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Behind the Scenes: Lewes FC (members only)

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Lewes FC

Mountfield Road

Lewes

BN7 2XA

United Kingdom

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Don’t score an own goal by missing this Behind the Scenes event!

Lewes FC is a ground-breaking club with a fascinating history and an equally fascinating present. It’s a Goliath in a league of its own, with a huge heart, and inspirational aspirations for its community.

Join us on this Behind the Scenes visit to find out how the club was formed in 1885, why players originally wore light green shirts, why the ground is called the Dripping Pan, and how the club came into community ownership.

Today there are around 1500 equal “owners” across 26 countries, each of whom believes in the club’s principles and social values.

‍In 2017, the club launched the ground-breaking EqualityFC campaign that saw it become the first - and currently, only - club in the world to have equal playing budgets for women and men. A rapid rise in attendances at women's games also helped Lewes FC Women gain admission into the second tier of the League structure and play in the FA Women's Championship. Lewes FC attendances have quadrupled since 2017, even though ticket prices have increased significantly.

The club believes in the power of football for social good. Their main stand has 171 solar panels on its roof, and it was one of the first clubs to take a stand on homophobia and on the normalisation of gambling in football. Their male players wear "Gambling With Lives" on their shirt fronts - a local charity dedicated to supporting the families of people who have died by suicide linked to gambling.

The ground is proud to house a newly refurbished bar which is host to great local and guest ales, vegan and gluten-free beer, as well as Prosecco on tap!

Your event programme:

  • Hear about the club and why they do what they do
  • Get a tour of the ground
  • Meet and greet players
  • Time for networking with drinks and nibbles

Any bad behaviour will result in an instant yellow card!

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Lewes FC

Mountfield Road

Lewes

BN7 2XA

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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