Lewes FC supporters want vote on Mercury 13 investment

A poll of Lewes FC Supporters Club members has shown an overwhelming majority want a vote on whether the club should accept an investment from the Mercury 13 investment fund.

87% of those polled said that Lewes FC should give club owners a vote before progressing with this investment opportunity. The poll received 143 votes, 77% of which identified themselves as club owners, giving the club’s board of directors a clear indication of the strength of feeling on this critical issue.

Lewes FC is currently a community-owned club, fully owned by more than 2,000 individual supporters. The club’s board is proposing to sell a majority shareholding in Lewes FC Women Ltd, a subsidiary of Lewes Community Football Club, to Mercury 13.

The club has yet to provide an unequivocal commitment that club owners will be given a vote on whether the sale should proceed. However, the Supporters Club committee welcomes the fact that the club yesterday announced plans to discuss “voting options and timetable” at the ‘town hall’ meeting arranged for Wednesday 6th September.

About the Lewes FC Supporters Club

The Lewes FC Supporters Club raises money for the club, runs social events and represents the fans on the terraces.

The Supporters Club has almost 300 members and an elected committee who stand for re-election every year.

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