Dulwich Home For Christmas - The Return to Champion Hill

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by YTC, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    See statement from the club and trust below:

    Dulwich Hamlet Football Club announce the first league fixtures back at Champion Hill

    After a month of works on the stadium and the pitch to return the ground to the level required to host first team games the club and the supporter’s trust look forward to welcoming the community back to Champion Hill over the festive period.

    Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust are pleased to announce a hat trick of games to celebrate our return to Champion Hill with the first home league game confirmed as our Boxing Day fixture against Eastbourne Borough at 3pm on Wednesday December 26, 2018 closely followed by two more, against Slough Town at 3pm on Saturday December 29, 2018 and then against Bath City at 3pm on Saturday January 5, 2019.

    The club and the trust would like to thank all of the volunteers and contributors who have helped to make the return home a reality over the past month by providing resources at incredibly short notice including Meadow Partners, Southwark Council and the National League. The local community members, tradespeople and businesses who have worked round the clock are too numerous to mention in a single statement but the club and the trust will ensure their efforts are acknowledged in due course.

    It should also be acknowledged that the work on the stadium and the pitch was completed in time to host the game at 3pm on Saturday December 1, 2018 against Torquay United with the full support of the council and the league however that game will be our final game at Imperial Fields and we are grateful to Tooting & Mitcham FC for their agreement. The decision was taken after consultation with Torquay United about how best to accommodate their considerably higher than average away attendances and the club and the trust felt that the additional ticketing, facilities and safety measures would have resulted in limited availability and a less than optimal matchday experience for both sets of fans. We would like to thank Torquay United and the National League for their help and support during that process.

    Tickets for our final game at Imperial Fields against Torquay United will be made available online. This is not an all-ticket match however, and supporters will be able to pay on the gate as usual.

    Announcements for the release of tickets for the first three league games back at Champion Hill will be made in the next week.

    Depending on FA Trophy results there is also the prospect of an earlier cup fixture on Saturday December 15, 2018.

    On the website here: Dulwich Home For Christmas - News - Dulwich Hamlet Football Club
  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    There's also the potential for no fixture if we lose to Welling as no National League fixtures are scheduled for that date, in which case it might be useful to arrange a friendly both as a fundraiser and to test our matchday operations at a less challenging fixture.
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  3. dessiato

    dessiato Fuck Xmas baby I've got the blues

    As someone who hasn't, and is unlikely ever to, visit DHFC, I'm surprised how much this touched me. It is great to hear that the Hamlet is going home. It's a wonderful gift for the fans.
  4. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    To Pink Panther above. Agreed, Chelsea Youth would be a fantastic fixture.
  5. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    In other exciting news, The Club Bar will be opening 7 days a week, showing every game of football imaginable (well, that is on Sky or BT Sports).

    More info over the coming week or so.
  6. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    All profits to the club hopefully ?
  7. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Entirely, we now run the bar, and have installed our own bar manager.
  8. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Whoever is available. Doesn't have to be anyone out of the ordinary.
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  9. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    Great news. Fantastic about the bar too, I need a new 'local'
  10. Noss

    Noss Well-Known Member

    Fantastic news.

    Will other matchday operations be along the lines of what currently happens at Tooting, e.g. turnstiles and stewarding will be sourced by the club through a mix of volunteers and paid staff?
  11. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    The club will be running every aspect of the matchday.
  12. BrandNewGuy

    BrandNewGuy Well-Known Member

    Brilliant news – with real ale on all the time?
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  13. SaveDHFC

    SaveDHFC Football's coming home

    Is the club bar going to have a name? I reckon it could use a name!
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  14. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Jack’s bar.
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  15. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    No Payne No Glory
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  16. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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  17. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    That link seems to be dead.

    edit: nm, fixed.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  18. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    If it does, then lets go for something from our past rather than what's witty or relevant now.

    "Kail's Ales"

    and as an avid lager drinker I hate the wishy washy stuff
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  19. Taper

    Taper Mark McGann

    The Rabble's Return
  20. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Its already called Jack's place.
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  21. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Mishie’s Toe.
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  22. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Yes, definitely not anything daft or quirky.
  23. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    ^ Not keen on Mishie’s Toe then ? Too relevant on both counts.
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  24. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    What was the can bar named? Seem to recall a competition to name it? (May be wrong)
  25. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That was all a bit fishy. We were never told who submitted or chose the winning entry, after people had donated to the 12th Man Fund to make suggestions, and everyone just continued calling it "the outside bar" anyway.

    I'm not a fan of giving random bits of the ground official names anyway. O
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  26. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  27. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    I just remember how simple Thurrock United kept it - big black waste bins with cans in for soft drinks others for beer and larger

    I do hope we have sorted out the tea bar for those that would prefer non alcoholic drinks with their bar of chocolate or food
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  28. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Rabbler’s Rest. liamdhfc on the website said the winning entrant wished to remain anonymous.
  29. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    . And toilets, plenty of them male and female.
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  30. YTC

    YTC Human Man

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