Lewes FC appoints Sue Anstiss to its Board of Directors – Lewes Community Football Club

Lewes FC appoints Sue Anstiss to its Board of Directors

Lewes FC appoints Sue Anstiss to its Board of Directors

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Sue has been a driving force for equality in sport for over 30 years.


A founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust, co-founder of the Women’s Sport Collective and author of ‘Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport’, in 2018 Sue received an MBE for her services to grassroots and women’s sport.

Having run a sports PR agency for 26 years, Sue is now CEO of Fearless Women, a company leading positive change for women’s sport. She’s also a member of the RFU’s Independent Diversity  and  Inclusivity Advisory  Group and is a Non-Executive Director at Leisure Focus, a charity running leisure facilities in Berkshire.

Lewes FC Chair, Stuart Fuller, said: “The club is absolutely delighted to welcome Sue onto the Board of Directors. We are an incredibly ambitious club, and Sue’s credentials speak for themselves. We’re excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Lewes FC CEO, Maggie Murphy, said: “Sue has her finger on the pulse of everything good happening in women’s sport right now. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Sue over the last eighteen months, and every time I walk away from a conversation with her, I feel energized, inspired and excited. Sue joining Lewes FC’s board and actively committing to help us reach our goals is huge validation of what we have already accomplished but with her knowledge, insight and creativity, we can move much closer to fulfilling our full potential.”

Commenting on the appointment Sue said: “When I first met Maggie to interview her for The Game Changers podcast, I was blown away by all I learnt about Lewes FC and its incredible passion to drive positive change in football.

“Lewes FC has already achieved so much and sets a bold example for sports club everywhere, whether that’s being the only football club in the world to allocate resources equally by gender, its rejection of gambling sponsorship or taking a provocative stance on the extraordinary inequality of prize money for the FA Cup. The fact that the club is also 100% community owned really sets it apart.

“I am hugely proud to have been appointed to the board and look forward to contributing to the club’s powerful ambition for change.”

The Board co-opts Directors who have specialist skills and experience that are of particular benefit to the club. In this instance, the Board considers that Sue’s abilities, networks and experience in sports sponsorship, with a particular focus on gender equality, will be hugely valuable in taking the club forward.

Press contact: Maggie Murphy maggie@lewesfc.com 07517 707565