Historic Moment For Lewes FC
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Lewes FC Club Fan Zone Sponsored by Football Mania Live We are delighted to announce that Football Mania Live are sponsoring the Lewes FC Fan Zone for their historic FA Cup Quarter Final match against Manchester United on 19th of March. The Fan Zone will be located in the club’s car park and will open at 11:00 am, staying open and accessible during the game and half time, and close at 3:30/4:30 pm
Team FML will be creating a little touch of ‘Football Mania Magic’ to the Fan Zone area at this exciting event creating a buzz and atmosphere for the fans.
Dan Magness, the 8 times Guinness World Record holder, who is running our ‘Keepy Uppy Challenge’ at Football Mania Live in London this Summer, will also be coming along to the Lewes FC fan zone and will be doing some fan engagement performing his freestyle football skills and giving hints, tips and masterclass demonstrations how to improve your skills and ball control techniques.
Fans will be able to purchase food from Kabak, a local middle eastern food stall, and drinks from a minibar supplied by Only With Love. A marquee will be erected in the Fan Zone containing a pop-up club shop, where fans will be able to acquire old favourites and exciting new, iconic merchandise. Its going to be a great event and day that we are all extremely excited for, don’t worry it will all be caught on camera by our team so keep an eye on our socials and website next week for all the footage of this! 😉
Lewes Football Club was formed following a meeting of Lewes Priory Cricket Club at The Royal Oak pub on 23 September 1885. The brand new Women’s team was started by Jacquie Agnew for the 2002/3 season with the support of then club Chairman Terry Parris. The team underwent a dramatic rise form park football to the Women’s Combination, thanks to added support from local businessman Ron Moore. Lewes FC is a 100% fan owned club and the first gender equal club in the world! In 2017, they equalised the playing budgets and resources they allocate to their men’s and women’s teams. This was when equality FC was born. Same budgets, same marketing, same facilities, same stadium. Few football clubs in the UK, let alone Europe, can boast of playing at the same venue for over 135 years as Lewes Football Club can!
Football Mania Live are proud to be part of this historic event with Lewes FC who are the first gender equal club in the world!
'Different Works' - Here's how they did it... In 2017, Lewes equalised the playing budgets and resources they allocate to their men’s and women’s teams. Equality FC was born. Same budgets, same marketing, same facilities, same stadium, you get the idea. And it feels really good. And guess what? Since making this move, their attendances have increased, Owner numbers have increased, sponsorships have increased and media coverage has sky-rocketed. Turns out that ‘different’ works. And this kind of different will work in other clubs and other industries.
That’s the power of equality.