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Weymouth Programme Notes

After last Saturday’s FA Cup victory against Eastbourne Borough, it is back to league action today when we welcome newly promoted Weymouth. The Dorset team visit Champion Hill sitting fourth on the league table, having won their last three league fixtures and will prove a tough challenge for Gavin and the team this afternoon.

We face another tough challenge next Saturday when we visit Havant and Waterlooville, having be drawn against them in the next round of this season’s the FA Cup competition.

With the winners progressing to the First Round Proper, we are hoping that  supporters’ are keen to travel to the game next week. With this in mind, the Trust has been checking on whether enough people would be interested in travelling on a supporters coach to this tie on the 19th October.

As this would be an additional coach at short notice, the cost is likely to be around £18 adult, £13 concessions. However, the Trust will almost certainly be subsidising the coach if it runs.

We expect that the coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium at around 11.30 – to arrive by 14:00.

If you are interested in going on the coach, we ask that you indicate this intention at the Mega-container today or by emailing info@dhst.org.uk.

We are hoping to get sufficient numbers to confirm; a final decision will be made tomorrow morning (Sunday 13 October) so that, if the coach cannot run due to insufficient bookings, people have time to make other arrangements.

If before this game we have already confirmed, announcements will be made at the match today.

Do not forget you can also book your places on the coach to Chelmsford today or online www.dhfcshop.co.uk. This National League South fixture takes place on Saturday 28 October.

Tomorrow, the women’s team play their first home fixture since 8 September when Saltdean United visit Champion Hill.  Kick-off is at 14:00 with admission prices £4 adults, £2 concessions, this league fixture is free entry if you are a Season Ticket holder.  At the last home fixture we launch our new “Spicy” scarf priced at £10, these can be purchased on the day from our shop.

DHFC comedy nights

The monthly Dulwich Hamlet Comedy Club is 6 months old in November, and to celebrate the clubhouse is playing host to the most exciting line up to date.  At 7pm on Sunday 2nd November, the star of hit Channel 4 programme ‘The Tez O’clock Show’ Tez Ilyas will headline. They will be a very special appearance, fresh from storming the Edinburgh festival, from comedy legend Tony Slattery. This is one not to be missed.

If you have not been before, these nights are friendly and very funny. Run by volunteers to help the club and hosted by the incredibly talented Alexandra Haddow, the nights appeal to both Hamlet fans and people from the wider local community.

With drinks at happy hour prices all night, you also get a cheap pint. The shows are the first Sunday of every month and tickets for Novembers show can be bought via HamletComedy.co.uk or on the door on the night.

Club bar

You can keep up to date with all the televised games showing in the Club bar by checking out www.matchpint.co.uk/view-dulwich-hamlet-fc-happy-hour-every-day-16711

The bar is open every weekday from 18:00 and from 12noon Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy the game

Mark (Scolly) Scoltock

Joint Chair

Supporters’ Coach Travel Update

Havant and Waterlooville, Saturday 19 October

The Supporters’ Trust has now taken significant bookings and therefore we can confirm that this coach will run to next week’s FA Cup tie.

Remaining places on the coach are now extremely limited, but you can still book your seat via our club shop: www.dhfcshop.co.uk priced Adults £18 and concessions £13.  Departure time will be from 11:30 Champion Hill stadium.

 Chelmsford City – 26 October

The Trust has taken very few bookings so far for this coach.  If you would like to travel by coach to Chelmsford, please book online or email us to confirm your interest before 17:00 Thursday, 17 October.

Bookings for this coach should be made via the online club shop, priced are £16 adults and £11 concessions.

We will confirm whether the coach will run on Friday, in the event of cancellation online bookings will be refunded straight away.

Non-League Day Supports Prostate Cancer UK

Non-League Day was launched in 2010 as an event to give non-league clubs in the English National League System a chance to promote themselves during an international break when Premier League and EFL Championship clubs have the weekend off.

This year Prostate Cancer UK is once again the official charity partner of Non-League Day and non-league clubs across the country will be fundraising and raising awareness at games this weekend.

This will be no exception at Champion Hill tomorrow in our National League South game against Weymouth, when a collection will take place for Prostate Cancer UK alongside “DHFC Says No to Serious Youth Violence”.  The Trust will continue to raise awareness through-out this month, starting with changing our logo to the colours of Prostate Cancer UK.

Kick off is at 15:00 and tickets can be bought in advance online priced £12 adults, £5 concessions with under 13’s free.

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.  Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with family history of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way.

Some prostate cancer grows too slowly to cause any problems or affect how long you live. Because of this, many men with prostate cancer will never need any treatment.

