Lewes Announce Claire Rafferty To Join Their Board

Katie Rood at Lewes vs Blackburn Rovers. Photo: @_ChuBarker

In exciting news, Lewes has this morning announced that former Lioness, Claire Rafferty, is to join their board as a Non-Executive Director.

Claire has had an enormously successful career in football, representing England in World Cups and at the Olympics, and twice winning both the WSL and the FA Cup with Chelsea. Recently you will find her doing a great job representing women’s football as a freelance pundit on television and radio. 

Lewes FC Chair, Stuart Fuller, said, “Everyone at the club is thrilled that Claire has accepted our invitation to join the board.  We rarely make such invitations, and only do so when we are convinced that the new director will make a material positive difference to what we can achieve as a club.  With Claire, there’s no doubt of that.  She is among the most driven people that I’ve ever met.  We share her ambition and look forward to working together to take Lewes FC to the next level.”

Lewes’ General Manager, Maggie Murphy, describes, “We are delighted that Claire will join Lewes FC in this key leadership role, and excited that she will be able to apply her football business acumen to a club on the rise. We’re looking forward to taking Lewes FC to the next level alongside Claire in this new role. It’s clear that she has a vision and an ambition that can strengthen our whole club’s future.”

Claire said, “I’m incredibly honoured and excited to be joining the board of a team that is leading by example. Not only is Lewes the first club in the world to allocate resources equally by gender but it is also 100% owned by the community. I hope the experiences I have acquired on and off the pitch can add a diverse voice and help Lewes continue on their journey.”

Lewes next home game will be this coming weekend when they welcome Charlton Athletic to the Dripping Pan. For information on how you can be there visit their website

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