Dulwich Hamlet aim to secure a sustainable future at Champion Hill

Sunday 23rd November 2014
The owners of Dulwich Hamlet are presenting more detailed proposals about the future of the club this week.

Hadley Property Group are encouraging supporters and the local community to attend events at the club.

The first date is Thursday, 27 November, between 15:00-20:00.  If you cannot make that time then you will have a second opportunity to attend on Saturday, 29 November, between 10:00-15:00, which is right up to the kick-off of the home Ryman Premier League clash against Kingstonian.

The events are being held in the clubhouse at Champion Hill Stadium.

A club statement said: “Dulwich Hamlet FC is a vital part of the community within East Dulwich.  Securing a sustainable future for the club to remain at Champion Hill, as part of a mixed-use development, is a key aim of Hadley Property Group, the current owners.

“We recently presented the local community with very initial proposals.  We have been assessing your feedback and working with local community groups, residents, supporters and the club itself to further refine our proposals and we want to hear your thoughts.

“We now have a set of more detailed proposals which we would love to hear your views on.”

Full details will be provided on:

New proposed stadium on the already developed Astroturf site;

Protecting and maintaining Green Dale Fields, in addition to improving access with the creation of a new, linear park;

Increased community benefits and access for a much wider range of local residents compared to current facilities;

Creation of a new, public open space;

High quality homes.

The statement added: “We are extremely excited to be presenting our more detailed proposals for securing the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.

“We would love to hear your views and urge you to attend the upcoming exhibition to have your say and talk through the proposals with the project team.”

Dulwich Hamlet were formed in 1893 and sealed The FA Amateur Cup on four occasions, the last time being in season 1936-37.

Many honours have been collected along the way, winning the Isthmian League title on five occasions and they also clinched the Ryman (Isthmian) League Division One South title under current manager Gavin Rose in April 2013.

The club are presently in fifth-place in the Ryman Premier League table, having collected ten wins, six draws and four defeats, fourteen points adrift of leaders Margate, but with two games in hand on Terry Brown’s side.

Dulwich Hamlet have attracted three four-figure crowds this season against Hampton & Richmond Borough (2,856); Bognor Regis Town (1,061) and Hendon (1,036) and will be looking for a similar crowd against local rivals Kingstonian on Saturday.

For details please visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet/news/next-stage-of-public-consultation-announced-1331593.html