Fisher, Millwall Lionesses, Dulwich Hamlet Women’s seasons on hold – as Peckham Town offer support for those struggling

Sports Desk (12 November, 2020)

Football will resume again if government lift restictions on December 2

40415Fisher saw a record league crowd before football was suspended again. Photo: Dave Anderson

All ‘non-elite’ football in Southwark is currently paused until after December 2 following the government’s new Covid-19 restrictions announced last week. 

It means Fisher, Peckham Town, Peckham Rye, Millwall Lionesses and Dulwich Hamlet Women’s seasons are on hold, but Dulwich Hamlet men’s side in National League South – which is deemed ‘elite’ – continue their campaign.

In a statement Peckham Town said: “We have had to unfortunately suspend all training and matches across all our adult and youth teams.

“The government has agreed that elite sport can continue behind closed doors, but that does not include grassroots football where all our teams play.

“The FA’s aim is to ensure that the 2020-21 season is completed at non-elite level and they are liaising with the relevant leagues and London FA to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so if required. The aim is to be able to return to training and matches from Thursday, December 3.

“We recognise that re-starting football for all our teams has required a lot of effort in terms of protecting our players, volunteers, supporters and parents from contracting or spreading the Covid virus. We thank you for your cooperation on this, and the importance of continuing these measures (and any additional potential guidance) will be essential when we return.

“Health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that all our players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and parents adhere to the national Covid-19 restrictions during this period.

“If anyone is struggling during this period, or at any time, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your coach or through the club’s welfare officer.

“If you are not comfortable with doing this, then you can always text SHOUT to 85258, and a trained professional will respond to you by text (this is a free service). The Menace Family are here for you – till we meet again.”

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