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Lewes FC become first professional club to pay women and men equally

• East Sussex club launch ground-breaking initiative
• ‘There should be a level playing field for women in football’

Lewes FC have become the first professional or semi-professional football club to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team, as part of its Equality FC campaign.

The club, whose men’s side play in the Isthmian League Division One South and the women’s in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division, announced the news on Wednesday, with the Lewes FC director Jacquie Agnew saying: “We believe that there should be a level playing field for women in football.

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