Dulwich Hamlet win national community award

Dulwich Hamlet supporters cheering on their team.

Dulwich Hamlet have won the Football Supporters Association (FSA) annual National Game Community Award.

The award, now in its second year, highlights excellent community outreach work by non-league football clubs.

This year’s shortlist included clubs who involve supporters and local partners in making a positive impact in their local communities.The other clubs shortlisted were Bath FC, Boston United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Stockport County and Whitehawk FC in Brighton.

More than 340,000 votes were cast in the award’s 11 categories which are decided by popular vote.

The FSA is the national democratic representative body for supporters in England and Wales, campaigning for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, good governance, diversity, and supporter empowerment.

As well as working with the Premier League and other major football organisations, it also cooperates closely with organisations like Kick It Out and Level Playing Field and has supported the establishment of scores of BAME and LGBT fans’ groups in recent seasons.

The FSA was formed when the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) merged with Supporters Direct in November this year.