We were saddened to learn of the death of former Dulwich Hamlet inside forward John Everitt, who passed away on Saturday 20 April. Our sincere condolences to family and friends.
He joined Dulwich Hamlet straight from school and was still in his mid-teens when he made his debut during the 1950/51 season. And what a start it was, a 5-1 victory over Corinthian-Casuals and the young Everitt boy with two of the goals.
Everitt, one of a number of Hamlet men who worked for the Goodliffe family’s New Century Cleaners and Office Cleaning Services, made over 300 appearances for the club scoring 177 goals including seven hat-tricks. One of his greatest goals was a volley from the halfway line!
He also represented London FA, Surrey FA, the Isthmian League and the Army.
The funeral takes place today at Hither Green Crematorium.
Six decades separate these two pictures of John Everitt (right) and Ron Eastland.