Programme Notes - Dulwich Hamlet v Havant and Waterlooville, 12th March 2002

Programme Notes - Dulwich Hamlet v Havant and Waterlooville, 12th March 2002

14th Mar 2022

As we approach the business end of the season, and with the Hamlet are still very much in the hunt for a play-off spot, it is more important than ever to have such fantastic support at our home games to push the team on – so a big thank you to everyone at the ground today!

This is such an exciting time for the club both on and off the pitch, with developments moving forward for our new stadium and the Trust increasing our shareholding in the club, giving fans a big say in how our club is run now and in the future.

This club has always been about more than just what happens on the pitch, it is about our community and our values. This past few weeks we have been proud to show our vocal support for LGBT+ History Month, and in the ongoing fight against Transphobia. We are also incredibly proud that the club has committed to actively embedding the principles or diversity and inclusion into everything it does, with our own Danny Mills taking the lead on this work. The Trust will do all we can in this endeavour also, as we are here to represent all of our fans and the wider community.

In troubled times such as these its important to both re-affirm these values and principles, but also to ensure we have an outlet to have fun and enjoy and appreciate the things that we love and that matter to us. Today, and at each game the Hamlet play, we have a chance to do both, so let’s enjoy the match and make this the start of an incredible end to another incredible season.

Merchandise

As always, the Mega Container has been very busy at our last few home games, but fear not we have replenished as much stock as we can with all of your favourite Dulwich Hamlet merch. We do have replica kits back in stock in a variety of sizes, and a lovely range of tee shirts for when things get a bit warmer outside.

As part of our LGBT+ History Month celebrations we released a stunning Rainbow Scarf which has been incredibly popular thus far. Profits from the sales are used to support initiatives and organisations within the LGBT+ community, so you can be both charitable and stylish at the same time when wearing one! Our ‘chilli’ scarves are also flying off of the shelves, so check the Mega Container and grab yours while stocks last. As if that wasn’t enough, we have a brand new sweatshirt out, and I have a feeling these will be very popular indeed.

Remember, the Mega Container is card-only, and is open before matches, at half-time and also after the final whistle at all home games for the men’s and women’s matches.

Celebrating International Women's Day

We wouldn't be the club we are without the wonderful women who work, volunteer and support Dulwich Hamlet. As part of our work around International Women’s Day the Supporters' Trust have spoken to just a handful of these amazing individuals, so please check out our website at www.dhst.org.uk to read this great article and learn more about their contribution to our club.

DHFCW vs Trans Radio UK

At the end of this month the Dulwich Hamlet women's team will be playing Trans Radio UK United FC. This special match will kick off at 7.30pm on Thursday 31st March, and you can get your tickets via the See Tickets website. We are hoping for a really great turnout, so make sure to come down and show your support.

We are also looking for volunteers who can help support the game. If you fancy trying your hand at stewarding, programme selling or as a super-seller in the Mega Container, please email [email protected] with the subject line as 'DHFCW vs TRUK Volunteering'.

Ukraine Donations

Over the upcoming weeks the Trust will be collecting donations for the refugees in Ukraine, in close collaboration with the Club. We are still finalising details, so please keep an eye on our social media channels where we will be updating details about how you can help.

Player of the Month Awards. Congratulations to Charlie Grainger and Lucy Monkman who won our Player of the Month Awards, for the men’s and women’s teams respectively. This award is special as it is directly voted for by our fans, and sponsored by the Trust. Keep an eye on the Supporters’ Trust Twitter (@dhstorg) for the vote, and be sure to have your say next month!

Football v Homophobia Awards

Dulwich Hamlet FC were the very proud winners of the Non-League Club of the Year Award, at the Football v Homophobia Awards last week. I know that everyone associated with the club will be thrilled with this recognition of all of the hard work that has gone into this recognition, and I am sure it will act as an inspiration to do even more to combat homophobia, and all forms of discrimination and prejudice, in the future.

Our very own Mark Scoltock accepted the award on our behalf, and you can find details about the awards, and associated campaigns, at https://www.footballvhomophobia.com/

100 Club

The 100 club offers you a chance to help the club AND win cash prizes – what’s not to like? If you enter you are in with a chance to win a prize every single month, and all proceeds go directly into supporting our club. Get your tickets at dhst.org.uk/100-club/

Trivia

You may remember that Havant and Waterlooville had a very famous FA Cup run, where they twice led at Anfield in a 5-2 thriller against Liverpool. In which year did this classic match take place?

a) 2008

b) 2010c) 2012

(Answer to our previous question: c) Windows)