Coach to Havant & Waterlooville - FA Cup - 19th October - interested?

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by DHST, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:04 PM.

  1. DHST

    DHST Active Member

    The Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust is checking whether enough people would be interested in travelling on a supporters coach to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie at Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday 19th October.

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

    We expect that the coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium at around 11.30am - to arrive by 2pm.

    If you could reply to this email address as soon as possible - indicating whether you would be interested in going on the coach - that would be very helpful:
    (please provide your name and ideally, a contact number).

    If there appears to be enough interest we will open online bookings on Thursday morning and let people know by Sunday morning (earlier if possible) so that, if the coach can't run due to insufficient bookings, people have time to make other arrangements. If we do open up bookings these would also be taken at the league match this Saturday (12th October) vs Weymouth.

    We hope that there will be sufficient interest but if we do have to process refunds, online payments can be returned quickly and easily.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Up the Hamlet!

    Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust
  2. DHST

    DHST Active Member


    We’ve had a number of expressions of interest from people wanting to travel on the coach.

    We need more to make the coach viable, so if you would like to travel by coach to H&W, please don’t wait until Saturday to tell us – let us know today.

    Just email the Trust at:
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  3. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Why? Will it be cheaper if we book before Saturday? If not what’s the rush?
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    There won't be any bookings taken.
  5. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's because they said that they would let people know on Sunday (or earlier) if it was going ahead or not e.g. if only 7 people have expressed an interested by Friday then it's very unlikely that they will get another 40 or whatever the number is required to make the coach viable on Saturday and they can let those 7 people know as early as possible that they should consider making alternative arrangements.
  6. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    The request is for expressions of interest to see if there are enough people interested in travelling by coach. If enough people indicate they are interested the Trust will start to take bookings.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM
  7. DHST

    DHST Active Member

    We have had a good response to our request for expressions of interest in coach travel to Havant - thanks to everyone who has contacted us.

    We are now taking bookings online. If the level of confirmed bookings by Sunday evening 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.
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  8. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    With expressions of interest so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a full house for this one.

    So do make sure you sign up via the online booking system asap (see above) or in person at the club shop for the Weymouth game today.
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  9. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    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: priced Adults £18 and concessions £13. Departure time will be from 11:30 Champion Hill stadium.

    Chelmsford Town – 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.
  10. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

  11. Latahs

    Latahs Well-Known Member

    I’m sure the promise of the bright lights of a larger settlement would have induced more of the rank and file support to sign up. Missed opportunity Trust. Sad.
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