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Quiz Night and Raffle in aid of The 12th Man on Thurs 8th November 2018

The East Dulwich Tavern will be holding another General Knowledge Quiz Night and Raffle in aid of The 12th Man on Thursday 8th November 2018. Entry Fee and Raffle money will be donated to The 12th Man. Food and drink will be available to purchase on the night.

Doors: 19:00
Quiz: 20:00 to 22:00ish
Entry: £2.00 per person
Teams: Maximum 6
Raffle: £1.00 per ticket

Quiz Prizes: £30.00 Bar Tab (winner), Bottle of Wine (runner up)

Raffle Prizes: Various prizes similar to last time. The prizes will be displayed on the night.

The plan is to hold the quiz upstairs which has a capacity of 80 to 90. The entry fee will be collected by the Quizmaster on the night. Raffle tickets will be sold on the night. Any raffle prizes not claimed on the night will be held at The EDT for seven days.

It will be good to get as many Dulwich Hamlet fans as possible there to show support for the 12th Man.

The EDT are taking reservations for tables if anyone would like to book in advance - the last one was very busy so make sure you turn up early if you haven’t booked a table in advance.

Tel: 0208 693 1316

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Statement from Southwark Council on Meadow Residential and Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

On the morning of our fundraiser against Crystal Palace FC, Southwark Council have issued the following statement regarding their negotiations with Meadow Residential:

Southwark Council has renewed its call to property developers, Meadow, to let Dulwich Hamlet FC back into its stadium at Champion Hill.

The request comes as the club continues to suffer as a result of being forced to play its home games in Tooting.

It is now over six months since Meadow shut DHFC out of their Champion Hill stadium ending 125 years of the club’s playing history in the East Dulwich area.

Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning said: “It is entirely within Meadow’s gift to end this unhappy period in DHFC’s history and give them the prospect of continuing as a viable football club. Meadow kicked DHFC out of Champion Hill, they must now let them back in so that they can finish this season at their proper home.”

Meadow have said that they will only let the club back into Champion Hill if the council grant a lease to the club on the neighbouring astroturf at Greendale and commit to not pursuing a CPO. The Council does not think either is necessary for the club to return, but is prepared to do all it can to help break the deadlock, and so has today written to Meadow to confirm that there is no formal resolution for the CPO and to offer terms for the reoccupation of the astroturf.

Cllr Situ added: “We have responded positively to Meadow’s demands, now they must respond positively to the club and let them back in to Champion Hill. We remain ready and willing to talk to Meadow about any policy compliant planning application that they want to pursue at the site.”

 

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Crystal Palace announce strong line up as Dulwich Hamlet FC face a precarious October

With FA Cup fixtures going against us, our football club faces a financially precarious October with our only home game income during the entire month coming from our  game against Crystal Palace on Thursday 11th October.

The football club need fans to turn up en masse for this game to support the club and help us through the month. 

Palace Manager Roy Hodgson has announced a strong side including Jason Puncheon, Julian Speroni and Conor Wickham. 

The fundraiser looks set to be a great night with some great football so if you have not already bought a ticket you can do so here. If you cannot make the match please consider donating the price of a ticket to the 12th Man appeal as detailed further down the page.

When: Thursday 11th October 2018
Where:  Tooting and Mitcham FC's Imperial Fields Ground
Kickoff: 7pm
Cost: £10 for adults, £5 for Concessions and DHFC season ticket holders.

 

Dulwich Hamlet to Play Fundraiser Friendly against Crystal Palace FC

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club will play a fundraiser against a Crystal Palace XI at Imperial Fields Stadium on 11th October 2018.

Palace manager, Roy Hodgson is set to play a number of first team players at the encounter which will raise funds for the Dulwich Hamlet 12th Man appeal.

Before and during the match the bars and food outlets will be available as usual.

Put it in your diary and come along and help support the fundraising for our football club!

Where: Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF
When:  Thursday 11th October 2018
Gates Open: 6pm
Kick off: 7pm
Price: Adults £10, Concessions £5 (Inc DHFC Season Ticket Holders) - U13s Free

Tickets for the game can be purchased here and the game is expected to sell out so book early!

Join us for a River Walk to our Tonbridge Angels Match - 22nd Sept 2018

Fed up of the long tram journey from Mitcham Junction and the walk from the Croydon Tramlink to the ground? There is a more scenic route so dump Southern at Mitcham Junction station and join us for a walk to the Campus Society Stadium along the River Wandle to raise a few quid for the 12th Man Fund. 

Turning left out of the station we will walk seven minutes and stop for lunch at the Crown pub which serves a variety of beers, show Sky Sports and has a garden if it is warm. 