But some prostate cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread. This is more likely to cause problems and needs treatment to stop it spreading.

If you have any of the above risk factors or if you have any symptoms, speak to your GP. They can talk to you about your risk, and about the tests that are used to diagnose prostate cancer. You can also get in touch with Prostate Cancer UK’s  Specialist Nurses, who can help you understand your individual risk of prostate cancer.

Eastbourne Borough Programme Notes

Welcome to today’s FA Cup Third Qualifying Round against a now familiar foe Eastbourne Borough.  Having been knocked out against them at the same stage last season, I am sure that Gavin and Junior will have the team ready to avenge that defeat. Let’s get behind the team this afternoon and hopefully we will be in the hat on Monday lunch time when the Fourth Round Qualifying draw takes place.

The next planned supporters’ coach is Saturday, 26 October for our visit to Chelmsford City.  The cost will be Adults £16, Concessions £11 and places can be booked today at the Mega-container shop or online www.dhfcshop.co.uk. The last date for booking will be Sunday 20 October.  We are confident that this coach will prove popular, especially as the ground is some 30 minutes’ walk from Chelmsford station and that we will be able to confirm it’s running as soon as possible.

Despite our best efforts to promote the service, due to a lack of demand, we had to cancel last weeks planned coach to Chippenham Town.  As I have previously stated, the Trust is unable to run coaches at less than 50% capacity. Whilst the Board are passionate about helping fans to attend away matches, we have to balance the financial cost of this with all the other responsibilities we have to our members. Every £ spent subsidising coach travel is a £ we cannot invest in the Club or other community projects. Even at 50% capacity, the Trust pays a large subsidy to ensure the running of a coach.

Talking of investing in the club, the Trust has recently completed the purchase of 8,000 shares we agreed to obtain last season.  It takes our direct investment in the club (not including merchandise profit share and other financial support) to £66,000 in the last 12 months.

The Trust continues to look to invest in the club and, outside of our membership fee, our other main sources of income are  merchandise sales and 100 Club lottery.

We are always looking at bringing new merchandise lines to fans and today we are launching our Baby Rabble range of bibs (£7 each) and babysuits (£10) which we expect to sell quicker

The shop  is now back-up to full stock of replica shirts with prices ranging from £25 for infants to £35 for adult sizes.  Also back in stock is our full range of Trucker caps and our very popular bucket hats! Don’t forget with the cold weather coming we have a big range of hoodies, sweatshirts and beanies.

The Supporters’ Trust 100 Club is the only fund-raising lottery, following it’s merging with the 1893 Club, at  Dulwich Hamlet. Monthly contributions are currently running at £545, which I’m told is an increase of £260 over the last four months.  The more monthly contributions we receive, the bigger prizes become and fund continues to grow. The total raised now stands at almost £40k, most of which has been invested in shares in the Club.   You can join today at the Mega-container or online at dhst.org.uk.

Enjoy the game

Mark (scolly) Scoltock

Joint Chair

Coach Travel to FA Cup Tie & Chelmsford

Supporters’ Coach to Havant and Waterlooville, Saturday 19 October

The Supporters’ Trust has had a good response to our request for expressions of interest in coach travel to Havant for next Saturday’s FA Cup game against Havant & Waterlooville – thanks to everyone who has already contacted us.

We are now taking bookings online (dhfcshop.co.uk). If the level of confirmed bookings by Sunday evening (13 October) matches the level of interest expressed, the coach will run (we need to have confirmed bookings by Sunday PM because we have to confirm the booking with the coach company on Monday morning).

So, please confirm your bookings as soon as possible – preferably online rather than waiting for Saturday (when the shop is likely to be very busy). The sooner seats are booked, the sooner we can confirm the coach will run.

In addition, we are still hoping to run a coach for the league fixture on Saturday 26 October.  Bookings can again be made at the club shop this Saturday or online.

Prices are £16 adults and £11 concessions.

DHST 100 Club lottery winners October 2019 announced – and amount raised to date tops £40K!

The winners of this month’s draw were:

1st Prize: John Cronin (£135.25)

2nd Prize: Pete Campbell (£81.15)

Monthly contributions are running at £541 – this is an increase of £260 over the last five months, increasing both prizes and addition to the fund.   The total raised has now passed £40k, 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.)

Chippenham Supporters’ Coach – Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a lack of demand, the Supporters’ Trust have had to cancel the planned coach to Chippenham Town on Saturday 28th September. We have individually contacted the small number of fans who had already booked this service.

