Maggie Murphy is the general manager of a football club. Maggie is doing much more than that however and this is not just any football club On one level, Lewes FC is a small community football club in the Isthmian League. The women’s team currently punches above its weight in FA Women’s Championship – the 2nd tier of the Women’s National League. They play their home matches at the amazingly named Dripping Pan, where the directors boxes are actually beach huts. On another level, Lewes are the first ever football club to pay and treat male and female footballers equally. Maggie’s business card actually says ‘Equality FC’ and that’s what they are. With a background in human rights and a passion for football, Maggie (and the club) are driven by strong values and purpose; “Everything we do is driven to create a better society. We believe in the power of football for good and we believe that football can create inclusive, diverse, happy sustainable societies. Therefore it’s easy for us to turn down sponsorship from a gambling company because we don’t believe that has a positive impact on society”. I used to have a lot of questions; Why was I always fighting for little scraps of money? Why did we only get a little tiny mention in the paper when we won the National Cup? Why did our kit not fit? All these questions hit me at the same time as the corruption scandal was coming out of Fifa. It was huge moment for me – ‘That’s why I was struggling’, I thought”. Now Maggie (and the club) are dreaming and aiming big. Lewes FC vs Real Madrid in the Women’s Champions League? Don’t rule it out.

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