 

 

We will then turn right onto Goat Lane and walk to  the bridge over the River Wandle.

 

 

Walking down to the end of Watermead Lane, we will join the pathway along the Wandle.

 

 

The river is roughly nine miles long and it passes through the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton, and Wandsworth to join the River Thames. The river is home to many European eels (Anguilla anguilla) which are fairly rare to encounter in British rivers these days.

A fair few of our fans actually eat eels so there is something for everyone on this tour.

 

Along the way we will observe coots (Fulica Atra), the grey heron (Ardea Cinerea), the endangered eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis) and the domestic cat (Felis catus).

Nearing the ground, we will pass the 3G pitch at the Bog End.

 

 

At this point we must leave the river due to a local angling club fencing it off so we walk along the path to the pampas grass (Hackbridge Harry can probably explain the significance of this)

 

 

From here we can hop over a ditch and into the bar and ready ourselves for Dulwich Hamlet vs Tonbridge Angel's FC in the FA Cup.

 

Cost: Tip the tour guide and all tips will go to the 12th Man Fund

Meeting point: Mitcham and Junction Station

Difficulty: A breeze.

Date: 22nd September 2018

Time: 12:30

Lunch and Beer: 12:37

Riverwalk: 14:00

Arrive Match 14:30

 

Wimbledon Food Bank Collection against Hampton and Richmond Borough FC

Continuing their good work within the communuty, Dulwich Hamlet Football Club will be holding a food bank collection for Wimbledone Food Bank at tomorrow's game against Hampton and Richmond Borough FC  at the Campus Society Stadium.

The food bank are requesting non-perishable items and toiletries to the clearly signposted donation point within the stadium.

They are in particular need of:

Ketchup
Tinned Tomatoes
Tea
Squash/Fruit Juice
Shower Gel

Whilst we welcome all donations, we are advised that they already have sufficient quantities of:

Pasta
Baked Beans

If you are unable to attend on Saturday and would like to find out more click here

Dulwich Hamlet 12th Man Pin Badge Auction

Dulwich Hamlet fan Sarah Binns is auctioning off a selection of Dulwich Hamlet pin badges with all the profits going to the 12th Man Fund (less Ebay fees). 

You can see them all here or click on a badge below and get bidding!

       
       

     

Dulwich Hamlet Quiz Night Fundraiser - Thursday 16th August 2018

In conjunction with the East Dulwich Tavern, the 12th Man scheme will be holding a general knowlwedge pub quiz fundraiser on Thursday 16th August 2018.

All profits will go to the 12th man who in turn help our football club stay afloat during these trying times.  There will also be an opportunity to buy your tickets for the Supporters' Trust coach to bath on the night.

Full details can be found below:

Date: Thurs 16th August

Where: East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane,  SE22 8EW

Doors: 19:00

Quiz: 20:00 to 22:00ish

Entry: £2.00 per person

Teams: Maximum 

Raffle: £1.00 per ticket

Quiz Prizes: £30.00 Bar Tab (winner), Bottle of Wine (runner up)

The entry fee and raffle money will be donated to The 12th Man fund and there will, of course be food and drink available to purchase on the night.

Raffle Prizes: Dulwich Hamlet Home Picfair Replica shirt (XL), £50.00 House of Tippler Voucher, £50.00 Meat Liquor Voucher, various booze prizes (Mini Cask Ale, Suffolk Cidar, Pale Ale, Prosecco), Dulwich Hamlet Mug etc

 

The Brick Brewery - Dulwich Hamlet Photography Exhibition

Photographers Duncan Palmer and Sam Mellish are running a photography exhibition of our turbulent season at the Brick Brewery Taprooms in Peckham Rye.

The photos cover general match day photos from the 2017/18 season, our demonstration in East Dulwich in March, our trip to parliament and our promotion winning game against Hendon Town FC where we found outselves in the National League South after a tense penalty shootout... and of course, not forgetting our celebrations on Promotion Roundabout. 

If you want to drop by, have a beer and relive some memories from a season we will never forget, the details are below:

Brick Brewery Taproom
Arch 209, Blenheim Grove
London
SE15 4QL

Website: Brick Brewery

The Exhibition runs until the 6th September.

Websites: Duncan Palmer Photography - Sam Mellish

 

 

Clean up day at the KNK Stadium

On Sunday 5th August, we will be holding our second clean up the stadium day.

Dulwich Hamlet fans will meet up with Tooting and Mitcham fans to do odd jobs around the ground. Tasks will include:

  • Gardening (weeding)
  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Litter picking
  • Relocating bricks/cobbles etc
  • Other bits and pieces

We aim to meet at midday and hope the finish at around 5pm.  The bar will be open for refreshments throughout. 

