Wednesday, 8 May 2019

John Everitt - RIP

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.

He was also a member of the Dulwich Hamlet team that faced Corinthian-Casuals in the semi-final of the FA Amateur Cup in March 1956. Fifty coaches ferried thousands of Hamlet fans to Stamford Bridge but Dulwich lost the tie 3-1.

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.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Hussein Hegazi: Dulwich Hamlet’s Egyptian King

Hussein Hegazi: Dulwich Hamlet’s Egyptian King is a new book about the club’s very first African player. Hegazi began his three year career at Champion Hill in 1911 and made a huge impact on all those who saw or played with the footballing wizard.

Before the Egyptian returned to Cairo in 1914 he made a handful of appearances for some of England’s best known amateur sides gaining a Cambridge ‘Blue’ in the  process. Hegazi went on to have a fascinating career in his homeland.

The 144 page book illustrated with some rare photographs, will be available from Wednesday 27 March 2019 priced at only £8.00,

That evening also sees the Football and War seminar staged at Champion Hill from 7:00pm. It is a great honour for Dulwich Hamlet FC to hold this annual event – the first time it will be held outside of Wolverhampton University – so it will be nice to see a large crowd.

The evening’s speakers will include our own Roger Deason and Steve Hunnisett. Entry is free and the clubhouse bar will be open.

Details and directions Dulwich Hamlet Football Club, Edgar Kail Way, London, SE22 8BD.