As previously stated, we are unable to run coaches at less than 50% capacity. Whilst we are passionate about helping fans to attend Away matches, we have to balance the financial cost of this with our other responsibilities to our members. Every £ spent subsidising coach travel is a £ we can’t invest in the Club or other community projects. Even at 50% capacity, the Trust pays a large subsidy to ensure the running of a coach.

Please Note: National Express runs a direct service from Victoria Coach Station to Chippenham with adult returns currently on sale at £14. There is a coach at 11.30am (due to arrive in Chippenham at 14.00). For the return journey, there is an 18.35 departure from Chippenham to Victoria”.

If you would like to support the team at Away fixtures, please do consider using the DHST coach in future!

The next planned coach is on Saturday, 26 October to Chelmsford City.  Adults: £16 Conc: £11

Online booking for the Chelmsford coach will open soon. The last date for booking will be Sunday 20 October. We’ll confirm that the coach is running as soon as half the seats are booked.

Supporters’ Coach to Chippenham

Our second planned supporters’ coach of the season is to Chippenham Town on Saturday 28 September, with adult tickets £19 and concessions £14.  With the cheapest day return train tickets  being over £30, we hope to fill the coach that will leave Champion Hill at 10:45.

Tickets can now be purchased via our online shop or at all home fixtures from the Mega-container at Champion Hill. The last day to book your place will be Sunday 22 September, after this date we hope to be able to confirm its running.

Don’t forget, when you book, please supply your contact details.

Despite low advance seat bookings, we decided not to disappoint fans and ran the coach to Eastbourne.  At the start of the season, the Board set an amount of what we would be willing to subsidise coaches for the season ahead.  A large part of the subsidy was taken up by the coach to Eastbourne, but we hope that future coaches will be more popular and so avoiding cancelling coaches later in the season.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding coaches, please email info@dhst.org.uk pop into the Mega-container or speak to a member of the Trust board on matchdays.

Other planned coaches:

26/10, Chelmsford City Adults: £16 Conc: £11

30/11, Oxford City Adults: £16 Conc: £11

11/01, Weymouth Adults: £19 Conc: £14

08/02, Havant and Waterlooville Adults: £16 Conc: £11

22/02, Bath City Adults: £19 Conc: £14

25/04, Concord Rangers Adults: £16 Conc: £11

 

DHST 100 Club lottery winners – September 2019 – Please Join!

The winners of this month’s draw were:

1st Prize: Tim Scott (£136.25)

2nd Prize: Alex Mitchell (£81.75)

Monthly contributions are running at £545 – this is an increase of £260 over the last four months, increasing both prizes and addition to the fund.   The total raised now stands at almost £40k, 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.)

Planning Application – Have You Commented?

After the ‘double’ header of Duwich Hamlet’s two senior teams facing Eastbourne oppostion this weekend, today it’s back to Champion Hill for the final game of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The football club recently put in a joint planning application that will see the delivery of a new community football stadium that will secure weekends like this for many years to come.

The Trust are urging you to register your support for the application by commenting positively on it, via Southwark Council’s website, the deadline to do this is today!  This is the only effective way of demonstrating support for the application, and it is essential that all of us make our voices heard.  Every comment makes a difference.

The success of the application is critical to the future of Dulwich Hamlet FC – for further information from the Club, please see here.

The DHST Board supports the planning application, and as a significant shareholder in Dulwich Hamlet FC, we look forward to being closely involved in the detailed planning of the new stadium on behalf of supporters.

The past two years have shown that it is essential that Dulwich Hamlet has a permanent home in the heart of East Dulwich, not only to ensure its immediate survival but to secure the long term future of an invaluable, 126-year-old, community asset.  The application, if approved, will allow the Club’s and Trust’s community-focused activities to expand, and will greatly increase the availability of new, state of the art, facilities to local schools and community groups.

We therefore encourage all of our members, all supporters of Dulwich Hamlet FC, and our friends in the wider football community to write to Southwark Council in support of the proposal.  This is vital in order to ensure that the decision makers understand how much the football club means to you, and what the impact would be if it was forced to close.

Please act now to ensure your views are taken into account and do encourage your friends and family to do the same. Every single voice supporting the Club and speaking up to support its survival will make a difference.

To register a comment on the application:

Click here or paste this link into your browser: https://planning.southwark.gov.uk/online-applications/

  1. Search for reference: 19/AP/1867
  2. Click on the ‘Make a comment’ option

Southwark seems to have had some problems with its planning portal so don’t be put off by the fact that there only appear to be a few comments. You should receive an acknowledgement by email when your comment is lodged.