Lewes Community Football Club
Lewes FC is a not-for-profit football club with a mens team competing in the Ryman Premier League, Ladies team competing in the premier league and competing under 18s team. The club is 100% owned by its local community and run almost entirely by volunteers.
Way back in 2010, the club was less than 24 hours away from disappearing from the football world due to a crippling lack of financial resources and debts. (Not something unfamiliar in the realm of British football clubs)
Behind the scenes, a group of six local supporters calling themselves Rooks125 were working hard to take the club into community ownership having witnessed the serious financial problems that had befallen the Rooks.
Finally on July 8th 2010, Lewes FC was officially transferred out of private ownership into a member-based Community Benefit Society called Lewes Community Football Club, consisting of benefactors and members of the former Management Committee. What this basically means is that they managed to set the club up in a way in which EVERYBODY in the local community could become an owner of this club. Did you know that FC Barcelona are set up in the exact same way?
On a match day, a committed army of volunteers work to bring the a match day together from our head groundsman, the turnstile operators, security, bar staff even down to our poster putter-uppers who would dilegently walk to mordor and back to publisice our fixtures with our infamous match day posters. We also have volunteers working with fantastic local businesses who share our vision.
For more information and to become an owner yourself, simply click Here