If you would like to join us please drop us a message here

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Heart Breaking Photos of our much loved Community Football Club

Dulwich Hamlet fan Ollie Jarman paid a visit to our ground, Champion Hill, yesterday.  Our beloved community football club is currently in this state. We really do not need to write much about it. These pictures paint a thousand words. Credit @Ollie_Jarman

 

 

 

Fans United to Save Dulwich Hamlet Day - Good Friday

Fans United to Save Dulwich Hamlet Day - Good Friday

Dulwich Hamlet are holding a “Fans United” game at the next home game vs Dorking Wanderers on Good Friday. The Fans United day follows on the back of a successful rally last Saturday 17 March, when around 1200 fans marched from East Dulwich to the locked gates of Champion Hill.

The Save Dulwich Hamlet group and The Football Club are inviting fans of all other clubs to visit their temporary home at Tooting & Mitcham in solidarity with their plight, and to highlight the broader issue of unscrupulous owners and the risk they present to many football clubs across the country.

Local MP, Helen Hayes, said in Parliament last week, “In London the list of clubs that are under pressure is depressingly long. In recent years Enfield Town, Edgware Town, Hendon and Thurrock football clubs have all lost their historical homes. Away from London and the south-east, where the pressure on housing and the value of land is not always so acute, the story continues. Northampton Town, Kettering Town, Torquay United, Skelmersdale United, Coventry City and Merthyr Town—to name just a few—are all facing battles to survive as the property developers circle.”

Season ticket holders and Supporters’ Club / Trust members from other clubs will be offered entry at the usual concession price of £5. Fans are encouraged to wear their own club’s colours and banners. A photo of Fans United behind the goal will take place at the end of the first half to demonstrate solidarity between football fans against outside forces that seek to threaten and undermine any football club across the country.

A spokesperson for the group, said “We have a battle on our hands to save OUR club, and we hope that fans will unite to support the cause. We recognise that this issue is far from unique, and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other clubs that are facing threats to their existence.”

Club Director Tom Cullen, said “The Save DHFC campaign have been brilliant at mobilising the community and helping get our story out there. We’re very pleased to be able to offer reduced prices for fans of other clubs as a show of solidarity, and to welcome new people along to our special club.”

A big thank you from the Save Dulwich Hamlet Team

A big thank you from the Save Dulwich Hamlet Team

Save Dulwich Hamlet would like to extend a big thank you to all those who turned up in sub zero temperatures and to those who gave up their time to volunteer and organise.

The demonstration was magnificent with estimates of between 1000 and 1200 marching from Goose Green to our home on Champion Hill. On the day we raised over £1,600 for the club. 

We are taking a couple of days off to recover and let Southwark Council hold talks with Meadow Residential but rest assured, our next day of action is in the planning and we will let you have details as soon as we have a plan together.

You are all amazing!

Here are some pictures of the day courtesy of Duncan Palmer Photography

A superb boost for #saveDHFC in Parliament

A superb boost for #saveDHFC in Parliament

Yesterday's trip to parliament far exceed our expectations. Around 30 Dulwich Hamlet fans descended on the House of Commons to watch an adjornment debate on the future of the club, called by one of our local MPs, Helen Hayes, who has tirelessly campaigned to save the football club. The response from Sports Minister Tracey Crouch, was magnificant. 

Hugo Greenhaugh has written about the day and saved us doing it.  You can read it here

We even had support from Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, come out in support for us!

Here are some pictures of the day courtesy of Duncan Palmer Photography

Please do not forget, today is Rally and March Day! Come down to our family friendly event, supporters of all clubs are welcome. Wrap up warm and wear your pink and blue scarves!

Details here

 

#saveDHFC - Today we are taking our Campaign to Parliament!

#saveDHFC - Today we are taking our Campaign to Parliament!

The save Dulwich Hamlet campaign met up with deputy Labour Party Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Tom Watson, after he visited Champion Hill yesterday lunchtime to give our campaign a boost and film a video for his Facebook page.

You can watch it on Facebook here.

We would like to thank Tom for coming down and meeting our campaigners and our manager, Gavin Rose.

But it does not stop there....

Save Dulwich Hamlet are taking this all the way to the top after our local MP, Helen Hayes, secured an adjournment debate today in the House of Commons (2.30pm.)

This is not only about our troubles. This is about the troubles faced by the wider football community as land prices soar and property vultures swoop. 

That is why we are welcoming supporters of all football clubs to our rally and march on Saturday (details here) and to our game against Worthing on Sunday. 

