Lewes FC Women today confirmed Kelly Newton as manager of
the Foundation Squad for the 2018-19 season.
Kelly, who made over 390 appearances for the club’s first XI
and captained the side through a series of promotions and cup wins, takes over
from Karl Davy. Since her retirement as a player last season, Kelly has worked
closely with John Donohue’s coaching team and is clearly ready for her next big
challenge in the sport.
“I am very excited to take my first managerial role with the
Lewes FS squad this season. The prospect of working with such a talented and
enthusiastic group was too good an opportunity to turn down.
I am thrilled that Greg Cross will continue in his role. His
knowledge and experience will be crucial to the continued success of the team.
I’m also excited to join forces with my former team-mate Charlotte Bennett,
whose energy and positive attitude will be an example to all.
I expect a competitive but enjoyable season after the team
won promotion under Karl’s superb leadership last season.”
Lewes FC Women first team and Newman-Lewes Academy manager
John Donoghue is pleased to see Kelly take this vital role.
“Kelly’s appointment is wholly consistent with our Pathway
ambitions. No-one understands what it means to play for Lewes better than Kelly
Newton. The players will be in very good hands. I’m personally delighted to
have the opportunity to work with Kelly through the season and look forward to
seeing our young players develop under her leadership.”
Newton by numbers:
2002/03: Joined Lewes FC; SECWFL Cup Winner
2006/07: London & South East Regional Champion
2008/09: SECWFL Cup Winner; Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup
2010/11: Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup Winner
2011/12: SECWFL Champion; Ryman League Cup winner
2016/17: FA WPL Plate Winner