Dulwich Hamlet have said today that the club will not be playing any further fixtures until the National League resolve the current situation.
The National League South club say that ‘nothing has changed’ since the decision to suspend the North and South seasons for two weeks on 22nd January.
The club have said as part of a statement: “Football authorities have been criticised in the past for not taking a strong enough stand to prevent owners from engaging in financial mismanagement leading to the loss of long-standing community clubs. A league competition threatening clubs with the direct aim of coercing owners to place those clubs at risk is an inexcusable contradiction in their rules and responsibilities, and we ask the league to take the only correct course of action and extend the suspension until the situation has changed.
“After consultation with our season ticket holders, supporters’ trust members and club officials through surveys and meetings, the clear direction our board has been given is to cease activities to protect the club until such time as we can begin to incur costs again safe in the knowledge that we can afford to pay for them. If the league does not fulfil its responsibilities then Dulwich Hamlet FC are not in a position to fulfil its fixtures until the league are no longer placing the short or long-term future of a 128-year-old community club at risk.”