Developing professional people as well as professional players.
Lewes FC Women’s Youth Pathway has undergone a restructuring for the upcoming 2023/24 season in order to prepare our players for the growing demands of the women’s game. Our primary focus is to develop individuals who are not only professional players but also professional people, and this philosophy lies at the core of everything we do at Lewes FC from the youth pathway to the first team.
Our newly revamped elite player pathway is specifically designed to shape individuals into well-rounded professionals, going beyond their performance on the field.
We have created a comprehensive program that incorporates various player workshops, covering essential life skills, nutrition, S&C and video analysis. Moreover, we aim to provide players with the necessary exposure needed for their future careers, while also offering support through a team of experts in different fields.
This multi-disciplinary team consists of experienced technical coaches, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and nutritionists.
Moving forward, we have our U16 Squad, which includes players from both the U15 and U16 stages. This stage involves being part of a full playing squad that competes on Saturdays in the Junior Premier League (JPL) against U14 boys teams, as well as participating in the Sussex County Cup.
At this level, the girls benefit from three training sessions per week and an increased emphasis on video analysis, both individually and as a team. The training program includes sessions focused on the key principles utilised across the club, as well as tactical sessions for the unit and team, specifically targeting 11v11 scenarios. Additionally, players receive individualised sessions within their respective units.Junior Premier League
Replacing what was formerly known as our Development Squad is now a new innovative structure called our ‘C’ Group. Our aim for players in this phase is to have them playing in Tier 3 or above within 1-3 years of being in the program.
Players in this stage of the program are 16 years old and above and the focus of the program is tailored completely to the individual. Alongside training within Lewes FC twice a week, the players will be dual signed to a senior team within the women’s pyramid in order to get them early exposure to the demanding nature of the senior game.
Players also benefit from an individualised approach on their performance and development via match day visits from LFC coaches as well as individual video analysis, S&C programmes and IDP sessions.
Throughout each stage, our approach remains aligned with the philosophy of Lewes FC, emphasising the development of professional individuals as well as players.Junior Premier League
Lead Technical Coach and Ops support:
Pathway Medical Lead:
Safeguarding and Welfare officer:
If you wish to get in contact with our pathway please send an email to:
The pathway both train and play their home fixture at Lewes’ 3G Pitch.
Lewes 3G, Ham Lane, Lewes, BN7 2UY