DULWICH Hamlet Football Club’s plans for a new stadium at Champion Hill has got the backing of its largest supporters representative body, and is now urging fans to ask the council to approve them, writes Alex Yeates…
The Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust decided to back the proposals after 94 per cent of its members responded to a poll favourably.
Duncan Hart, Chairman of DHST, said: “Our club is a major part of life in Southwark. The work that many volunteers have done to tackle discrimination and support community projects has received local and international acclaim.
“We want to build on this, alongside having a successful football team. I firmly believe that putting the Club into supporter ownership would mean that we could do just that.”
If the plans are approved then ownership of the club will transfer from Hadley Property Group to its supporters.
The application has been criticised by green campaigners, however, who object to the plan to build on Metropolitan Open Land at the Green Dale Fields.
Council Leader Peter John has voiced his opposition in the past too, previously tweeting: “My views on the future of Green Dale have been clear since 2002 and have not changed.
“I am opposed to the Hadley scheme.”