Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Pa Wilson Memorial Trophy

This weekend Champion Hill stages the long awaited match between Dulwich Hamlet and Altona 93. A Hamlet side that included the legendary Edgar Kail made the original trip to Germany way back in 1925. Kail scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 win. Saturday evening sees the return fixture!

The two clubs have become ‘twinned’ in recent years following a chance meeting between groundhopper Mishi Morath and fanzine editor Jan Stover at the Adolf J├Ąger stadium.

The Hamlet Historian has designed and commissioned a handsome prize that the two teams will compete for. The Pa Wilson Memorial Trophy, finely crafted by lifelong Dulwich supporter James Virgo, is a chunk of solid bronze weighing in at nine kilos.

The winning team will get to keep the trophy, named in honour of Lorraine ‘Pa’ Wilson, founder of the South London Club.

Later in the year the Hamlet Historian will present a £1000 cheque to the Intercity 125 fund. This will go towards getting the Dulwich Hamlet team to Hamburg in 2018 for the celebratory one hundred and twenty fifth anniversaries of both clubs.

The reverse of the trophy

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