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This season’s fixtures at the Dripping Pan
We spoke to Lewes manager John Donoghue after the match
This season, we’ll be interviewing Lewes manager John Donoghue ahead of every game. Click play below to hear his thoughts on today’s opponents.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT LEWES
Karen Dobres runs us through what to expect when you visit the Dripping Pan in the 2018/2019 season.
INTRODUCING LEWES LYRICS
This season we want you to be our DJ on matchdays. So throughout the season, we want you to send in your song choices that you want to be heard at the game.
It couldn’t be easier to pick a song, so tweet us your choice using #LewesLyrics to hear your favorite track. Get your requests in by 5pm on Friday and you could be on our matchday playlist for the next home match at the Dripping Pan.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the start of the 2018/19 season, a historic one for everyone involved in Lewes Football Club as we prepare to join the Championship for the first time.
Before we kick off the league campaign, we welcome our old friends, and fellow Championship rivals from South-East London, Charlton Athletic Women, for this afternoon’s WSL Continental League Cup.
I hope that the Charlton fans, players, management and officials enjoy your afternoon (off the pitch at least) here at The Dripping Pan.
Congratulations once again on your fantastic achievement in winning the FAW Premier League South last season and the subsequent play-off against Blackburn Rovers.
Understandably, it has been a hectic close season with activity on and off the pitch. John has been incredibly busy building his squad as well as his back-room staff and I’d like to welcome all the new arrivals to the club.
I also like to welcome Jack and Rosy who have joined us “in the office” and will be instrumental in our preparations for the season, alongside Jackie.
We’ve had to adapt very quickly to the requirements of the Championship and I am sure that we will do the name of Lewes proud as we go onto the first season at this level.
I’d also like to thank our volunteers, without whom we would not have a game on at all this afternoon. Their work is vital and much appreciated and I hope they also get to enjoy the game this afternoon.
The new structure of the top levels of the Women’s game in England is the first step, in my opinion, of us becoming a consistent force in the world game.
There’s no secret that we all want to see England bidding, and winning, the right to host a World Cup. Whilst many will not see a link between what happens here today and a global tournament, it is vital that we do our part in building awareness and interest in the game, which will add to momentum at the national level.
Be proud of what we have achieved as a club and look forward with excitement to the next chapter.
Come on you Rooks!
Lewes FC captain Kate McIntyre talks to Alex Leith from Viva Lewes about the squad for this coming season.
PREVIOUS MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Take a look at our highlights from our friendly game against West Ham United last Sunday.
In 2000, Croydon came under the umbrella of Charlton Athletic to form Charlton Athletic WFC. The club won the London Cup and reached the FA Cup final in 2003, before claiming their first major trophy the following season when they won the League Cup.
The Addicks won their only FA Cup in 2005 with a victory over Everton, finishing runners-up in the league for the second successive season.
In 2007, Charlton won the Premier League Cup before a move into the Premier League Southern Division in the 2008/09 season.
Charlton moved to Thamesmead Town FC in 2010/11 winning the Southern Division title, and claiming the London Cup in 2013.
A memorable season in 2014/15 saw Charlton win the FA Women’s Premier League Cup, retain the Capital Women’s Senior Cup & pick up the Ryman Cup for the first time.
They finished 3rd in the FAWPL and were runners-up in 2016, retaining the Capital Women’s Senior Cup for a 4thsuccessive year in 2017.
Last season, Charlton comfortably won the FA WPL South before defeating Northern Division Champions Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the FAWPL Play-Off final, to clinch promotion to the FA Women’s Championship.
The Addicks also won the Capital Senior Cup again and reached the Isthmian Women’s Cup final.
FOUNDATION SQUAD UPDATE
Ash Head spoke to Charlotte Bennett about her new role at Lewes as the Foundation Squad coach.
PRE-SEASON IN PICTURES
Photos from our games versus West Ham United, Chichester City and Watford taken by the brilliant James Boyes.
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THIS SEASON’S FIXTURES AT THE DRIPPING PAN
LEWES FC WOMEN
Manager: John DONOGHUE
1. Faye BAKER
12. Charley BOSWELL
2. Rebecca THOMPSON-AGBRO
5. Amy TAYLOR
3. Natasha WELLS
8. Leeta RUTHERFORD
4. Kate McINTYRE (C)
19. Danielle LANE
7. Vicky CARLETON
11. Avilla BERGIN
16. Samantha QUAYLE
13. Nina WILSON
6. Shannon MOLONEY
9. Rebecca CARTER
15. Georgia ROBERT
10. Charlotte OWEN
CHARLTON ATHLETIC WFC
Manager: Riteesh MISHRA
1. Katie STARTUP
2. Charlotte KERR
5. Grace COOMBES
7. Mel PARREND-ESPINOSA
8. Charley CLIFFORD (C)
11. Liz EJUPI
12. Ellie BAILES
14. Nicole PEPPER
20. Lilli MAPLE
32. Hannah CHURCHILL
36. Charlotte GURR
9. Gemma BRYAN
18. Flo JACKSON
19. Hannah WHEELER
44. Kit GRAHAM
45. Georgia PEARCH
Referee: J. WELLS
Assistant 1: D. MOREY
Assistant 2: D. JOSEPH
CREDITS AND LEGAL INFO
The FA Women’s Championship strongly supports recent FA statements that there should be a zero tolerance approach against racism and all forms of discrimination. Accordingly, any form of discriminatory abuse, whether it be based on race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, faith, age, ability or any other form of abuse will be reported to The Football Association for action by that Association. (The FA 0800 085 0508/Kick It Out 020 7253 0162)
Lewes 2000 FC Limited. Registered in England and Wales with Company Registration Number 03790979.
Honorary Presidents Carol Joy and Terry Parris
Chairman Stuart Fuller
Charlie Dobres, Eddie Ramsden, Stuart Fuller, John Peel, Barry Collins, Jackie Gilligan, Ed Briggs, Jon Ruben
Club Secretary Barry Collins
Operations Manager Duncan Thompson
Mr and Mrs Brook, Vic Blunt, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox, Billy Nixon, Derrick Parris, Terry Parris, Jimmy Quinn, P. Swaysland, Steve Ibbitson, Jason Hopkinson, Steve White, Martin Elliot, Kevin Fingerneissl, Kevin Powell, David and Barbara Arnold, Roger and Cathy Feltham, Ethel Treagus, Roy Dartnell RIP, Ron Moore, Derek Southouse, Ray Smith, Ken Carter.
General Manager Jack Heaselden
Marketing and Media Manager Rosy Matheson
Women’s Manager John Donoghue
Assistant Manager Adam Wolecki
Goalkeeping Coach Radd Reynolds
Physiotherapist Becky Cunningham
S & C Coaches John Edwards, Jordan Niblock
Kit Wrangler Joe Gander
DS Manager Zak Dove
DS Coach Alan Dove
FS Manager Kelly Newton
FS Coaches Charlotte Bennett, Greg Cross
Web Editor Stuart Fuller
Progcast Editor Aidan Hother
Progcast content team Ash Head, James Boyes
Progcast designer Barry Collins
Club Photographer James Boyes