Michael Wagg




Roles and responsibilities:  

It's early days for me, but so far I'm in the teams providing programme notes for the men's and women's fixtures, and writing for the Trust locally. Going forward I'm very happy to help wherever I'm needed.



I'm a writer and actor.


Other teams:  

I've a soft spot for the Eagles.

I follow Dulwich Hamlet for the community, the welcome, and the wit.


Put simply, I want to do my bit. I've wanted to stand for a long time, but have often worked away from home for long periods so didn't feel able to give enough time. That's shifted now, so I was keen to get more involved.


By doing my bit I guess I mean to represent the fans in imagining and shaping the future of our club, at the heart of our community. And doing my time in the Mega Container, which I love!

What has been the most difficult things you’ve found on the Board, and what has been most rewarding?  

It's early days! So far it's been a pleasure and very interesting. Ask me again in a few months! 


Why should others want to get involved with the Trust? The club is a vital and vibrant part of our community and to be involved with the Trust is to help ensure it survives and thrives. It needs us, the fans.


Anyone who's been through the turnstiles at Champion Hill knows what a wonderful, welcoming, inclusive spirit is created and recreated by the efforts and enthusiasm of fans, staff and, especially, volunteers. And to be part of a football club that leads the way, among others, in a possible football future is a pleasure and privilege.


I think the more involved you get the more rewarding it is, and I still fully believe in the phrase 'Dulwich Hamlet will not be televised.' 

(Even when it, sometimes, is!) 


3 words that sum up Dulwich Hamlet FC: Community, welcome, wit. Or, our wedding day (Sarah and I got married on the pitch, on the first day of the 2011/12 season).


If you’re not at Champion Hill on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, what are you normally doing?  

Listening to Dulwich Hamlet Radio, ideally at a waterside boozer.


Night out clubbing or in bed with a good book?  

The pub with a good book.

Have you ever won any prizes/competitions?  

I won the slow bicycle race at primary school and the neat dive competition soon after. I was Supporters' Player of the Year for Hurley Daw Mill Kings, circa under 14s. 


Ever appeared on TV?  

Yes, I've done tv and film work as an actor.


Favourite film and/or TV show?  

Film: The Plank; TV: I'm a big fan of Bullseye. For a recommendation, there's a TV play from the 70s called Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. which is brilliant. 


If you had to pick, who are your top 3 bands/musicians?  

I annoy my friends by claiming my top two as Johnny Hates Jazz and Wet Wet Wet (they're not really). My real favourites are The Housemartins, The Style Council (which annoys my wife) and Fly Fly Triceratops.

Favourite pubs/restaurants in East Dulwich?

Champion Hill or The Gowlett


Do you have any celebrity lookalikes?  

I've been compared to lots of people, but I take it all on the chin! Russ Abbot, Alain Robidoux, Shaggy (from Scooby-Doo), Fido Dido, Wally (from Where's Wally), Norman Whiteside (I like that one), Jimmy Hill (though that's more my dad). Hamlet fan Macca once compared me to John Le Mesurier, which I was very happy with.


Tea or Coffee?  


Favourite author/s?  

Loads. I'll pick William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill and Douglas Dunn


Favourite or dream holiday destination?  

I'd love to go back to Vietnam.


Can you speak any other languages?  

I know a lot of German words, and some French ones, but I can't claim to speak the languages.


If you had to pick 4 other players, past or present, for a dream 5-a-side, who would you go for?  

That's the toughest of the lot. How about: Pat Jennings, Rosie Stone, Karen Carney, Johnny Rep.


Do you have any pets?  

Two cats, sisters called Vince and Kenny.


If you’d have been a professional footballer, which clubs would you have most wanted to play for?  

As a kid it would have been Manchester United; now, I'd stick semi-pro with the Hamlet. Mind you, there was an East German club called Mechanical Arithmetic Neustrelitz - I'd love to have turned out for them!


Jam or Marmite?  

There's room for both.


Cats or dogs?  



North London or South London?  



Blur or Oasis?  

There's room for both.


Camping or all-inclusive hotel?  

Depends who's paying.