New Wednesday & Sunday 6-a-Side League starting at the Rookery 3G at Lewes FC!  Come and join in the action this Summer with Powerplay!

Every Wednesday & Sunday starting from the end of June, Powerplay will be welcoming football teams from the area battle it out on the 3G pitches in a new competitive and social 6-a-side league. The league will be made up of all standards including pub teams, company teams, 11-a-side teams or a bunch of mates looking fovsl_zpic37r a weekly kickabout.

Backed by the FA, Powerplay are  the UK’s largest provider of small-sided football leagues and take of everything from online fixtures, balls, bibs Refs and trophies.



If you are interested in getting involved in this popular league, you can do so by calling 0800 567 0757,  or email; sales@powerplay.co.uk.

Powerplay will throw in a new set of Mitre team shirts for teams joining. For more information, or to join the league, please click HERE


WHERE: Lewes Football Club

WHEN: Late June 2016 

PITCH: The Rookery, Lewes FC’s Superb FIFA Approved All-Weather 3G pitch

vsl_ypic6FORMAT: 6-a-side

MATCH LENGTH: 36 minutes

MATCH NIGHTS: Wednesday & Sunday evenings

COST: £32.00 per team p/w



Early Dawes for the 12th Man

Lewes Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Worthing centre-forward Lloyd Dawes for an undisclosed fee.  Twenty-one year old Dawes has been a prolific striker around the Sussex Non-League scene, scoring 29 goals in all competitions for The Rebels.

I’ve managed Lloyd when he was a teenager at Whitehawk and know he has goals in him”, commented Darren Freeman after a hectic Bank Holiday Monday, “Last season he was pivotal to Worthing’s success and I’m sure he will prove to be just as prolific for us next season.  I’d also like to thank each and every contributor to the 12th Man Fund as without that contribution we may not have been able to get Lloyd”

In the past three seasons Lloyd has scored over 50 goals in all competitions for Worthing (plus one for Peacehaven and Telscombe) and was being tracked by a number of clubs.

Chairman Stuart Fuller hailed the deal as a great achievement for the club, “Not only have we managed to secure the services of a very exciting young centre-forward but we’ve done so through the funds donated by the fans.  This was exactly the type of deal we hoped the 12th Man Fund would enable us to make”

Lloyd joins an exciting young squad built by Darren, ready for the start of Pre-Season Training in just three weeks time.

New Academy Liaison Officer appointed

Claire CaponWe are delighted to announce that Claire Capon will be supporting Academy Manager John Donoghue as the Academy Liaison Officer for the Newman Lewes FC Girls Academy.

Claire will liaise between the college, the Academy Manager and Director to ensure that the welfare of the players is being met. At the college, she will be the Academy players’ Form Tutor and will see the players on a daily basis to ensure that they are meeting their school deadlines and balancing their workload alongside their training.

Claire attended Colchester United’s female football academy at Thurstable between 2008-2010, and she has first-hand experience of the demands placed on academy players. Director of Ladies Football, Jacquie Agnew, said: “I am really pleased that Claire is joining the team and, having been through an academy herself, will bring invaluable experience to the girls.”

Students will begin their pre-season with an informal get-together in late June at Lewes FC, and will begin their Academy education at Newman College in September.

For further information on the Academy, contact Victoria Jones, Senior Sixth Form Administrator, on 01273 234332 or email newmancollege@cncs.co.uk. If you’re applying for a place at the College, please specify your interest in the Girls Football Academy from the outset.

For Lewes Football Club, contact Jacquie Agnew on 07769 222430.

Lewes FC Present: Jim Murray’s Whisky Masterclass

Jim Murray Whisky Event

Lewes Football Club and Pelham House are proud to bring you this exclusive event.

Internationally recognised as the leading commentator on all the world’s whiskies, Jim Murray’s Masterclasses are full of fascinating facts, flavours and bottlings. And now, he’s coming to Lewes.

His annual ‘Whisky Bible’ publication is THE benchmark for whisky enthusiasts.

Delving into his encyclopaedic knowledge of whisky, gained from having travelled to hundreds of distilleries all over the globe, he offers a full-on interactive tasting experience for all who attend, bringing in the audience as often as possible. This event embraces the novice and connoisseur alike.

Jim’s whisky masterclasses are always professional, informative, witty and sometimes controversial but guaranteed full of passion, honesty and fun. You will get to experience many varieties of whisky under his expert tuition.

