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 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.


Author: stuartnoel

Nearly prize winning author of Passport to Football, Budget Airline Football and European Football - A Fans Guide.