

The winners of February’s DHST 100 Club draw were:

1st Prize: Ticket 582 – Nick Pittaway (£164.25)

2nd Prize: Ticket 212 – Miss E A Collar (£98.55)

Monthly contributions are running at £657.  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.

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.

 

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