Football for good:

Equality FC


Equal playing budgets. Equal everything. It's not impossible.

What is Equality FC?

In 2017, Lewes Football Club became the FIRST (and currently only) professional or semi-professional club in the world to start treating its women footballers the same as its men – the same playing budgets, same pitch, same training facilities. Not only do we think this is fair, we also think it makes absolute business sense to invest properly behind our two lead products.

We hope other clubs will
follow suit and commit
to equal pay.

The impact

Equality has worked. And not just because of increased attendances, more people becoming Owners or bigger sponsorships. It’s worked because so many young girls, in Lewes and beyond, tell us how inspired and happy it makes them. And that is priceless.

Lewes Community Football Club — Inspiring the next generation of men's and women's footballers around the world.

Inspiring the next generation of men's and women's footballers around the world.

What next

Wouldn’t it be great if our daughters grew up simply assuming they could be footballers if they wanted to? No barriers, no strange looks and plenty of playing opportunities. And wouldn’t it be great if our sons could see that and grow up giving space and support to their sisters to help them enjoy the wonderful game that is football.

Eric Conduzio

I am a Lewes FC Owner because…I believe the future of football should be about gender equity and that doesn’t just come from fans, it comes from ownership structures (no matter the type) and Lewes FC’s is committed to these activities.

Eric Conduzio
Lewes Community Football Club — How can you help our cause?
Become an owner today.

How can you help our cause? Become an owner today.

Become an owner

Talk is cheap, but taking action costs a bit of money. And we’re taking lots of actions, all the time. The more people that sign up to become Owners and support us, the faster we’ll get there. Get where? To that place where football really is for everyone, where fans really do get listened to in EVERY club and where Lewes FC are winning Leagues and Cups every year (well, most years).

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