About us:

Our ethos

Fixture board outside the Dripping Pan showing

Lewes Community Football Club is 100% fan owned and people-powered.

Our ethos

Football is great, but there’s a lot of stuff wrong with it, like, a lot.

So we see ourselves as having two jobs. Of course, one is to play brilliant football, win trophies and bring joy to our fans. But the other is to help to change the bad stuff in football, the inequality, the rubbish governance and obscene mis-distribution of resources. And because football is so insanely popular, changing football can genuinely help change the world.

Lewes Community Football Club (LCFC) is a Community Benefit Society governed by these Lewes Community FC Rules
LCFC, owns 100% of Lewes FC Men and Lewes FC Women.

The first gender
equal club in
the world.

How we're different

“It’s impossible” they said. So we did it. In 2017, we equalised the playing budgets and resources we allocate to our men’s and women’s teams. Equality FC was born. Same budgets, same marketing, same facilities, same stadium, you get the idea. And it feels really good. And guess what? Since making this move, our attendances have increased, Owner numbers have increased, sponsorships have increased and media coverage has sky-rocketed. Turns out that ‘different’ works. And this kind of different will work in other clubs and other industries. That’s the power of equality.

(Really) More than a football club.

Football for Good

Let’s be honest, we didn’t invent the idea of football clubs doing good stuff in their communities and for charity. But how many clubs can say that doing this is a core purpose of their existence? Did you know that Lewes FC is constituted as a Community Benefit Society so using football for good is literally written into our DNA. This is not a fire drill, we’re doing it for real.

Club Strategy

Guess what it? It's not a secret...

No really.

We’re happy to share it with our Owners, fans and anyone else. Even other clubs. On the field, we’re competitors, right? But off it, it would be great to learn from each other and see what works for fans and what doesn’t.

The way we see it, if we don’t tell you what we’re trying to achieve and how, then you’ll never be able to judge how well (or not) we’re doing against our goals.

So, here it is: Lewes FC Strategy 2022-2023

And since we’re at it – here’s our accountability report ‘How did we do?’ against our strategy targets for Season 2022-23 as well as our Impact Report.
Want to see how it compares to the previous year? Here is the Impact Report from 2021-22.

Obviously, very happy to have feedback and very happy to have any support you can offer. Here’s our CEO’s email address maggie@lewesfc.com