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Lewes Football Club is an association football club, based in Lewes, Sussex. Founded 138 years ago in 1885, the team currently compete in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at The Dripping Pan, and are nicknamed "The Rooks".


Lewes Football Club was founded in 1885 and has been playing at The Dripping Pan ever since.

The club's colours are black and red, and they have won the Sussex County League title once, as well as the RUR Cup and Sussex Senior Cup several times.

In 1965, the club's fortunes changed dramatically when they won the County League title for the first time.

They joined the Athenian League in 1968 and the Isthmian League in 1977.

The nineties were not great for the club, with relegation in 1991 and 1994.

In 2010, Lewes FC was transferred out of private ownership into a mass-ownership Community Benefit Society called Lewes Community Football Club.

The men's team have been promoted to the Isthmian Premier League and the women's team have reached the FA Women's Premier League (South).

In 2015, a 3G all-weather facility was opened adjacent to The Dripping Pan, and in 2017, EqualityFC was launched which saw Lewes FC become the first (and currently only) club side in the world to have equal playing budgets for women and men.