Tuesday, November 30, 2021
HomeNewsEDITORIAL: This is what makes Dulwich Hamlet 'more than a club'

EDITORIAL: This is what makes Dulwich Hamlet ‘more than a club’

Hundreds of people watched Dulwich Hamlet Football Club play a charity friendly against an Assyrian team last week – another example of what makes the pink and blues, to coin the Barcelona motto, more than just a club.

The fans raised thousands for the Southwark Refugee Project and the British Red Cross Syria Appeal, with all proceeds from the match against north London-based FC Assyria going to a great cause.

Hamlet fans are often mocked on social media and the press for their ‘hipster’ reputation, a lazy tag based on the craft ale in the club bar and the colourful fans in the terrace.

But what makes Hamlet stand out is the efforts of its fans to make things better, both in the local community and across the footballing and non-footballing world. The club’s community spokesperson, Mishi Morath, told the News that “it’s about doing the right thing.”

When it comes to fundraisers like the Assyria game and last season’s ground-breaking anti-homophobia friendly against Britain’s first gay team, we couldn’t agree more.



  1. Who produces a commemorative t-shirt and gives you the option to pay a fiver extra for the charity?

    Yes, yes, the basic t-shirt is not for profit. But surely it would have been truly charitable to say don’t buy the t-shirt and give the money you would have spent to the actual cause?
    And that’s the sort of thing that is making people think of Dulwich Hamlet as bunch of posers, all this “look at me, I do charity!”

  2. Presumably that means that anybody who buys a charity item is simply a poser be it a Sport Relief pen, a Children in Need pudsy or something else?

Comments are closed.

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!