Club History

 

The history of our club is something that has interested many local people for years. Our Club history has spanned decades and our success continues throughout the years, even through this troubled time.

 

History & Honours

The club was founded in 1981 when Southwark Sports FC then playing in the Spartan League, under the direction of Kevin Sugrue, asked Bernard Shannon & Michael Linington if they would be interested in running a junior 11-a-side club.

The idea was for the junior club to act as a feeder for the senior club although it was accepted that it would be a few years before any players would actually be ready for the seniors. Thus was born Southwark Sports Junior Football Club.

That first year we fielded two sides and although they were both at the same age group, under 13, it was a start. The team managed by Bernard Shannon played in the Shirley & District Junior League and the team managed by Michael Linington played in the Mecury League.

Since then the club has gone from strength to strength, running sides at every age group and winning numerous leagues and cups.

A full list of honours will be posted in due course.

1981/82

U13 C LEAGUE RUNNERS UP – Shirley & District Junior League*

1982/83

1983/84

U14 LONDON CUP

1984/85

U16 LONDON CUP WINNERS

1985/86

U11 C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U12 C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U12 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

1986/87

U10 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U13 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U13 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

1987/88

U13 C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U15 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

1988/89

U14 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U14 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

U15 LONDON CUP WINNERS

1989/90

U14 LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U16 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

1990/91

U15 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U15 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

U16 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U18 LEAGUE WINNERS – Shirley & District Junior League

1991/92

U16 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U16 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

U16 LONDON CUP WINNERS

1992/93

U10 C WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U10 LEAGUE TROPHY WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

U11 C WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U13A B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U13B C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 A DIVISON CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

U17 LONDON CUP RUNNER UP

1993/94

U10 C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

1994/95

UNDER 11 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS-UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 15 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS-UP – Bexley & District Junior League

1995/96

UNDER 12 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 13 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS-UP – Bexley & District Junior League

1996/97

UNDER 12 C WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP

1997/98

UNDER 11 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 14 A DIVISON RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 14 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

1998/99

UNDER 12 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 15 A DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 15 LONDON CUP WINNERS

1999/00

UNDER 12 D WEST CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 13 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 16 A DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

2000/01

UNDER 14 LEAGUE CUP RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 17 A DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 17 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

2001/02

UNDER 10 C WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 11 C WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 14 C WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 15 A DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 16 B WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 16 B DIVISION CHAMPIONS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 16 LEAGUE CUP WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

2002/03

UNDER 11 C WEST DIVISION WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 11 C DIVISION WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 14 B WEST DIVISION WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 14 B DIVISION WINNERS – Bexley & District Junior League

UNDER 16 A DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

2003/04

U12 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

U15 B WEST DIVISION RUNNERS UP – Bexley & District Junior League

Junior Football Leagues that the club plays in or has played in:

  • Bexley & District Junior Football League
  • South East London & Kent Junior Football League
  • Shirley & District Junior Football League*
  • Mercury & District Junior Football League*
  • Southwark & District Junior Football League*
  • Norwood & District Junior Football League*
  • Mitcham & District Junior Football League*
  • Balham Apollo Junior Football League

(*Playing as Southwark Sports JFC)

Chartered Standard Award

Dulwich Hamlet Junior FC receiving the Chartered Standard Award from Brian Miller (RIP) to Bernard Shannon (Chairman) and Ian Neale (Vice-Chairman) at West Ham Football Club in August 2003.