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:





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

Bickerstaff’s Fishmongers know their Plaice…

Bickerstaff’s Fishmongers Join Lewes FC’s Support & Save Scheme


Lewes FC are delighted to announce that local Fishmongers Bickerstaff’s are the newest members of the Lewes FC Support & Save scheme.The stall in the Riverside on Cliffe High Street, is offering 5% discount on all locally caught produce to all owners of the Football Club.


Mr. Ian Bickerstaff who also owns the West Quay Fish Shop in Newhaven said;

“I’ve been carping on at doing this for a whale”  he explained, “I thought I needed time to mullet over, but after a trawl through the Lewes FC website it wasn’t a difficult decision to hake”

CEO and Commercial Manager Kevin Miller is delighted with the decision.

“At first I thought, this scampi happening, but I’m delighted to thank and welcome Mr.Bickerstaff and the staff to the Pan. It just goes to prove that any fin is possible, and we’re always happy for our owners to save a few squid.”


The Riverside on Cliffe High Street, Lewes

The offer begins this Saturday (27th) and is open to the Riverside store only.


If you would like to take advantage of this discount, and 75 other superb offers from stores and facilities around the region, you’ll need to become an owner of Lewes Football Club!

It costs just £30 per year… Just follow the link!


We’re Growing: 3G Sales Manager required (Part Time)

Lewes Community Football Club 3G Sales Manager (Part Time)


Lewes CFC requires a part time sales manager to help build its commercial offering for the new, state of the art 3G pitch located next to the club’s historic Dripping Pan ground in Lewes.

Working closely with the CEO, this person will be ultimately responsible for generating on-pitch revenue for the club via a combination of packaged 3G ‘products’ like the Rookery 6’s six-a-side competition, summer cricket, schools, sports clubs and community bookings, as well as advertising and more.

What you will do:

Build and nurture a strong sales pipeline; by qualifying, scoping and closing opportunities

Beating revenue targets

Developing clear and cohesive sales pitches with a dedicated focus towards community benefits

Build rapport and sustain long-term relationships with public users of the pitch and all clubs, schools and community users

Deliver clear and concise sales management reports to the CEO and board


Exceptional ability to build rapport both internally with the football side of the club and externally to 3G customers

Ability to apply a sound sales methodology and close deals independently

Proven ability to successfully manage a sales package and a set of well defined revenue targets

Outstanding written/verbal communication skills


The role is ideal as a part time appointment, enabling the successful candidate to work on a totally flexible basis, most likely from home. Weekly sales meetings to be conducted at Lewes FC, but otherwise role provides freedom to work as fits the targets and schedule.


The Rookery 3G facility.
Role is commission – only based with expected on target earnings of up to £10k.

Apply by sending CV directly to our CEO at kevin.miller@lewesfc.com

Closing date: Friday March 4th

‘Ale Be Back!’


The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival 2016, Friday, March 4 from 5pm

The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival will be held at the Rook Inn, Lewes Football Club on Friday, March 4 from 5pm until late, and there are some spectacular highlights in the first batch of ales released today.

The festival will be a celebration of some of the most celebrated beers & ciders from the Sussex region, from established to new breweries alike, and our friends at CIRCA, will once again be providing some amazing pub grub to compliment the evening.

In an exclusive to the festival, Miles Jenner, Head Brewer at Harvey’s brewery, has kindly released a rare cask of the Harvey’s classic, Star of Eastbourne ale, brewed in casks at 6.5% abv, as well as a one-off out-of-season-special, Bonfire Boy, once again in cask at 5.8%

Details of this year’s entries from world class brewers Burning Sky will appear shortly, but we can announce two very special entries from Horsham’s Kissingate Brewery. The first is Chennai Premium IPA (5%), “Notes of sweet oranges, grapefruit, lemons, resin, pine with a floor roasted malt backbone to carry a lasting bitter sweet finish”, and following on from last years, ‘Six Crows’, re-named ‘6-Rooks’ on the night, we can exclusively reveal ‘Murder of Crows’ , a rare and complex double mashed Imperial Stout coming in at a whopping 10%


Last year’s festival was sold out

Chief Executive of Lewes FC Kevin Miller is looking forward to this years event; “Last year’s festival was superb, with some amazing ales & ciders on show, and I hope that we are able to create an even better one this year. The selection put together by organiser Johnny Marshall show the amazing diversity of flavours and tastes from old and new breweries in this region, and continuing the current renaissance of wonderful ales.”

Tickets are £5 each, which includes tasting notes, a free commemorative Lewes FC pint glass will be available on the night and at the following places: In Lewes, The Gardeners Arms and Hartley’s Wines, in the offices of Lewes FC during the week and at the Club Shop in the stadium on Matchdays, and in the Old Boot pub in Seaford.

This festival will continue from 12:00pm the following day at the Rooks home game against Hendon (kick off 3pm), with the Live BT Sport FA Premier League game between Tottenham & Arsenal kicking off at 12:45pm. Tickets for the game are £11, £6 concession, kids under 16 go free.

For further details contact Kevin Miller on 01273 470820 kevin.miller@lewesfc.com

Details announced of the 2015/16 Lewes FC Golf Day

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Course provides a spectacular setting for a great day of Golf!


Due to the popularity of the inaugural event last term, the second Lewes FC Corporate Golf Day will once again be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Ashdown Golf Club, on Friday, April 15, from 8:30am.

This year there are 18 teams of four battling out for the trophy, and there are individual prizes for longest drive, nearest the pin and a putting competition to test your putting prowess.


The day begins early with breakfast & coffee, then the stableford rules tournament begins – shotgun style – across the rolling acres of this magnificent, testing course.

A quick visit to the putting green for the the putting tournament, then back to the club house for a superb lunch, trophies and fantastic raffle prizes courtesy of our sponsors Golf Escapes and Callaway.


The cost is just £250 + vat for a team of four, or £65 + vat per person, and is the perfect opportunity to invite your best clients, or pit your golfing handicap with friends or colleagues.

To book YOUR team for this year’s tournament contact Kevin Miller on 01273 470820/ 07833 736234, or e-mail kevin.miller@lewesfc.com