Dulwich Hamlet F.C. Ladies

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Dulwich Hamlet
Full nameDulwich Hamlet Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hamlet
Founded2010; 13 years ago (2010) (as AFC Phoenix; merged 2019)
GroundChampion Hill, London
Capacity3,334 (500 seated)[1]
ChairmanBen Clapser
ManagerRyan Dempsey
LeagueLondon and South East Women's Regional Football League (Tier 5)

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club is a football club in south London, England, fielding senior men's and women's sides. The women's team are currently members of the London and South East Women's Regional Football League and play at Champion Hill.


The men's club was formed in 1893, by Lorraine 'Pa' Wilson. They were founder members of the Dulwich League in 1899, and were its inaugural champions.[2] The club went on to retain the title the following season.[2]

By 2018-2019 the need for the club to field a senior women's side had become apparent. A.F.C. Phoenix, a woman's football team formed less than a mile away in Clapham Common in 2010,[3] had gained significant attention in the local SE London area for a dedicated fanbase, work ethic, and winning promotions in successive seasons.

In summer 2019, the men's club announced a merger with A.F.C. Phoenix, so that the club could field senior men's and women's teams with identical status.[4] The women's team, now known as Dulwich Hamlet F.C. Ladies, play in the London and South East Women's Regional Football League (English Football Tier 5) for 2019–2020,[5] with home matches and training at Champion Hill. Players are semi-professional.


Current squad[edit]

As of 19 September 2019[6][7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
8 England ENG Brittany Saylor[8] (Captain)
23 {{{pos}}} England ENG Kate Aldridge
{{{pos}}}   Raquel Arran
16 {{{pos}}}   Ella Wales-Bonner
11 {{{pos}}}   Zoe Elmore
17 {{{pos}}}   Courtney Gallagher
13 {{{pos}}}   Jessica Hand
12 {{{pos}}}   Monique Marino
7 {{{pos}}}   Saskia Philip
21 {{{pos}}}   Allison Rowe
5 {{{pos}}}   Rosin Stone
3 {{{pos}}}   Michaella Williams
15 {{{pos}}}   Jordan Williamson
1 {{{pos}}}   Marie Louis
2 {{{pos}}}   Helen Bellfield
19 {{{pos}}}   Ana DePellegrin
21 {{{pos}}}   Sarah Milner
14 {{{pos}}}   Lucy Monkman

Backroom staff[edit]

As of September 2019

Position Name
First Team Manager Ryan Dempsey
First Team Coach Jamie Broughton
Reserves Manager Jack Badu
Sports Therapist Bukola Woodburne-Dyer


As Dulwich Hamlet:

As A.F.C. Phoenix:

  • League titles
    • Champions (2016-2017)
    • Runners-up (2017-2018, 2018-2019)
  • League Cup
    • Winners (2017-2018)
    • Runners-up (2018-2019)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p578 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  2. ^ a b Official Handbook Dulwich Football League, p3
  3. ^ "VIDEO: AFC Phoenix merge with Dulwich Hamlet to form first DHFC Women's Squad".
  4. ^ "AFC Phoenix become Dulwich Hamlet Women's FC". 6 June 2019.
  5. ^ "London & South East Regional Women's".
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Dulwich Hamlet Announce New Women's Team".

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