Dulwich Hamlet: A Little Club with Big Ideas

Dulwich Hamlet: A Little Club with Big Ideas

The incredible success of the Premier League has hoisted English football to the summit of the world game, but it has also left a portion of traditional British football fans feeling marginalised by the commercial behemoth the sport has become.

One club in South London is standing firm in opposition to the contemporary landscape of the English game. Sixth-tier Dulwich Hamlet were founded 126 years ago but have been reborn in recent years, led by a core group of passionate and committed fans with a community-first approach to running a football club.

They back a number of anti-discrimination and anti-homophobia initiatives and their volunteers ensure the club connects with all parts of the local community. Dulwich have supported refugees with charity matches and even a bike donation scheme, while their mostly young fanbase hang flags that champion inclusivity and equality, and mock Brexit and the Conservative government. GOAL STUDIO headed to South London to find out more about this little club with big ideas.