A perfect evening to invite clients, family and friends, and the perfect Father’s Day gift!

This is Jim’s only southern UK show in 2016, and will sell out. ‘An Evening With Jim Murray’  is held at The Pelham House Hotel, Lewes on Thursday, July 7 from 7:30pm

Tickets for this exclusive event are £55 per person. 

To book YOUR tickets for this superb event visit:



Newman Lewes FC Academy announcement

2016-05-25-PHOTO-00008006Lewes FC announces the appointment of John Donaghue as Newman Lewes FC Girls Football Academy Manager.

The Board of Lewes Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of John Donoghue as the Newman Lewes FC Girls Football Academy Manager.

John is the Club’s Ladies First Team Manager and responsible for the management and coaching of the team in the FA Women’s Premier League. He is a UEFA A-Licence football coach and a highly experienced Academy coach, having previously worked as Head Coach of the Women’s Academy at Worthing College for Brighton and Hove Albion (as well as BHA’s women’s first team coach), and an Academy Manager at Bournemouth and Southampton Football clubs.

The Newman Lewes Academy – a pioneering partnership between Lewes Football Club and Newman College in Hove, launches its first season in September, and students will combine study at the new £5m College complex, and training and competitive matches at Lewes Football Club’s FIFA approved 3G artificial pitch.

John Donoghue said; “I’m really pleased to be appointed Academy Manager for the Newman Lewes FC Girls Football Academy.

This is a great step for the development of women’s football at the club and an exciting opportunity for players who love football to have dedicated training and games to support their development. Having Newman College as our partners — with their superb reputation for excellence — will see the players’ academic and football education flourish.

I’m looking forward to working with the Academy students to help them achieve their potential, and to continuing my work in developing players to play for one of Lewes Ladies’ three teams.”

Jacquie Agnew, Lewes FC Director of Ladies Football & Development said; “I am delighted that we have someone of John’s calibre heading up the new Girls Academy. The girls will receive excellent coaching combined with first class education.

We want the Newman Lewes FC Girls Football Academy to become established as one of the best in the country for its productivity and care of young players. John will provide the right platforms whereby players will be given the opportunity to perform at their best whilst enjoying their football.”

Students will begin their pre-season with an informal get-together in late June at Lewes FC, and will begin their Academy education at Newman College in September.

For further information on the Academy, and for Students applying for the College please specify your interest in the Girls’ Football Academy from the outset, and contact, Victoria Jones, Senior Sixth Form Administrator, on (01273) 234332 or via email at, newmancollege@cncs.co.uk.

For Lewes Football Club contact, Jacquie Agnew, on; 07769 222430, or Kevin Miller CEO, (01273) 470820 kevin.miller@lewesfc.com

Darren welcomes the son sign

StaceyThe first team squad for next season continues to be strengthened with the news that Stacey Freeman will start the season with The Rooks. As many will know, Stacey ended last season on trial at Crawley Town, a just reward for some strong performances at the heart of the Lewes defence.  The Reds weren’t the only club that had their eye on Stacey and he received a number of offers to play at a higher level next season, before agreeing to stay on at The Pan.

“I know that Stacey is my son but I think him and Alex Malins gave us a strong defensive base in the last third of the season  and I am delighted that he has agreed to re-join,” Manager Darren Freeman said.“We’ve now retained the spine of the team, so we will go into next season with the same confidence that we had in the last three months of the campaign and which made us very hard to beat.”

In other news, George Landais has stepped up his rehabilitation and although we are unlikely to see him on the pitch before October, his progress after his operation has been encouraging and we all look forward to seeing him back in the red and black before too long.

Perry adds fizz to Lewes attacking options

Darren Freeman has moved quickly to bolster Lewes’s forward line with the signing of Burgess Hill Town’s Dan Perry.

The 20-year-old was regarded as one of Burgess Hill’s most promising young players, having emerged through the Hillians’ youth set-up and playing a pivotal role in the club’s promotion to the Ryman Premier League, although injury last season curtailed his first team game time.  Dan scored 18 goals in 72 appearances for the Hillians, including four last season and six whilst on loan at Peacehaven & Telscombe.

Darren is delighted he’s been able to shore up the forward line so soon after the departure of Jonté Smith. “Obviously losing Jonté was a blow, but with the signing of Dan I’m very excited about our forward prospects for the season, with Laingy, Dean Bown, Richard Greenfield, Charlie Coppola and George Landais.

Keep an eye on the Lewes FC website for first team announcements over the summer.