Dulwich Hamlet informed that season is suspended – as National League continues discussions with football authorities

Sports Desk (31 March, 2020)

The leagues were due to resume on April 3 but that never seemed realistic

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The National League have today written to member clubs informing them the season has been suspended “indefinitely”. 

The competition, which includes the three divisions National League, and National Leagues North and South, with Dulwich Hamlet in the latter, was due to resume on April 3.

But that was never likely to happen with the lockdown measures amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National League added they are obtaining legal advice and talking to The FA, as well as to clubs, to try to come to a solution to finish the season.

The National League said on Tuesday afternoon: “The Board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least April 3, 2020.

“In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.

“The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting regularly with The Football Association and other stakeholders, and is committed to involving its member clubs in a pending decision on how best to conclude the 2019-20 season.”

Dulwich added: “The above was sent from the National League to all clubs in the competition. The club will update you with any further news regarding the men’s National League campaign as we get it.”

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