Non-League Day UK is almost here and Athletic Club are getting involved by supporting the iconic Dulwich Hamlet FC for their home match against Oxford City (Saturday, 15:00 GMT*).
The Hamlet are one of London’s most well-known and most well-supported non-league teams, with attendances at Champion Hill regularly exceeding 2,000. Therefore, it is almost certain the ground will hit its 3,000-max capacity on Saturday, March 25.
The atmosphere should be buzzing and attending Athleticzales are urged to show up in their red-and-white stripes for the day.
There are a few remaining free tickets for Athletic Club fans, please email [email protected] if you would like one. Conversely, if you would like to purchase your own ticket direct from Dulwich Hamlet you can do so via this link.
To guarantee you make the most of your visit, we’ve put together a small guide, with advice and events for all the Athletic fans who have got tickets for the big day, as well as those who are in London that weekend and want to meet fellow Athleticzales.
20:00 – Meet with Mr. Pentland Club president Álvaro de la Fuente and other Pentlanders for food and drinks at The Heron Pub in Paddington.
This is an open invite for any Athleticzales travelling over, as well as those already based in London, whether you are a member of Mr. Pentland Club or not. Jon Ruigómez, Athletic Club vice-president, will be attending on behalf of the Club. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to meet each other before the match.
The bar is a short walk from Paddington Train Station and the Edgware Station Underground stop.
Space is limited, so if you’re interested in coming along, please let us know at [email protected]
11:50 – All Athletic fans with tickets for the match are encouraged to meet at London Bridge station so we can travel to Champion Hill together.
The closest train station to Champion Hill is East Dulwich Station (a five-minute walk from the ground).
Due to industrial strike action across the United Kingdom, the train from London Bridge will be replaced with a bus service.
There is a bus leaving London Bridge Station at 12:21pm, expected to arrive at East Dulwich station around 12:46pm. Anytime return tickets cost £7.60. The journey takes about 25 mins.
13:00 – Dulwich Hamlet’s Supporters’ Trust have arranged a small historical exhibition for Athletic fans with items from Dulwich’s match against Athletic at San Mames in March 1921.
15:00 – Kick-off, Dulwich Hamlet vs Oxford City at Champion Hill.
Champion Hill information
Fans are welcome to bring their own food, but they are not allowed to take alcoholic drinks or glass bottles inside the ground.
Bag safety checks at entry and NO re-admission on match days.
Turnstiles – 1 to 4 open from 12:15, 5 and 6 open from 13:30.
Payments at turnstiles and inside the ground - Card only except for matchday programmes and 50/50 prize raffle.
For Saturday matches, three bars are open (two outside and one inside the clubhouse). Furthermore, there are three food vendors offering a variety of options.
Hot and cold drinks from the Tea Bar
Burgers and Souvlaki from Come & Go Souvlaki – (Instagram)
Pies from MyPIE (Twitter) (Instagram)
Inside bar - opens at 12:15 with Happy Hour until 14:00 (discounts on a selection of beers and spirits).
Outside bars – both open at 12:15.
Matchday programmes – available at turnstiles, the inside bar and from programme sellers (card at turnstiles and bar, but cash with programme sellers) .
*All times are GMT
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