Let's stand together, let's demand change!

#saveDHFC #supportersunited 

Now the battle begins: Join our rally and tell Meadow to sell Champion Hill to Southwark Council

Now the battle begins: Join our rally and tell Meadow to sell Champion Hill to Southwark Council

Our Save Dulwich Hamlet campaign received a huge boost yesterday when Southwark Council’s cabinet agreed to try to buy Champion Hill from Meadow Residential, which evicted the club last week.

Southwark wants to keep the existing ground - allowing the Hamlet to return home - and build social housing on the car wash site behind the Dog Kennel Hill end. (The full details are on the council's website.)

This means our battle really begins - to persuade Meadow, its UK executives Andrew McDaniel and Peter Bennison, and its investors in the US that they can leave with dignity by selling Champion Hill to Southwark Council.

So far, Meadow is digging in. Where Dulwich Hamlet built bridges with the local community in East Dulwich, McDaniel and Bennison are hiding behind a fence - and even flying a drone to spy on anyone walking past.

But Meadow’s plans are unworkable, and Southwark isn’t ruling out a compulsory purchase. Andrew McDaniel and Peter Bennison should just sell now and exit with their heads held high, instead of dragging the local community into a legal process that will only leave their reputations, and that of Meadow’s financial partners such as Investec, in tatters.

We’re grateful to Southwark Council for doing their bit - now we need to do our bit.

We've been overwhelmed by interest from local, London, UK and global media, all interested in the tale of a bullying property developer taking out its tantrum on a community football club. 

So wrap up warm, put your pink and blue scarf on, and join us at Goose Green (opposite the East Dulwich Tavern) at 12.30pm on Saturday 17th March for a family-friendly rally and march to Champion Hill, and a celebration of all things Dulwich Hamlet.

Bring your kids, bring your friends - let’s be loud, proud, and send Meadow a message it can’t ignore.

"It is a huge shame that Meadow did not sell to Ferdinand’s Legacy Foundation. I urge them again to “walk away” and leave the club in safe hands." 
Peter John - Leader of Southwark Council

 

"I urge the current owners to come to a swift arrangement and do what’s best in the long-term interests of both the local community and Dulwich Hamlet."
Sadiq Khan - Mayor of London

 

"This treatment of our popular, community-minded, much-loved, successful local football club @DulwichHamletFC is appalling #SaveDHFC"
Helen Hayes MP

You can help the club by donating to the 12th Man Scheme by PayPal below or on our Just Giving page. All money donated to the 12th man goes to the football club and NOT Meadow Residential.

Amount:

You can also set up a regular bank payment using the details below:

Barclays Bank - Sort Code: 20-32-06 - Account Number: 93901645

Thank you for your Support

Helen Hayes MP - Lord Roy Kennedy -  Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP - Cllr Peter John -  Cllr Catherine Rose - David Lammy MP - Sadiq Khan - Tracey Crouch MP - Sarah Jones MP - John Healey MP - Ruth Smeeth MP - Baroness Shami Chakrabati - Ian Lucas MP - June Sarpong - Judith Cummings MP - Jim Fitzpatrick MP - Lord David Goddard - Baroness Anne Jenkin - Liz McInnes MP - Micheal Alum - Carolyn Harris MP - Ruth Cadbury MP - Neil Coyle MP - Ellie Reeves MP - Tom Watson MP - Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP - Jim McMahon MP - Kate Green MP - Andy Burnham - Alison McGovern MP - Gary Lineker - Danny Baker - Seema Malhotra MP - Andrew Gwynne MP - Jon Ashworth MP - John Woodcock MP - Lord Neil Kinnock - Matt Forde - Baron Christopher John Suenson-Taylor - Lord Brian Griffiths - Harriet Harmen MP - Peter Crouch - Keith Olbermann - Micheal Fabricant MP - Gareth Thomas MP - Lord Bob Kerslake - Baroness Jenny Randerson - Baroness Maggie Jones - Baroness Ros Scott - Baroness Ann Taylor - Lord Richard Newbry - Conor McGinn MP - Lord John Lytton - Toby Perkins MP - Lord Nick Clancarty - Baroness Jenny Jones - Baroness Angela Smith - Peter Kyle MP - Vernon Coaker MP - Pat McFadden MP - Soibhan McDonagh MP - Stella Creasy MP - Lord John Prescott - Baroness Alicia Kennedy - Lord John Reid - Baroness Margaret McDonagh - Lord Steve Bassam - Lord Jeremy Beecham - Lord Philip Hunt - Lord George Foulkes - Glenys Thornton MP - Jess Phillips MP - Liam Byrne MP - Co-operative Party NEC

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