Football Pride - The Path to Inclusiveness Event this Saturday

23rd Jul 2020

The Supporter’s Trust and Dulwich Hamlet Football Club are delighted to announce that they will be taking part the Football Pride online festival this weekend.

On Saturday 25 July 2020, representatives from the club, trust and women’s team will be featured at this weekend’s Football Pride event. The panel will be discussing the community driven ethos of Dulwich Hamlet FC and its key message that we are football club that welcomes all. We will be talking about recent LGBTQ+ initiatives and the path that leads to being a fully inclusive football club.

The Football Pride Festival is an initiative of the Football v Homophobia Campaign, who DHST and Dulwich Hamlet have been supporters of for many years. Football v Homophobia is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation gender identity and expression at all levels of football.

Originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010.The Justin Campaign was founded in 2008 to demonstrate that ten years after Justin Fashanu’s tragic suicide in 1998, homophobia was still hugely prevalent in both grassroots and professional football.

On Saturday 25 July 2020 Football v Homophobia will be during together LGBTIQ+ and ally football family, from around the world for an online day of queer football culture.

Our panel slot is currently scheduled for at 4pm and you can book your place, via eventbrite here.

Lou Englefield, Director of Pride Sports and one of the organisers of the event said,

“The work that DHST and Dulwich Hamlet have done to support the LGBTIQ+ community in and through football has been outstanding. Not only do they create a welcoming environment at Champion Hill, but they have raised thousands of pounds for LGBTIQ+ causes. They are fantastic allies for LGBTIQ+ people”


In addition to the panel discussion, we will also be running two other in celebration of this fantastic event:

  • Our very popular virtual 50/50 will be returning for a second round. This will work in the normal way and the club’s share will be donated to The Albert Kennedy Trust (a charity who supports those from the LGBT+ who may face or are currently homeless). Full details and how to buy a ticket will be available later this week.
  • The club will donate a further £1 donation to The Albert Kennedy Trust for every LQBT item that is purchased from the Supporters’ club shop from 6pm on Friday 24 July until 6pm on Sunday 26 July 2020.

As always, we look forward to your support. If you have any questions about this initiative, please get in contact with the Trust or one of our community team by emailing: community@dulwichhamletfc.co.uk.