Dulwich Hamlet have announced their first ever women’s team after merging with Clapham-based AFC Phoenix.
The all-women squad’s first team plays in the London and South East regional Premier Division (5th tier).
Formed of players from ten different nationalities, the club was founded in Clapham Common in 2010.
Hamlet director, Tom Cullen, said it had ‘never felt right’ to him that DHFC didn’t have women on the pitch.
“When we got back to Champion Hill we made it a priority to fix the imbalance and I’m absolutely delighted to have been able to find such a talented and dedicated team to wear the famous pink and blue,” he said.
AFC Phoenix’ captain, Brittany Saylor, said: “We are thrilled to become a part of the Dulwich family.
“The club ethos and community support along with the talent and dedication of our girls is a definite recipe for success.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our accomplishments under the Dulwich name.”
The new Dulwich Hamlet Women’s FC, managed by Farouk Menia and Jack Badu, will play in the 2019/20 season on Sundays and Wednesdays.
All league games will be covered by season tickets, or priced at £4 for adults, £2 for concessions and under-thirteens for free.
The team full pre-season fixture to be held on four consecutive Sundays, with a 2pm kick-off.
Trials are also expected to be held soon.
AFC Phoenix’s impressive record
1st team- London and South East regional Premier Division (5th Tier)
16/17 – League winners & promotion
17/18 – League runners up & League cup winners
18/19 – League Runners up & Cup Runners
Reserves- Great London Football Women’s Division
17/18 League cup winners , Capitol Cup Winners & League Runners Up
18/19 Finished top 6
Pre-season dates at Home at Champion Hill
July 21 – vs Leyton Orient
July 28 – vs AFC Wimbledon
August 4 – vs Crystal Palace
August 11 – vs Crawley
Tickets available here.