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Lewes FC

This is football with a purpose.

Playing entertaining football and pushing for promotion, of course. But we want to use the power of football to bring about change too, within the game but also in wider society. We are Fans Of Change. Because the more fans of change there are, the faster change will happen.

Lewes FC has been around since the late 19th century, but a brand new Women’s team was started by Jacquie Agnew for the 2002/3 season with the support of then club Chairman Terry Parris. The team underwent a dramatic rise form park football to the Women’s Combination, thanks to added support from local businessman Ron Moore.

In 2010, Lewes FC officially came out of private ownership and now operate as a community-owned football club. In July 2015, the club opened a state-of-the-art 3G all-weather facility adjacent to The Dripping Pan, for the whole community to use as well as all Lewes FC teams to train on. Plans to further improve infrastructure and facilities are being created.

And of course, in 2017, they launched the ground-breaking EqualityFC campaign that saw Lewes FC become the first (and currently only) club side in the world to have equal playing budgets for women and men.

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