Squeeze sponsor Lewes FC

Chris Difford
Will YOU look as good as Chris Difford in your shirt..?

It’s here.

The Lewes FC Squeeze football shirt.

Officially launched on 4th September and available for you to buy NOW!

The shirt costs £40 for all adults sizes and £25 for kids.

Cool For Rooks…

“Lewes is now my local football club and their Manager Steve Brown was a legendary defender at Charlton in the nineties, so Glenn’s happy too. Add that to the fact that this really is a people’s club and we couldn’t be happier with the fit.” Chris Difford

If you can’t make it along to a Lewes FC home game, then you can buy one online right now…

  1. Choose whether you want an adult or kids’ shirt
  2. Type in what size you want (Sizes: ADULTS – Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL; KIDS – 6-8yrs, 10-12yrs, 14-16yrs)
  3. Click ‘Add to Cart’
  4. If you want more than one, there’s a quantity button on the next page you see after clicking ‘Add to cart’.You should then receive your shirt within a few days.


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Bands have very occasionally appeared on football shirts before but never previously with this kind of deal… thanks to the generosity of our new kit manufacturers hummel and suppliers Premier Sports, a much larger than usual proportion of the retail price will go to our football club. So every shirt that gets sold will make a big difference to us.

Lewes FC is one of only a handful of clubs in the UK that are 100% owned by their fans and the local community. We are a not-for-profit operation so every penny we earn goes back into the club and local projects. And every shirt we sell is another thumbs-up to the grassroots, democratic ownership of football clubs everywhere.

We are grateful to Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook for giving the club their support:



VCD Athletic Preview

It’s far too early in the season to refer to this game as a “six pointer” but The Rooks travel to Crayford on Saturday knowing that a win is long overdue.  With both sides having picked up just two points so far, it was VCD’s 7-0 mauling away at Tonbridge Angels on Monday that saw them replace the Rooks at the foot of the table.  This will only be our second ever trip to Crayford but we need to get used to it as we will be visiting again next Saturday when we travel to Phoenix Sports in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round.

Last season we traveled to VCD Athletic in March, needing three points to help our relegation fight.  However, a very controversial penalty and subsequent red card to Jack Rowe-Hurst capped a miserable afternoon for the Rooks.  Our current record against VCD therefore stands as:-

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 GS 2 GA 4

Former Thamesmead Town manager Keith McMahon is now in charge at Oakwood and has brought in a few of his former players, although results so far away from Oakwood haven’t been good with four defeats from four games and no goals.  At home they have drawn two from two, against Brentwood Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.  Lewes are still looking for their first point on the road after defeats at Leatherhead, Leiston and Farnborough last weekend.

Steve Brown will be sweating on the fitness of Leon Redwood after he made an early exit on Monday with a hamstring injury.  James Fraser is back in light training but still a few weeks away whilst Steve will hope to have added some new faces to the squad for the trip from his recruitment efforts this week.

Kick off is 3pm and travel directions can be found here.

Vacancy – Club Operations Manager

Lewes FC is seeking to recruit a part-time Operations Manager with immediate effect. 


Established in 1885, Lewes Football Club is one of the best-known non-league clubs in the country. It is a club that is helping to pioneer fan/community ownership and has more than 1,100 owners. As a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society, the club also has the advantage of its fans, owners and sponsors knowing that every penny of revenue goes back into the club to support its various teams and community schemes. Our aim is to be a financially sustainable, community-focused football club with our teams playing at the highest level possible.

Described recently in The Huffington Post as one of the top 10 best football experiences in Europe, the club has retained a unique character aided by the local community’s’ passion for the club. Fans enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic non-league club which relies heavily on a group of dedicated volunteers to provide support in all aspects of its work. The Operations Manager will be expected to work closely with these volunteers and will need their support to enable them to undertake the role.


The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the club. Their duties will include:

  1. Overseeing, attending and delegating key tasks on match days at the Dripping Pan.
  2. Ensuring the Dripping Pan and Rookery 3G facilities are properly maintained, and comply with lease and health and safety guidelines.
  3. Responsibility for ordering, sorting and maintaining kit and equipment for all the club’s teams and management.
  4. Supporting and working with the board, managers, executive team and volunteers.


  1. Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to develop effective working relationships with people both inside and outside of the club.
  2. Good time-management skills with proven ability to prioritise tasks.
  3. Self-starter with ability to manage their own workload.
  4. Ability to thrive within the unique nature of a community-owned club.

Applications via email to Charlie@lewesfc.com

Please send a covering email and attach an up-to-date CV

Closing date: 11th September 2015

Time commitment: between 3-4 days per week with some evenings & weekend requirements including bank holidays

Salary: Up to £15k

Start date: Immediately

Rookettes suffer a bruising trip to Tottenham

John Donoghue was forced to shuffle his pack after a week that saw Lewes lose three first-choice defensive players to injury. Spurs were in the mood to take full advantage, Baptiste and O’Leary posing the Rookettes plenty of problems in the early stages. On 25 minutes O’Leary fed Bergin. Her shot cannoned off a defender straight to Scoobadoo who finished in off the far post. 1-0.

Lewes responded, Tori Anne Wayne forced to punch clear from a 30 yard McIntyre ree kick. Moments later the visitors were level. Wayne cleared straight to Paige Walder who measured a low 25 yard strike back past the keeper for 1-1.

A two-goal burst just before half time rocked the Rookettes. Martin raced clear to find O’Leary six yards out to make it 2-1. Adding insult to injury time, as Lewes pressed for an equaliser Martin once again carried the ball at pace, Bergin with the finish for 3-1.

The second half saw Lewes chasing the game. Spurs soaked up the pressure before adding two more, the first a penalty converted by Schillaci after Dolbear was adjudged to have fouled O’Leary, Bergin completing the scoring with her second and Tottenham’s 5th.

Lewes don’t have long to wait to seek revenge. The two teams meet at the Dripping Pan this Sunday, 6th September in the FAWPL. Kick off 2pm at the Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road.