Women will be offered free entry at Champion Hill on Saturday, forming part of the club’s efforts to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Hamlet will be giving a number of female groups and football teams free tickets for the fixture against VCD Athletic, as it tries to enhance its reputation as an outfit who wants to welcome all through its gates.
Already this season the Pink and Blues have hosted and anti-homophobia friendly against gay world champions Stonewall FC, as well as offering free tickets to gay friendly groups for the contest against Met Police.
Claudia Jukes, head of sponsorship & charity liaison at the club, said: “We have made it clear this season that we are not just campaigning against discrimination, but are actively encouraging all of our community to attend our games.
“The anti-homophobia friendly versus Stonewall FC was testament to this, and the free ticket offer to that followed. “We are therefore delighted to continue to underline the message that Champion Hill is a great place to come for women by supporting International Women’s Day. Come and be part of our community.”
One of the most renowned female Hamlet fans was Pat ‘The Rattle’ Mitchell who graced the terraces for many years leading fans in songs both home and away.
In 1995 the News ran a feature on Pat which described her as a ‘Superfan’ and her influence is still felt today. Fiona Scurlock, Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust Board member, said: “I saw Pat the first time I came to Dulwich.
You could hear her voice and rattle as soon as you walked in. I remember being pleasantly surprised that a woman was leading the vocal support.” For more information visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet.