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



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:



Newick keep their nerve to win The Bonfire Cup

No team finished unbeaten in the 2016 Bonfire Cup at The Dripping Pan Lewes, but Newick Bonfire Society came out on top for the second time in the tournament’s history.

In Group 1,  Southover recorded the biggest ever win in a Bonfire Cup game – 12-0!  Both they and Newick saw off South Street and Commercial Square and in the final game Southover beat Newick 1-0 with the very last kick of the game.

In Group 2 a lively Waterloo shocked Cliffe in the opening game 2-1 although both teams comfortably won their games against Borough and Nevill.  This set up a Southover-Cliffe and Waterloo-Newick Semi-Final.

In both games it was the group runner-up who won out in tight but high quality knock-out games.  Southover dominated the first half but Lewes FC’s Steve Brinkhurst stepped up for Cliffe in the second half to secure victory.

In the other Semi-Final Waterloo suffered with their squad depth and lost 1-0 to Newick in a tense game.  Two tired looking sides took to the pitch in the final and a stalemate led to a penalty shoot-out.

Newick came out on top and took the cup out of Lewes for the second time.  It was a gloriously sunny afternoon and the large crowd enjoyed Bonfire stalls in a relaxed atmosphere – A great end of season for the whole community aspect of the football club.



Lewes FC Joins WorldBlu Community of Freedom-Centred Workplaces

We’re very proud and excited to join WorldBlu today.

Who and what is WorldBlu, you ask?  For the past 10 years Worldblu has been working with organisations across the world – from big established global brands like WD-40 to smaller, more craft-based outfits like the New Belgium Brewing Company – to help them become stronger, more democratic organisations.

See here for more about their ‘Freedom at Work’ principles and how they enable companies to let their staff shape their future.

Why is Lewes FC getting involved?  Well, many of the principles that govern the WorldBlu movement are very similar to ours.  We are owned and run by our community of supporters.  We are open and democratic.  Our mission is to win football matches, but at the same time do good things for the people of Lewes and further beyond, and also for our wider footballing fraternity.  And, most importantly, we work really hard to ensure that our destiny is placed in the hands of our supporters.  (NB: that’s a pretty big deal!)

Being part of WorldBlu will help us connect with other like-minded organisations and learn from them – as well as lending them a helping hand, should they need a bit of assistance in changing the way that they work.  Every Year they award organisations who meet the criteria the Freedom At Work award – and this year Lewes FC are one of just 26 Companies from around the world to receive this recognition.

This whole community-run thing is catching on, and it’s delivering lots of benefits to organisations outside of football.



In order to be accepted into WorldBlu we were assessed in a number of different ways, all relating to our operating principles.  We’re pleased to say that we aced it, but it wasn’t an easy task.  We had to ask ourselves things like:  how accountable are we to our fans, owners and staff? How democratic are we in our day to day decision making?  How well do we communicate how we run the club?

Kevin Miller, CEO of Lewes FC said;

“This is a fantastic recognition for everyone involved with the Club. Lewes Community Football Club is a place where business and passion are intertwined – where volunteers and full-time staff work hand in hand, and where the need to get things done is overwritten by the sheer enjoyment of the journey. It is a place that is all encompassing without being oppressive, where ideas are shared, encouraged and acted upon, and when it all comes together on Matchday we can all relax, safe in the knowledge that everything has been done, all is in hand, and the reason that we are all here can begin, and we can enjoy the game. It is a truly inspiring place and one that I hope to be at for a very long time.”

Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more about WorldBlu or any of the stuff we’ll be doing during close season.  There are plenty of opportunities to help out and get involved.  Just email us or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook.

And, if you’re as proud as we are to be part of a truly democratic organisation, please share the news.  WorldBlu announce their new signings, including us, today.  Hashtag #Freedomatwork.

Contact: Kevin Miller on: 01273 470820/ 07833 736234 kevin.miller@lewesfc.com 

To become an owner of Lewes Football Club click HERE

Early Bird Season Tickets now on sale!

Lewes Football Club are pleased to announce that Season Tickets for the 2016/17 campaign are now ready to buy.

With our relegation from the Ryman League Premier Division the club has taken the decision to reduce the price of season ticket as well as offering an option to paying for them over four equal monthly payments via Paypal.

Season Ticket Prices will be as follows:-

Early Bird Standard Price Super Season Ticket
Early Bird
Super Season Ticket
Adults £165 £185 £195 £205
Concessions £85 £95 £110 £115
Under 16s Free Free Free Free

Early Bird tickets will be available until 31st May 2016, after which they will revert to standard pricing.  Under 16s season tickets will only be issued on proof of age (Under 16 as of the 1st August 2016).  The Super Season Ticket will cover ALL league games played at The Dripping Pan by the First team, Ladies First team, DS and Under18s.  It will not cover any pre-season friendlies or cup games.

Payment options

Payment may be made by cheque (Payable to Lewes 2000 Limited ) or cash and given to David Arnold or posted to him at 14 John Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2QE. Alternatively use the buttons below to make payment via Credit/Debt card through Paypal (Note: you do not have to have a Paypal account to pay via this method.  There is a small additional fee payable for the monthly option to cover the cost of the administration fees levied on us by Paypal).  Standard price season tickets payment options will be published below after 31st May 2016.  There will be no option to pay monthly after the 31st May 2016.

Choosing your required option below will take you to the relevant payment page at Paypal.

Early Bird Adult Ticket – single payment of £165
Early Bird Concessions Ticket – single payment of £85
Early Bird Adult Ticket – 4 monthly payments of £42.50
Early Bird Concessions Ticket – 4 monthly payments of £22
Early Bird Adult Super Season Ticket – single payment of £195
Early Bird Concession Super Season Ticket – single payment of £95
Early Bird Adult Super Season Ticket – 4 monthly payments of £50.25
Early Bird Concession Super Season Ticket – 4 monthly payments of £28.35

Any questions, please email Stuart@LewesFC.com.

Matchday admission pricing will be announced in the next few weeks.

Villa Super Vets take the silverware back to Brighton

footy2The 14th Lewes Super Vets Tournment at the Dripping Pan, Lewes FC was won by Montpelier Villa from Brighton.  The first semi final was comfortably won by holders Real Socialdads from Lewes over Londoners Gospel Blokes.  The second semi final featured the match of the day between Villa and Lewes’s Southdown Wanderers.  Villa took a early 2-0 lead and looked in command until a stunning long range effort from Wanderers made it 2-1 at half time.

The goal spurred Wanderers and they came back into the game and nearly nicked a draw but were denied by a point blank save.  Wanderers comfortably won the open 3rd place play off 5-1, whilst the final was a much more cagey affair.  Villa scored a superb goal just before half time after some sustained pressure and controlled most of the second half through some smooth passing.  Even so Socialdads nearly got an equaliser near the end when the Villa keeper made another crucial save tipping it round the post.

All games were ably reffed by young Lewes FC fan Matthew Roberts and the crowd enjoyed some great football on a sunny May Day evening at the Pan.

Action images provided by Peter Whyte.



Everton crowned National Football Therapy Cup Champions in Cup Final thriller

The Lewes FC 2016 National Football Therapy Cup was won by Everton In The Community (above) at the Dripping Pan last night, edging out last season’s winners Croydon Eagles in a tense penalty shoot out.


Croydon Eagles

The Toffees, who were last season’s runners up against Croydon, went one better this term and won 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out having played out an excellent and exciting 1-1 draw with the Eagles.

In the Plate Final, Langford Tigers edged out Wrexham A again on penalties, to win it for the first time.


Plate winners Langford Tigers beat Wrexham ‘A’ in a brilliant, very close final

18 teams from around the country took part in this year’s tournament — a record number — including 10 teams from the Premier and Football Leagues, as well as teams from local mental health organisations & charities.

The Football Therapy programme, and The National Football Therapy Cup originated at Lewes Football Club and was instigated by fan and former Director Sean Macleod. It is an invitation to all mental well-being teams from across the country to take part, make friends and enjoy a full day of 5-a-side football in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Every team gets to play at least 6 matches, each team member is provided with a packed lunch, and all players who take part receive a medal for their efforts.


A record amount of teams took part including teams from Arsenal, Blackburn and QPR

The tournament is supported by the Sussex FA, Kick It Out and the Football Supporters Federation, East Sussex County Council and The Recovery Kitchen, part of the Lewes Your Way programme and in partnership with mental wellbeing charity Together.

Jonathan Garside, Mental Health Football Coordinator at Everton Football Club said;

“The National Football Therapy Cup 2016 was a huge success, where the beautiful game was played with such passion and respect by all. The tournament only reinforced the unique power that football has to unite everyone regardless of experience or background. The impact this win has had on our players is truly tangible and goes a long way in supporting Everton in the Communities commitment to help improve the health and wellbeing of our participants. Football Therapy is alive and kicking, thanks again to all involved. “

Chief Executive of Lewes Football Club Kevin Miller said, 

“On behalf of Lewes Football Club I’d like to thank the teams who took part, congratulate the Everton lads who went one better than last year, and all partners, staff and volunteers who helped make it happen.” 


He added, “As a fan-owned community club we strive to be totally inclusive; some of the teams travelled a long way to be in this tournament, and to see so many smiling faces, so many players enjoy themselves regardless of ability and yet all of them be inspired through football, drives us on to make next years tournament even better. ”


Lewes Football Club Football Therapy sessions run across the Lewes District throughout the year. It’s free, and you can just turn up and play. For more information on your nearest session, or to register your interest in The 2017 Lewes FC National Football Therapy Cup, contact Adam Wolecki on 01273 470820, or e-mail adam@lewesfc.com

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