Ahead of the new campaign Dulwich Hamlet have announced a number of new signings, shared their pre-season fixtures – and revealed their league games.
First-up the club have announced the signing of Grenada international Tyrone Sterling. The experienced defender joins from Concord Rangers, having captained his team to the FA Trophy Final earlier this year. Sterling is a product of the Aspire Academy and joined Cray Wanderers in 2007 where he made over 200 appearances. Subsequently he has played for Dover Athletic, Dartford, Bromley and Hemel Hempstead.
Sterling was called up to the Grenada National Team in 2018, making his debut in CONCACAF Nations League Qualification against Cuba. He has gone on to represent his country 8 times and has just joined up with the rest of the squad for the 2021 Gold Cup in Houston, kicking off their campaign against Honduras on Tuesday 13 July.
Meanwhile, Quade Taylor has signed on for his sixth season at Dulwich Hamlet. The versatile defender has amassed over 150 appearances for the club and we are pleased to announce he will be here for another year.
Michael Timlin has also returned, having joined Dulwich in August 2020. The vastly experienced midfielder will continue to support manager Gavin Rose and the coaching team at Champion Hill.
Young winger Andrew Harris-Sealy has also joined the club. Harris-Sealy first came in towards the end of 2020 from Farnborough and made his Dulwich Hamlet debut off the bench against Billericay in January 2021. He came through at Wolverhampton Wanderers, departing the club in 2018.
Jack Holland has signed for Dulwich Hamlet for the 2021/22 season. Holland, a defender, joins from Bromley FC where he captained the side and made 374 appearances. He came through Bromley’s Youth programme and then spent four years at Crystal Palace, before returning to Bromley. During his time at Bromley he was named Player of the Year three times. Holland has also represented his country as an England C International.
The 29-year-old predominantly plays at centre back.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper and fan favourite Charlie Grainger has signed on for another season – his third at Dulwich Hamlet. Grainger joined from Leyton Orient in July 2019 and has impressed during his time between the sticks in the National League South.
Striker Danny Mills has also signed for Dulwich Hamlet for a third season.
Mills has been a key figure at the club in the past few seasons, scoring 26 goals in 51 appearances for the Hamlet.
Also returning to the club are defenders Sanchez Ming and Andre Blackman, and midfielders Jordan Higgs, Gio McGregor and Aspire Academy product Jamie Splatt.
Ming returns for his sixth season at the club, his third spell at Dulwich. So far he has made 223 appearances for Dulwich, scoring 19 goals.
South London-born Andre Blackman is a left back and made several appearances for the club during the shortened 2020/21 season. His former clubs include AFC Wimbledon, Celtic, MAS Fez, Crawley Town and Barnet in a career spanning over a decade.
Jordan Higgs is a central midfielder and joined from Bromley last season. The 24-year-old made 150 appearances for Bromley, having come through their academy.
Young midfielder Gio McGregor also returns, following a brief spell with the club last season. The talented 22-year-old joins from Crystal Palace, where he was a key part of their development sides and also spent time on loan at Dartford. McGregor scored his first goal for Dulwich in their 4-1 victory over Bath City in November 2020.
Versatile youngster Jamie Splatt also continues his involvement with the first team, having been promoted from the club’s Aspire Academy. Recently he has gained experience on loan at Merstham and at Westfield FC.
Additionally, the club have signed right-back Jazzi Barnum-Bobb who featured for Dartford last season. The defender came through Watford’s academy, and has spent time at Cardiff City and Newport County, with a loan spell at Torquay United between clubs. He has also subsequently turned out for Wrexham and Chelmsford City.
Following on from the above announcements, the confirmed squad list so far is as follows:
July 10 – Carshalton (A)
July 15 – Millwall (H)
July 20 – Palace (H)
July 27 – Leyton Orient (H)
The fixtures for the National League South season in full is below:
Sat Aug 14 – Chippenham Town H
Sat Aug 28 – Dartford H
Mon Aug 30 – Hemel Hempstead Town A
Sat Sep 4 – Eastbourne Borough A
Sat Sep 11 – Hungerford Town H
Sat Sep 18 – Emirates FA Cup 2Q
Sat Sep 25 – Chelmsford City A
Sat Oct 2 – Emirates FA Cup 3Q
Sat Oct 9 – Billericay Town H
Sat Oct 16 – St. Albans City A
Sat Oct 23 – Braintree Town A
Tue Oct 26 – Maidstone United H
Sat Oct 30 – Hampton & Richmond Borough H
Sat Nov 6 – Havant & Waterlooville
Sat Nov 13 – Bath City H
Sat Nov 20 – Oxford City A
Sat Nov 27 – Buildbase FA Trophy 2
Sat Dec 4 – Ebbsfleet United H
Sat Dec 11 – Tonbridge Angels A
Sat Dec 18 – Buildbase FA Trophy 3
Sun Dec 26 – Welling United A
Tue Dec 28 – Dorking Wanderers H
Sun Jan 2 – Welling United H
Sat Jan 8 – Dartford A
Sat Jan 15 – Slough Town A
Sat Jan 22 – Concord Rangers H
Tue Jan 25 – Eastbourne Borough H
Sat Jan 29 – Hungerford Town A
Sat Feb 5 – Chelmsford City H
Sat Feb 12 Billericay Town A
Sat Feb 19 – St. Albans City H
Sat Feb 26 – Braintree Town H
Sat Mar 5 – Hampton & Richmond Borough A
Sat Mar 12 – Havant & Waterlooville H
Tue Mar 15 – Maidstone United A
Sat Mar 19 – Slough Town H
Sat Mar 26 – Concord Rangers A
Sat Apr 2 – Bath City A
Sat Apr 9 – Oxford City H
Fri Apr 15 – Ebbsfleet United A
Mon Apr 18 – Tonbridge Angels H
Sat Apr 23 – Chippenham Town A
Mon May 2 – Dorking Wanderers A
Sat May 7 – Hemel Hempstead Town H