Dulwich Hamlet say they are suspending ‘all football activity for the foreseeable future.’
With the National League’s announcement on Friday that fixtures in its divisions would continue as normal despite the Covid-19 outbreak, Dulwich hosted Hemel Hempstead Town, winning 2-1 in the National League South game. In the National League, six of the 12 games were postponed.
Dulwich have released this statement this morning: “The club today puts forward a plan to suspend all games indefinitely for the safety of all. This action reflects the reality that all experts agree the situation will worsen and that it will not be possible for our men’s team to complete the National League season before all player contracts come to an end and member clubs start going out of business.
“We have also notified London South East Regional Women’s Football League that our teams will not be playing until it is safe to do so. We hope that all football authorities start working to the reality things are likely to get worse before they get better.
“Our plan for the immediate future is to work closely with The National League to try and ensure the long-term survival of all 68 member clubs, as well as make our space and facilities available for community/organisational use in combating the Covid-19 outbreak. More information will follow, be kind to each other and look out for the vulnerable in our community.
“We’ll see you soon.”